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PGA DFS Hole-By-Hole Breakdown - Sentry Tournament of Champions


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Hole 1: Par 4, 520 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.05

Difficulty: Course - 6th, 2019 PGA Events -340th

Off the Tee: Downhill tee shot to a wide fairway. The bunkers on the left should be out of play unless it’s a bad miss, and they likely can be carried by the long hitters. This should be an easy fairway to hit and the approach will likely be a mid-long iron in after it rolls down the hill.

Approach: A mid-iron for most into a 25x40yd green. Long should be the preferred miss, as anything short and offline likely winds up in one of the bunkers. Any pins toward the front of the green should see higher scores than when they’re in the back.

Advantage: Driving Distance, Ball Striking

 

Hole 2: Par 3, 219 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.11

Difficulty: Course – 3rd, 2019 PGA Events – 226th

Approach: A long iron or hybrid into another 25x40yd green. Due to the length of this hole, many will error left since the right side is protected by bunkers. Hitting the green should be good enough on this hole, keep a bogey off the card this early in the round and head onto the next hole.

Advantage: GIR, SG: Around the Green

 

Hole 3: Par 4, 424 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.92

Difficulty: Course – 10th, 2019 PGA Events – 565th

Off the Tee: They added a good 50 yards to the scorecard distance on this hole and images do not show tee boxes that far back, this indicates that when they renovated the course this year they added in some tee boxes to lengthen the course. If they use the tee boxes they have in the past, this hole actually ends up being pretty short with most of the field left with a short wedge to the green and a lot of scoring. Either way, another wide fairway with nothing in the way. The field should grab driver and just see how close they can get it to the hole. The closer they are to the green, the less the greenside bunkers will come into play on approach.

Approach: A short iron for most of the field to a 20x30yd green. The green is protected by bunkers on all sides, and if they truly play the scorecard distance here, the difficulty goes up because at least one of those bunkers will be in play for all four rounds. The closer they can get to the hole off the tee the better, wedges into this hole are a big scoring advantage.

Advantage: Drive Distance, SG: Approach, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 4: Par 4, 422 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.08

Difficulty: Course – 5th, 2019 PGA Events – 290th

Off the Tee: Another hole they added a bunch of length on the scorecard (about 40 yards) and doesn’t have a designated tee box (although it looks like it on the image above, that is not a tee box area). The length is close to the last hole too, but this one plays very differently than the last. The last one was to see how far you can hit it, this one is to see how straight you can hit it. They will want to miss all the trouble left, which potentially brings more trouble right. If they move the tee boxes up to where they are in the images, the hole actually gets harder because the fairway bunker is in the landing area off the tee. We will see a lot of driving irons and fairway woods off this tee if that’s the case, and about 265 yards off the tee makes that shot safe. Risk appetite will be tested here with driver in hand from the scorecard distance. Less than driver off the tee leaves a very long approach, but the long hitters can potentially get a wedge into this green if it goes straight.

Approach: Given that the fairway is hit off the tee, the approach is fairly simple. From the tee boxes in the image, everyone should be playing a wedge into a generous sized 30x30yd green with pretty much no protection surrounding it. From the scorecard distance, anticipate a wide range of approach distances to the green depending on club selection off the tee, but still not terribly difficult because there’s no protection at the green.

Advantage: Driving Accuracy, SG: Approach, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 5: Par 5, 526 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.43

Difficulty: Course – 17th, 2019 PGA Events – 807th

Off the Tee: The first of the par 5’s starts with a tee shot that is going to be hard to miss the fairway. It’s a short par 5 too, so the farther they can get the ball down the fairway, the better shot they’ll have with shorter clubs and chances at eagles on one of the easiest holes on this course as well as the whole PGA last year.

Approach: Another generous sized 30x30yd green that most will be hitting long irons into from about 200 yards away. If it’s missed short, there’s a canyon that they’ll never get their ball back from and bunkers also line the right and backside of the green. They should play to the left side of the green and given the size of the green, there should be a lot of long eagle putts. Early in the round, DFS players should be racking up some birdie streaks (3 birdies in a row) after this hole is completed.

Advantage: Driving Distance, Ball Striking, 3 Putt Avoidance, Par 5 Scoring

 

Hole 6: Par 4, 424 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.05

Difficulty: Course – 7th, 2019 PGA Events – 341st

Off the Tee: Risk appetite will be tested again on this tee shot. A bomb down the right side gives them sight to the hole and a wedge to the green, but it also potentially brings both the bunker and OB into play. Laying back into the meat of the fairway may be a popular approach, but that tactic then leaves a blind shot into the green.

Approach: Long hitters will have a short wedge into the green if they choose to play driver, shorter hitters will have a short iron or possibly a pitching wedge in on a blind approach to a 25x35yd green. No bunkers are around the green and the green is bowled, so having good wedges and irons will be important to work the ball into the pin locations. This should be a scoring hole for those that can get it closer to the hole off the tee.

Advantage: Driving Distance, SG: Approach, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 7: Par 4, 522 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.99

Difficulty: Course – 8th, 2019 PGA Events – 453rd

Off the Tee: Another downhill tee shot into another wide-open fairway. Although the scorecard says it’s a long hole, it will play much shorter due to the downhill slope of the fairway. Once again, hit it as far as possible to get better approaches with shorter clubs.

Approach: A long iron approach from about 200 yards (or closer for the bombers) into a huge 25x55yd green. With pin locations alone, they can make this hole 2 or 3 clubs longer or shorter than the scorecard distance. A couple of bunkers guard the right side, and most will opt to play the longer approach at the center of the green to get a good shot at a birdie putt.

Advantage: Driving Distance, Ball Striking, GIR

 

Hole 8: Par 3, 199 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.14

Difficulty: Course – 1st, 2019 PGA Events – 175th

Approach: Like the first par 3, it’s a long approach into a 30x25yd green. They first must carry a canyon, and then try to keep it out of the bunkers in the front and back. Distance control with a longer iron will be key, the width of the green should keep a lot of approaches on the green. Again like the first par 3, walking to the next tee box with a par will be good enough here, as this is the most difficult hole on the course.

Advantage: GIR

 

Hole 9: Par 5, 550 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.49

Difficulty: Course – 16th, 2019 PGA Events – 794th

Off the Tee: The fairway is generous again off this tee but it will run out of room for bombers if they play this any shorter than the scorecard distance. Once again, it looks like they’ve added length and measures to an area where they likely added tee boxes in the renovation. No matter where they play from though, the fairway should be easily found by most of the field.

Approach: Unless there is significant wind, this hole should be reachable by the whole field. The green is 25x30yds, so it isn’t huge, which will emphasize around-the-green game since approaches will be coming in from well over 200 yards. There’s a small bunker in the front of the green, but the other bunkers should be far enough away that they aren’t in play. The split fairway starts down in a valley leaving a blind approach if they wanted to lay up, so there is no sense in not taking the longest club necessary and getting it up as close to the green as possible. Even if the green isn’t hit on approach, those with good short games should still be able to get it up and down and walk away with a birdie.

Advantage: SG: Around the Green, Par 5 Scoring

 

Hole 10: Par 4, 384 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.99

Difficulty: Course – 9th, 2019 PGA Events – 469th

Off the Tee: The tee shot on this shorter par 4 is uphill and the fairway gets very narrow the closer to the green they get. Starting to sense a theme halfway through from the renovation, they backed tee boxes up (at least according to the scorecard) as far as the land allows them. It shouldn’t matter too much on this hole though, even at the current distance, just getting it down the fairway just short of where it starts getting narrow is good for an easy birdie set up.

Approach: The whole field shouldn’t hit anything more than a wedge into this green no matter where they drive it to, and there is absolutely no protection to this relatively large 30x35yd green, especially with wedges in hand. There should be a good amount of scoring on this hole.

Advantage: Driving Distance, Ball Striking, SG: Approach

 

Hole 11: Par 3, 161 Yards

Scoring Avg: 2.91

Difficulty: Course – 12th, 2019 PGA Events – 575th

Approach: A mid-iron approach into a smaller 25x30yd green. Pins on the left will be a problem with the large bunker on the front-left of the green. There will likely be multiple days with pins on that side to keep scoring down and make sure that bunker is always in play. Those that can hit a controlled draw and use spin from closer to the middle of the green will have an advantage on this hole

Advantage: SG: Approach

 

Hole 12: Par 4, 424 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.77

Difficulty: Course – 14th, 2019 PGA Events – 683rd

Off the Tee: Another tee shot to a massive fairway. Not much to this one. Swing hard and see how far it goes and then grab a wedge.

Approach: Nothing more than a wedge into one of the smaller greens on the course: 20x25yds. The size of the green shouldn’t matter much though with wedges. Smaller bunkers line the right and backside of the green but they should not be much of an issue especially with good distance and spin control. The only way to save this hole from being a birdie fest is to put all four pins on the back right and not any more than a couple of paces off, otherwise, the whole field will have scoring chances here.

Advantage: Ball Striking, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 13: Par 4, 383 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.08

Difficulty: Course – 4th, 2019 PGA Events – 289th

Off the Tee: Finally to a fairway that isn’t 70 yards wide, but it probably would be if the massive set of trees on the left weren’t there. That shouldn’t be much of an issue for the long hitters either way if they can keep it relatively straight. The scorecard distance is actually measured from the middle of this tee box, but they played 2 rounds last season from the very back so that’s where I measured from to get a good picture of what the hole looks like at it’s longest. We also may see guys lay back and keep the bunker and trees out of play. As long as there’s no wind directly into their faces though, the play is definitely to see how close they can get the ball to the green.

Approach: A short 100-yard approach after a driver, or a little longer approach from about 140 yards if laying back off the tee to a 30x40yd green. The only protection to this green is a large bunker on the left, and much like the 11th hole we probably will see most of the pin locations on that side to keep scoring down. However, if it’s only 100 yards or so into the green it shouldn’t be much of a problem anyway.

Advantage: Driving Distance, Ball Striking, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 14: Par 4, 301 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.86

Difficulty: Course – 13th, 2019 PGA Events – 630th

Off the Tee: Although this hole measures over 300 yards, you can see in the image that it does not play it. A direct shot at the green only requires 280 yards to reach the front. However, bunkers are lined up on a direct line to the green, including greenside bunkers on the left and right. Aggressive players may elect to go directly at it and rely on their short game/bunker play, but we could see some of the field lay back just over the first set of bunkers with driving irons or hybrids and play from there. As evidenced by Xander last year (tournament winner), the most successful strategy is probably to go for the green. He birdied this hole all four rounds with that approach.

Approach: A short pitch into a tiny 15x20yd green is all that will be left for those that take less than driver off the tee. Good wedge play with distance and spin control on shots that are likely not full swings should give up a lot of birdies on this hole even if the green is small. Obviously, those taking this hole on from the tee will have to rely on good short games, and birdies should come easy to them as well.

Advantage: SG: Approach, Proximity to the Hole, SG: Around the Green, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 15: Par 5, 541 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.42

Difficulty: Course – 18th, 2019 PGA Events – 810th

Off the Tee: Big surprise here- another tee shot with a huge fairway. The hole is a double dogleg, but the second dog leg really is meaningless because there’s nothing in the way forcing a layup or a curved ball flight. The goal off the tee is to keep it as far right as possible without going into the canyon, as that will obviously shorten the approach.

Approach: Long irons through fairway woods will be pulled for this shot depending on distance off the tee and location in the fairway, but the green should be reachable by the whole field. The green is 35x30yds and has no protection, so there should be a bunch of scoring here on the easiest hole on the course. If they don’t happen to hit the green on the approach, a good short game will still give everyone a good chance at recording a birdie.

Advantage: Ball Striking, SG: Around the Green, Approach 200+, GIR

 

Hole 16: Par 4, 369 Yards

Scoring Avg: 3.92

Difficulty: Course – 11th, 2019 PGA Events – 566th

Off the Tee: A double fairway hole that makes almost no difference because of the length of the hole. At the point where most of the field can carry the ball, the two fairways are already one single large fairway. Like many other previous holes, rip driver up over the bunkers and grab a wedge for the approach.

Approach: A short shot under 100 yards to a 30x30yd green. Bunkers are on all three sides but shouldn’t be in play because of how short the approach will be. This should be the final hole of scoring coming down the stretch, so getting a birdie here before heading to the final two holes will be important for momentum.

Advantage: Ball Striking, Par 4 Scoring

 

Hole 17: Par 4, 550 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.13

Difficulty: Course – 2nd, 2019 PGA Events – 192nd

Off the Tee: Another wide-open fairway that only gets bigger the farther they hit it. The measured distance of the hole is extremely long for a par 4, but the fairway is downhill, so the rollout likely ends up leaving a mid-long iron into the green.

Approach: A mid-long iron somewhere around 200 yards to a 30x35yd green. A miss short is a disaster and ends up in a canyon, and bunkers grab any miss longer and right. These guys will likely opt to just play to the center of the green and take what’s left from there. Par will be a good score heading to the final hole.

Advantage: Ball Striking, GIR

 

Hole 18: Par 5, 677 Yards

Scoring Avg: 4.6

Difficulty: Course – 16th, 2019 PGA Events – 761st

Off the Tee: To finish up the round, of course, another fairway that is seemingly impossible to miss. A big drive assisted by the downhill slope will give a shot at hitting the green in two. Shorter hitters may need to lay up to the wide part of the fairway just short of the green and play an easier pitch from there.

Approach: This approach should take the longest club that isn’t a driver that’s in the bag, and even that might not do it for some of the field. The approach is also downhill, so we will see a lot of draws hit at this green with the hope that the ball rolls down the hill left and onto the green. We won’t see any approaches taken directly at this green, as any error left ends up in the canyon (or bunker if they’re REALLY lucky). A birdie is great if the tee shot and approach is hit ideally, otherwise, par will be good enough to finish up the day.

Advantage: Driving Distance, SG: Around the Green

 

Conclusions

The renovations to this course made it much longer, however, all that really did was give an even bigger advantage to guys that are towards the top of the tour in Driving Distance.

Ball-Striking will be important around here as well. It encompasses both distance and accuracy off the tee as well as approach play. Although accuracy will come easy for pretty much the whole field because of the width of these fairways, the length and approach pieces of that statistic will be the keys to scoring.

The four par 5’s are the four easiest holes on the course, so scoring on those par 5’s is absolutely necessary to keep in contention.

Finally, shots gained on approach (especially from the fairway) should be a stat that’s heavily leaned on. Nearly the whole field will be hitting most of these fairways, so those that have elite irons from the fairway will have a leg above those that do not.

 

Assumptions

Images and measurements were done on Google Earth. These satellite images can sometimes be up to 5 or more years old and not show very recent changes to courses if there were any. This is especially true on some of the holes on this course that appear to be lengthened by 20+ yards during a course renovation.

Carry distance is used for off-the-tee distances shown in the images. The average carry distance on tour in 2019 was 281 yards, so that was the distance used here.

I used a total dispersion off-the-tee of 60 yards. This comes from an article that Jon Sherman wrote for Practical Golf (@practicalgolf) discussing average dispersion, and I took 5-10 yards off from that number.

I assumed a 10-15 yard roll out from the carry distance to start the measurement to the green. Measurements to the green were rounded to the nearest 5 yards and measured from the center of the fairway to the center of the green.

Green measurements were also measured to the nearest 5 yards.

Things like weather, large elevation changes, rough length, etc. are not taken into consideration on the measurements. I can only see and assume so much from satellite images. However, I do note where possible on each hole if things like elevation and wind could impact how the hole plays.

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The more data we get as the season goes on, the better equipped we are to interpret matchups and make informed decisions. Then Week 6 comes along and blows it all to hell. The unpredictability of sports is what keeps us intrigued, as frustrating as it may be at times. Numbers are supposedly to be... Read More


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It's Week 7 and we are officially halfway through the fantasy regular season. With fingers crossed that the season continues to operate with minimal disruption, we can allow football to the forefront of our minds as it appears all games will be played as scheduled this week. Assuming that's the case, fantasy GMs rostering Ravens,... Read More


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Your wide receivers remain essential components toward your primary goal of securing league championships. As this unique regular season continues to unfold, an expanding assortment of tools is available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge regarding this critical position. Those results are contained in this weekly statistical breakdown of multiple categories,... Read More


Week 7 IDP Rankings, Streamers, and Notes

The big IDP news of the week happened just this Thursday morning, as our rankings were being finalized. It was pretty big news, too. Yannick Ngakoue was traded to the Baltimore Ravens! Let’s discuss just how big this news is, and whether it’s good or bad for his short and long term fantasy prospects, shall... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings  ... Read More


Fantasy Football Trade Targets - Week 7

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WR/CB Matchups to Target and Avoid - Week 7

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Pivot Plays and Post-Waiver Pickups - Week 7

Things are starting to get difficult for fantasy football managers. Indianapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Baltimore all have the week off, so fantasy managers are already playing shorthanded. Fielding a full lineup is going to be tough as it is if you have a few injuries. If one of your key guys is listed as questionable... Read More


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The King's Week 7 Fantasy Football Lineup Rankings (Premium Content)

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Slow Starters Ready to Break Out in Fantasy?

We are now more than a third of the way into the fantasy football season and a seemingly clearer picture is available across the landscape. After a pandemic-shortened offseason and lack of preseason exposure, there were plenty of worries headed into the first month specifically. Thus far, one of the most prevalent topics with regards... Read More


Fantasy Football Warning Signals for Week 7

The warning signals get brighter by the week since we have more data to work from. The larger the sample size the easier it is for us to connect the dots from the latest trends. Football is a game of small samples and many variables, making it one of the hardest sports to predict. How... Read More


How to Value Clyde Edwards-Helaire with Le'Veon Bell in KC

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NextGen Stats - Quarterback Breakdowns and Takeaways

It's been a month since the last time we took a look at our beloved quarterbacks. Numbers are numbers, and numbers don't lie. You can twist them, but looking at them objectively, numbers say that no matter what, rushing the ball is almost always a worse option than passing it in today's game. That's why... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 7

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Coaching Matters: Offenses That Will Improve From Week 6

This series continues into its sixth week of where I dive into offensive areas that will improve or decline based on coaching in order to glean insight as to fantasy football value. In Week 6, we saw performances such as Ryan Tannehill throwing for 364 passing yards, the Houston Texans running backs combining for 66 rushing yards, and the New... Read More


Tape Tells All: D'Andre Swift's Week 6 Performance

Welcome to another edition of Tape Tells All. I've been thinking of rebranding as just TAPE. All-Caps like that. Probably wouldn't be a good idea for SEO purposes, right? Anyways, this week we'll be discussing Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift. Swift set a lot of career highs this week, with bests in carries... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

Week 6 was like the 2020 of fantasy football weeks. All those great matchups meant nothing, those studs let you down, and your bench likely went crazy. The good news is that we didn't have any season-ending injuries to running backs or games canceled due to COVID, so in retrospect maybe we shouldn't complain. The... Read More


FAB Bidding - Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Whether it's injuries, bye-week blues, or simply poor performance, we've got the waiver-wire cure...but it just might cost you! Alongside our famous waiver wire pickups list and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Budget (FAB). In... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

Week 6 was relatively healthy and had no coronavirus delays, so let's just take a moment to bask in that. That said, we still saw Miles Sanders (knee) and Zach Ertz (ankle) go down, while Mark Ingram (ankle) has a bye to get healthy. Week 7 byes are Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and Minnesota. Let's get... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Fantasy GMs are to be commended for rising to the unique challenges that have unfolded during this regular season. Injuries to critical players is an unwelcome reality that occurs every year. This is also the case for backs that were expected to operate as RB1s, but have been relegated to committees. However, this season has... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Six weeks of NFL football are behind us, aside from a pair of Monday games, including a late afternoon game between the Bills and the Chiefs. In terms of wide receiver production this week, we didn't have the huge breakouts like we had in Week 5. Chase Claypool didn't score four touchdowns. In fact, only... Read More


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