PGA DFS Expert Survey: PGA Championship

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Our panel of experts is here to give you their PGA DFS advice for this week’s contests by answering a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup-building decisions. Want to know who Noto has as the top three finishers? Or who is STLCards’ top overall golfer? Find out below!

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PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for the PGA Championship

Who is your favorite golfer for cash games?

Notorious: Brooks Koepka
stlcardinals84: Rory McIlroy
hondizzle: Rory McIlroy
ezellmt: Rory McIlroy

Who is your favorite golfer for large-field tournaments?

Notorious: Will Zalatoris
stlcardinals84: Joaquin Niemann
hondizzle: Max Homa
ezellmt: Ludvig Aberg

What’s one rule in LineupHQ or one setting in SimLabs you’re using this week?

Notorious: LIV golfers aren’t the most liked when it comes to the DFS and betting community. However, I think they play extremely well this week. I plan to be overweight on most of them. I will adjust the Mn% to a higher setting in LineupHQ.

stlcardinals84: I will be excluding both Viktor Hovland and Jordan Spieth from my player pool for sure, and I will also make sure that I have a minimum of 30% exposure to Bryson DeChambeau.

hondizzle: I am going to frame the answer to this question for the building of some of my Scottie Scheffler lineups. To build some rosters that I like with Scottie, there are a certain amount of cheap golfers that I want to mix into my builds. These golfers may or may not make my other lineups. I will use the Groups feature in LineupHQ to ensure that I get the right mix of these types of golfers to pair with Scottie.

ezellmt: I might end up with a rule to have one of Scottie Scheffler or Rory McIlroy in every lineup. Yes, this will push me towards a similar construction in my lineups, but I like enough cheap value options to be able to diversify there.

With all of the important variables surrounding Scottie Scheffler (e.g., layoff, elite recent form, expensive salary), what will be your strategy pertaining to him?

Notorious: For the first time all year, I plan to have very little exposure to Scheffler. I don’t expect him to miss the cut or struggle mightily, but he will likely have to finish in the top 3 to pay off his salary. Given the fact that he hasn’t teed it up in four weeks and the fact that he just went through a life-changing event (the birth of his first child), I’m willing to look elsewhere.

stlcardinals84: The salary just makes it more difficult to get him, and I simply prefer taking McIlroy after his performance last week. It will be interesting to see where projected ownership heads as tee times get closer, but surely Scheffler has to be going through a bit of mental fatigue at the moment. That may not matter, as he is about as robotic as they come on the golf course these days, but for now, my plan is to be underweight compared to the field — while not fading him entirely.

hondizzle: My thoughts prior to pricing being released were if Scottie were at $12,000 or less, then I would want to be over the field on what is arguably the best option. The major problem is that Scottie is $13,200 on DK, and I am not really enjoying building those types of lineups at this point in the week (Tuesday afternoon). Scottie should be ready to go and will most likely be in the mix to win yet again. For me, it’s more about how do you build rosters that feel comfortable with such an expensive price tag.

ezellmt: Goodness, that’s a tough question. Regarding the layoff, I don’t worry a ton about Scottie. He’s such a feel player, and the tiny, technical nuisances that plague many other players don’t seem to be a factor for him. As for the “lack of sleep” concerns, I can assure you that the Schefflers have plenty of hired help and he’ll be sleeping just fine in preparation for this event. As for the salary, I think it’s not overly prohibitive due to the number of options below $7,000, including the $5,000 range. I expect him to play well, and he’ll be a staple in my player pool, right behind Rory. 

What is your hot take for this event?

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