After a long wait, the first major of the golf season is finally here and for the Daily Fantasy Sports players out there, we have some 2020 PGA Championship DFS predictions!
Sportsbooks have been pretty busy since the PGA Tour returned with all the bets that people are looking to place on golf, and sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings are seeing a similar result from those wanting to build Daily Fantasy Lineups.
Now that we are dealing with a major event, there are only going to be more contests and more prizes to give away during the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.
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If you're looking for traditional betting selections, you can find those with the rest of our 2020 PGA Championship predictions. But in the case of DFS, here are some sites to consider using for the upcoming event.
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How To Play DFS Golf
Building a golf lineup is very similar to how it works for football, basketball, or other popular DFS leagues. Since the process is the same on all platforms, we are going to use FanDuel and their prices to explain how thighs work and build our lineups.
After visiting the app and selecting the league you want (PGA in this case), you'll see a few options for contest type. We can tell you right now that the most popular contests before a tournament are full-roster contests, so we will focus on that.
When building a full DFS golf roster on FanDuel, you are given a $60,000 salary cap for six golfers, so an average of $10,000 per selection.
Like all DFS competitions, you build a lineup and your roster earns points based on overall performance. At the end of the tournament, prizes are given out based on the format of the contest, of which there are many kinds.
The golfers projected to do best are given the highest price tags while some lesser-known players are must cheaper, and your goal is to fit the highest-scoring roster possible under the salary cap.
PGA Championship DFS Lineup - FanDuel DFS Golf Picks
Now is the time to reveal our 2020 PGA Championship DFS lineup for FanDuel, which has hundreds of contests for every single event. In addition, the site will also give you a generous deposit bonus, so sign up to Claim A $20 DFS Deposit Bonus From FanDuel!
Once you're set to go, you can make your FanDuel DFS Golf picks, as we've done below for the upcoming event.
- Rory McIlroy ($12,000)
McIlroy comes at a high cost on FanDuel but that's for good reason and you can't go wrong here as long as you can fit the rest of the lineup under budget. He goes top 10 in basically every other major he plays and statistically is as good of a fit as anyone.
If it helps, McIlroy won the 2015 WGC-Cadically Championship match play event at TPC Harding Park.
- Xander Schauffele ($11,200)
There's good reason to be extremely high on the California native going into the event at TPC Harding Park. Schauffele has finished in the top six in five of 11 career majors and in the top 20 in five of six events since the restart.
One of the best tee-to-green and iron players on tour, Schauffele is one of the players peaking at the right time.
- Gary Woodland ($9,800)
Woodland won his first major on the west coast in 2019 and will look to do it again in 2020 at Harding Park, where he made the finals of the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship. This week, we think Woodland's statistical profile is a fit for the course and he could be undervalued from a PGA Championship DFS lineup standpoint.
- Sungjae Im ($9,700)
All Sungjae Im does is play and make cuts, so it's a safe pick from that perspective. He was on fire before the long break and has had some trouble since the restart, placing 10th in the Charles Schwab but faltering most weekends since.
Despite being young, Im is cool, calm, and collected out there. Very little gets to him, and we think that will be the same this week. He placed 42nd at the 2018 PGA Championship before going on to win the 2019 PGA tour rookie of the year.
We look for a better finish in his second try at the event knowing how much Im has improved over the past two seasons, and just played very well at the St. Jude Invitational.
- Abraham Anncer ($9,400)
Ancer is one of the breakout stars of this season, although hardcore fans knew about him long before the December's Presidents Cup and the ensuing performances.
He brings a great deal of balance to your lineup with a strong tee-to-green game, good irons, and good scrambling and putting once you're near the greens. A great option for this price range.
- Joel Dahmen ($8,000)
If you get stuck down in the lower tiers, you're looking for a player who is somewhat of a statistical match, but more you a golfer you think will make the cut. Making the cut is how you compete in any DFS contest but especially large tournaments with tons of entries.
Dahmen has struggled lately and there's no arguing with it. But has made 15 of 18 cuts. Going to need a large improvement in his putting to make any real noise but good enough tee to green and approach game to survive until the weekend.
FanDuel DFS Golf Picks
With a field of this size and with so many stars due to tee it up at TPC Harding Park, there are plenty of great options to choose from other than the ones we went with above.
Consider the following choices from several different price ranges when making FanDuel DFS golf picks for the 2020 PGA Championship:
PGA Championship DFS Picks: Upper Tier ($10,000 & Higher)
- Justin Thomas ($11,600)
Since winning the 2017 PGA Championship, Thomas has finished in the top 25 or higher in all six majors in which he's made the cut (out of nine total). The former world No. 1 also has eight top-10 finishes in 13 events this season and leads the tour in Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green.
- Collin Morikawa ($10,700)
The price may seem high for someone with such little experience in major events, but his game fits the course so budgeting room for Morikawa may be worthwhile. He's got the best approach game on tour this season, does great tee-to-green, and has made 24 of 25 cuts in his short but impressive career.
- Jordan Spieth ($10,500)
Jordan Spieth?!? I know, I know. But believe it or not, Spieth is actually beginning to turn things around a little bit and he could be worth an add. Anything can happen when his putter gets hot, and he's got two strong showings in a row leading up to Harding Park. He's also had five pretty strong PGA Championship performances in a row.
PGA Championship DFS Picks: Middle Tier ($9,000 to $9,900)
- Jason Day ($9,800)
After two great weeks on his home track at Muirfield, Day took the show on the road and finished T-6th at the St. Jude event. With a stellar approach game and a putter that makes him look like the Jason Day of old, the Australian will look for a fourth consecutive top-10 finish at the 2020 PGA Championship.
- Daniel Berger ($9,700)
Berger is having a stellar season across the board. When it comes to strokes gained, his tee-to-green, putting, and approach games rank inside the top 25 on tour and he's got nine top-25 finishes in 13 events. Sometimes, you need to ride a hot hand.
- Matthew Fitzpatrick ($9,300)
Fitzpatrick has finished T-6th or better in each of his last two events played, which is exactly where you want to be going into a major. He's a guy who makes every cut (10 of 11 this season) and is one of the great putters in the game, which could keep him in a decent place this week.
PGA Championship DFS Picks: Bottom Tier ($8,900 & Under)
- Erik van Rooyen ($8,500)
EVR disappointed as a popular pick at TPC Twin Cities a few weeks ago, but his performance in these types of tournaments can't be overlooked. van Rooyen posted a T-43rd at 2019 US Open and in the three majors before that, went T-20 or better in all of them. That includes a T-8th at last year's PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.
- Adam Hadwin ($8,500)
Hadwin comes at the same price as EVR, so this would just be a preference thing. Overall, Hadwin has been decent since the restart, at least making the cut reliably. Once you're down in this range you could do a lot worse than ranking 42nd in SG: Approach and 29th in SG: Putting going into a course like this one.