2016 Safeway Open Picks and Tournament Preview

Safeway Open LogoWell fantasy golf players have survived the month long drought of no PGA Tour fantasy games to play and if you are ready to take the money you made last year playing in our affiliate partner DraftKings Fantasy Golf contests to build your bankroll for this year - then the Safeway Open is the perfect place to begin.

The field is generally a bit weaker for fantasy golf players as most of the biggest PGA Tour players take a bit of a break but you may still want to play a hot golfer that finished off the season well in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

2016 Safeway Open Tourney Preview

The 2016 Safeway Open takes over from the Frys.com Open. Aside from the name change and new sponsorship the tournament remains relatively the same. This event usually has a bit of a weak field as it is the first tournament of the new 2016/2017 PGA Tour season so you will focus on some of the new PGA Tour graduates as well as some of the bigger names like Phil Mickelson and defending champion Emiliano Grillo as your players for your FanDuel Lineups. They will be a big number for your salary cap lineup but you know that the top golfers normally are worth it.

Dates - October 13th – October 16th, 2016

Prize Pool - $6,000,000

First Place - $1,080,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Examining the Safeway Open Golf Course

Name of Course - Silverado Country Club (North Course)

Where is Silverado Country Club? - Napa, CA

Silverado Country Club

Par - 72

Yards - 7203

Slope Rating - 135

Year Built - 1955

Designed by - Robert Trent Jones

Past Safeway Open Champions

Emiliano GrilloEmiliano Grillo 2016 - Emiliano Grillo


Sang-Moon Bae2015 - Sang-Moon Bae


Jimmy Walker2014 - Jimmy Walker


Jonas Blixt2013 - Jonas Blixt


Safeway Open Info - Trends, Tidbits

  • In 2013 it became the opening event of the PGA Tour when the wrap around season began
  • The Tournament started as The Fry’s electronics Open in 2007 it was first won by Mike Weir
  • 2016 marks the 1st year for the Safeway Open with a sponsorship deal that runs through 2020

2016 Safeway Open Fantasy Golf Info

Fantasy Golf is back and so is the BIGGEST weekly fantasy golf contest – DraftKings PGA Birdie. With a top prize of $50,000 and hundreds of thousands of dollars available in other cash prizes or cash games you really need to be a player at DraftKings for the 2016/2017 PGA Tour Season. We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

Why You Need Expert Picks For The Safeway Open

You want to win money? Whether you play Fantasy Golf at DraftKings or bet on golf you will want to set yourself up at Golfbanker.com and follow their system. They don’t pick the winner every week but over a full PGA Tour season, they will make you more money if you stick with it. If you play the picks in your fantasy golf lineups you will probably win a lot more contests to have more to bet on individual golfers.