The PGA Tour is back with the Charles Schwab Challenge this week at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a bigger deal than usual since so many sports are on pause right now. It thrusts the PGA into the spotlight for a change. Because of this, there are plenty of contests up on DraftKings, including the PGA Tour Milly Maker. Here we’ll go over some top plays on DK in each price range for the Classic contest. You’ll need to get your lineups in by 6 a.m. ET on Thursday to compete in the Millionaire contest.
Justin Thomas ($10,600)
There are four golfers in the field priced over $10K on DraftKings. JT, Rory McIlroy ($11,800), Jon Rahm ($11,000) and Bryson DeChambeau ($10,100). I think we can get the most leverage on a top golfer in Thomas, assuming projections on the other three are accurate. Vegas likes Thomas to have a very good chance at winning and even better odds of placing in the top 10. If we’re looking at cash-game options, Thomas makes a lot of sense being one of the more affordable studs on the board.
Brooks Koepka ($9,700)
We haven’t seen any golfers in live action on the tour since the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship back on March 12-15. Because of that, there’s a layer of unknown riddled throughout the field. We don’t know how golfers have been practicing during quarantine, what type of shape they’re in, what mindset they’re in. With so many unknowns, I think it’s an OK spot to take a shot on Brooks. Overall, Koepka has been struggling since last Summer, falling off a cliff after winning the St. Jude Invitational. He had been making his way back from a knee injury, so perhaps the time off has given Koepka time to get 100%.
Jordan Spieth ($8,000)
I can see Spieth going into this contest with very high ownership on DraftKings. That doesn’t matter much to me because I think he can outright win and look at his price. This is mostly narrative based and you have to consider the long layoff. Still, it’s hard to ignore Spieth’s track record at Colonial, here’s a little insight from PGA.com. Justin Ray basically highlights how well Spieth has performed at Colonial and he’s not far removed from winning here back in 2016. Spieth will be a very popular cash-game options but the price and his ceiling make for an interest GPP option.
Harry English ($7,500)
We’re going to need someone cheap, someone who gives us a little bit of leverage in terms of ownership. English enters this tournament in strong recent form — though this is tough to quantify. English had three top 10 finishes in a row prior to the PGA Tour stopping back in March. Abraham Ancer ($7,300) and Billy Horschel ($7,400) are few safer plays in the $7K range, but both should be higher owned than English. He’s a solid driver, which should help him on a course that mostly features Par 4s. English also minimizes mistakes and shouldn’t really kill your lineup.