PGA DFS GPP Breakdown: PGA Championship

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Long-time grinder, STLCardinals84, breaks down his top PGA DFS picks in various price ranges for this week’s tournament. Which golfers should you be targeting to try and take down the big DFS tournaments? Find out below!

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Greetings, golf Grinders! Even though the new calendar has been in place for a while now, it still feels strange to be talking about a major golf championship in the month of May. However, we have the PGA Championship on the schedule for this week. There are plenty of healthy GPP prize pools out there, so we will try to find some win-worthy picks in this article. Good luck in seeking out that big payday!

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As for this year’s PGA Championship, Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky will be the host venue. It is a par 71 course that last hosted the PGA Championship back in 2014. That tournament was won by none other than Rory McIlroy. There have been some renovations done to the course since we saw it ten years ago. The venue has a new clubhouse. Tee boxes and fairways now have Zoysia grass surfaces which are playing firmer and faster than the old bentgrass. The course has also been lengthened to keep up with today’s top golfers, and the par 71 will now stretch to over 7,600 yards — a whopping distance for a par 71 layout.

In my opinion, play off the tee will be paramount this week. You need to be long, and you need to be in the fairway. If you are neither, you are in trouble. I will be prioritizing strong current form and the bombers this week.

Let’s get to some of my favorite GPP options!

PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel GPP Breakdown for the PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy
DraftKings: $12,000
FanDuel: $12,100
Yahoo: $45

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I led off with Rory McIlroy as my favorite play last week, so I am definitely going back to that well. He put any doubt to bed about whether he’s still capable of dominating a golf tournament with an absurd performance at Quail Hollow. Nobody was beating him the way he played for those four days, and he led by seven strokes at one point on Sunday (and by double digits over anyone not named Xander Schauffele). It was a thunderous reminder that the talent is still there, especially on courses where strong performance off the tee is rewarded. That is exactly the case here at Valhalla, and he won here 10 years ago with four straight sub-70 rounds. While you can certainly start with Scottie Scheffler, I have some concerns about his mental fatigue with a new baby, and I like the discount down to McIlroy as a starting point.

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Justin Van Zuiden (stlcardinals84)

Justin Van Zuiden (aka stlcardinals84) is a longtime RotoGrinders contributor and show host. He’s appeared in numerous Live Finals, has logged countless 6-figure wins in a host of different sports (including 5 in PGA), and is a former DFS Writer of the Year Nominee by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can find Justin’s ‘Covering The Bases’ series on weekends during the MLB season. He is also a main contributor of sports betting picks at our sister site, ScoresAndOdds, and is a co-host on the RotoGrinders Game Night show on SiriusXM. Follow Justin on Twitter – @stlcardinals84