We’re back at it with another round of PGA DFS picks for this weekend’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. If you’re back from last week, welcome back. The Webb Simpson bounce-back chalk paid off for everyone! If you weren’t in on last week, that’s why it’s called a tour. Let’s take a look at some top daily fantasy golf picks on DraftKings in each price range for Travelers. Set your lineups here.
Editor’s Note: Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the Travelers after his caddy tested positive for Covid-19.
Rory McIlroy ($11,200)
At some point Rory is going to figure out what’s wrong with his putter and obliterate a tournament. Could that be this week? Really the only thing off about McIlroy’s game over the past 12 rounds is his short game. If he can fix that on a course that favors putting and approach, McIlroy could finally return to the top 10 finishers. McIlroy has good course history, having finished top 20 in 2018 and 2017. It’s also worth keeping an eye on other sites. McIlroy’s ownership has decreased by over 3% over the past two tournaments. If it drops again, we could get Rory with some leverage.
Brooks Koepka ($10,000) I was high on Koepka last week and he almost pulled through for us at Heritage with a 7th-place finish. TPC River Highlands is another Pete Dye course, so it should play similar to Harbour Town from last week. Brooks’ approach hasn’t been great recently, but other than that we’re looking good over the last 36 rounds. The thing I like the most from Brooks is his GPP appeal. Of all the $10K golfers, Koepka is probably the least owned in most big GPPs.
Paul Casey ($8,900)
I’m going to trust that Casey won’t burn us like other golfers returning to the tour for the first time. Casey hasn’t participated in a tournament since February. So there’s some rust that may need to be shook off. Really, Casey has one of the best course histories among the field at TPC River Highlands. He’s finished second behind Bubba Watson in both 2018 and 2015. He also has two top 5s in 2019 and 2017. There’s really no better course for Casey to come back to.
Corey Conners ($7,500)
Conners has been one of the better ball strikers over the past 12 rounds and really just needs to find his short game. It’s funny though, despite the poor putter, Conners has managed to finished right around the top 20 in each of the past two tournaments. He also ranks 12th in Opps Gained over the last 12 rounds, though he isn’t exactly cashing in on those. Still, it hasn’t held Conners back and this price is really solid for value in cash games.