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The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions golf tournament is set for Oct. 26-29 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best WGC-HSBC Champions 2017 lineup looks like for fantasy golf:
Dustin Johnson ($11,700)
We’re blowing our savings this week on DJ over defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, but hear us out: Paulina Gretzky’s two-time baby daddy has won five WGC events, including three of his last five. He won the HSBC in 2013 and added a T5 in 2015. For whatever reason, these WGC cash grabs are in DJ’s wheelhouse.
Ross Fisher ($8,400)
Runner-up finishes in his last two Euro starts tell us this guy’s playing great golf right now, even if it’s far from the American spotlight. This week’s horse for the course has a T3 (2015) and T6 (2017) in his two trips to Shanghai, with a scoring average of 68.13.
Tony Finau ($7,700)
He’s making his WGC debut this week, but no worries: Finau had top 15s in his first two major championship appearances a couple years ago. More to the point: He has five top 10s in his last 10 starts. Tee to green, he’s as good as anybody, and he’s starting to heat up with the putter.
Matt Kuchar ($7,700)
Mr. Consistency has 10 top 10s and only two missed cuts in 2017, including a T4 at the Masters. He has a WGC win under his belt (the 2013 Match Play) and posted finishes of T21 and T19 in his two previous HSBC appearances. He’s a bargain this week.
Brian Harman ($7,400)
Harman had a breakthrough 2017, with a Wells Fargo win along with a T2 at the U.S. Open and a T13 at the PGA. He’s vaulted more than 100 spots in the World Golf Ranking in less than a year. Go with this discount lefty over the more famous southpaw in this week’s field.
Charles Howell III ($7,100)
CH3 has won only twice in his career, but he’s had more seconds than John Daly at a Vegas buffet — 16 career runner-ups, including two in 2017. This is his first HSBC appearance, but he’s coming off a T19 at the CJ Cup as a Far East first timer.