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About Joe Nicely - RotoBaller

Husband, father, and small business owner with a full time PGA obsession.

Joe Nicely - RotoBaller has written 893 articles so far, you can find them below.


Gary Woodland Looks To Bounce Back In Phoenix

Gary Woodland is in the field for the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland won this event in 2018 and has routinely played well in this tournament throughout his career. He heads to Arizona fresh off a disappointing missed cut at last week's Farmers Insurance Open. The defending U.S. Open champion lost over two strokes... Read More

3 hours ago

Collin Morikawa Set To Make Waste Management Debut

Collin Morikawa is in the field for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open. It will be Morikawa's first career start in the popular event. The rising star burst on to the professional scene last year with a win at the Barracuda and has continued to play well in 2020. He was in serious contention at... Read More

3 hours ago

Horse For The Course: PGA DFS (Course History) - Waste Management Phoenix Open

Hello again PGA family and thanks for joining me here at RotoBaller! What started out as an exciting Sunday at the Farmers turned into a somber event, as the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic death lingered over the broadcast and reverberated throughout the sports world. You don't have to be a Lakers or Kobe fan... Read More

5 hours ago

Tony Finau Has Struggled At TPC Scottsdale

Tony Finau is in the field for the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open. Finau heads to Arizona on the heels of a strong T6 result at last week's Farmers Insurance Open. The young bomber would appear to be a natural fit for the WMPO, but his track record at TPC Scottsdale is surprisingly bad. Since... Read More

6 hours ago

Webb Simpson A Nice Option At Waste Management

Webb Simpson is in the field for the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open. Simpson heads to Phoenix in terrific form. He recorded a top-three finish at the Sony Open earlier this month, his second top-three outing since November. The former U.S. Open champion also has a strong track record at TPC Scottsdale and logged a... Read More

7 hours ago


Bubba Watson Brings Positive Momentum To Phoenix

Bubba Watson is in the field for the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open. Watson heads to Phoenix with tons of positive momentum on the heels of a T6 in last week's Farmers Insurance Open. It was the 41-year-old's best tournament finish since March of last year. Watson was sharp in all facets of the game... Read More

7 hours ago

Rickie Fowler A Prime Rebound Candidate At Waste Management

Rickie Fowler is set to begin his title defense at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week. Fowler won a wet and wild event at TPC Scottsdale last year with a final score of 17-under par. He heads to the 2020 Waste Management on the heels of a missed cut at last week's Farmers Insurance... Read More

7 hours ago

Marc Leishman Triumphs At Torrey Pines

Marc Leishman certainly wasn't the biggest star in the mix Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but the big Aussie outplayed some of golf's elite to take down the title at Torrey Pines. Leishman started the day four shots back of the 54-hole leader Jon Rahm, but Rahm and his playing partner Rory McIlroy both... Read More

8 hours ago

Tiger Woods Cards First-Round 69 At Farmers

Last seen looking dominant in the President's Cup, Tiger Woods picked up right where he left off in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open Thursday afternoon. Woods is a notoriously slow starter and opened his round with a bogey, but battled back to put together a solid three-under 69 on Torrey Pines North.... Read More

3 days ago

PGA DFS: DraftKings Core Four - Farmers Insurance Open

Please enjoy this RotoBaller PGA Premium article free for a limited time. Hello RotoBallers and thanks for joining me for the Farmers Insurance Open! In this article you will find my four favorite overall DraftKings DFS lineup plays for this week's PGA tournament. The 'Core Four' will usually be spread across different DraftKings price points,... Read More

5 days ago


Collin Morikawa Set To Make Farmers Debut

Collin Morikawa is in the field for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. It will be Morikawa's first career start in the California event. The 22-year-old has been a star since turning professional last summer and already has one PGA Tour victory on his resume. He isn't a long hitter off the tee, which may put... Read More

6 days ago

PGA DFS: DraftKings Value Plays - Farmers Insurance Open

Please enjoy this RotoBaller PGA Premium article free for a limited time. Hello RotoBallers and thanks for joining me for the Farmers Insurance Open! In this article you will find my favorite DraftKings DFS value plays for this week's PGA tournament. It can be tough to define "value" and that task is made tough because... Read More

7 days ago

Marc Leishman Has Steady Track Record At Torrey Pines

Marc Leishman is in the field for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. Leishman heads to California on the heels of a solid T28 outing at the Sony Open. The 'Big Aussie' holds a steady track record at Torrey Pines and has made the Farmers cut in four his last five tries. Leishman has been striking... Read More

1 week ago

Gary Woodland Hoping For Big Things At Torrey Pines

Gary Woodland is in the field for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. Woodland has been razor sharp over the last couple of months and has finished inside the top seven in each of his last four starts. The 2019 U.S. Open champ will bring that good form to a Torrey Pines layout on which he's... Read More

1 week ago

Justin Rose Set To Defend Farmers Title

Justin Rose is set to defend his Farmers Insurance Open title this week. Rose captured last year's Farmers with an impressive score of 21-under par. The Englishman has been excellent in his recent starts at Torrey Pines, logging finishes of T8 and T4 prior to his victory last season. Rose heads to California in sharp... Read More

1 week ago


Horse For The Course: PGA DFS (Course History) - Farmers Insurance Open

Hello again PGA family and thanks for joining me here at RotoBaller! Andrew Landry popped up to win the American Express last week in a shootout over Abe Ancer and Scottie Scheffler. It was Landry's second-career win on the PGA Tour and it is safe to categorize this one as a huge surprise, as he... Read More

1 week ago

Sungjae Im To Stay In Action At Farmers

Sungjae Im recorded a T10 at the American Express last week and it comes as no surprise that he'll remain in action for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. Im made an eye-popping 35 starts during his rookie campaign and appears intent on once again playing a lot of events this season, as he already has... Read More

1 week ago

Phil Mickelson Bombs At American Express

Phil Mickelson is slated to tee it up in the Farmers Insurance Open. Mickelson heads to Torrey Pines in ice-cold form. He missed the cut at last week's American Express, an event where he served as the tournament host. 'Lefty' failed to break 70 in any of his three rounds on some of the PGA... Read More

1 week ago

Scottie Scheffler Making His Presence Known On PGA Tour

Scottie Scheffler is quickly making his presence known on the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old rookie recorded his best finish as a professional with a third-place finish at the American Express last week. Scheffler is an explosive scorer that currently ranks second on the PGA Tour in birdie average. The former Texas Longhorn was the 2019... Read More

1 week ago

Tony Finau Has Strong History At Farmers

Tony Finau is in the field for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. Finau heads to the event on the heels of a T14 at the American Express. The 30-year-old has an elite track record at Torrey Pines and has finished inside the top-25 in his last five Farmers starts. Finau has been one of the... Read More

1 week ago


Tiger Woods Set For First Start Of 2020 At Farmers

Tiger Woods is in the field for the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open. It will be his first start of 2020. Woods closed out 2019 on fire by winning the ZOZO Championship and leading the U.S. President's Cup team to victory in Australia. An offseason knee procedure appears to have rejuvenated the legend and expectations are... Read More

1 week ago

Break The Slate: NFL DFS DraftKings Lineup Picks - Conference Championship Round

Hi RotoBallers, and thanks for joining me here for the NFL Playoffs! We're down to the nitty gritty, as the NFL's Conference Championship games are upon us. If you thought a four-game slate was tough, you might be in trouble this weekend, as we only have two matchups to choose from. Fear not though, we're... Read More

1 week ago

NFL DFS Tournament Stacks: Conference Championships (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Hi RotoBallers and thanks for joining me! I'm very proud to bring back our weekly tournament stacks article this season for you, our loyal RotoBaller reader and appreciated premium subscriber. Below, you'll find a running list of my top DFS tournament stacks. This premium... Read More

PREMIUM 1 week ago

Alex Noren Set To Make American Express Debut

Alex Noren is in the field for The American Express. It will be Noren's first-ever start in the California event. The Swede had an abysmal 2018-19 season by his standards, but has been slowly finding his form over the last few months and has posted multiple top-25 finishes this fall. He recorded a T32 at... Read More

2 weeks ago

RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The American Express

Here at RotoBaller, we are always searching for ways to give our readers the best fantasy sports content possible. With that goal in mind, we are very proud to announce the weekly PGA “One and Done” column will be back for a second season. In this feature, our golf staff of Joe Nicely, Spencer Aguiar... Read More

2 weeks ago


PGA DFS: DraftKings Core Four - The American Express

Please enjoy this RotoBaller PGA Premium article free for a limited time. Hello RotoBallers and thanks for joining me for The American Express! In this article you will find my four favorite overall DraftKings DFS lineup plays for this week's PGA tournament. The 'Core Four' will usually be spread across different DraftKings price points, but... Read More

2 weeks ago

PGA DFS (DraftKings Ownership Projections): Power Pivots - The American Express

Please enjoy this RotoBaller PGA Premium article free for a limited time. Hi RotoBallers and welcome to Power Pivots! In this article we'll discuss some players that are currently projected to be popular (Chalk) options in this week's DraftKings PGA tournaments and highlight some pivot options that will come with less ownership. All DraftKings PGA... Read More

2 weeks ago

Horse For The Course: PGA DFS - The American Express

Hello again friends and thanks for joining me here at RotoBaller! Young Aussie Cameron Smith emerged victorious at the Sony Open, besting Brendan Steele in a sudden-death playoff. The final round was a true slog, with wet conditions and extremely slow play being the order of the day. That said, it was still a nice... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jason Kokrak Will Make 2020 Debut At American Express

Jason Kokrak is in the field for this week's American Express event. It will be his first start of 2020. The 2018-19 season was Kokrak's best as a pro. He made 23 cuts in 24 starts with five top-10 finishes en route to qualifying for the season-ending TOUR Championship. The 34-year-old has played sparingly this... Read More

2 weeks ago

Brendan Steele Falls In Playoff At Sony Open

The Sony Open was Brendan Steele's tournament to lose and that's exactly what happened Sunday at a soggy Waialae Country Club. Steele headed into the final round with a fairly commanding lead, but faltered down the stretch by playing his last six holes in two-over par for a final-round 71. The young Australian Cameron Smith... Read More

2 weeks ago


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