PGA DFS Coverage for the Genesis Scottish Open
The PGA tour and the DP World Tour came together last year to form this joint venture called the Genesis Scottish Open. Traditionally, the Scottish Open was exclusively an European Tour event but it has become the unofficial tune up tournament for the Open Championship. In 2017, the Scottish Open was made a part of the brand new Rolex Series which features five tournaments and a seven million dollar prize. This is the second year the event is co-sanctioned by both tours. There is a second-tier tournament going on in Kentucky this week — the Barbasol Championship. This week’s PGA DFS coverage will be focused on the Scottish.
The Field: Genesis Scottish Open
The biggest names on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour are participating this weekend in North Berwick, Scotland. World number one Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlory, U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Viktor Hovland, Max Homa and 148 more of the world's best golfers tee it up this weekend at the Renaissance Club. This is an event where you are going to find tons of great value because of the amount of top-tier golfers playing.
The Course: The Renaissance Club
This event is typically played over various courses but for the fifth straight year they call the Renaissance Club home. It is a links-style course which serves as a warm up act for next week’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. It will play as a Par 70, stretches out 7,293 yards and the greens are fescue. The average winning score over the last three years prior to 2022 was 16 under par but the winds were tough in 2023 and Xander won it at 7 under. Like most Scottish links-style courses, the primary defense are the winds and breezes off the coastlines. The key to success on this course is to keep out of the rough and ball control on the greens.
Weather: New Berwick, Scotland
I just spoke about the importance of the weather forecast when it comes to the difficulty of this course. If the winds are high, the scores will drop but if it’s calm, we could see the winner get into 20 plus under par like it did in 2019. Right now, the winds range between 10-18 mph throughout the week but the bigger concern is the rain. We will see rain throughout the tournament. I think these conditions will play to the advantage of the DP World Tour players as they are used to playing. The temperatures should be in the low 60s throughout the weekend. .
Betting Odds (via DraftKings): Genesis Scottish Open
Here are a few of the early outright winner bets I like for this weekend …
Scottie Scheffler +650
Viktor Hovland +1800
Min Woo Lee +3500
Ludvig Aberg +4500
Aaron Rai +6500
Eric Cole +10000
Thomas Detry +13000
Austin Eckroat +18000
How To Watch the Genesis Scottish Open
The television coverage for the Genesis Scottish Open on Thursday and Friday will be from 8:30am-1:30pm ET exclusively on the Golf Channel. When the weekend hits, the tournament coverage will begin on the Golf Channel from 10am-12pm ET and then move to CBS from 12pm-3pm ET.
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on FantasyAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. You can get help with your DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections. Don’t forget about our Value Finder tool! That’s available as well!
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.