Daily Fantasy Golf Rankings, analysis and Picks for The Players Championship
It’s a million-dollar weekend for Daily Fantasy Golf players. DraftKings’ top-prize for the $20 entry is $1,000,000. Somebody is going to win; it might as well be me! If not me, then you.
DFS and BETS took a little different look at The Players field to identify trends to help us narrow down the field of 148 to a few potential winners. Based on the last five-years, we uncovered the following that the previous five The Players’ champs have in common.
None were repeat winners – Sorry Rory McIlroy, you will not be on our squad. (We probably just guaranteed he gets his second consecutive title.)
Each played the prior week and finished no worse than 22nd. The semi-exception being 2017 winner So Woo Kim who played in a team event the week prior to The Players and missed the cut. However, he finished tied for 22nd in an individual event the week prior to the Zurich Open. So, we are going with the standalone tournament as our place marker.
Each also played The Players the year before. How they played in the previous The Players doesn’t matter as Rory and 2016 winner Jason Day missed the cut a year before hoisting the trophy. Rickie Fowler was 77th in 2014 before earning the biggest tour victory of his career in 2015.
The list of golfers who meet the all the criteria includes:
- Rory McIlroy
- Joel Dahmen
- Bryson DeChambeau
- Tom Hoge
- Matthew Fitzpatrick
- Rickie Fowler
- Patrick Reed
- Jason Kokrak
- Keith Mitchell
- Sung Kang
- Sungjae Im
- Marc Leishman
- Tyrrell Hatton
- Danny Willett
- Harris English
- Talor Gooch
- Danny Lee
- Charley Hoffman
DFS and BETS constructed our DraftKings, million-dollar lineup almost exclusively from the 18 who made the full criteria list. Tommy Fleetwood, last year’s runner up being the only exception. He met every rule not including finishing in the top 22 last week.
Last week, we called all of the NBC SportsPredictor matchups correctly. If we only had Tyrrell Hatton as the winner at -4, it would have been $50,000. Maybe, this week.
Here are picks for The Players:
Rory McIlroy versus Jon Rahm: Pick – Rory McIlroy
Justin Thomas versus Patrick Reed: Pick – Justin Thomas
Brooks Koepka versus Dustin Johnson: Pick – Brooks Koepka
Adam Scott versus Webb Simpson: Pick – Adam Scott
Phil Mickelson versus Jordan Spieth: Pick – Jordan Spieth
Jason Day versus Rickie Fowler: Pick – Rickie Fowler
Matt Kuchar versus Bryson DeChambeau: Pick – Bryson DeChambeau
Winner: Marc Leishman -14
Our Full Daily Fantasy Golf Rankings for the 2020 The Players Championship
|Rafa Cabrera Bello|
|Charles Howell III|
|Byeong Hun An|
|Erik Van Rooyen|
|Harold Varner III|
|Si Woo Kim|