PGA DFS Core Plays: RSM Classic - Daily Fantasy Golf Picks

Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, breaks down his favorite daily fantasy golf plays at various salary ranges for the coming week’s golf tournament. Who should you be building around? Find out below.

Core Plays

It feels like it’s been weeks since we’ve had a PGA Tour event and months since we’ve had an event with a cut. While we don’t have Shot Tracker back in our lives just yet, we have the next closest thing. We will get the “Shot 1 from the tee box,” “Shot 2 from the fairway,” and “Shot 3 in the hole.” It’s at least a slightly better sweat than just seeing the final tally on each hole. As for the course, we have a short Par 71 on tap this week in the beautiful Playa Del Carmen. The course is right by the ocean and features a nice mix of beach views and forest views. The grass is seashore paspalum all throughout and there are a number of hazards golfers will need to avoid.

A mix of players have fared well here in the past, but it’s not a course that you can overpower. You want to keep it in the fairway and let your irons do the work. Wind has been an issue at this event in the past, but we are seeing minimal wind in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. We could see some thunderstorms in the area, which could soften up an already easy golf course. Basically, I’m looking for birdie makers that don’t rely on distance.

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


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