The BMW Championship golf tournament is set for Sept. 14-17 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. So 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 BMW 2017 lineup looks like:
Justin Thomas ($10,300)
We’re tempted to go with Justin’s BFF Jordan Spieth, but we can’t stop the feeling that JT is the man of the moment. Thomas’ last three finishes look like this: 1, T6, 1. Two years ago, he finished T13 at Conway Farms, so he’s comfortable here. Of course, he’s the hottest golfer on the planet, so he’s comfortable anywhere.
Paul Casey ($9,200)
Here’s a stat for you: Casey is riding a ridiculous streak of five consecutive top-5 playoff finishes. He's finished outside the top 26 exactly once since February. You can't buy that kind of consistency. Actually, you can, for $9,200.
Patrick Reed ($8,000)
Reed hasn’t had the year many expected following his dominating performance at the 2016 Ryder Cup, but his last three starts have been more like it: a T2 at the PGA followed by a T20 and T6 in his first two playoff starts. Another lights-out week with the putter (5th in SG, putting) could get him a win.
Marc Leishman ($7,700)
Some day, people will wake up and realize that Leishman can flat-out play. Maybe that day is today. He’s posted top-6 finishes in three of his last six starts, including a solo third at the Dell, and he's seventh in FedExCup points.
Bill Haas ($7,400)
Haas is a feast-or-famine kind of guy, but we’re guessing that’s he’s ready to eat this week. He’s coming off a T10 at the Dell — his first top 10 since the U.S. Open — and he had a T19 at Conway Farms two years ago.
Phil Mickelson ($7,300)
Lefty’s definitely in the twilight, but he’s still capable of lights-out golf. He was the only player at the Dell to shoot four rounds in the 60s, finishing T6. He'll be motivated to prove that his inclusion on the Presidents Cup team is more than a lifetime achievement award, and he needs a good finish to make it to East Lake.