DraftKings PGA Picks for Wells Fargo Championship


The PGA Tour travels to Wilmington, North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship. This tournament is usually played at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina but that course is preparing to host The Players Championship next week.

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Eagle Point Golf Club has been compared to Augusta National because of the upkeep of the course and conditions of the greens. The course is only one mile from the ocean so wind could be a factor. The course is 7,400 yards in length so bombers will have an advantage. The greens have many different tiers so accuracy to the green will be very important this week.

Weather could come into play this week. The forecast is for heavy rain Friday morning. The players who tee off Thursday morning and Friday afternoon will have the advantage.


Dustin Johnson This Week

Dustin Johnson $13,000: DJ is has his own price range this week. He is $2K more expensive than any other golfer in the field. Most people will be fading DJ because of his price and his recent injury. I will be taking advantage of his lower ownership this week because I doubt the injury will be a factor. He would not be playing this event with The Players Championship next week if he was injured. Whenever you can get DJ at a lower ownership, you should do it.


Top Golfers for $11K – $10K This Week

Jon Rahm $11,000: I will be building a lot of lineups around Rahm this week. He does not have any experience at this course but that has not stopped him this season. Rahm has made every cut this season and has an average finish of 7th in the five tournaments before the Masters. He won the Farmers Insurance Open this year and he could add win No. 2 to his resume this week.

Phil Mickelson $10,200: Phil is hard to trust. When I select him he finishes in the middle of the pack. When I fade him he finishes near the top of the leader board. Since this course requires being good with their short irons, I will include Mickelson in my rankings. He is the best on tour with a wedge in his hands. He just needs to flat stick to get hot this week.

Adam Scott $10,000: Scott will be a good Tournament Contest play this week. Out of all of the higher priced golfers, Scott should be the lowest owned. He has not been great this season but he did finish 9th in the Masters. The Aussie could heat up at any time so it may not be a bad idea to take a chance with him.


Top Golfers for $9K This Week

Paul Casey $9,900: Casey is my No. 2 golfer this week behind DJ. Casey has been very good this year off the tee and good on the greens. His weakness has been his long irons. The course this week will not require Casey to pull many long irons out of his bag. Casey has made seven straight cuts and finished 6th at the Masters. He is a great play this week.

Web Simpson $9,700: Is a member of Eagle Point Golf Club and his caddy said on the SiriusXM Golf Channel that Simpson usually plays 30-40 rounds of golf at this course each year. No golfer will know where to place the ball and how the greens roll better than Simpson this week. His recent form is not great but a trip back home should fix his game.

Bill Haas $9,500: Haas is another North Carolina native who has experience at this course. His price is a little higher than I want to pay but he should have a good chance at a top-10 finish this week. He has seven finishes in the top 20 and Haas has made 6/7 cuts this season.


Top Golfers for $8K This Week

Lucas Glover $8,600: Glover is a good course fit this week. His length off the tee should require a short iron into the green. That is his specially. He is a good Cash Contest play because he has made 7/8 cuts this season and he should be around to play the weekend in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Kevin Kisner $8,400: Kisner will be one of the top picks in the field if the winds off the ocean come into play. Thursday and Friday are supposed to have the most wind so this should ensure Kisner makes the cut. His low ball trajectory allows him to beat the field on windy days. Kisner is another great Cash Contest play because he has not missed a cut all season.

Daniel Berger $8,300: Has been hit or miss this season. When he is good he tends to finish in the top 10. When he is bad he tends to miss the cut. The “good” Daniel Berger should show up this week. Berger is one of the best in the field at scoring birdies and that is what you need in DraftKings. He is 14th on tour in birdie percentage. Berger is a good play for Tournament Contest.


Top Golfers for $7K This Week

William McGirt $7,900: McGirt is another player from North Carolina who plays this course regularly. He enters the tournament in good form. McGirt finished 3rd in his last tournament (RBC Heritage) and he finished 22nd at The Masters. He is another good Cash Contest play this week.

JT Poston $7,700: Poston is on the list because of his recent form. He has made seven cuts in a row and nine of his last 10. He played pretty well in his last tournament in Texas (Valero Open) with a 27th-place finish. I doubt many people will use him so he could be a good player to sneak into your Tournament Contest lineup this week.

Martin Laird $7,100: “Part Marty” (as fantasy golf expert Pat Mayo likes to call him) is a fine play this week. He is another golfer who resides in North Carolina and knows this course well.  He enters the tournament in good form. He finished 18th in his last start at the Valero Texas Open and he has made 8/9 cuts this season. I have been using Laird a lot lately and he has been paying off me.


Top Golfers for $6K This Week

Shane Lowery $6,900: Lowery is underpriced this week. He enters the tournament in not so great form (probably why his price is down). He missed the cut at the Genesis Open and The Masters, but the tournament this week fits his game much better than those courses. The Irishman is good in the wind and rain so if the weather comes into play, Lowery is a golfer you will want in your lineups.

Nick Watney $6,600: Watney is a risky play this week that could pay off. His price is low because he missed his last two cuts (Shell Houston Open and Valero Texas Open). Maybe Watney just doesn’t play well in Texas. He finished 14th in his previous two events (Valspar Championship and The Honda Classic). Watney played very well with Charlie Hoffman last week. The team finished 5th and Watney made most of the key shots. For $6,600 I will roll the dice that his momentum carries over into this week.

Graeme McDowell $6,500: The Irishman is one of the best choices this week because of his ridiculously cheap price and his ability to make the cut. McDowell has made 8/9 cuts this season. That is all you need from a player at this price. It also helps that he plays well in the wind and rain, just in case weather is a factor this week.

Harold Varner $6,300: Varner will be in all of my lineups this week. He is severely underpriced. He lives in North Carolina and went to school at East Carolina University which is not far from Wilmington. Varner has a lot of experience on this course and his recent form is good. Varner He has made five cuts in a row. He should easily make the weekend.

Carl Peterson $6,200: Do you want a sleeper pick this week? Carl is your man. He is a member of Eagle Point Golf Club and he holds the course record on the course. If that is not enough to sell you on him, he is only $6,200. Why not take a flyer on Carl in some Tournament Contest this week?


Tournament Lineup 1

Jon Rahm $11,000 (7/7 Cuts Made) 88.3 Avg.

Paul Casey $9,900 (7/8 Cuts Made) 66.1 Avg.

Kevin Kisner $8,400 (8/8 Cuts Made) 80.3 Avg.

William McGirt $7,900 (7/13 Cuts Made) 69.2 Avg.

Graeme McDowell $6,500 (8/9 Cuts Made) 66.2 Avg.

Harold Varner $6,300 (8/13 Cuts Made) 57.5 Avg.


Tournament Lineup 2

Dustin Johnson $13,000 (6/7 Cuts Made) 87.1 Avg.

Paul Casey $9,900 (7/8 Cuts Made) 66.1 Avg.

Martin Laird $7,100 (8/9 Cuts Made) 64.1 Avg.

Shane Lowery $6,900 (4/6 Cuts Made) 56.9 Avg.

Nick Watney $6,600 (4/8 Cuts Made) 52.6 Avg.

Harold Varner $6,300 (8/13 Cuts Made) 57.5 Avg.


Tournament Lineup 3

Adam Scott $10,000 (5/6 Cuts Made) 70.1 Avg.

Paul Casey $9,900 (7/8 Cuts Made) 66.1 Avg.

Kevin Kisner $8,400 (8/8 Cuts Made) 80.3 Avg.

Daniel Berger $8,300 (6/9 Cuts Made) 65.2 Avg.

Martin Laird $7,100 (8/9 Cuts Made) 64.1 Avg.

Harold Varner $6,300 (8/13 Cuts Made) 57.5 Avg.


DraftKings Cash Lineup  (50/50 or Double-Ups)

Jon Rahm $11,000 (7/7 Cuts Made) 88.3 Avg.

Lucas Glover $8,600 (7/8 Cuts Made) 66.4 Avg

Kevin Kisner $8,400 (8/8 Cuts Made) 80.3 Avg.

J.B. Holmes $8,000 (7/8 Cuts Made) 68.1 Avg.

Martin Laird $7,100 (8/9 Cuts Made) 64.1 Avg.

Graeme McDowell $6,500 (8/9 Cuts Made) 66.2 Avg.



FanDuel Strategy / Lineup

I am finally starting to figure out the FanDuel Golf contest. I started out by loading my Thursday and Friday lineups with risky picks and my Saturday and Sunday lineups with the studs I know will make the cut. This strategy worked well but I found my new strategy to score more points.

I have been throwing in some of the stud golfers into my Thursday and Friday lineups because even the best golfers have a bad day. If you are going to pay top dollar for a golfer you must insure you get some points out of them. By playing the studs on Thursday and Friday you are guaranteed to get two rounds of golf out of them and if they win the tournament you get bonus points on the weekend. So my advice is to spread the wealth when selecting your FanDuel lineup.


FanDuel Lineup

ROUND 1-2: Kevin Kisner $9,000

ROUND 1-2: Wesley Bryan $7,400

ROUND 1-2: William McGirt $7,400

ROUND 1-2: Emiliano Grillo $7,200


ROUND 3-4: Fracesco Molinari $8,300

ROUND 3-4: Web Simpson $7,300

ROUND 3-4: Lucas Glover $6,900

ROUND 3-4: Luke List $6,500


Good Luck This Week!!!!