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After the holiday break, the 2021-22 PGA Tour season continues this week with the 2022 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. The first tee times come at 12:10 p.m. ET on Thursday. It's the second of two stops in Hawaii to start the new year and Cameron Smith will be hoping to ride the wave of momentum he's built coming off a record-setting performance at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Smith shot an astounding 34-under par to capture his fourth PGA Tour victory and he's now the highest-ranked player in the 2022 Sony Open field after Bryson DeChambeau withdrew because of a wrist injury.

Smith won the 2020 Sony Open and will be an undoubtedly popular option for this week's PGA DFS lineups, but he will also come at an extremely steep price. So what other players should you be targeting to offset the cost of golfers like Smith, and what other options should you be considering for your PGA daily Fantasy lineups? Before locking in your PGA DFS picks for the 2022 Sony Open, you'll want to see the latest daily Fantasy golf 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 Sentry Tournament of Champions, McClure included Daniel Berger among his top PGA DFS picks. The result: Berger secured a top-five finish with a score of 25-under par, returning 156.2 points on FanDuel and 119.5 points on DraftKings. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable weekend.

In addition, McClure's model is up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. This same model has also nailed a whopping seven majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, McClure has set his sights on the 2022 Sony Open 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 2022 Sony Open

Top 2022 Sony Open PGA DFS picks

One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the Sony Open 2022 is Russell Henley at $8,500 on DraftKings and $10,300 on FanDuel. Henley doesn't explode off the tee quite as much as some of the other top contenders, but he's one of the best iron players on tour.

In fact, Henley ranks fourth in strokes gained: approach the green (1.005) and he's hitting over 74 percent of greens in regulation this season. Henley also ranks fourth in strokes gained: tee-to-green (1.354), eighth in scoring average (69.765) and 17th in driving accuracy percentage (69.93). Those will all be valuable skills this week at Waialae, making Henley a great choice for your 2022 Sony Open PGA DFS picks. 

McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Talor Gooch ($10,800 on FanDuel, $9,100 on DraftKings). The 2021-22 PGA Tour season has already been a good one for Gooch, who won the 2021 RSM Classic late last year and has now recorded top-15 finishes in six of his last seven worldwide starts since the season began last September.

The 30-year-old Oklahoman has now risen to a career-best 32nd in the Official World Golf Ranking and Waialae Country Club is a course where ball strikers like Gooch have tended to thrive. Gooch ranks ninth on the PGA Tour in strokes gained on approach (0.902) and he ranks 22nd in greens in regulation percentage (75.20). He's one of the hottest players in the 2022 Sony Open field and he's definitely worthy of consideration for your PGA daily Fantasy lineups.

How to set 2022 Sony Open PGA DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to play extremely well this week, giving you a huge return on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your PGA DFS contests or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.

So what are the top PGA DFS picks for the Sony Open 2022? And which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the expert who's made nearly $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and find out.