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Fantasy Golf Picks: The Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy is good fantasy golf pick

Rory McIlroy is good fantasy golf pick

Fantasy Golf Picks: The Wells Fargo Championship

The Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament is set for May 3-6 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. 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 Wells Fargo 2018 lineup looks like:

Rory McIlroy ($11,800)

We’re busting our piggy bank this week on the top player on the board, but with good reason: Rory rules at Quail Hollow. He’s won this tournament twice and has three other top-8 finishes here, although the 2017 PGA Championship, contested at Quail Hollow, produced a disappointing T22. Still, on Derby weekend, go with the Northern Irishman, Quail Hollow’s own American Pharoah.

Phil Mickelson ($9,200)

Another course horse, Lefty has seven top 5s and 13 made cuts in 13 Wells Fargo starts at Quail Hollow. He’s also building one of the better statistical profiles of his Hall of Fame career: second in SG: Total, third in birdie average, second in SG: Putting. He must be selling a ton of arthritis meds, getting those results out of a creaky 47-year-old body. 

Chesson Hadley ($7,500)

Top-20 machine, with eight of them this season, including each of his last four outings. Speaking of top 20s, he has two of them at Quail Hollow, in 2015 and 2016.  

Luke List ($7,400)

We’ll gladly admit it: We like Luke. And can you blame us? Before a MC at the Valero, Luke could list off a streak of nine straight tournaments with only one finish outside the top 26, including three top 7s. This is strictly a flavor-of-the-month pick; List doesn’t have much to show for his previous trips to Quail Hollow.

Kevin Streelman ($7,200)

Streelman presents the tasty hot player/course horse combo. He’s coming off a pair of top 10s at the Valero and the Heritage, and he had a T6-T14-T9 run at the Wells Fargo from 2013-15. One serious caveat: He’s missed his last two cuts at Quail Hollow. Details, details.

Lucas Glover ($6,800)

Two things to like about Lucas this week: He doesn’t miss many cuts (19 for his last 20), and he’s won here before (in 2011). In fact, more than a third of his career starts at Quail Hollow have resulted in top 10s (five-for-14).