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If you’ve heard the FantasyLabs Flex podcast, you know that the man (Sleeze) and the machine (Davy) battle it out with their golf takes. Colin Davy builds a model every week to analyze the best matchup props, whereas Drew Stoltz (aka Sleeze), a former golf pro, relies on his inside-the-ropes knowledge. Often they disagree, but sometimes they don’t. And those times — the props they’re aligned on — have been profitable, going 4-1 over the past couple of weeks.
This piece will detail Sleeze’s picks and Colin’s data on those. Of course, we had to add our golf expert, Jason Sobel, into the mix as well. How do their picks align with Davy’s model? And especially the prop they’re both on? Take a look below …
Phil Mickelson (-120) over Sergio Garcia
Sergio hasn’t shown any form of late, missing his last two cuts (Masters and Valero), and he’s made just four cuts in seven starts this year. Meanwhile, Phil is 11-for-12 on cuts made, with six top-10s, and is coming off a very sharp week at Quail Hollow. TPC Sawgrass takes driver out of Phil’s hands a lot, which is his biggest weakness, and puts more emphasis on his iron play and short game, which are two of his strengths.
Davy’s Model: Mickelson (-136) over Garcia
The Verdict: Agree