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DraftKings Fantasy Golf Recap: BMW Championship

With the BMW Championship is in the books, all that remains of the 2014-15 PGA Tour season is the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola. While the FedExCup playoffs feel like they started yesterday, the final evaluation is now upon us.

You know, I hate to use the words “Tiger” and “Like” in real close proximity to each other, but in the case of Jason Day and the run he has been on, it’s hard to call it anything but Tiger-like. With his win on Sunday, Day moves to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings, collects his fifth win of the PGA Tour season and his fourth in his last six starts.

Simply put — Day has been incredible.

That being said, there were 69 other players in the field last week who were fighting to get inside the top-30 in FedExCup points before this week’s Tour Championship. Here’s a look at the week’s fantasy performers — the good, the bad and the ugly:

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The Good

Jason Day – Ho, hum — Another week, another emphatic win for Jason Day. This time, the Aussie’s six-stroke victory moved him to the top of the OWGR and made him the odds-on favorite for next week’s Tour Championship.

Last week at Conway Farms, Day torched the field — and the course — opening with the lowest 36 hole total in tour history after firing 61-63 on Thursday and Friday. As he’s done so many times before, he never looked back and finished the week at 22-under par. If you don’t take him next week, you’re certifiably insane.

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Source: Associated Press

Day’s final line: 38 PAR, 25 BIR, 2 EAG, 7 BOG,1 WINS, 1 BIR3+ and 1 A4U70 for 144.5 fantasy points

Daniel Berger – One of the more impressive performances at the BMW Championship came from young Daniel Berger. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the kid had one hell of a rookie campaign.

Last week, Berger opened with rounds of 64-65 — not quite Jason Day’s 61-63, but pretty darn good. That set the stage for a great week that saw him collect his second runner-up finish of the season and moves up 37 spots from 46th and out to 9th and in for next week’s Tour Championship.

Berger’s final line: 40 PAR, 23 BIR, 1 EAG, 7 BOG,1 DBB, 1 2nd and 3 BIR3+ for 121.5 fantasy points 

Cameron Tringale –  Last week, I sang the praises of taking Cameron Tringale at the BMW Championship because he always seems to have one good round a week. At Conway Farms, he had two.

While it wasn’t enough to bump him into the top-30 in FedExCup points, Tringale’s T-7 finish was his second top-10 of the season and his first since a runner-up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Tringale’s final line: 46 PAR, 20 BIR, 5 BOG, 1 DBB, 1 7th and 2 BIR3+ for 95.5 fantasy points

The Bad

Henrik Stenson – OK, OK — so Henrik Stenson wasn’t bad per say at the BMW Championship, but for many (myself included) his T-10 finish was a wee bit disappointing. Consider what he did the previous two weeks and how much he cost last week and it’s easy to see why it’s disappointing — we all passed on Jason Day to take him.

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Source: FOXSports.com

That being said, if Stenson is a bit cheaper next week, he might be worth snagging. He’s still playing solid golf. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a top-10, unless you passed on Jason Day to take him. I think Stenson still does big things next week, even if it’s not a win.

Stenson’s final line: 50 PAR, 17 BIR, 5 BOG, 1 10th and 2 BOFR for 86.5 fantasy points

Matt Jones – Coming into the BMW Championship,  Matt Jones was a guy who was high on everyone’s list after a good week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Unfortunately, a ho-hum week he entered in 33rd place — saw him leave in 33rd place.

For fantasy owners, the performance was disappointing. More than 11% of all players took Jones for their squad at the BMW Championship, yielding only a T-32 finish.

Jones’ final line: 48 PAR, 14 BIR, 1 EAG, 9 BOG, 1 31st-40th, 1 BIR3+ and 1 BOFR for 77.5 fantasy points

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The Ugly

Hunter Mahan –  Along with the incredible performance of Jason Day, we also witnessed the end of an impressive streak at the BMW Championship. With his dismal T-32 showing, Hunter Mahan’s streak of playing in every FedExCup Playoff event since the structure was instituted will come to an end next week at East Lake.

Mahan didn’t have terrible week, but coming into Chicago, he really needed to do something spectacular – and a T-32 showing is decidedly unspectacular.

Mahan’s final line: 55 PAR, 12 BIR, 5 BOG and 1 31st-40th for 55 fantasy points

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Hunter Mahan of the United States acknowledges the crowd on the 18th hole during the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
Source: Huffington Post

Jim Furyk – The big story early in the week was Jim Furyk withdrawing with a wrist injury after just five holes. Obviously, thoughts and concerns are with Furyk, who was uncertain about his status for the Tour Championship and the upcoming Presidents Cup — both of which Furyk has already qualified for.

Strictly from a fantasy standpoint, Furyk’s withdrawal was disappointing for a number of reasons. First of all, he’s always played Conway Farms well and was trending in the right direction — so much so that 17.7% of all users took a flyer on him. Second, Furyk collected exactly zero fantasy points last week. When even your team’s worst player grabbed around 40-50, that’s a brutal loss.

Furyk’s final line: WD for 0 fantasy points

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