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Fantasy Golf Picks — 2021 The Open DraftKings Picks, Predictions, Preview, Sleepers

Pat Mayo breaks down his 2021 British Open DraftKings picks while previewing the course and key stats.

Pat Mayo and Ben Rasa discuss their favorite 2021 British Open DraftKings picks along with their favorite values for the week. Mayo previews the course, debates the best roster construction for the week and explains which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments.

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2021 British Open: Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Short Game
Strokes Gained Approach
Proximity Gained 175-200 Yards
Links Experience

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2021 British Open: Course

Course: Royal St. George’s GC
Par: 70
Yardage: 7,211
Weather: Sandwich Bay Wind Tower

2021 British Open: Past Winners

2019 Shane Lowry -15 (Royal Portrush)
2018 Francesco Molinari -8 (Carnoustie)
2017 Jordan Spieth -12 (Royal Birkdale)
2016: Henrik Stenson -20 (Royal Troon)
2015 Zach Johnson -15 (St. Andrews)
2014 Rory McIlroy -17 (Royal Liverpool)

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2021 British Open DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup Lock: Thursday, July 15
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

2021 British Open DraftKings Picks

Picks to be updated Tuesday evening after tee times released

Elite Values

Brooks Koepka $10,700
Xander Schauffele $10,000

High-End Values

Jordan Spieth $9,700
Tyrrell Hatton $9,000

Second-Level Values

Patrick Reed $8,800
Scottie Scheffler $8,200

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Mid-Level Values

Lee Westwood $7,500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout $7,400
Ian Poulter $7,200
Branden Grace $7,200

Scrub Values

Richard Bland $6,800
Ryan Fox $6,600
Johannes Veerman $6,100

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