The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges golf tournament is set for Oct. 19-22 at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island, Korea. 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 CJ Cup 2017 lineup looks like:
Tony Finau ($10,200)
The CJ Cup marks the PGA Tour’s first-ever stop in South Korea, so no horses for courses or tournament history to draw on this week. You’re left with my gut and each player’s current form, and both tell me that the big Samoan is about to kick in the door to superstardom. His last three finishes: T7 (BMW), T7 (Tour Championship), 2 (Safeway).
Rafa Cabrera Bello ($9,000)
Kicked off his 2017-18 season last week with a tidy T10 at the CIMB. Rafa’s lethal with the putter, which can erase a lot of mistakes at an unfamiliar venue. Another player on the threshold of stardom.
Russell Henley ($8,800)
It’s easy to forget that this quiet assassin had a win and five top 10s in 2016-17 and finished T3 at the Tour Championship and 13th in FedExCup points. He’s a solid ball striker (30th in GIR) and putter (9th in total putting).
Chez Reavie ($7,900)
Consistency has taken up residence at Chez Reavie. He’s made his last 13 cuts, with eight top-25 finishes in that span, including top 17s in four of his last five stops. Knows how to keep it in the short grass (4th in driving accuracy in 2016-17).
Kyle Stanley ($7,200)
Has posted top-25 finishes in four of his last five stops, but the 2017 Quicken Loans winner is on the verge of bigger things, like contending at majors and playing for Ryder Cups. He’s risen more than 300 spots in the World Ranking in the last two years.
Graeme McDowell ($6,900)
It’s been a struggle of late for the former No. 6 player in the world, but it’s a Ryder Cup year, and he says that missing the 2016 matches “lit a fire underneath me.” We’re banking that a motivated McDowell is still dangerous.