Best Fantasy Golf Picks for the Northern Trust

Let our fantasy experts help you pick a great golf lineup.

The Northern Trust golf tournament is set for Aug. 23-26 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. That means it's time to pick your perfect DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help. 

 

Fantasy Golf Picks: Northern Trust

Here's what our best Northern Trust 2018 lineup looks like:

 

Jason Day ($10,700)

Not a ton of course history to go on — the Northern Trust, then called the Barclays, was last held at Ridgewood in 2014 — but JDay finished T2 that year (behind Hunter Mahan, in case you're curious) and T5 at Ridgewood in 2010, so he's the closest we've got to a course horse this week. Day's played sneaky-good this summer, with a win (Wells Fargo), a T5 (The Players) and four other top-19 finishes since May. He's first on Tour in SG: Around the Green and SG: Putting, a pair of useful stats come FedExCup Playoffs time.  

  

Brandt Snedeker ($9,000)

The world's hottest player at the moment, Mr. 59 is the kind of cresting wave you can surf to glory until it peters out. Sneds said it best himself: "I’ve done this before, I’ve won that thing (FedExCup), I can’t wait to try to make a run at Atlanta and try to win the FedExCup Playoffs because I’m playing great." The pop-stroke putter is especially lethal right now; after a rough few months, he's up to 21st in SG: Putting.     

 

Patrick Reed ($8,400)

The Northeast is Mr. Reed's neighborhood: He won this tournament at Bethpage in 2016 and excelled at nearby Liberty National at the 2017 Presidents Cup. Sits eighth on Tour in SG: Around the Green. No top 10s since a solo fourth at the U.S. Open, so the Masters champ is overdue to contend again.  

 

Stewart Cink ($7,500)

Cink might be best known for embarrassing tan lines on his bald dome and for stealing Tom Watson's British Open, but the 45-year-old has found a fountain of youth this summer. Since a MC at the Memorial, Cink has finished outside the top 25 only once in six tournaments, with three top-4 finishes, including a T4 at the PGA, where he shot four rounds in the 60s. Finished T15 at Ridgewood in 2010 and 2014. Ranks 6th in SG: Approach the Green.

           

Kevin Kisner ($7,300)

Kisner could use a strong showing to get into the Ryder Cup conversation. It's been an odd season — seven missed cuts, but a runner-up at the Match Play and a T2 at the British Open. Coming off a T12 at the PGA. Ranks 9th in SG: Putting.  

 

Keegan Bradley ($7,000)

Bradley's having one of the more consistent seasons of his career, with as many top 10s as missed cuts (four). Finished solo fourth at the Canadian on the strength of a Friday 63 that included three eagles. Third on Tour in SG: Approach the Green.          

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