Daily Fantasy European Tour – D+D Real Czech Masters Preview

The European Tour is back after an Olympic hiatus and the D&D Real Czech Masters is next on up on the schedule. With players running out of time to seal Ryder Cup places, PlayON looks at those likely to prosper in Prague. 

Now in the third year of a re-birth on Tour, the Czech Masters boasts a strong field of Ryder Cup hopefuls looking to secure places in Darren Clarke’s side. Those players need only look to 2014, when Jamie Donaldson, helped seal his place on the team with a victory here.

Both Donaldson and last year’s winner Thomas Pieters dominated the par fives on their way to winning around the aptly named Albatross Resort, so longer hitters may be in higher demand this week than some others. The course yielded plenty of birdies last year so picking players with the potential to go really low is the play this week.

High Priced Players

Thomas Pieters (€21.1m): Obviously its hard to defend a title but Pieters is a good pick on a course he took apart from start to finish last year.  His form had been solid but unspectacular until a fourth place finish in the Olympics signaled he might be hitting form at the right time. The familiar surroundings can bring out the best in him this week.

Andy Sullivan (€22m): Sullivan’s form has been good in recent weeks and though he currently rests in the Ryder Cup places he needs a decent week to stave off any lingering threat of getting ousted from the team.

Mid Priced Players

Callum Shinkwin (€17.5m): Shinkwin had managed two consecutive top ten finishes before flopping at the Open but this course appears much more tailored to his strengths. He’s one of the longest drivers on tour, which has been key to winning around this course in the past.

Chris Hanson (€13.0m): Englishman Hanson has had a steady season up to now making the cut in his last 5 appearances on the main Tour. Similarly to Shinkwin, he is a long hitter and can have a go at The Albatross Course. Hanson struggles to put 4 strong rounds together so may be a better pick for your Daily Fantasy teams.

Low Priced Players

Chase Koepka (€7.7m): The younger brother of American golf star Brooks, Chase Koepka has been learning his trade on the European Challenge Tour. 22 year old Koepka received an invitation to play in Prague and will be hoping to take advantage by making his first cut on the main European Tour.

Filip Mruzek (€6.8m): Five players from the regional Czech Tour received wildcards so we are going to use a wildcard of our own with Mruzek. He has three Top 20 finishes on the Challenge Tour this year and is top of the Czech Order of Merit so may be worth the gamble at €6.8 million.

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