A resurgent Jordan Spieth hopes to reign in his home state
The 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge takes place May 23-26 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, 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 Charles Schwab Challenge lineup looks like:
Jordan Spieth ($10,900)
Here's an amazing factoid — Spieth is coming off the best statistical putting performance of his career. That's right, the guy who's won three majors has never putted better than his four days on the Poa/bentgrass at Bethpage. We're going to lay down a marker and call his T3 at the PGA a slump-buster. A return to Colonial is a quasi-homecoming for the Metroplex native, who has a win and two seconds at Hogan's Alley.
Joel Dahmen ($8,200)
Accuracy's the name of the game at Colonial, and it's also Dahmen's calling card (20th in Driving Accuracy). A string of four MCs earlier this year has given way to a streak of eight made cuts in a row, with a second at Quail Hollow and four other top 20s during that span. Finished T20 here last year.
Kevin Na ($8,000)
Na's a bit of a course horse play after last year's trip to Colonial that featured bookend rounds of 62-61 for a solo fourth. Not a bomber, but that's not important this week. Has developed the delightful habit of walking in putts; he just needs to do it more often (129th in SG: Putting).
Brandt Snedeker ($7,900)
It sure feels like Sneds is slumping, but he's actually been showing flashes of form lately. Posted a very quiet T16 at the PGA after a noisier T5 at the Players in March. His greenside prowess should come into play at Colonial if he can keep it in the short grass off the tee; he's currently third on Tour in SG: Around the Green.
Abraham Ancer ($7,600)
Finished T16 at big-shouldered Bethpage, but old-school Colonial actually suits his game better — he's 89th in driving distance but 22nd in accuracy. Still seeking his first top 10 of the season, but he had 11 combined in 2017-18, with a win and three seconds. T52 here last year but had a 68-66 Friday-Saturday run.
Danny Lee ($7,300)
Streaky, mercurial, unreliable — all these adjectives apply to Lee. But so does the descriptor "occasionally brilliant," which he was during an opening-round 64 at the PGA Championship. Not surprisingly, Lee faded to a T36 at Bethpage, but that opening round was a signal that he's pretty much recovered from a 2017 back injury. Finished T7 at Valero a few weeks ago, and was T14 at Colonial a year ago on the strength of a final-round 65.