THE OVERVIEW

Albany Golf Club, The Bahamas - The course at Albany is a part-links style, part-desert style, Ernie Els design that will play as a 7,302 yard, par 72 this week. With five par 5's, five par 3's, and eight par 4's, it is a bit unconventional and offers a variety of strategies when selecting players.

The layout is defined by its length, undulation, and the natural water and sand dunes that encroach throughout. However, the scores will be low this week with the aggregate winning total presumably around the 20 under range. When the wind picks up, it can cause problems here, so when picking players keep an eye on the weather and tee times.

The small field this week can be disadvantageous when placing wagers due to the lessened values. So, many golf gamblers may be content to just sit back and wait for the Hawaii swing to kick off.

Where One-N-Done leagues are concerned, dueling strategies can be weighed. Is it beneficial to take a favorite in the reduced field where the odds of winning are slightly increased? Or, since the favorites this week are also likely to be attractive picks at big purse events later in the season, is it wiser to go a little further down the list and take a name that probably won't be missed until 2019?

 

PAST WINNERS

2017  - 18   Rickie Fowler   (Runner Up:  -14  Charley Hoffman)

2016  - 18   Hideki Matsuyama   (Runner Up:  -16  Henrik Stenson)

2015  - 25   Bubba Watson   (Runner Up:  - 22  Patrick Reed)

 

BETTING ODDS   (Bovada 11/26/2018)

Justin Rose  +700

Dustin Johnson  +800

Rickie Fowler  +850

Justin Thomas  +900

Tiger Woods  +900

Bryson DeChambeau  +1000

Jon Rahm  +1200

Jason Day  +1600

Tony Finau  +1600

Patrick Reed  +1800

Xander Schauffele  +1800

Patrick Cantlay  +2000

Hideki Matsuyama  +2200

Alex Noren  +2500

Bubba Watson  +2500

Henrik Stenson  +2500

Gary Woodland  +2800

Keegan Bradley  +3300

 

HOT PLAYERS

Justin Rose

Bryson DeChambeau

Xander Schauffele

Patrick Cantlay

Gary Woodland

 

HORSES FOR THE COURSE

Justin Rose

Rickie Fowler

Hideki Matsuyama

Patrick Reed

 

GOLF PICKS

THE 'FORE' SOME

Short field this week, so the 'FORE' SOME this week consists of only four straight-up "win" wagers.  

KEITH'S 'FORE' SOME 

Bryson DeChambeau  (10:1). 

Jon Rahm  (12:1).  

Xander Schauffele  (18:1).  

Gary Woodland  (28:1).  

 

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear the team’s thoughts on the event and tweet us @fantasygolfww or #fgww.

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