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Barbasol Championship PGA DFS Primer

Alisha breaks down all you need to know for PGA DFS heading into this week’s Barbasol Championship!

NICHOLASVILLE, KENTUCKY - JULY 18: The trophy is seen on the 18th hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club on July 18, 2021 in Nicholasville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hello all! Congratulations to Sepp Straka on his second Tour win this week at the John Deere Classic. This week we are heading over to Nicholasville, Kentucky, located just south of Lexington, to Kenne Trace Golf Club. The Arthur Hills layout will host the PGA Tour for the fifth time. Keene Trace is one of the top-ranked courses in Kentucky, with big greens and bunkers being the signature of the course. The putting surfaces are fast and true, but the hard part will be finding them on the approach. The greens are a modified push-up style and are flanked by bunkers that are slightly concave. You will also find a little water on the 17th and 18th holes. This is an important tournament as it is a co-sanctioned event with the DP World Tour. That means upwards of 50 DP World Tour pros will head to Keene Trace Golf Club for a chance to earn non-member FedEx Cup points in the pursuit of PGA Tour cards. With just six events remaining in the regular season and several Tour pros looking to secure a playoff spot, it’s set to be another exciting week.

Barbasol Championship PGA DFS Preview

The Venue and Course Details
  • Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions) – Nicholasville, KY
  • Par 72; 7,328 yards
  • Bent grass fairways and greens and a mix of bent grass/Bluegrass in the rough
  • Four par threes, nine par fours and five par fives
Past Barbasol Winners
  • 2022: Trey Mullinax 263 (-25)
  • 2021: Seamus Power 267 (-21)
  • 2020: Jim Herman 262 (-26)
  • 2019: Troy Merritt 265 (-23)
  • 2018: Grayson Murray 263 (-21)
  • 2017: Aaron Baddeley 266 (-18)
Key Stats 
  • SG: Off the Tee
  • SG: Approach
  • SG: Around the Greens
  • GIR Percentage
  • Proximity
  • Sand Save Percentage
  • Scrambling
Fun Facts
  • 18-Hole record: 61, Kelly Kraft (Round 3, 2019)
  • 72-Hole record: 262, Jim Herman (2019)
  • This tournament debuted in 2015 as an alternate event to The Open Championship in Britain in July.
  • In 2018, the tournament moved to Kentucky to the Keene Trace Golf Club and was the first PGA Tour event (excluding majors) in the state in 59 years.
  • The winner receives a two-year PGA Tour exemption.

See you Wednesday for my full write-up and picks!