2017 British Open Championship Sleeper Picks

British Open Sleeper PicksTwo of the most searched for terms this week are 2017 British Open Sleeper Picks or 2017 Open Championship Sleeper Picks. Regardless of what you call this PGA Tour major, you need to find sleeper picks and longshots to help you cash in at Big Fantasy Golf Contests. If you are truly going to compete in such a contest, you had better have your sleepers list ready!

Why Do I need Sleeper Picks for the 2017 Open Championship?

When playing fantasy golf, sleeper picks are usually golfers that you find in the lower half of the salary cap list at Top Daily Fantasy Golf Sites. Players under the average price are what you want if you can find them, although you could still look at guys over the average player price depending on what your salary cap strategy is.

If you are going to bet on golf, then you can look at sleeper picks which are generally in the 50-1 to 80-1 range at your favorite oddsmaker. Sleeper picks are still top end PGA Tour golfers that have a legit shot at winning, but aren’t necessarily the favorites.

Guys at 100-1 or higher will generally be longshots to win the Open Championship. The longshots are the guys that somehow qualified, old past champions, or have an exemption to the tournament, but generally the oddsmakers give absolutely no hope of winning the British Open.

2015 British Open Fantasy Golf Contest

How do I find Sleeper Picks for the 2017 British Open?

The British Open is a links style course and is a different course than any of the ones played in the US or Canada. The weather can play a big factor; there are huge bunkers called Pot Hole or Road Hole Bunkers that can swallow a ball making golfers shoot backwards to get out. Tall, thick rough surrounds the course causing problems and high scores if you miss the fairway. Generally course history isn’t a factor, since the Open Championship rotates amongst 9 golf courses - so it’s usually 5-10 years between repeat visits.

Although US Players do well at The British Open Championship, European players are more used to playing links style courses and usually have a bit of an advantage each year. Look for golfers that usually make the cut at the Open Championship - as they feel comfortable with the course even though it is different each year.

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How Do You Use British Open Sleeper Picks For Fantasy Golf?

Claret JugFirst, you need to determine your salary cap strategy. Do you like to take 3 "Top Fantasy Golfers" and then find 3 "Longshot Fantasy Golf Picks" or sleepers to create your 6-golfer lineup? Or do you prefer to create a salary cap game fantasy lineup of players around the $8,300 average at FanDuel.com where you have players from the $4500 - $5,500 average price range.

Next, do your research and pick out players that you think will play well at the Open Championship. When the salary cap is released at FanDuel for their main fantasy golf contest, see how many low cost sleeper picks are worth sticking into a lineup.

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Below, are a couple of golfers that we think will be solid sleeper picks for the Open Championship that you may want to check out in more detail.

2017 British Open Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

Jason Dufner Jason Dufner (100-1 odds to win the British Open)
Dufner continues to slowly become a reliable fantasy golf pick especially for the majors. He was under the radar for the US Open and finished in 8th place. And, so far, so good! He will be a cheap price for the Fantasy Golf Millionaire Contest and at FantasyAces. If he remains a low price, then he is a great pick for your fantasy golf lineup.

Kevin Na Kevin Na (150-1 odds to win the Open Championship)
Yes - we had him in a bunch of our US Open lineups and he rewarded us with a 7th place finish. He is again a low price at all daily fantasy golf sites, so he is a great value pick as a British Open sleeper. The oddsmakers have him at 150-1 again and we will roll the dice on him for the British Open with high hopes to make the cut and score for us once again.

Check out our British Open Preview to learn more about the 2017 Open Championship golf course - Royal Birkdale - as well as other info which will help you make your fantasy golf picks. Or, just join this Fantasy Golf Contest and take the rest of the year off after you win!