Although Brooks Koepka is earning much of the 2020 PGA Tournament hype as the back-to-back defending champion, it would be unwise to ignore Justin Thomas. The 2017 PGA Champion became the second former Alabama golfer in as many weeks (Michael Thompson at the 3M Open) to win on the PGA Tour when he captured last week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic. That victory propelled Thomas to the No. 1 spot in the world, and though his PGA DFS pricing this week is $11,300 on DraftKings and $11,600 on FanDuel, that hefty investment could also turn a significant reward.
Koepka is $11,100 on DraftKings and $11,400 on FanDuel in this week's PGA DFS player pool, so it would be tough to invest in both when finalizing your 2020 PGA Championship DFS picks. Should Thomas or Koepka be part of your PGA DFS strategy, or should you look elsewhere? Before you enter these daily Fantasy golf tournaments or any others for the 2020 PGA Championship, you'll want to see the top PGA DFS picks, advice and player pool from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS pro with nearly $2 million in career winnings, and he's been red-hot on his PGA Tour picks this season. McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every tournament 10,000 times, taking factors like statistical trends, past results and current form into account. This allows him to find the best PGA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any PGA DFS player.
Last week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, McClure was all over Justin Thomas as one of his top PGA DFS picks. The result: Thomas fired a final-round 65 to finish on top of the leaderboard, his 13th PGA Tour title. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge weekend.
In addition, McClure's proven golf model was all over long shot winner Jon Rahm at the Memorial Tournament. McClure's golf model identified him as a top contender from the start despite his long odds and he recommended an outright bet on him to win at 22-1. It also had him as the projected winner heading into the weekend.
McClure's model was also all over long shot winner Collin Morikawa at the Workday Charity Open. It identified him as a top contender from the start despite his long odds and McClure recommended an outright bet on him to win at 33-1. The model also called Bryson DeChambeau taking the Rocket Mortgage Classic and has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend.
Now, McClure has set his sights on this week's event and revealed his optimal PGA DFS advice, strategy and player pool. Head to SportsLine now to see his top daily Fantasy golf picks for the 2020 PGA Championship.
Top PGA Championship PGA DFS picks
One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the PGA Championship 2020: Tyrrell Hatton at $8,000 on DraftKings and $9,900 on FanDuel. Hatton's price tag makes him an extremely affordable piece for PGA DFS rosters this week at the PGA Championship. That's because Hatton has been playing extremely well this season. In fact, the 28-year-old Englishman has finished in the top 10 in five of his last seven starts, which includes his first career PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.
In addition, Hatton ranks in the top 10 in scoring average (69.579) and birdie average (4.71), which means he can return tournament-winning value at an extremely affordable price. He's a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return this week at TPC Harding Park.
McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Rory McIlroy at $10,700 on DraftKings and $12,000 on FanDuel. McIlroy's price tag means he'll anchor your PGA DFS rosters this week at the PGA Championship 2020. But it well could be money wisely invested since McIlroy is a two-time PGA Champion, the third-ranked player in the world and No. 5 in the FedEx Cup standings.
McIlroy claimed his 18th PGA Tour victory earlier in the season when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions. The 31-year-old Northern Irishman won the 2012 PGA Championship by eight strokes at Kiawah Island and captured the 2014 PGA Championship by beating Phil Mickelson by a stroke at Valhalla.
McIlroy's 69.016 scoring average is good for third on the PGA Tour this season and he clearly knows what it takes to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy. He's a strong choice at this price point, so lock McIlroy in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return this week at TPC Harding Park.
How to set your PGA Championship DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to blow up this week, giving you a huge return on both sites. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your PGA DFS contests or going home with nothing. You can see who it is here.
So what are the top PGA DFS picks for the 2020 PGA Championship? And which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the man who's made nearly $2 million in daily fantasy sports, and find out.