DraftKings Fantasy Golf Picks: $1 Million Reasons to Play

The season’s final major is upon us! Which means it’s also the final opportunity for DraftKings golf owners to collect a million dollar payday on PGA Tour action.

The world’s best are in Wisconsin this week, vying for the season’s final shot at major glory while you and I will be at home, on our couches, watching intently as we vie for enough money to live comfortably for a while.


If you don’t get the job done this week, it’s a long eight months until your next opportunity to reign supreme.

This week, I’m employing a number of different strategies. I wouldn’t call it hedging my bets, but instead, a melding of unique methods to produce a winning squad. Here’s who I’m pinning my hopes and dreams to in Kohler:

Rory McIlroy – $11,700 – I’m a little hesitant to take Rory McIlroy as my anchor this week, but ultimately I couldn’t leave him on the bench and beat me. I’ve got to trust that his ankle is 100% (as he claims) and ride, not only his recent track record, but his previous experience at this week’s venue.

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Taking McIlroy doesn’t need too much defending — but I’ll do it anyway. The guy is the reigning PGA Champ, he finished T-3 here in 2010 and has only finished outside the top eight in the season’s final major once.

Louis Oosthuizen – $9,100 – Another guy who is hard to argue against right now is Louis Oosthuizen. Personally, I feel obligated to take him because at both the second and third majors of the year, he beat me pretty badly and cost me some money. I don’t want to be kicking myself for leaving him on the bench again.

Plus, you’ve got to consider how well he’s played, not only lately — but over the course of his career in majors. He’s got the one title from 2010, but could very easily have two or three major victories to his credit by now.

Does he get No. 2 this week? I’d hate to find out without having him on my side.

Brooks Koepka – $7,800 – I may be a year or two ahead of things in predicting this, but Brooks Koepka will win a major very soon. The guy just has too much damn talent. Honestly, I’m kind of shocked he hasn’t parlayed his early season victory into a second or third PGA Tour win.

He was banged up for a while, which I guess explains things. But for a guy who finished T-2 last year at the year’s second major and has won on the biggest stages, it’s just a matter of time. Koepka is healthy now and playing well and I expect a big week from him in Wisconsin.

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Paul Casey – $7,400 – Paul Casey may not win a lot — or, well, hardly ever — but he is a fantasy stud nonetheless. I make this pick with 100% confidence in the Englishman.

There are a few reasons to take Casey here. First of all, his solid play recently is hard to ignore. Two runner-ups on the season make it a good one already, a major championship would make it one for the career.

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Second, in 2010 — the last time this major was held at this venue — Casey made some serious noise, finishing in a tie for 12th in what was a star-studded leaderboard.

Justin Thomas – $7,200 – The next two picks could very well be the steals of the week. Seriously, if you’re not taking Justin Thomas at $7,200, you’re an absolute fool. Good luck finding him that cheap the rest of the season!

Thomas played with the world No. 1 and his good friend on Tuesday and bested Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler 1-up. Think about the money, the trash talk, the pressure of playing in that group? Now, Sunday at a major doesn’t seem so tough, does it? I love Thomas all the time, but this week at this price especially.

Robert Streb – $6,800 – My final pick is another fantasy stud who is coming in as a steal this week: Robert Streb.

This guy is becoming a household name. He’s sniffing the front page of the leaderboard every week. He’s found himself in a couple of playoffs and has notched a PGA Tour win already. To his credit, he always hangs around. Good luck finding a better option in the $6,000-$7,000 range this week.


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