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Horse For The Course - DraftKings Golf DFS: GCU Championship (Outlaw Tour)

Hello again golf family! We're back again with a little Outlaw Golf Tour action. Last week was our first crack at the Outlaw circuit and it actually went really well, with all of this article's highlighted players recording solid outings. This week we'll turn our eyes to the GCU Championship!

In the absence of PGA golf, the little-known Outlaw Tour has stepped in to somewhat fill the void. These events are really small and the fields are comprised of a mixture of professional golfers that are either trying to play their way on to a bigger tour or are at the end of professional careers, as well as some amateurs that want to test their games on a tougher level.

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GCU Championship Overview

Just when you thought the Outlaw Tour couldn't get any more awesome, they decide to hit us with a "Crossover Event"! The GCU Championship is presented in association with the Golden State Tour and offers what is by far the strongest field we've seen yet.

This is normally the circuit's season finale "major" championship, but due to the growing DFS interest the Outlaw Tour has decided to add on more events (YES!). This tour isn't only gaining steam with DFS fans, it's also gaining the attention of some more prominent golf pros.

You'll see a couple of familiar names in this week's field with PGA Tour regular J.J. Spaun and Euro Tour player Calum Hill headlining this event. Last week's Legacy Shootout was just a two-round event, but the GCU will be three rounds with the field getting basically chopped in half after the first two rounds. This should be fun, let's tee it up!

 

The Course: Grand Canyon University Golf Course

Par 71 - 7,239 Yards

Last week's Legacy Shootout was held on a 6,800 resort course, but this week's layout will have some sharper teeth. At just over 7,200 yards, the Grand Canyon University Golf Course has some legit professional-grade length and a recent renovation should have the course in great condition. Players will face a bit of water and some tree-lined fairways on this layout, which is a bit out of the ordinary in Arizona.

While this is a tougher test than we've grown accustomed to seeing on the Outlaw Tour, we can still expect some low scores, especially with the upgrade in this field's quality. The winner will definitely need to go low in all three rounds, so I'll be targeting players with a nice blend of explosive scoring ability and consistency.

 

The Horse

Dylan Wu (DraftKings - $10,400)

Notable Course History:

I expect DFS players to flock to the familiar name of JJ Spaun - a PGA Tour regular who is definitely a step-up in quality from the majority of this week's field - but I'll be going right back to the Dylan Wu well. Wu was highlighted in this article last week, but I'm not shy about sticking with what works. The 23-year-old fired back-to-back rounds of 68 in last week's Legacy Shootout to grab a T6.

While players like Spaun and Calum Hill might have more impressive professional status than Wu, I think the Korn Ferry Tour member is playing better golf than either right now. I like the fact that he knocked some rust off last week, not to mention that he had been ROLLING on the KFT prior to the season's stoppage. The Northwestern product had made six of six cuts with three top-10 finishes on the Korn Ferry circuit before coronavirus slowed his roll. You'll have to spend up to roster Wu, but he's the player in the field that I feel most confident with this week.

 

The Ponies

KK Limbhasut (DraftKings - $9,500)

Notable Course History:

Let's talk KK!!! Like Dylan Wu, KK is one of the players in this field that has a legitimately promising career in professional golf ahead of him. The 24-year-old native of Thailand played his college golf at Cal, where he was a four-time All-Pac-12 performer. Limbhasut's college career wrapped up in the spring of 2019, so he's not had much time to find his way on to a pro tour yet.

He's certainly made his mark in Outlaw events. KK has finished inside the top-three in three of his last four Outlaw starts, including a solo-third place finish week. He rolled in 12 birdies over two rounds at the Legacy and heads to the GCU on the heels of five consecutive sub-70 rounds over his last two events.

 

Yannick Paul (DraftKings - $9,100)

Notable Course History:

Yannick Paul has that nice blend of consistency and explosiveness that I mentioned earlier in the article. He's logged top-10 finishes in each of his last four starts on the Outlaw Tour and demonstrated his ability to go low at last week's Legacy Championship with 11 birdies en route to a pair of 66's and a runner-up finish.

The German has a nice pedigree, as he earned first team All-Pac-12 and Honorable Mention All-American honors during his senior year at the University of Colorado in 2018. Another cool note to consider is that Paul actually has a little bit of a track record on this GCU layout, as he scored a top-five in this event last season.

 

Kyle Slattery (DraftKings - $7,600)

Notable Course History:

I highlighted Slattery in last week's article and the crazy thing is that after a solid T9 outing at the Legacy Shootout, his DFS price tag has DROPPED $1,100! Yeah, this week's field is without a doubt stronger, but Slattery is proving himself adept at going low on the Outlaw Tour. He dropped a little opening-round 62 a couple of weeks ago at the Arrowhead Classic and was in the mix before fading with a final-round 75.

Last week I dubbed the 23-year-old the "Outlaw Keegan Bradley" due to his inconsistent play from one round to the next. Despite his erratic nature, I do love to roster - especially in a one-round format - a player that has the ability to go low. Slattery isn't a player that you want to bet the farm on, but I really like his explosiveness in this specific format, especially at this $7.6k price tag.

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