The PGA Tour continues this week with the 2020 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina. This is the second consecutive tournament since the PGA Tour returned last weekend with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. Daniel Berger defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff to take the crown. There will be a lot of hype surrounding golfers from last weekend, so it’s important to consider all names. Let’s take a look at some top daily fantasy golf options on DraftKings in each price range.
Justin Thomas ($10,900)
I’m going back to the JT well after he fell short last weekend. If anything, it was encouraging that Thomas pretty much looked like himself outside of that 71 on Sunday. Thomas was second in SG:APP at the CSC, he just wasn’t very good off the tee and could have done better putting. Approach will be big at Harbour Town, so really all JT needs to do is fix his putter and he’s in contention this weekend.
Webb Simpson ($9,000)
Right now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Self, these are a lot of the same golfers we used at the Charles Schwab ...” This may be correct, but the thing is, there’s no reason not to go back to Webb. He had a really bad start at Colonial and wasn’t able to dig himself out of the hole. Now that the rust has been shaken off, we get Webb at $800 cheaper on a course he’s familiar with at Hilton Head. Simpson, like JT, just needs to find his putter to get it going. Chances are Simpson will be chalky again but not as chalky as last week.
Rickie Fowler ($8,100)
Group Rickie in with golfers who seem pretty underpriced for this tournament. Fowler has been in the $8K range just once on DraftKings out of all his tournaments since 2018. Fowler’s just never this low on DK. He’s missing a lot of cuts lately but always seems to bounce back. In the past five times Fowler has missed the cut, he played top 20 in his next tournament four times. Usually this suppresses his ownership as well, so if we can get Rickie at sub-10% ownership in a large GPP, this seems like a good value.
Ian Poulter ($7,600)
Poulter is one of my favorite value plays. He’s made the cut in each of his past eight PGA Tour appearances. Poulter’s also one of a few golfers who has made the cut at the RBC Heritage in each of the past five years. Four of those five tourneys were top 20 finishes for Poulter, who gained most of his strokes last weekend putting. Outside of Matt Kuchar, Poulter may have the best track record at Hilton Head among the field. Remember, a lot of the field hasn’t played this course because it’s usually not a big draw.
Denny McCarthy ($6,200)
Putting will be big on this course because there should at least be some wind this weekend. McCarthy wasn’t spectacular at the Charles Schwab, but he made the cut and returned value at a very low price. McCarthy had a similar performance last year at the RBC Heritage, finishing T33 for 62 DKFP at a similar price point. So if we see a repeat, McCarthy should be a pretty great value play. It’s also not crazy to think McCarthy can’t make a run — he has three top 10s on the tour since last Fall.