PGA DFS Coverage for the Open Championship
We have reached the last major championship of the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season and I could not think of a better way to end it. The 150th Open Championship heads to the “birthplace of golf” the Old Course at St. Andrews. It was established nearly 500 years ago and has hosted this prestigious event 29 times. Collin Morikawa looks to defend his 2021 title against a stellar field including players from the PGA, DP World and LIV Tours. We will see the return of three time Open Champion Tiger Woods this weekend. Two of his three Claret Jugs have come at this very course and why it comes as no surprise he’ll tee it up once again in Scotland.
The Field: Open Championship
It’s a major championship which we know brings out all the top players in the world. The golf landscape is at a crossroads with its very soul being challenged by money and greed. Who knows where all of this goes, this could very well be the last time all these great players compete against each other on the same stage. 156 golfers from all across the globe are slated to compete for their name to be printed on the side of the Claret Jug. I think it is almost poetic that this all comes to a head where this great game was invented.
The Course: The Old Course at St. Andrews
In 1873, Tom Kidd won the very first Open Championship held at St. Andrews with scores of 91 and 88. It was the first time the tournament was held over one 18-hole course instead of three rounds of 12 holes. This weekend will be the 30th time that the Old Course has hosted this championship and first time since 2015 when Zach Johnson won his second career major. It is the quintessential links course, all links-style courses took their cues from this classic venue. There is nothing to defend St. Andrews but the swirling coastal winds and 112 hellish bunkers. The average winning score at St. Andrews for the Open Championship over the last six is 14.6 under par. There are few golf courses on earth with as many famous landmarks from the rolling hills to the hollows to the bunkers themselves.
The Weather: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
In my article last week, I wrote about the winds determining how difficult the Scottish Open would play. The same goes for St. Andrews and the first look at the forecast shows us the makings of something special. We could see the most difficult conditions in recent history. The winds will begin in the low teens but slowly increase as the tournament progresses. We could see gusts get up to as high as 25 mph over the weekend. These conditions will give us a true champion at the 150th edition of the Open.
How To Watch The Open Championship
The television coverage for the Open Championship on Thursday and Friday will be from 1:30AM-4AM ET on Peacock and then shift from 4am-3pm ET on USA Network. The Saturday coverage will begin on USA Network from 5AM-7AM ET and then move to NBC from 7AM-3PM ET on NBC. The final round coverage on Sunday starts on USA Network from 4AM-7AM ET and wraps on NBC from 7AM-2PM ET.
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
A full PGA DFS Playbook will be available on DFSAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a full run of PGA DFS projections.
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.
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