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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy lead the way in King of the Pines contest

The unofficial real start of the PGA Tour season takes place in San Diego this weekend. We break down the King of the Pines contest and some sleepers.

Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava line up a putt on the 12th green during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course - South Course. Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 PGA Tour season is already underway, but this weekend marks the unofficial start of the season for the big names. The Farmers Insurance Open gets going on Thursday, January 23rd at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

The big names will be on hand, with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and plenty others making their American 2020 debuts. Woods and others opened their 2020 seasons in a late 2019 Japanese tournament — the ZOZO Championship. Woods won that one, followed by Hideki Matsuyama, and then McIlroy.

DraftKings is back with their King of the Pines daily fantasy golf contest. You earn points based on hole-by-hole performance, streaky play, and final tournament finishes.

The big names will be popular, with Tiger Woods certain to be rostered on as many teams as you can imagine. The key will be figuring out your sleeper options further down the list. Jason Day is an intriguing option, and while he’s $9,000, there’s history on your side. He has 12 career victories, and two of them have come at Torrey Pines. He’s coming off injury and hasn’t won since 2018, but he finished fifth at Torrey Pines a year ago.

If you’re looking for long shots, Henrik Norlander ($6,500) is off to a solid start in the 2020 season. He finished ninth at the Sony Open and fifth at the RSM Classic. He started and finished the Amex brutally, but put up a pair of 66s in the middle rounds. In three appearances at Torrey Pines, he’s missed the cut twice and finished 43rd in 2016. For the price, there’s a lot of value given his performances the past couple months.

Farmers Insurance Open salaries

Name Salary AvgPointsPerGame
Name Salary AvgPointsPerGame
Rory McIlroy 11600 123.75
Jon Rahm 11300 101
Tiger Woods 10800 122
Justin Rose 10300 98.75
Xander Schauffele 10100 101.88
Hideki Matsuyama 9900 86
Rickie Fowler 9700 93.67
Gary Woodland 9500 94.2
Tony Finau 9300 75.58
Patrick Reed 9200 84.6
Sungjae Im 9100 89.38
Jason Day 9000 61.5
Collin Morikawa 8900 81.08
Scottie Scheffler 8800 96.06
Cameron Smith 8700 86.64
Joaquin Niemann 8600 71.44
Jordan Spieth 8500 70.12
Brandt Snedeker 8400 74
Marc Leishman 8300 59
Matthew Wolff 8200 75.6
Billy Horschel 8100 65.33
Ryan Palmer 8000 85.7
Francesco Molinari 7900 65
Lanto Griffin 7900 82.4
Emiliano Grillo 7800 60.64
Cameron Champ 7800 79.94
Byeong Hun An 7700 71.69
Jason Kokrak 7700 57
Russell Knox 7600 71.94
Bud Cauley 7600 68.83
Bubba Watson 7500 60
Phil Mickelson 7500 61.3
Joel Dahmen 7400 66
Harris English 7400 84.93
Sebastian Munoz 7300 76
Keegan Bradley 7300 59.57
Matt Jones 7300 64
Talor Gooch 7200 68.25
Nick Watney 7200 62.14
Rory Sabbatini 7200 67.29
Lucas Glover 7200 59.93
Cameron Tringale 7100 77.79
Sam Burns 7100 48.08
Danny Lee 7100 72.36
Denny McCarthy 7100 87.62
Brendan Steele 7100 70.12
Jhonattan Vegas 7000 52.08
Cameron Davis 7000 53.44
Sam Ryder 7000 58.4
Dylan Frittelli 7000 69.39
Pat Perez 7000 75.75
Tom Hoge 6900 60.25
Sepp Straka 6900 48.7
Harold Varner III 6900 74.64
Carlos Ortiz 6900 83.31
J.B. Holmes 6900 39.67
Scott Stallings 6900 67.81
Michael Thompson 6800 50.07
Beau Hossler 6800 62.94
Adam Schenk 6800 54.3
Grayson Murray 6800 45.5
Sung Kang 6800 62.07
Kyle Stanley 6800 50.19
Kevin Tway 6700 56.25
Keith Mitchell 6700 50.79
Bill Haas 6700 51.58
Bronson Burgoon 6700 72.06
Kevin Streelman 6700 50.17
C.T. Pan 6700 53.2
Luke List 6700 55.72
Charley Hoffman 6600 59.29
Jimmy Walker 6600 45.25
Wyndham Clark 6600 49.64
Chesson Hadley 6600 68.64
Peter Uihlein 6600 57.5
Maverick McNealy 6600 69.94
Matthew NeSmith 6600 59.56
Max Homa 6500 59.75
D.J. Trahan 6500 70.64
Bo Hoag 6500 65.75
Harry Higgs 6500 66.75
Stewart Cink 6500 75
Doc Redman 6500 64.1
Lucas Bjerregaard 6500 48.17
Henrik Norlander 6500 61.55
Wes Roach 6500 64.93
Patrick Rodgers 6400 56.3
Peter Malnati 6400 52.94
Steve Stricker 6400 56.5
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 6400 51.9
Scott Harrington 6400 66.22
Austin Cook 6400 50.81
Chase Seiffert 6400 59.89
Martin Laird 6400 52.06
Tim Wilkinson 6300 60.83
Rob Oppenheim 6300 58.05
Roger Sloan 6300 44.81
Anirban Lahiri 6300 48.31
Jason Dufner 6300 38.14
Hank Lebioda 6300 61.28
Brandon Wu 6300 69
Patton Kizzire 6300 46.5
Xinjun Zhang 6300 63.3
Ted Potter Jr. 6300 44.57
Seung-Yul Noh 6200 53.5
Robby Shelton 6200 56.35
Joseph Bramlett 6200 54.57
Zac Blair 6200 55.5
Mackenzie Hughes 6200 38.94
Richy Werenski 6200 68.88
Robert Streb 6200 55.22
Fabian Gomez 6200 62.06
J.J. Spaun 6200 48.33
Kramer Hickok 6200 48.33
Sebastian Cappelen 6200 59.25
Aaron Baddeley 6200 57.92
Chris Stroud 6100 55.83
Scott Brown 6100 47.06
Justin Suh 6100 24
Jim Herman 6100 40.5
Michael Gellerman 6100 45.56
Ryan Brehm 6100 51.7
Doug Ghim 6100 41.93
Kristoffer Ventura 6100 48.22
Nelson Ledesma 6100 38.3
John Huh 6100 59.3
Cameron Percy 6100 57.38
Dominic Bozzelli 6100 60.36
Matt Every 6100 50.71
Tyler McCumber 6100 54.33
Zack Sucher 6100 49.75
Brandon Hagy 6000 40.62
Vince Covello 6000 37.25
Will Gordon 6000 47.62
Alex Beach 6000 18.5
Chris Baker 6000 39.44
Kevin Stadler 6000 26
Rhein Gibson 6000 56.75
Michael Gligic 6000 47.83
Jamie Lovemark 6000 37.38
K.J. Choi 6000 44.5
Patrick Martin 6000 0
Satoshi Kodaira 6000 43.75
Graham DeLaet 6000 39
Vincent Whaley 6000 43.14
Isaiah Salinda 6000 64.83
Michael Block 6000 0
Martin Trainer 6000 26.5
Trey Mullinax 6000 0
Hunter Mahan 6000 27.75
Mark Anderson 6000 49.36
John Senden 6000 33.25
Ben Taylor 6000 47.1
Rafael Campos 6000 52.94
Jacob Bergeron 6000 0
Harry Hall 6000 86.5
KK Limbhasut 6000 0
Eddie Olson 6000 0