Welcome back RotoBallers. In this column, I will be providing you with my Genesis OpenPGA DFS lineup picks for DraftKings. My goal as always is to help put together your optimal daily fantasy golf lineups.
Once again, The Phoenix Open was decided in a playoff. Just like last year, the playoff extended to 4 holes, subsequently overlapping with the first quarter of the Super Bowl. Hideki Matstuyama went wire-to-wire defeating Webb Simpson to successfully defend his title. Matstuyama has been playing the best golf of his life of late. He can hit an 8- iron, yards. Wow. As for the European Tour, Sergio Garcia went wire-to-wire winning the Dubai Desert Classic by three- strokes over Henrik Stenson. It was Garcia's first European Tour title since
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Rickie Fowler ($9,) - T-4, under. As I expected.
Patrick Reed ($8,) - T- 63, 1- under
Bubba Watson ($8,) - Cut. Shocking.
Webb Simpson ($7,) - Runner- up, under. Lost in the playoff.
Matt Kuchar ($7,) - T-9, under. Led after the first round, couldn't build off of it though.
"Ollie Schniederjans's price is way too high this week, $7, I don't think he lives up to it." I wrote that last week and he went out, shot a 9- under for tournament, finishing T
Robert Streb ($6,) - Cut
Danny Lee ($6, ) - Cut
Luke Donald ($6,) - Cut
The PGA Tour west coast swing continues with the Genesis Open held at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. This is Tiger Woods's even, but he will not be competing. Last year this tournament was called the Northern Trust Open.
Three of golf's biggest stars will be competing: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Dustin Johnson. Bubba Watson will not be defending to his title.
Build a lineup with one of following:
Jordan Spieth ($12,), Dustin Johnson ($11,), or Jason Day, ($11,). I'd probably pick Day. He's the cheapest option and I think will a great tournament after taking the week off. However, Johnson finished 4th last year, while Spieth missed the cut.
Justin Rose ($9,)
In his first tournament of , Sony Open in Hawaii, Rose finished runner- up. He then took next week off, returned to play at the Farmer's Insurance and finished T Rose didn't play last week, and now is fully rested for a tournament where he finished T16 last year. He's playing great and it doesn't seem like many are taking notice.
Patrick Reed ($8,)
His price dropped $ after a somewhat disappointing Phoenix Open. I have gut feeling he bounces back this week.
J.J. Spaun ($7,)
This man went on Twitter to campaign for an invite to this tournament. And he got it. Spaun is a rookie fresh off of two top- 10 finishes, T-9 at Farmers Insurance Open, and T-4 at Phoenix Open this past week.
Jason Kokrak ($7,)
Yes, he was cut at his last two tournaments, but Kokrak was the runner-up last year to Bubba Watson.
Danny Lee ($7,)
I can't imagine he gets cut three weeks in a row. He was cut here last year, but he finally bounces back this week.
Andrew Johnston ($7,)
Picking Johnston gives you the chance to shout "Beeeeeeeeeef" every time he hits the ball. Of course, people around you will think you're a weirdo, but true golf fans will understand.
Smylie Kaufman ($6,)
He was cut last year at this tournament and last week in Phoenix, but I have a good feeling about him this week.
Genesis Invitational DFS Picks: Bryson DeChambeau's distance gives him serious upside at Riviera
The PGA Tour finishes its West Coast swing with the Genesis Invitational at iconic Riviera Country Club. Riviera opens with a toothless par 5, the fifth-easiest hole on the tour last season. It gets much more difficult after that, as Riviera ranked as the 10th-most difficult tour stop last season. The par-4 10th is one of the true risk/reward short par 4s on the tour with infinite ways to play it and big numbers lurking.
With most difficult courses, there tends to be an emphasis on a golfer’s short game. The course key stats model at RickRunGood.com endorses that sentiment showing that strokes gained/around-the-green and strokes gained/putting are more important at Riviera than most courses on tour. There will be plenty of holes where par is a good score, and most will lean on their short game to accomplish that.
With invitational status, this field shrinks to golfers and the world’s best players will be in attendance. Dustin Johnson, the heavy favorite, makes his return after opting-out of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week. He will be joined by Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and many more. Here are my favorite plays (and a couple golfers most likely to disappoint) in each price range for the Genesis Invitational.
Price range: $9, and above
High Upside: Bryson DeChambeau ($10, DraftKings | $11, FanDuel)
DeChambeau played in the Middle East a few weeks ago, finishing T at the Saudi International. Now he heads to Riviera where he has improved his finishing position every time he has teed it up here. Starting with a WD in , he finished T in , improved to T in and earned a T-5 last season. His distance off the tee will mean plenty of short clubs into these greens and, as he proved at Winged Foot last year, doesn’t mind a difficult course.
Safest Option: Xander Schauffele ($9, DraftKings | $11, FanDuel)
It’s true that Schauffele doesn’t win as much as he should but in terms of safety, there’s no one better. He is in the midst of a 15 tournament stretch where he hasn’t finished outside the top His last eight events have resulted in (six) top-five finishes. As we’ve seen countless times, winning on the PGA Tour is difficult, but Schauffele puts himself in contention nearly every week.
Most Likely To Disappoint: Jordan Spieth ($9, DraftKings | $10, FanDuel)
As much as I am enjoying this Spieth Resurgence, his current salary may have gone too far. His salary is likely being driven by his betting odds, which reflect the public sentiment and not necessarily his true odds of winning a golf tournament. Spieth’s best finish (T-4) at Riviera came in his magical season and he’s finished outside the top 50 in each of his last two trips. There will be more opportunities to roster Spieth in the future, but I’m not thrilled about doing it this week.
Pick To Win: Dustin Johnson ($11, DraftKings | $12, FanDuel)
I’ve vowed to roster Dustin Johnson more frequently in my DFS lineups this year and I’m happy to start right now. Johnson took an extra week of rest instead of playing the AT&T Pebble Beach and won in Saudia Arabia in his last start. Johnson has been excellent at Riviera in his career, earning a victory in and notching six top finishes in his last seven trips.
High Upside: Max Homa ($8, DraftKings | $9, FanDuel)
The stretch of golf that Homa is in right now, is reminiscent of the same time period last year. Last year, he entered the Genesis with three consecutive top finishes and would go on to finish T-5 at Riviera. This year, he has four top 25s in his last four starts including a T-7 finish last week. The flashes we saw on Sunday last week prove the upside for Homa is real and we will see if he can keep it going this week at Riviera.
Safest Option: Adam Scott ($9, DraftKings | $10, FanDuel)
After Scott’s win last year, he's only played 11 times. The sample size is small and his results were mediocre but he’s fresh off a T at the Farmers Insurance Open. That’s his best finish during that stretch and he now heads back to Riviera where he has hoisted the trophy on two different occasions. Per the RickRunGood.com golf database, Scott’s average finish at this event is over his 12 starts. That’s the best average finish of any golfer with five-plus starts at this event.
Most Likely To Disappoint: Matthew Wolff ($8, DraftKings |$9, FanDuel)
I’m incredibly bullish long-term on Wolff but am worried about what I’m seeing right now. Over his last five measured starts, he’s lost a total of strokes off-the-tee. To put that into perspective, in the five measured starts before that, he gained a total of strokes. It’s a big concern when a golfer’s best weapon starts to leave him. Additionally, Wolff’s short game is the weakest part of his game and he will be forced to lean on it at Riviera this week.
Pick To Win: Viktor Hovland ($8, DraftKings | $10, FanDuel)
At this time last year, Hovland was ranked th in the world rankings and didn’t play the Genesis. Fast-forward 12 months and Hovland has two wins on his resume and is ranked inside the top 15 in the world. He’s an incredible ball-striker with winning upside. He’s had three close calls in his last four starts, finishing T-3 in Dubai, T-2 at the Farmers and T-6 in Saudi Arabia. It’s just a matter of time before he breaks through again.
High Upside: Henrik Norlander ($7, DraftKings | $8, FanDuel)
Even with a disappointing weekend, Norlander found a way to finish T That’s his worst finish in any of his last four starts. He’s currently at the best Official World Golf Ranking of his career, so it’s safe to say that this is the best golf we’ve ever seen from him. The big takeaway is his ball-striking. Per the RickRunGood.com golf database, there is only one other golfer who has averaged more strokes on approach than Norlander this calendar year. That’s Kyle Stanley who is averaging strokes gained per round to Norlander’s strokes gained per round. Those are the two best averages for golfers with at least 16 measured rounds.
Safest Option: Abraham Ancer ($7, DraftKings | $9, FanDuel)
We haven’t seen Ancer since the American Express, where he finished T Ancer has proven to be one of the best grinders on tour, no matter the conditions nor the field. As we head to Riviera, there are going to be plenty of holes where par is a good score. There’s going to be adversity. Golfers will find success through persistence and patience and Ancer has proven capable of both.
Most Likely To Disappoint: Kevin Streelman ($7, DraftKings |$8, FanDuel)
Streelman lined our pockets last week with another top finish, but his results at Pebble Beach could not be more different from his results at Riviera. He’s missed the cut in three of his last four trips and has never earned a top 25 in 11 career starts. Per the RickRunGood.com golf database,this is the event that he’s played the most in his career without a single top finish.
Pick To Win: Talor Gooch ($7, DraftKings | $8, FanDuel)
It’s rare to find a player in this pricing range who gains strokes in all four major Strokes Gained categories, but Gooch has accomplished that feat. Gooch didn’t blink at the CJ Cup, which had a similar field to the one at Riviera this week, and he finished fifth. In his two starts at The Genesis Invitational, he’s produced a T and T Plenty of signs pointing to Goochas one of the better values of the week.
High Upside: Mackenzie Hughes ($6, DraftKings | $8, FanDuel)
Hughes doesn’t offer much in terms of safety but has more upside than many of his peers. He has eight top finishes in his past 20 starts and many have come in big-time events (BMW Championship, The Northern Trust, the Memorial). He doesn’t blink when conditions get difficult and has one of the better short games on tour. That’s the key to success at Riviera.
Safest Option: Doug Ghim ($6, DraftKings | $8, FanDuel)
Ghim is in the midst of an excellent run of golf right now—making the cut in seven of his last eight events. His most recent three have produced a T-5 at The American Express, T at the Farmers Insurance Open and a T last week at Pebble Beach. He has gained in every strokes-gained category this season but ranks 31st on tour in approach.
Most Likely To Disappoint: Patrick Rodgers ($6, DraftKings | $7, FanDuel)
When you’re down in this range, it’s easy to look for anything to grasp onto to round out your lineups. Many might feel that Rodgers offers some solace with his recent form at Riviera. In the last four years, he hasn’t finished outside the top The problem is Rodgers' recent form, missing four consecutive cuts and six of his last seven.
Pick To Win: Harold Varner III ($6, DraftKings | $8, FanDuel)
Varner touched the lead on Sunday last year before cold-topping his tee shot on the iconic 10th hole. That was the beginning of his implosion and he would go on to finish 13th. The good news for Varner is that he continues to strike the ball well, gaining strokes both off-the-tee and on approach despite missing the cut last week at Pebble Beach. If he can find an average short game for the week, he may be able to contend again.
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15 DFS Golf Picks for the Genesis Invitational
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The Genesis Invitational
Sift through information from this article to aid in your fantasy golf picks for the Genesis Invitational, and check out our PGA Optimizerto make more insightful player selections for your DFS lineups. All the best this week!
Recap from last week: Daniel Berger shot a field best -7 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to win the event by two strokes over Maverick McNealy at - big congrats to him for securing his 4th PGA Tour win! We were treated to amazing golf and scenery as well, I'll never get tired of gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and Pebble Beach!
Preview for The Genesis Invitational: After last week's subpar field, we now get a field that is pretty much a major-caliber one with most of the best players in the world competing. The PGA Tour stays in California but migrates from NoCal to SoCal for an event that has been a mainstay since starting out as simply, the Los Angeles Open. This week concludes the "west coast swing" - we won't see another PGA Tour event played in California until the U.S. Open rolls around in mid-June and the players return to Torrey Pines in San Diego. The tournament record on this particular course surprisingly came way back in when Lanny Wadkins won for his second time in his career with a score of The Riviera Country Club has played host multiple times for this event and has been this tournament's regular home since The past five winners of The Genesis Invitational include Adam Scott in , J.B. Holmes in (named The Genesis Open from ), Bubba Watson in , Dustin Johnson in , and Bubba Watson in (named the Northern Trust Open from ).
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Tournament purse: The purse for this year's event is set at $M, the winner receives $M in prize money and earns himself FedEx Cup points.
Course and key stats: It will be nice to get back to a single course this week after last week's two-course rotation for rounds one and two. The Riviera Country Club is again this year's tournament destination - the track is 7, yards in length, is a par 71, and the greens are poa annua. The winning score over the past decade here ranges from -6 to , so depending on how organizers have the course set up and how the weather conditions play out, the score can vary widely. Some of the key player stats to research this week are strokes gained: ball-striking, driving distance, strokes gained: around the green, and strokes gained: putting (on poa annua).
The field: Last week's full player field takes a bit of a dip this week to players - the top 65 players plus ties will see action in rounds 3 and 4 on the weekend. Bubba Watson has won this event three times in his career, Adam Scott has reigned supreme twice and is the defending champion, and Phil Mickelson has also won twice here as well going back-to-back in and but we won't see him back in action this week. Dustin Johnson, James, Hahn, Charles Howell III, and J.B. Holmes are the four other players who have won here and are also in the field this week. On a scale ranging from A to D, I rank the field strength to be an A+.
Lineup construction strategy this week: Around 60% of the field will make the cut this week so you can get a bit more aggressive with your lineup builds compared to last week. Plus, the field is very strong from top to (almost) bottom so you can easily do stars and scrubs this week and have 6 quality players in each lineup. Going the stars and scrubs route is also good from a unique lineup perspective as the $6K players are mostly all under 5% owned. With a quality field this week it's tempting to spend every dollar you can for each lineup, but it's always a good idea to leave some money on the table if your primary goal is to win a GPP outright.
All the best for putting together some contest wins this week - here are my 15 DFS golf picks which feature my top 3 players from each tier on DraftKings (DK) in no particular order, plus I include player salaries for DK and FanDuel. I consistently provide recent and seasonal finishes for each of my picks, their performance at this event over the last 5 years (when available), and add in some helpful pieces of information, also.
The $10K+ Range
Dustin Johnson (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Johnson is pure fire these days - he's won two of his last three tournaments played - the Masters back in November and the Saudi International two weeks ago on the European Tour. He won this event four years ago and is well-positioned to win for the second time this week. The only knock against DJ this week is his projected high ownership - it's too early to say what that might be right now but I'm forecasting 25%%, so you may want to start your core lineups lower than DJ's $K on DK if a player's high ownership bothers you. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T10, - T9, - T16, - Won, and - 4th.
Jon Rahm (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Rahm is always money in the bank but it's not as much money as fantasy owners have wanted as he has yet to win this season despite having a co-runner-up finish and three T7's, and his worst finish in seven starts is a T Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T17 and - T9.
Justin Thomas (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Thomas is coming off a T13 at the Phoenix Open, and before that he had six straight top 12 finishes including a co-runner-up, a 3rd, a 4th, and a T8. He's consistently in the mix to win any given tournament but has yet to win this season so far - he had three wins last season and I expect him to start winning again soon, he's just too good not to have at least a win or two every season. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Cut, - 2nd, - T9, - T39, and - T
The $9K Range
Patrick Cantlay (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Cantlay won the ZOZO Championship earlier this season, was runner-up at The American Express two starts ago, is coming off a T3 last week, his worst finish over his last five starts is a T17, and has finished no lower than T43 this season which came at the U.S. Open. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T17, - T15, and - T4.
Tony Finau (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Finau still only has his solo PGA Tour win and that came at the subpar Puerto Rico Open back in , but he's getting closer and closer to winning again as he has co-runner-up finishes over his last two starts between the PGA and European Tour, was solo 4th three starts ago at The American Express, and has 5 top 10's in nine starts so far this season. If he keeps playing like this he will hoist another trophy, he just has to put his weekend demons behind him and perform well in BOTH rounds 3 and 4 to notch his first significant win in his career. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T51, - T15, - T2, - Cut, and - Cut.
Adam Scott (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - The defending champion is coming off his first top 10 of the season with a T10 at the Farmers Insurance Open, and has done no worse than T Scott has won this event twice in his career and while I don't think he will pull down his third win this week, I do think he should do well enough to pay off his DFS salary numbers. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Won, - T7, - T53, - T11, and - T2.
The $8K Range
Bubba Watson (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Three-time winner, Bubba Watson, is coming off his best finish since October with a T22 two weeks ago at the Phoenix Open - he also has two top 7's to his name this season. Some of his most impressive stats this season include being 3rd in strokes gained: tee-to-green, 6th in strokes gained: off-the-tee, 11th in strokes gained: approach the green, and 20th strokes gained: total. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Cut, - T15, - Won, and - Won.
Viktor Hovland (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Hovland won four starts ago in Mexico at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, was co-runner-up in his most recent start on the PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open, and had a T6 in his most recent start which came on the European Tour at the Saudi International two weeks ago. When his putter and approach are working then he tends to do quite well - everything is spot on right now. The only concern is that he hasn't played in this tournament before, but his game plays well everywhere and he should be ready to rock and roll after getting in some practice rounds.
Joaquin Niemann (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Niemann has been most impressive over his past two starts with a runner-up at the Tournament of Champions, and he was co-runner-up at the Sony Open a month ago. Outside of a T44, he has finished no worse than T23 this season in eight starts total. The majority of his stats are incredible to look at, and he's an outstanding scorer too as he's 2nd in birdie average and 5th in scoring average overall. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Cut and - T
The $7K Range
Cameron Davis (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Davis has been quite good over his past four starts with a solo 3rd at The American Express, he's coming off a T14 last week, and has two other top 32's during this stretch which started a month ago. The Aussie's game just keeps getting better and better, and he's an excellent value play this week as a result. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Cut.
Sergio Garcia (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Since early October, Garcia has been quite good for most of his starts - he won the Sanderson Farms Championship, was T11 at the Tournament of Champions, and in his last two events, he was T6 and T12 on the European Tour. Sergio hasn't really caught my eye for a long time, but he seems to be finding his sweet touch again and has become fantasy relevant once again. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T37, - T37, - T49, - Cut.
Carlos Ortiz (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Ortiz has found another gear since winning the Houston Open back in November - he's coming off a T4 at the Phoenix Open, was T8 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, and has finished no lower than T37 over his last seven starts. None of his stats are super-elite this season, but he's 15th in eagle average and 22nd in birdie average, so he knows how to rack up the fantasy points for his owners. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - T26 and - T9.
The $6K Range
Michael Thompson (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - This field is fantastic, but just like most weeks, the $6K range on DK once again is a bit underwhelming. There's some decent talent in the cheap range but most of them have considerable risk attached to them. Thompson is one of my favorite plays in this range as he's 8 for 10, had a T5 three starts ago, and outside of his sole missed cut in his last six starts - his worst finish is a T34 which came last week. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: - Cut and - T7.
Matthew NeSmith (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - NeSmith is 2nd in greens in regulation percentage, 8th in strokes gained: approach the green, 20th in strokes gained: tee-to-green, and 35th in strokes gained: total. Not bad stats at all for a guy in the $6K range on DK in a high-caliber field. He's 7 for 11, has two top 10's including a T7 two starts ago at the Phoenix Open, is coming off a T16 last week, and has five top 17's. He's a rookie this week, but don't hold that against him.
Richy Werenski (Salary: DraftKings - $K, FanDuel - $K) - Werenski has three top 24's in his last five starts, has only missed a single cut in his last four starts, and is 7 for 11 overall. He makes his first start at this event this week, and while he's not the safest play on the board, he's one of the better options with upside in the $6K range on DK.
Recapping my 15 pick's finishes from last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
The $10K+ Range
- Patrick Cantlay - T3
- Daniel Berger - Won
- Paul Casey - T5
The $9K Range
- Will Zalatoris - T55
- Cameron Davis - T14
- Francesco Molinari - 59th
The $8K Range
- Kevin Streelman - 13th
- Brian Harman - T39
- Matt Jones - T34
The $7K Range
- Bo Hoag - Cut
- Chris Kirk - T16
- Doug Ghim - T21
The $6K Range
- Davis Riley - Cut
- Ted Potter Jr. - Cut
- Chase Seiffert - Cut
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Famed Riviera Country Club has long been a playground for Hollywood's elite, but it is also a long-time PGA Tour stop that welcomes the Genesis Invitational beginning Thursday. The first tee times are at a.m. ET. The player field includes Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, all of whom could dot PGA DFS lineups this week. But is a winning strategy at Riviera one that anchors with a big name, or one that has a mix of household-name players and lesser-known pros that are riding a hot hand?
Do you go with Johnson, McIlroy, Rahm or Koepka this week with your Genesis Invitational DFS picks? And who else should you be eyeing as part of your PGA DFS strategy? Before entering any PGA DFS tournaments or cash games for the Genesis Invitational, you'll want to see the top PGA DFS picks and daily Fantasy golf advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS pro with nearly $2 million in career winnings, and he's been red-hot on his PGA Tour picks this season. McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every tournament 10, times, taking factors like statistical trends, past results and current form into account. This allows him to find the best PGA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any PGA DFS player.
Last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, McClure was all over Daniel Berger at $10, on DraftKings and $11, on FanDuel. The result: Berger finished on top of the leaderboard, recording his fourth PGA Tour victory. Anybody who had him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable weekend.
In addition, McClure's model is up over $11, on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. This is the same model that has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend.
Now, McClure has set his sights on this week's event and revealed his optimal PGA DFS advice, strategy and player pool. Head to SportsLine now to see his top daily Fantasy golf picks for the Genesis Invitational.
Top Genesis Invitational PGA DFS picks
One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the Genesis Invitational Matthew Wolff at $8, on DraftKings and $9, on FanDuel. Wolff's price tag makes him an extremely affordable piece for PGA DFS lineups this week. That's because the year-old has become one of the most consistent putters on tour.
In fact, Wolff enters the Genesis Invitational ranked 25th in total putting () and 28th in putting average (). Wolff also ranks fifth on the PGA Tour in driving distance () and 17th in strokes gained: approach the green (). Wolff is a complete steal at this price point, so confidently lock him in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return this week at Riviera Country Club.
McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Viktor Hovland at $8, on DraftKings and $10, on FanDuel. Hovland's potential makes him an extremely valuable piece for PGA DFS rosters this week. That's because the year-old has become one of the most consistent ball-strikers on tour.
Hovland tees off in the Genesis Invitational ranked eighth on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation, hitting percent of them this season. Couple that talent with being third on tour in sand saves, and it is no wonder Hovland won the Mayakoba Golf Classic and is fifth in the FedEx Cup points standings. Hovland is making his maiden trip to Riviera as one of the best all-around young players in the world, and McClure loves him as part of your PGA DFS lineups at the Genesis Invitational.
How to set your Genesis Invitational PGA DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to blow up this week, giving you a huge return on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your PGA DFS contests or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So what are the top PGA DFS picks for the Genesis Invitational? And which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the expert who's made nearly $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, to find out.
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Fantasy Golf: Genesis Invitational Draftkings Player Picks
The PGA Tour continues its journey across the west coast this week presenting fantasy golf fans with the Genesis Invitational. This event is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the Tour schedule each and every year. The field for this weeks Genesis Invitational will be far different from last weeks rather weak AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. This start studded field will no doubt present a challenge to the fantasy golf community. Having stated that, lets get to my Draftkings player selections to see if we can win some money!
*Before I discuss my fantasy golf player selections I wanted to clearly state that the purpose ofthis article is not to provide a specific lineup. Having stated that, this article will provide multiple player options in an effort to assist the reader in generating a unique lineup that will hopefully have the potential to win a Draftkings GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest!
Here are my Draftkings player selections for this weeks Genesis Invitational.
Patrick Cantlay $9,
Cantlay arrives at this weeks event on the heels of three consecutive top 13 finishes on the PGA Tour, including a second place result at the American Express last month.
In relation to this week’s current listed Genesis Invitational field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Cantlay ranks first in strokes gained putting, fifth in strokes gained tee to green, and fifth in Draftkings points scored.
The California native has historically played well in his home state. I fully expect that to continue this week.
Bubba Watson $8,
The American has always been a golfer that plays very well on specific golf courses. For example, Bubba has historically played outstanding at Augusta National. For those readers that are not aware, Watson has a number of quality finishes at the Masters, including two wins in and
Another golf course that Watson clearly loves to play is the Riviera Country Club which has traditionally hosted the Genesis Invitational. How well has Watson performed at the Genesis? Since , Bubba has won the Genesis Invitational three times (, , ). I like Watsons chances to perform well again at Riviera this week. I absolutely love his Draftkings price of $8, I think he presents outstanding fantasy golf upside at that price point.
Max Homa $8,
The 30 year old has four top 21 finishes in his last five events played on the PGA Tour, including a seventh place result at last weeks AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Carlos Ortiz $7,
Ortiz has four top 14 finishes in his last six events played on the PGA Tour, including a fourth place result at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this month. Additionally, Ortiz finished ninth at the Genesis Invitational.
Kyoung-Hoon Lee $7,
The South Korean fired a final round 68 at the Waste Management Open on his way to a second place finish. I also like the fact that Lee has performed well at the Genesis Invitational in the past. To be more specific, Lee finished 13th at the Genesis Invitational.
Additional golfers I like this week: Dustin Johnson $11, Luke List $7,
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