Fiji International Fantasy Preview

The European Tour has a few events active this week. Some of the bigger names are playing Match Play, which leaves us with the table scraps in Fiji.

Luckily, DraftKings doesn’t care how weak the field is, and they are running contests for the stroke-play event in Fiji.

Let’s have a quick rundown of Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course to see who could pop. The course is a par 72 with paspalum grasses throughout the property. It’s just 7,146 yards but the course is often nailed by wind so it plays pretty tough. That being said, Vijay Singh came through and renovated the course since last year, supposedly widening the fairways which could help these golfers survive the elements.

There aren’t many angles I can look at this week since the tournament is pretty unique (not a lot paspalum on a yearly basis and no continent to look at).

To fill in for the empty space, I’m going to add a few stats I look at. First, is % of good rounds on the European Tour and second is (lowest) percentage of bad rounds on the Euro Tour. Good and Bad rounds are classified as gaining or losing half a stroke over the field (adjusted to field strength).

Top Performers against Weak Fields (since 2015)

Adilson Da Silva
Wade Ormsby
Soomin Lee
Jason Scrivener
Jeunghun Wang
Ashley Hall
Jbe’ Kruger
Scott Hend
Gavin Green
Brett Rumford

Top Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2015)

Jeunghun Wang
Scott Hend
Andrew Dodt
Richard T. Lee
Wade Ormsby
Ryan Fox
Ashley Hall
Jason Scrivener
Gavin Green
Adilson Da Silva

Highest Percentage of Good Rounds (since 2015)

Adilson da Silva
Scott Hend
Jason Scrivener
Wade Ormsby
Jeunghun Wang
Ryan Fox
Rahil Gangjee
Brett Rumford
Jordan Zunic
Gavin Green

*Minimum of 20 Rounds

Lowest Percentage of Bad Rounds (since 2015)

Adilson da Silva
Jason Scrivener
Siddikur Rahman
Scott Hend
Ryan Fox
Rahil Gangjee
Andrew Dodt
Terry Pilkadaris
Wade Ormsby
Richard T. Lee

*Minimum of 20 Rounds

Golfers that show up on all four lists: Adilson da Silva, Wade Ormsby, Jason Scrivener

Golfers that show up on three-of-four lists: Jeunghun Wang, Scott Hend, Gavin Green, Ryan Fox

Golfers that show up on two-of-four lists: Ashley Hall, Brett Rumford, Andrew Dodt, Richard T. Lee, Rahil Gangjee

My Top 25 for the 2017 Fiji International

1. Ryan Fox
2. Gavin Green
3. Andrew Dodt
4. Adilson Da Silva
5. Austin Connelly
6. Scott Hend
7. Terry Pilkadaris
8. Phachara Khongwatmai
9. Vijay Singh
10. Jbe’ Kruger
11. Wade Ormsby
12. Shubhankar Sharma
13. Jeunghun Wang
14. Aron Price
15. Jason Scrivener
16. Jake Higginbottom
17. Soomin Lee
18. Michael Hendry
19. Richard T. Lee
20. Brett Rumford
21. Ashley Hall
22. Johannes Veerman
23. Brad Shilton
24. Rahil Gangjee
25. Jazz Janewattananond

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