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Tiger Woods DFS strategy for The Northern Trust at TPC Boston

Should you put Eldrick on your DFS rosters this week?

Tiger Woods of the United States plays a tee shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 09, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Christian Petersen/PGA of America/PGA of America via Getty Images

As the golf world narrows the field via the FedEx playoffs towards the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Tiger Woods returns to play this weekend at The Northern Trust at TPC Boston.

DraftKings has announced his daily fantasy price for this weekend’s first major of 2020 as $8,700 if you’d like to have him on your six-golfer roster with a $50,000 salary cap.

In his last two events since Covid-19 stopped the tour, Tiger has finished T40 at The Memorial in July and T37 at the PGA Championship two weeks ago. He did play well in his last round on Sunday at TPC Harding Park with a 67 to finish the tournament at -1.

There is some incentive for him to play well this week, and he’s still in reasonable contention for the FedEx Cup and the $15 million top prize that goes with it. FedEx Cup points for the next two weeks are tripled, so any player in the field can make a run at not only getting to East Lake, but actually winning the top prize.

Tiger at TPC Boston has also had some success, but not as of late. He finished 24th on the track in his last appearance in 2018 for what was known as the Dell Technologies Championship. Prior to that when it was the Deutsche Bank Championship he had finished 11th in 2010, third in 2012, and 65th in 2013.

He does have one win on the course from the Deutsche Bank in 2006, and a pair of 2nd place finishes in 2004 and 2007. But that was a different time, a different PGA Tour field he was competing with, and a different Tiger Woods.

So is it worth it to have the GOAT of golf on your team this weekend? Likely not. There’s just better value in the field other places, though if the Tiger of the 2019 Masters shows up of course you’re going to want him on your roster. But that’s not extremely likely, so we’ll pass on having him in the rotation this weekend.