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DraftKings Championship Series: WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational — First Round Qualifier Results

Matt Meiselman recaps the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Round 1 of the Fantasy Golf World Championship

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational was an unusually exciting golf tournament, needing two playoff holes to settle a three-way tie between Hideki Matsuyama, Sam Burns and Abraham Ancer. Ancer wound up taking first place, and it was an outcome that had significant DFS implications. Ancer and Burns were relatively popular picks in this week’s DraftKings Championship Series contest, as the 250 player field was condensed to 100 to kick off the Fantasy Golf World Championship.


The DraftKings Championship Series is the king of competitions, minting 100 millionaires in the 2021-22 season. For more info on the series and all of the events, visit our DraftKings Championship Series Information page.


Events of Sunday

Ancer and Burns were among the most selected golfers in the Fantasy Golf World Championship Round 1 contest, but Daniel Berger and Harris English were by far the most popular, each coming in at 56% owned. Berger was steady all week en route to a fifth place finish, but English actually held first place for the vast majority of the tournament. Late on Sunday, however, English began to fall apart, and it caused a huge swing in the contest standings. English began the day at -18, reached -20 with eight holes to play, and then made two double-bogeys before bogeying the Par-5 16th, which ultimately knocked him out of first place contention. The fourth place finish was still good enough for most of those who had either Ancer or Burns in their lineups, but there were a handful that fell outside the top 100 due to that result.

You can view the full contest results here.


Looking Ahead to FGWC Rounds 2 & 3

The Fantasy Golf World Championship continues with the Wyndham Championship, which gets underway Thursday August 12 from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. The remaining 100 participants will compete for 40 spots in the live final, which is scheduled for the following week at THE NORTHERN TRUST. This event will take place at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, and it will be a live final with $1 million going to the winner. Below you’ll find a full list of the participants who are still alive and will continue to compete for that top prize over the next two weeks!


Players Remaining for Round 2

Field for the Live Final

Username Seats
Username Seats
bkreider 5
theWhistlesGoWooo 5
youdacao 4
uhhuhbro 3
carney259 3
needlunchmoney 3
giantsquid 3
stevoj 3
Awesemo 3
Clubber62 2
gennatr12 2
phanley214 2
godolphs10 2
SharpShooterGX 2
ebeimfohr 2
squirrelpatroldk 2
Grendal22 2
BigT44 2
TheMish 2
dacoltz 2
wilson1 2
PetrGibbons 2
CoachS111 2
cowboys282 1
thewogshow 1
moklovin 1
GambleCampbell 1
garnes222 1
rikkidee 1
GrindersCal 1
TheTakeOVER 1
feartheturtle7 1
hoop2410 1
ehafner 1
cheeseisgood 1
shanksalot 1
nolesman 1
jsurab 1
jmc122 1
ihaveareputation 1
jlavelle 1
afam84 1
apeterson8809 1
lllWolverine 1
Theblender 1
ragingphilip 1
LTengel 1
fjbourne 1
themann11 1
JBCJBCJBC 1
rjako22 1
generalp7 1
Felixingenium 1
mrgoodseats 1
dnedzelskiy 1
kalitad 1
JL157 1
supremexjp 1
kennyz816 1
isupol 1
IamPGM 1
bric75 1
Mile_High_Magic-333 1

More on the Champ Series Calendar

Following the Fantasy Golf World Championship, the next major DraftKings Championship Series event is the Fantasy Baseball World Championship, which will be held on Sept. 10 in Philadelphia. There are still seats up for grabs, so don’t miss your chance if you’re still interested in qualifying!

For more info on the series and all of the events, visit our DraftKings Championship Series Information page.


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