The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament is set for March 21-25 at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. 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 Dell Technologies Match Play 2018 lineup looks like:
Rory McIlroy ($10,000)
Somewhat lost amid the hoopla of Tiger’s comeback is the fact that Rory played some of the best golf of his career at Bay Hill. He won the 2015 Match Play (albeit at a different venue) and is 2-1-1 in Ryder Cup singles matches, so he’s no stranger to success in this format. He led the field at the API in proximity to the hole, and when he makes everything he looks at, as he did on Sunday, he’s almost unbeatable.
Jason Day ($9,200)
J-Day has returned to form after a quiet 2017. His statistical profile is tasty: He’s first in SG: Putting, always an appealing stat when assessing match play, and he’s fourth in birdie average. He won the Match Play at this venue in 2016, and in a stacked field, he’s a bargain at this price.
Paul Casey ($8,800)
Casey’s batting third for us this week, and like Day, he’s a bargain given his recent level of play. He was last seen winning the Valspar, and while it was his first win in a while, it continued a stellar trend that has seen him post 12 top 10s since last year’s T9 at the Match Play. He’s a two-time runner up at this event. Casey could win the Masters, but first things first.
Rafa Cabrera Bello ($8,000)
Rafa thrives amid the international fields of the WGC events, including a third-place finish at the 2016 Match Play at Austin CC. Aside from wielding a pea-shooter off the tee (165th in driving distance), his stats are more than solid: 6th in GIR, 1st in SG: Approach the Green, 8th in SG: Total.
Charley Hoffman ($6,900)
What to make of the Hoff? He’ll miss the occasional cut, but then he’ll get hot and reel off a string of birdies — helpful when you’re trying to close out a match-play opponent. Comfy in Texas, where he earned his last win (2016 Valero).
Zach Johnson ($6,800)
His last two Match Play appearances have yielded a pair of top 10s. Far from a sexy pick, Zach is mind-numbingly consistent — seven top 25s in his last 10 tournaments — and he can grind an opponent into submission with his fairways-and-greens routine.