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The 146th British Open is set for this week, July 20-23, at Royal Birkdale Golf Club on the northwest coast of England. As such, it's time to start picking your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best British Open 2017 lineup looks like:
Jordan Spieth ($11,600)
Spieth has sputtered off the tee (113th in SG off-the-tee), but the rest of his game has been rock solid of late. He’s tailor-made for the Open: If conditions are favorable, he can attack pins (1st in SG, approach the green). If the wind kicks up, he can shift to find-a-way-to-win mode, as he did at the Travelers.
Rickie Fowler ($9,200)
Rickie’s been a top 10 machine, with seven (including a win) in his last 12 appearances. The Tour’s leader in scoring average has no weakness right now — beyond a seeming inability to close — and his low ball flight and deft touch could finally make him a major champion.
Shane Lowry ($7,900)
The Irishman is used to the conditions that Royal Birkdale can throw at him. He has tasted life in the major championship spotlight — he was the third-round leader at the 2016 U.S. Open — and has three top-20 finishes in his last five starts.
Ian Poulter ($7,500)
Would it shock you to learn that the 41-year-old you used to love to hate around Ryder Cup time is sixth on the PGA Tour in SG: approach the green and second in SG: around the green? He also finished second the last time the Open came to Royal Birkdale.
Jason Dufner ($6,600)
This year’s Memorial champion looks like a steal at this value. He’s a past major champion and has made five straight cuts at the Open. If it turns into a fairways-and-greens contest, Duf could contend.
Bill Haas ($6,600)
Last year’s T9 at the Open was Haas’ first career top 10 in a major, and he followed that up with a T5 at the U.S. Open. The major contention floodgates may be opening for this talented ball striker. He’s won a FedExCup, so he can deal with pressure.