Dustin Johnson has been an absolute PGA DFS superstar since an unexplainable 80-70-78 run in mid-July, and is primed to win his first FedEx Cup at this week's Tour Championship. The No. 1 player in the world tied for 12th at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude, finished second at the PGA Championship, won The Northern Trust and was thwarted from winning the BMW Championship last week when Jon Rahm drained a miracle playoff birdie putt. Johnson leads the PGA Tour in FedEx Cup points heading into East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., this week, and will be among the favorite PGA DFS picks when play begins Friday.
Johnson begins the Tour Championship at 10-under par in the staggered-scoring format, and is listed at $15,200 on DraftKings and $14,400 on FanDuel. Is he worth the high price or is a player like Justin Thomas ($11,900 DraftKings, $12,000 FanDuel) a smarter anchor for your PGA DFS lineups this week? Or perhaps defending champion Rory McIlroy or Webb Simpson should be considered out of the 2020 Tour Championship PGA DFS player pool? Before entering any PGA DFS tournaments or cash games for the Tour Championship 2020, 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 BMW Championship, McClure was extremely high on Joaquin Niemann as a value pick for PGA DFS lineups. The result: Niemann climbed the leaderboard and earned a third place finish, his fourth top-10 finish this season. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge weekend.
In addition, McClure nailed three of his best bets to open the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust, including a +700 top-five bet on Daniel Berger. McClure's golf model was also all over long shot winner Jon Rahm at the Memorial Tournament. The 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 four 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 Tour Championship.
Top Tour Championship PGA DFS picks
One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the Tour Championship 2020: Viktor Hovland at $6,600 on DraftKings and $7,000 on FanDuel. Hovland's price point this week is a steal for PGA DFS rosters at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. The 22-year-old Norwegian enters the Tour Championship ranked No. 27 in the FedEx Cup points standings.
Hovland will begin the event at even par and 10 strokes behind leader Dustin Johnson, but he is more than capable of making up the difference. Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open earlier this season, and advanced to his first Tour Championship on the strength of an 18th-place finish at The Northern Trust. A rookie with a bright future on the PGA Tour, McClure considers Hovland an excellent PGA DFS investment this week at East Lake for the 2020 Tour Championship.
McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Rahm at $12,700 on DraftKings and $12,500 on FanDuel. Rahm may come with a huge price tag, but that also means he might be the hottest golfer on the planet. Rahm out-dueled world No. 1 Dustin Johnson in a playoff for the BMW Championship, rolling in a 66-foot, triple-breaking putt to win.
Rahm is second on the FedEx Cup points list, and begins the 2020 Tour Championship in second at 8-under and two strokes behind Johnson. Rahm, who also won The Memorial earlier this season, has almost $6 million so far in earnings this season and is in prime position for the $15 million FedEx Cup first prize. Rahm has never finished lower than 12th in three previous Tour Championships, and McClure believes Rahm should be an anchor PGA DFS selection this week at the 2020 Tour Championship.
How to set your Tour Championship DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to blow up 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 2020 Tour 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 expert who's made nearly $2 million in daily fantasy sports, and find out.