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Fantasy Golf Picks — 2021 American Express DraftKings Picks, Predictions, Preview, Sleepers

Pat Mayo breaks down his 2021 American Express DraftKings picks while previewing the course and key stats.

Pat Mayo and Rick Gehman discuss their favorite 2021 American Express DraftKings picks and favorite values for the week. Mayo previews the course, debates the best roster construction for the week and explains which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments.

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2021 American Express DraftKings: Key Stats

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

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2021 American Express: Courses

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

2021 American Express: Past Winners

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

2021 American Express DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 65 and Ties after 36 Holes
Lineup Lock: Thursday, January 21
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

2021 American Express DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Tony Finau $10,500

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High-End Values

Scottie Scheffler $9,500
Kevin Na $9,200
Abraham Ancer $9,100

Second-Level Values

Cameron Champ $8,900
Paul Casey $8,700
Adam Long $8,500

Mid-Level Values

Gary Woodland $7,700
Charley Hoffman $7,400
Keegan Bradley $7,300
John Huh $7,200

Scrub Values

Francesco Molinari $7,000
Vaughn Taylor $6,800
Jim Herman $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 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at and the best will be addressed on the show.

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