We’re heading into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open, the first of back-to-back tournaments at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. This course is historic for being a boosting ground for young golfers. That narrative is playing huge with Collin Morikawa out to a commanding lead after the first two rounds. Let’s take a look at some DraftKings DFS Showdown picks for Round 3 on Saturday.
Justin Thomas ($10,400)
If there’s anyone at the top who can go on a run and steal this tournament from Morikawa, it’s got to be JT. After missing the cut two weeks ago, Thomas took a week off from Rocket Mortgage. He’s back at Muirfield, where he’s had a few top 10 finishes in his career. So far, his form looks fine despite the putter not gaining strokes through two rounds. Thomas may be chalky, but that’s what you get with one of the best golfers on the planet.
Collin Morikawa ($9,400)
It’s not surprise we’re starting this article off with the clubhouse leader. Morikawa is out to a sizable 4-stroke lead over Sam Burns at 13-under, shooing a 66 on Friday. Morikawa has been solid all around, but what’s really stood out is his putting through two rounds. If the hot putter stays hot, there’s really no reason Morikawa shouldn’t run away with a win at Muirfield. At this price, we can’t really fade somebody with this much win equity heading into the weekend.
Adam Hadwin ($8,700)
If we want to maximize our chance of landing the leader after the third round, we’ve got to try and grab as many golfers at the top of the leaderboard. Hadwin went a bit under the radar this week and is back to crushing it. What’s crazy about Hadwin is he’s not even gaining strokes anywhere other than on Approach. If Hadwin can fine tune some of his game over the weekend, there’s a chance he could explode on Saturday. The flip side of that argument is Hadwin could also blow up in our faces. I’m willing to risk it.
Kevin Streelman ($7,700)
Streelman was viewed by many as potentially bad chalk heading into this weekend. He was coming off a second-place finish at Travelers and took a week off before Muirfield Part 1. Prior to Travelers, Streelman had missed three straight cuts, which was why everyone was worried. Well, it seems those worries were just stupid. Streelman had a great track record at Muirfield heading into Workday and he’s another golfer doing everything right but putting. If Streelman can make a few long putts, he could jump up and chase Morikawa a bit.