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2023 Fantasy Golf Picks — American Express DraftKings Picks, Predictions, Preview, Sleepers

Pat Mayo breaks down his 2023 American Express DraftKings Picks while previewing the course and key stats.

Pat Mayo and Tyler Tamboline discuss their favorite 2023 American Express Bets and DraftKings picks, debate the best roster construction for the week and project ownership for DFS guaranteed prize pools (GPPs).

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2023 American Express: Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 3s Gained
Opportunities Gained
Fairways Gained

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2023 American Express DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 65 and Ties after 54 Holes
Lineup Lock: Thursday, January 19
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

2023 American Express: Course(s)

Course: Stadium Course at PGA WEST (SC)

  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7,147
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Shotlink: Yes

Course: Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST (TC)

  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7,181
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Shotlink: No

Course: LA Quinta CC (LQ)

  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7,060
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Shotlink: No

2023 American Express: Past Winners

2021: Si Woo Kim -23
2020: Andrew Landry -26
2019: Adam Long -26
2018: Jon Rahm -22
2017: Hudson Swafford -20
2016: Jason Dufner -25
2015: Bill Haas -22
2014: Patrick Reed -28

2023 American Express DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Tony Finau $10,200

High-End Value

Tom Kim $9,500
Sam Burns $9,400

Second-Level Values

Cameron Davis $8,800
Tom Hoge $8,400

Mid-Level Values

Denny McCarthy $7,800
Chris Kirk $7,500
Seonghyeon Kim $7,300

Scrub Values

Carl Yuan $6,900
David Lingmerth $6,700


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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2021 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and was a finalist for three FSWA Awards (Best Podcast, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 24 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are second-most all-time.

Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy, and Traditional Season Long Fantasy).


I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is ThePME) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.