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Fantasy Golf Picks: The Memorial

Rory McIlroy is a good Fantasy Golf Pick for The Memorial

Rory McIlroy is a good Fantasy Golf Pick for The Memorial

The Memorial golf tournament is set for May 31-June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. 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 Memorial 2018 lineup looks like:

Rory McIlroy ($10,800)

Fantasy Golf Picks for The Memorial

Only for McIlroy could a season that includes a win, two seconds and a third feel like a disappointment. Rory has flashed plenty of brilliance in 2018, with a win at Bay Hill, a T5 at Augusta and a solo second at the Euro Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA this past weekend. He excels at Muirfield despite his infrequent visits — three top 10s in his six starts, including a T4 in 2016.

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Tiger Woods ($9,400)

Hanging around the guy whose record he once posted on his bedroom wall seems to bring out the best in Tiger. Jack Nickalus’ tournament has been Woods' personal showcase: five wins; three other top 5s; no missed cuts in 15 starts. And he’s more than a nostalgia act this year, with a T2 at Valspar and T5 at the Arnold Palmer. At this point, he’s more Foo Fighters than Rolling Stones, still capable of hanging with the youngsters while delighting the geezers. The win drought, nearing five years, could end this week.      

Jason Dufner ($8,000)

What to make of the defending champ? Duf has four missed cuts in his last eight tournaments, but he also snuck in a T5 at The Players a few weeks ago. Last year, Dufner opened 65-65 at Muirfield, allowing him to coast through a 1-over weekend. We expect another fast start for the mercurial Duf-man.  

Kevin Na ($7,600)

At Colonial, Na became the fifth player in Tour history with two rounds of 62 or better in the same tournament, but he sandwiched them around indifferent rounds of 73-70, leaving him solo fourth. Now, Na needs to knit together four elite rounds. Currently 62nd in the world, he needs to climb into the top 60 to qualify for the U.S. Open, and duplicating his runner-up showing at the 2014 Memorial would get the job done.    

Patrick Cantlay ($7,400)

Our weekly scouring of the bargain bin unearthed a guy who’s quietly having a very solid season, with a win and three other top-7 finishes. A MC at Fort Worth was a hiccup, but back-to-back T7s and a great Thursday-Friday at The Players showed what he could do. Finished T35 in his Memorial debut in 2017.   

Jhonattan Vegas ($6,800)

He doesn’t have much to show for this season, but we’re rolling the dice on Jhonny Vegas this week, because the streaky Venezuelan can get hot and roll a seven at a moment’s notice. He’s cashed checks in eight of his last nine tournaments, and an opening-round 64 at Colonial last week was a welcome reminder of his ability to go low.