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3M Open picks, sleepers, betting advice

first_imgThe Arnold Palmer design features bentgrass greens and is a welcome return to bent after the Tour has played an unusual amount of summer events on poa annua. TPC Twin Cities looks more like a course we would see during the Florida swing, with water hazards featured on 14 of the 18 holes. Trees also line plenty of fairways, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see players opt to club down off the tee to set up straight-forward, mid-iron approaches. I would look at courses such as PGA National (Honda Classic), Bay Hill (Arnold Palmer Classic), and TPC Southwind (FedEx St. Jude/WGC) as courses that could play similarly to what we see this week at TPC Twin Cities. The field this week is relatively weak, but is still an improvement over what we saw at Detroit Golf Club. Brooks Koepka, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, and Tony Finau headline the field. They will be joined by a decent midrange that includes young guns such as Viktor Hovland, Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, and last week’s winner Nate Lashley. I’m going to target ball-strikers who can rack up birdies in bunches and focus on approach numbers from 150 to 175 yards. TPC Twin Cities only features three par-5 holes, but they will all be reachable in two shots for the long hitters and will present the best scoring opportunities on the course.Before we get into the 3M Open picks, we always like to remind you that plenty of strategy goes into cashing winning DFS lineups and winning betting tickets. I’m always ready to help, so check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy content and gambling advice.Key Stats for TPC Twin Cities (Par 71, 7,450 Yards)Birdie or Better Percentage Strokes Gained: Approach 150-175 Yards Par 5 Scoring 3M Open betting adviceOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookBryson DeChambeau 16/1I’ve liked what I’ve seen out of Bryson DeChambeau over the last month, and it feels like he’s about to hit his best form going into the stretch run of the season. DeChambeau finished tied for eighth his last time out at The Travelers Championship, ranked in the top 20 in SG: Tee-to-Green and had one of the best putting weeks that he’s had this season. I don’t want any part of the very top end of the field with Koepka (8/1), Day (10/1), and Matsuyama (11/1) all overvalued. I wouldn’t necessarily say DeChambeau is a value at 16/1, given his form, but he has just as much winning equity as all three of the players with shorter odds than him.Joaquin Niemann 35/1 Joaquin Niemann was the only player we made an outright bet on last week who sniffed the top of the leaderboard. He grabbed his best finish of the season with a tied-for-fifth finish and is starting to gain some serious momentum after struggling during the early portion of the season. Niemann is probably overvalued at 35/1, considering he has never genuinely contended for a PGA Tour victory. That said, this is one of the most talented young players in the world, and he’s rounding into form at the perfect time. I’m planting my flag that Niemann is going to win an event before the end of the season, and I’m going to be there backing him when he does.Sung Kang 100/1This is a great week to target longshots. There isn’t much to like in the midrange of odds, so I’m going to skip the rage entirely and jump to Sung Kang at 100/1. Kang is a guy who we’ve been on a few times this season, and I had some serious regrets after not being on him when he won earlier this year at the Byron Nelson. When he’s at his best, Kang is excellent off the tee and excels from the critical 150-175 yard range. His form is concerning (MC, MDF, MC), but this is a player who is too talented of a ball-striker to stay down for much longer.Doc Redman 150/1Of all of the highly touted young players, Doc Redman is flying the most under the radar. The 21-year-old has only made two starts on the PGA Tour this season, but finished tied for 18th at the Wells Fargo Championship and grabbed a solo No. 2 finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. His odds are a great value at 150/1, considering he has significantly higher odds than all of the other talented young rookies in the field (Hovland 30/1, Morikawa 70/1, Wolff 135/1). Redman shot a 62 on Monday to qualify last week, then proceeded to shoot 68, 67, 67, 67 en route to his second-place finish. He’s hot right now and should be playing loose after securing his Tour status for the rest of the season. The PGA Tour heads to Minnesota for the inaugural 3M Open held at TPC Twin Cities. This week will be similar to last week in that we have a brand new golf course that has never hosted a PGA Tour event before. TPC Twin Cities has hosted a PGA Champions Tour event since 2001, so at least we’re not going into this week completely blind like we were with the Detroit Golf Club. The layout of TPC Twin Cities is reasonably long at 7,450 yards for a par-71 layout, but that isn’t to say this will play as a pure bombers track. I don’t want to draw too much from the Champions Tour event that’s held here, but it should be noted that seniors frequently tear this course apart. The winning score for that event has been 17-under to 23-under in each of the last 7 seasons.MORE DFS: Lineup Builderlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Hornets’ Marvin Williams is ‘definitely’ available

first_img“I just want to address the entire Hornets organization, top to bottom,” Walker wrote in an article for the Players’ Tribune. “I regret that we weren’t able to get to that next level and do a little more than we did. But even if we fell short of some of our goals — that doesn’t change how proud I am of what we built here together. This place is special.”The Hornets added guard Terry Rozier in a sign-and-trade with Boston. Marvin Williams could be in a new uniform soon.The Hornets have “definitely made” the 33-year-old forward available in trade talks, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer. “I kind of want to play as long as I can possibly do it,” Williams told reporters at his exit interview in April. “I’m always going to work as hard as I can to keep myself healthy and we’ll see where it goes from there. I’m looking forward to next year being (year) 15.”The Hornets finished last season with a 39-43 record and just missed the playoffs. But, they’re expected to take a major step back in 2019-20 after losing star guard Kemba Walker to the Celtics.”I gave [the Hornets] every single day I could possibly give them. Now, it’s about competing at the highest level …” @KembaWalker tells @notthefakeSVP he wanted to give himself the best chance to make a playoff run.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 1, 2019Walker was an All-Star in each of the last three seasons with Charlotte and was named to the All-NBA third team in 2018-19. Celtics’ Brad Stevens addresses losing Kyrie Irving, Al Horford in free agencycenter_img Williams could be an attractive piece in a deal because of his expiring contract and ability to stretch the floor. He is set to make about $15 million next season after opting into the final year of his deal in June and has knocked down 36.2% of his career 3-point attempts.Williams has spent the last five seasons in Charlotte. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 75 games in 2018-19. Related News NBA free agency: Hornets explain decision to add Terry Rozier on significant contractlast_img read more

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis: ‘We never wanted it to end’

first_imgFast forward to 2019. Davis is in Los Angeles alongside LeBron James after requesting a trade from New Orleans and DeMarcus Cousins was back on the market.Cousins said it didn’t take much convincing for him to join Los Angeles when he talked to Davis and James. “Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said on a conference call, via the Los Angeles Times. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.”The pair played together for the Pelicans for part of two seasons after Cousins was traded to New Orleans from Sacramento in 2017. Their run was cut short when Cousins ruptured his Achilles midway through the 2017-18 season and eventually signed a small, 1-year deal with the Warriors that offseason. Related News Chauncey Billups explains why Carmelo Anthony remains out of the NBA NBA trade rumors: Hornets’ Marvin Williams is ‘definitely’ available NBA free agency 2019: Kelly Oubre Jr., Suns agree to 2-year, $30M deal In DeMarcus Cousins’ eyes, the dynamic duo is back.Cousins said he’s excited to be back with Anthony Davis after both were acquired by the Lakers this offseason and admitted it’s a scenario he and Davis had talked about. “We realized how much better we made one another and how much we made the game easier for one another. I think we both appreciate each other’s presence,” Cousins said. “To add LeBron James to the mix, his resume speaks for itself. One of the greatest players ever to play this game added to that. It should be an exciting season.”Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million, which is a slight pay cut from what he signed with the Warriors last season. However, Cousins said he is feeling healthy after a quad issue kept him out from much of the playoffs. He said the adversity has added to his appreciation of the game.“I love it that much more” Cousins said. “Everything I’ve gone through in the past three years it just helped me realize how fast this thing can be taken away from you. I love it that much more. I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.”last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Giants have interest in Blue Jays’ Eric Sogard

first_img MLB trade rumors: What are the second moves Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees could make before deadline? The Giants really look like they have turned into buyers.San Francisco has inquired about infielder Eric Sogard of the Blue Jays, according to MLB trade rumors: Nationals eyeing Jays relievers Ken Giles, Daniel Hudson MLB trade rumors: Angels checking on Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer He would be an interesting pickup for a lot of teams and he has experience playing the corner outfield spots as well as the infield this year, so he could give the Giants a lot of what they want. Sogard is a free agent after the season, so the fact that the Giants are pursuing a man they might not control past this year truly drives home the point they will not be selling in the coming days.#SFGiants have inquired to #BlueJays about Eric Sogard, source says. Giants ideally would prefer a controllable infielder, and Sogard is a free agent after this year, so this suggests Farhan Zaidi truly is open to short-term buying if price is right. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2019Sogard, 33, is in the middle of a career year with the Blue Jays posting career highs in home runs (10), batting average (.299) and on-base percentage (.363). Related News And considering second baseman Joe Panik has never played a full season, he is a solid backup plan at that spot for San Francisco.The Giants remain a team with some of the best trade pieces on the market including postseason ace Madison Bumgarner and relievers Will Smith, Sam Dyson and Tony Watson.But it appears these men will not be available now as the Giants are one of the hottest teams in baseball having won 17 of their last 21 games.last_img read more

B&H fighters will compete at a tournament in Switzerland

first_imgOn the 26th of January, in Diepoldsau, Switzerland, there will be an International tournament in martial arts. Our country will be represented by four martial arts practitioners. Those are: Darko Delić (Prijedor), Mićo Ružičić (Brčko), Denis Marjanović (Banja Luka) and Dario Kadić (Sarajevo).The coach of the Sarajevo club ”Scorpion” Haris Sipović said that all our fighter were invited by their manager Nijar Mujić.He also wants all of us to see the potential of our fighters. Kadić and Marjanović will most probably have the opportunity to perform and fight at some prestigious martial arts competitions. This tournament in Switzerland is an ideal opportunity to test their abilities and strength.last_img

Australian Open: Džumhur Eliminated First Holder of Qualifications

first_imgThe best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur started an excellent qualifying round fro the Australian Open, defeating in the first round against German Dustin Brown with 2:0. Džumhur won the first set with a result of 6:4, and in the second with 6:2.In the next round of qualifications, Džumhur will meet with Belgian Niels Desein, whi takes 198th place on the ATP list. Džumhur is at 188th place on the ATP list.(Source:

Fans of Roma angry at Dzeko?

first_imgWhen asked who is the best player with whom he played in his career, Edin Dzeko, perhaps surprisingly, said David Silva. He said that he played with many good players during his career, but that the best one is David Silva.“I used to call him a little magician, because he was brilliant with his legs and he could control any ball that you would sent to him. Definitely the best with whom I played, said Dzeko. However, fans of Roma didn’t like the answer.They criticized Dzeko later, considering that he had to “declare” Francesco Totti as the best.“Where is Totti?” or “You forgot the captain.”Some Italian media used the comments of fans in an attempt to destabilize the situation in the club, but it is clear that their efforts will be without success. It should be added that Dzeko recently selected the top 11 with whom he played in his career, and he especially praised Francesco Totti and said that he is a great person, as well as that his behavior off the court makes him a legend.(Source: read more

Mets’ Pete Alonso ties Aaron Judge’s MLB rookie home run record

first_imgNew York rookie Pete Alonso has had an impressive year at the plate.The Mets first baseman hit his 52nd home run Friday against the Braves at Citi Field, tying the MLB rookie record set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge in 2017. “Our fans are just so die-hard, and they’re so passionate about the team,” Alonso said. “One swing, not just from me but any of these guys in this locker room, can put a smile on everyone’s face.”The Mets are 84-76 and will wrap up a three-game series against Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday to end the regular season. Alonso described the achievement as “unbelievable” following his team’s 4-2 victory.”When I was rounding the bases, I felt like a little kid,” Alonso Related News Pete Alonso says he felt like a Little Leaguer rounding the bases after his record-tying homer.This is an interview with a happy, happy dude:— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 28, 2019″ target=”_blank”>told reporters. “I was just really kind of overcome with pure joy and emotion. I don’t think I’ve had a happier time in my life playing baseball. That is the ultimate. That’s what dreams are made of. It’s unbelievable that it happened. I still can’t believe it happened.”To break it at home in front of these Mets fans, for me is so incredibly special. And I hope it was special for them, too.”Alonso has set Mets franchise records for home runs, total bases (343) and extra-base hits (84) while slashing .260/.359/.582 this season.This is unexpected considering his roster spot with New York wasn’t a lock leading up to opening day, but he has given the ballclub plenty of excitement. James Paxton injury update: Yankees ace (glute) removed 1 inning into final regular season startlast_img read more

Nationals offer Anthony Rendon massive 7-year deal, report says

first_img Red Sox president admits it will be ‘difficult’ to keep both Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez Houston businessman bets $3.5 million on Astros to win World Series The Nationals are doing what they can to keep Anthony Rendon in Washington.The team offered their third baseman a seven-year deal worth $210-$215 million in early September, The Washington Post reported, citing unidentified sources. MLB playoffs 2019: Start times announced for ALDS, NLDS Washington knows Rendon likely will still explore his options in free agency once the season is over, but the report stated the Nationals want Rendon to know he can have a lucrative deal with the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2011 draft.According to sources with The Post, the contract is structured similarly to Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210 million deal with the Nationals that he got in 2015, where deferred money will be paid off seven years after the contract ends. Related News In comparison, the deal offered to Bryce Harper in his free agency was a 10-year, $300 million deal that would pay him deferred money until 2052. Rendon, 29, impressed this season with 34 home runs (a career high), 126 RBIs (which leads the National League) and a .319 batting average. “His season was outstanding,” Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said Monday. “… He’s a consummate professional. He’s as low-maintenance a superstar as there is in the game, one of the best players that nobody knows about, and he’s a true credit to the scouting and player development staffs here in Washington that drafted him, signed him, developed him and watched him turn into a superstar.”Rendon and the Nationals will kick off the post season Tuesday night, when they face the Brewers in the NL Wild Card round at home.last_img read more

Wellington boys lose at Chaparral, Mulvane tournament bracket released, WHS wrestlers at home…

first_imgClearwater — Wright 2, Becker 5, Neises 13, Frickey 18, Roth 5, VanDeest 7, Hall 4. Totals: 22 (5) 5-8 54.Wellington — T. Miles 2, B. Miles 7, Peck 10, Becker 1, Nance 2, Woodbridge 1, Carroll 2, Albright 2, Totals: 10 (0) 7-16 27. Mulvane tournament- The 2013 Mulvane Wildcat Classic was released on Wednesday. Wellington, the defending champions, will be a fourth seed in the tournament and will battle the Wichita Defenders – a team assembled by home-school athletes on Monday at 7:40 p.m. The bracket is here.Wellington comes into the tournament at 6-3. Garden Plain is the top seed at 9-1. Mulvane is 7-3 and Clearwater is 6-3. The Defenders are 10-8 as the fifth seed. Rounding out the tournament are: Winfield at 3-6, Campus at 3-7 and Arkansas City 0-9.•••••Wellington wrestlingWellington gets back in dual action, hopefully a lot less injured, with a  triangular at home at the WHS gymnasium with Andale and Clearwater.The festivities begin at 5 p.m. Andale is ranked No. 3 in the state as a team.•••••Wellington Middle SchoolThe Wellington teams battle Ark City tonight.The schedule is as follows:Girls – home, 8B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m. Boys – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m.•••••SCBL TournamentThe second round starts for the boys in the South-Central Border League Tournament held at Cowley College in Arkansas City.The schedule is as follows:Second round boys at Cowley College gymnasium in Ark City on Thursday: Consolation bracket:Sedan vs. Cedar Vale/Dexter, 4 p.m.Caldwell vs. West Elk, 5:30 p.m.South Haven vs. Udall, 7 p.m.Central vs. Oxford, 8:30 p.m. Second round girls at Cowley College gymnasium in Ark City on Friday: Consolation bracket:#4 Caldwell vs. #9 Oxford, 4 p.m.#7 Udall vs. #10 Central, 5:30 p.m.#1 Cedar Vale/Dexter vs. #5 South Haven, 7 p.m.#2 Argonia vs. #3 Sedan, 8:30 p.m.a href=””> Clearwater812201454 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington648927 Clearwater 54 Wellington 27 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball team got off to a bad start in the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic, the Mulvane Wildcat Girls Basketball Tournament bracket has been released, the WHS wrestlers are home tonight, WMS basketball teams play Arkansas City, and the SCBL basketball tournament restarts… WHS basketball- The Wellington boys fell in the first round of the Chaparral basketball tournament against Clearwater 54-27.Clearwater held an 8-6 first quarter lead and expanded it to 20-10 at the half.The Crusaders really couldn’t find the rim for the rest of the game. Clearwater would outscore Wellington 20-8 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the fourth to coast to victory.Brian Peck was the leading scorer for Wellington with 10 points. Clearwater was led by Frickey with 18 and Neises with 13.Wellington will battle Kingman in the losers bracket on Friday at 3 p.m. Kingman lost to Arkansas City 75-71 in double overtime. totallast_img read more