2019 British Open Picks, Course Preview, TV Coverage, Tiger Woods

Pat Mayo and the 15th Club’s Justin Ray dish about the 2019 British Open, including how to tackle first time courses from a statistical perceptive, the predictive nature of stats in general, Open trends, before digging into how the course is set up at Royal Portrush, how weather can affect the score, and links performance. Plus, Mayo lets you in on how you can enter the PME DraftKings Open for the year’s third major, and how you get into the multiple $250, $100 and $20 draws for DraftKings at the British Open.

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2019 British Open Picks: Show Index

0:22 Giveaways
3:19 Portrush/Course
6:52 First Time Courses
10:28 Stats
19:31 Top Odds Players
21:07 Wind
23:07 Top Wind Players
25:23 Is Putting Predictive?
28:13 TV Coverage
36:21 Gambling in the Broadcast
41:53 Predictive Stats
48:51 British Open Trends
56:35 Picks
1:08:31 Temperature + Tiger Woods

2019 British Open Course Details

Course: Royal Portrush
Par: 71
Yardage: 7,337

Since 2012 Irish Open

Five new greens have been added.
Eight new tee boxes have been added.
Ten new bunkers; still fewest amount of bunkers in Open history.
Two new holes: Par 5 No. 7 and Par 4 No. 8; Holes 17 and 18 were taken away.

2019 British Open Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 70 & Ties After 36 Holes (No MDF)
Lineup lock: 1:05 a.m. ET; Thursday, July 18
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

2019 British Open: 2012 Irish Open Leaderboard

1st Jamie Donaldson -18
T2 Rafa Cabrera Bello -14
T2 Anthony Wall -14
T2 Fabrizio Zanotti -14
T5 Mark Foster -13
T5 Mikael Lundberg -13
T7 David Drysdale -12
T7 Paddy Harrington -12
T7 Craig Lee -12


T10 Rory McIlroy -11
T10 Ross Fisher -11
T10 Francesco Molinari -11
T16 Graeme McDowell -10
T18 Thorbjorn Olesen -9
T24 John Daly -8
T39 Darren Clarke -4
T44 Emiliano Grillo -3
T44 Jorge Campillo -3
T51 Shane Lowry -2
T65 Robert Rock +4
T66 Joost Luiten +5
MC Dylan Frittelli -1
MC Keegan Bradley E
MC Branden Grace +1
MC Andrea Pavan +2
MC Tommy Fleetwood +3
MC Danny Willett +3

Zander Lombard was second at the 2014 Amateur Championship at Portrush

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