Zen Moment: Enlightened DFS Picks for The PGA Championship

Is picking players in DFS golf as tough as maintaining the same smooth swing for 18 holes worth? I guess so, at least for me, for after a couple of strong weeks, I seem to have lost my groove. But, as we all know, the only solution for that is to work through the issue, and that means this week our picks and the pros point to the PGA Championship–the final Major of the season–taking place at The Bellerive Country Club, in St. Louis.

Last week’s WPG at Firestone gave us some long holes at 7400 yards, but the Bellerive outdistances again, logging in at 7547 yards with a par of 72.

Among the beastly holes at Bellerive are a pair of fives–#8 at 618 and #17 at 608–along with a pair of shorter targets, with four threes with a long of 237 and short of 184. The leaves the balance of fours averaging 440 yards, with a short of 376 and very long of 494.

What can I say? The big hitters are in, with eyes on defending champ Justin Thomas, and a sun that should be shining, in the mid-80’s, although potentially muggy for it is the midwest.

As usual, I’m playing the $1 Triple Up at FantasyDraft, a format I really like because they drop the low score from your seven-man roster ($100K cap) for the weekend, so sign up and see if you can beat me!

Justin Thomas ($16,000): 

Well, a little of this is the mojo of the defending champ, but Thomas is hot this time of year, having just won the Firestone, with 16 cuts made over 17 tries and 128 FPPT.

Tommy Fleetwood ($15,800):

Uh oh, it’s manlove, and Fleetwood is just both good and hot. Twelve of 13 cuts made, and 118.5 FFPT, with three top 20’s in a row.

Henrik Stenson ($15,100): 

Stenson ranks #3 at hitting the green from 150-175 out (he was knocked out of the first place slot this past week) nailing 72.90% of his shots. And, he has 11 of 12 cuts made.

Tony Finau ($14,800): 

Finau ranks #10 in the Fed Ex series and is coming off a #10 finish at the Bridgestone and has been very consistent over 82 rounds on the tour this year, with 19 of 22 cuts made.

Patrick Cantlay ($14,100): 

Cantlay ranks a solid #21 between 150-175 and has 15 cuts of 17 tries adding to the consistency bin. 

Stuart Cink ($11.300): 

Cink has been a solid sleeper all season, at least for me and does have some distance hits in him. Cink is averaging 102.65 FFPT so holding that mean–he has made 16 of 22 cuts as well–means my team at large should be competitive.

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