It’s been a pretty solid weekend with golf back in the fold on the PGA Tour. This weekend we’ve been in Texas in Fort Worth for the Charles Schwab Challege at Colonial CC. We’ve got an extremely tight race through three rounds with Xander Schauffele in the lead at -13. Behind him is a group of five golfers at -12 headlined by Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Harold Varner III (-11) had been holding the lead for most of the front-9 early on Saturday before losing ground.
Since we’ve got a hell of a finish on the way, no better way than to spend Sunday monitoring your Showdown lineup on DraftKings! Let’s break down the contest.
Patrick Reed ($9,300)
If we’re following trends of golfers on the rise at Colonial, Reed is definitely picking up steam going into Round 4 on Sunday. He moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard with a Saturday-best 63. Reed had an extremely clean card with seven birdies and no bogeys. Bogey-free ball will be hard to come by on Sunday, but the prospects of Reed having another great round are too good. If he does it, he could take home the W.
Xander Schauffele ($9,200)
I feel like when we’re getting pretty good value on the leader, we should take it. It’s only one stroke but still. Schauffele had a really solid back-9 on Saturday with three birdies and has been pretty consistent through each round. Schauffele has -835 odds to finish in the top 10, so worst case scenario he still manages to go even par in the final round and we’re OK. The only issue with Schauffele in this Showdown is he’s going to be very high owned.
Jordan Spieth ($8,800)
Speaking of chalk, my guess is Spieth also ends up being heavily owned in this contest. He was hovering around second place for most of the first three rounds and is still right there with the pack at -12. Spieth crushes this course and the Final Round could be where we see him come out and dominate at home. We’re also getting pretty great value on Spieth in a final round.
Chesson Hadley ($6,300)
We’re going right for some big value in this contest with a golfer who should go overlooked given the easy nature of the Showdown. Hadley has gained strokes in each of his first three rounds, going from a 70 on Day 1, to 68 on Day 2 and 64 on Saturday. Hadley is getting better as the tournament goes on and if that trend continues, he could make a run. Hadley’s Round 3 started off with four straight birdies, so another hot start in the Final Round and could easily jump into the top 10.