Fantasy Golf Picks for Charles Schwab

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The PGA Tour will travel to Fort Worth, Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge. You would think that the field would be pretty weak after playing one of the most competitive majors in recent history. That is not the case. 26 of the top-50 golfers in the World Golf Rankings are scheduled to tee it up this week. You need to watch out for withdrawals though. The Charles Schwab Challenge is not an elevated event, so that means the golfers are not required to play. Scottie Scheffler is scheduled to play in his home state, but he may need some time off after a crazy week in Louisville. Just be sure to check your lineups early Thursday morning to ensure your golfers did not withdraw this week.

 

COURSE BREAKDOWN

Colonial Country Club will be the host course this week. It is a par 70 which plays 7,206 yards in length. The only course that has been on the PGA Tour longer than Colonial Country Club is Augusta National (Home of the Masters). Most of the field knows this course well.

Accuracy off the tee is more important than distance at Colonial Country Club. We need to focus our picks on golfers who can hit it straight this week because the trees that line the fairways will cause the golfers a lot of trouble if they cannot find the fairways. This is a second shot course, so strokes gained approach will be an important state this week.

Click here to see the course: Colonial Country Club

 

 

CHARLES SCHAWB KEY STATS

– Shots Gained Tee-to-Green

-Accuracy Off-the-Tee

– Strokes Gained Approach

– Shots Gained Putting (Bentgrass)

 

Here is the recent form and course history for each golfer this week: History and Form

 

TOP 30 GOLFERS

 

 

CORE GOLFERS FOR CHARLES SCHWAB

 

 

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP STRATEGY

There will be 120 golfers in the field this week and the top-65 and ties will make the cut. That means more than half of the field will play all four rounds this week. It should be easier to get 6/6 golfers through the cut this weekend.

I have heard some people in the Fantasy Golf industry talking about fading Scottie Scheffler because of his high price, high ownership and his personal problems. I am not one of those people. I will go all in with Scheffler in my Cash Contest lineups since there are so many good value picks to pair Scheffler with.

My strategy for my Tournament Contests is still to play Scottie Scheffler, but I will also have many shares of Collin Morikawa. These are the two most accurate golfers in the field and they are both in tremendous form. I will build “stars and scrubs” lineups around the two top golfers in the field this week.

 

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER ($13,300): I like to play it safe in my Cash Contest lineups and it doesn’t get any safer than Scheffler. He finished 8th, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st and 1st since February. That is Tiger Woods like dominance. He also finished 3rd and 2nd in his last two Charles Schwab Challenges. I will pay up for Scheffler at his home course.

TAYLOR MOORE ($7,900): Moore is the golfer I will be pairing with Scottie Scheffler a lot this weekend. Moore has made every cut this year (13/13) and 15 in a row dating back to last year. His course history isn’t great, but Moore is a different golfer this year. He finished 12th in the PGA Championship last week. Moore should have a good chance to finish in the top-10 Sunday.

MARK HUBBARB ($7,700): I like golfers who are good at making the cut with some upside to finish in the top-five in my Cash Contest lineup. Hubbarb checks both boxes. He has made every cut this year (13/13) and 17 cuts in a row dating back to last year. Hubbarb has never missed the cut at the Charles Schwab (5/5) and that includes a 9th-place finish last year. Hubbarb is the perfect golfer for Cash Contest lineups.

ADAM SCHENK ($7,400): Schenk missed the cut last week at the PGA Championship by one shot, but he made seven consecutive cuts before last week’s major. Do you like course history? Schenk has it. He lost in a playoff last year at the Charles Schwab. I will play Schenk this week and hope he repeats what he did last year in this tournament.

BRENDON TODD ($7,000): Todd has the recent form and course history to play well this week. He has made four cuts in a row on the PGA Tour and he finished 3rd at the Charles Schwab in 2022 and 8th in 2021. Todd ranks 3rd in the field in accuracy off-the-tee. The gives me the top-three most accurate golfers in my Cash Contest lineups.

SEONGHYEON KIM ($6,700): S-H Kim is in good form and his game should set up well for Colonial Country Club. Kim has made 7 of his last 8 cuts on the PGA Tour. He ranks 24th in accuracy off-the-tee, so Kim should be able to keep his tee-shot in the fairway and out of the trees. All I need Kim to do is make the cut. I think he can do it this week.  

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

COLLIN MORIKAWA ($11,000): I will have many lineups with Scottie Scheffler in my Multi-Entry file (attached below), so I will start this Tournament Contest lineup with Morikawa. He ranks 2nd in accuracy off-the-tee, he form is excellent (finished in the top-16 in his last four tournaments) and his course history is good (Morikawa finished 2nd at the Charles Schwab in 2020). Morikowa will have a good chance to win the trophy Sunday if Scheffler slips up this week.

HARRIS ENGLISH ($9,000): English is in good form, mostly because of his strong tee-to-green game. English has made 12/13 cuts this year. That includes an 18th-place finish last week at the PGA Championship. English has also made 6/7 cuts at the Charles Schwab. He finished 12th here last year. I expect a top-10 from English this week.

THOMAS DETRY ($8,000): Detry had a good chance to win the PGA Championship last week, but he wasn’t able to keep up with Xander Schauffele and finished 4th. Detry also finished 2nd in Texas at the Houston Open. Detry ranks No. 1 in the field in SG Putting (Bentgrass). Detry will have a good chance to win if his tee-to-green game is hot.

AUSTIN ECKROAT ($7,500): Eckroat is one of the best value picks in the field this week. He has made 7 of his last 8 cuts on the PGA Tour. That includes a win at the Cognizant Classic and an 18th-place finish last week at the PGA Championship. Eckoat ranks 7th in accuracy off-the-tee, so he should be able to keep it in the short grass this week. Eckroat finished 6th in this tournament last year. I think he can do it again this year.

ANDREW PUTNAM ($7,400): Putnam is just too cheap to pass up at the Charles Schwab. Putnam has made 7 of his last 8 cuts on the PGA Tour. He has also had some success at Colonial Country Club. Putnam finished 29th last year, 15th in 2022 and 3rd in 2019. Putnam ranks 18th in accuracy off-the-tee, so he should keep the ball in play with many scoring chances this week.

ROBERT MACINTYRE ($7,000): MacIntyre is playing some good golf right now. He finished 8th last week in the PGA Championship and 13th two weeks ago at Myrtle Beach. This is his first trip to Colonial Country Club, but I am not worried about it. I will take my chances with MacIntyre at the Charles Schwab.

 

Here are my lineups for Multi-Entry Tournament Contest: (Multi Entry Lineups)

 

 

FANDUEL CASH CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

FANDUEL TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

 

PGATOUR.COM FANTASY PICKS

This is the 10th tournament in Segment 2. There are 11 tournaments in this segment (one more than usual). There is no need to save allocations this week. Simply play the best lineup available, because the golfers who play this week likely will not tee it up next week in Canada.

** I do not have any allocations left with Scottie Scheffler or Collin Morikawa. I would use them over my bench players if they are available for your team.

 

FANTASY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ONE & DONE PICK:  COLLIN MORIKAWA (CHARLES SCHWAB)

Players in Fantasy Golf Championship One & Done so far: Books Koepka (26th), Wyndham Clark (47th), Tom Hoge (41st), Matthew Fitzpatrick (28th), Jon Rahm (45th), Hideki Matsuyama (7th), Will Zalatoris (74th), Maverick McNealy (45th), Justin Thomas (MC), Scottie Scheffler (Won), Russell Henley (41st), Tony Finau (13TH), Sahith Theegala (37th), Sam Burns (3rd), Max Homa (66th), Jason Day (MC), Taylor Montgomery (61st), Corey Conners (57th)

 

SEASON-LONG ONE & DONE PICK:  COLLIN MORIKAWA (CHARLES SCHWAB)

One & Done picks used so far this season: Bryson DeChambeau (2nd), Max Homa (8th), K.H. Lee (59th), Adam Hadwin (10TH), Patrick Cantlay (3rd), Jon Rahm (45th), Corey Conners (25th), Keith Mitchell (MC), Sam Burns (MC), Shane Lowry (19th), Matthew Fitzpatrick (MC), Eric Cole (MC), Nicolai Hojgaard (52nd), Adam Scott (19th), J.T. Poston (MC), Jordan Spieth (39th), Keegan Bradley (43rd), Andrew Putnam (47th), Russell Henley (4th), Sungae Im (5th), Alex Noran (Won), Beau Hossler (15TH), Min Woo Lee (6th), Adam Schenk (MC), Eric Cole (35TH), Sahith Theegala (Won)

 

 

CHARLES SCHWAB BEST BETS

COLLIN MORIKAWA (12-1)

HARRIS ENGLISH (30-1)

THOMAS DETRY (50-1)

AUSTIN ECKROAT (50-1)

TAYLOR MOORE (55-1)

 

Good Luck This Week!!!!

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