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Tiger Woods DFS strategy for BMW Championship at Olympia Fields

Is the Tiger Tax worth paying on your DFS rosters this week?

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 17th tee during a practice round for the BMW Championship on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club on August 25, 2020 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Tiger Woods was a lock to make it to Olympia Fields for the BMW Championship via FedEx points earned. But he’ll have a tough time making the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta without a very strong finish this weekend.

DraftKings has announced his daily fantasy price for the BMW Championship as $8,600 if you’d like to have him on your six-golfer roster with a $50,000 salary cap.

In his three events since Covid-19 stopped the tour, Tiger has finished T40 at The Memorial in July, T37 at the PGA Championship three weeks ago, and T58 at the Northern Trust. Across those three events, he’s averaged 61.5 DFS points. And the track in Chicago this weekend should be even more difficult.

If he’s looking for the Top 30 and the chance to play next weekend at East Lake for the FedEx Cup and the $15 million top prize that goes with it, he’ll likely need to finish in the top six or so this weekend. That’s a lot of work against one of the best fields on the PGA Tour all year.

Tiger has only played Olympia Fields once as a pro: He was T20 at +3 in the 2003 US Open won by Jim Furyk.

So is it worth it to have the GOAT of golf on your team this weekend? Very possibly! He shot a 66 on Sunday at The Northern Trust last week, which backed up a 67 at the PGA Championship on Sunday. There’s no cut for this event, and no reason not to fire at flags for 72 holes if you’re Woods trying to advance to Atlanta.

Usually Woods is overpriced in these events, but there might be some very thin value here. He’s not a must-have on your roster, but he’s also not a stay-away either.