There is no DFS action this week for the PGA TOUR but there are plenty of contests available for this week's European Tour event, the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. So, let's focus on that tournament which is taking place in Rabat, Morocco.
For gamers that don't usually play or follow the Euro Tour, it's worth pointing out that cut-line rules are Top 65 and ties which makes it a bit tougher to find your 6-of-6 lineups. You should also remember with different time zones in play, you need to set your lineups earlier.
Now, let's take a look at the weather in the forecast and then gander at a few course-fit angles.
Thursday (R1): Sunny with a high of 68 degrees. Winds calm in the AM and pick up to about 12 MPH in the PM.
Friday (R2): Sunny with a high of 66 degrees. Morning winds at 8-to-13 MPH then picking up to 15-to-18 MPH in the PM.
Pretty good golfing weather all week as precipitation is off the radar for now. There is the tiniest chance that one wave gets the better end of the draw but it doesn't look like anything dramatic.
Do you want to avoid the highest winds? Then look at the PM-AM stack. However, AM-PM stack will also start their week with the calmest conditions so they might have a better chance to post a low round on day one.
The course this week is Royal Golf Dar Es Salam which has been used in each of the last three editions. It stretches out past 7,600 yards so let's see who performs well on long courses.
Looking at performance on Long Courses (Euro Tour only) since the start of 2015, the top 15 performers on a per-round basis looks like this:
Other than raw performance, we can also look at who shows the biggest improvement on Long Courses (versus their baseline). Using that as the criteria, the following names pop:
The second angle we'll look at is the performance on tough courses. This course has been extremely hard since it returned to its hosting duties in 2016.
Here are the top 15 performers on Hard Courses since 2015:
Now let's see who performs the best versus their baseline when taking on hard courses:
A name that finds both lists is Jeunghun Wang who also happens to be a past champ here. The problem? He enters with 10 straight finishes outside the top 40.
Jason Scrivener: The Aussie continues to hunt down his maiden Euro Tour win. He's already picked up four top 10s in this young season. He ranks 9th strokes gained tee-to-green. He ranks 8th in bogey avoidance which should serve him well on a tough track like Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. Does he have the results to back that up? Well, he missed the cut here last year but did manage a top 10 in his previous visit (2016). Combine that elite tee-to-green game with a bit of course success and we have a nice value option at $7,700 this week.