WGC ringer Dustin Johnson leads a world-class field
The 2019 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational runs July 25-28 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. 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 2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude lineup looks like in this week's golf predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($11,400)
As Brooks Koepka is to majors, so Dustin Johnson is to WGC events. Johnson has won six of the international no-cut money-grabs, including the WGC-Mexico Championship (his 20th career win overall) earlier this year. Of course, this is the first year for the FedEx St. Jude to join the WGC rota, but no worries there — DJ was a two-time winner of the event when it was a run-of-the-mill schedule filler, including in 2018, when he scorched TPC Southwind to the tune of 19-under and won by six.
Jason Day ($8,300)
J-Day's shocking second-round meltdown at Royal Portrush — four bogeys and a double in a five-hole stretch — left him on the outside looking in at the British. But it also makes him a bargain this week. His results this year have been decidedly mixed, but there have been some serious signs of life for the former World No. 1: T8 at the Travelers, T5 at The Masters, T8 at The Players and back-to-back top 5s at Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach earlier this year. He's 9th in SG: Off-the-Tee, 18th in SG: Total and 17th in Scoring Average.
Louis Oosthuizen ($8,100)
The sweet-swinging South African has lurked on plenty of leaderboards this year — T2 at the Valspar, T5 at the Match Play, T7 at the U.S. Open, T20 at the British. He's been masterful around the green — 5th in strokes gained — and he has 10 top 10s in WGC events in the last 10 years.
Tyrrell Hatton ($8,000)
Coming off a back-door top-6 at the British Open on the strength of a final-round 69 in tough conditions, the young Englishman is combustible — look no further than his epic club throw at the Scottish Open last week — but capable of contending against a stellar field. His WGC resume this year is pretty sweet: T22 at the HSBC, T19 at the Mexico Championship, T9 at the Match Play. His short game wizardry (10th in SG: Around the Green) can erase plenty of mistakes.
Danny Willett ($7,600)
The 2016 Masters champ was looking like the flukiest major winner since Todd Hamilton, but the Englishman has enjoyed a recent rejuvenation. Willett's last three outings — the RBC Canadian, U.S. Open and British Open — yielded finishes of T8, T12, and T6, and his Open Championship run included a spectacular 67-65 Friday-Saturday birdie fest. Willett's Lazarus act has seen him rise from a low of 462nd in the world ranking a little over a year ago to 58th after his Open top 6. Golf's fun again for Willett, and his back feels better, which makes him dangerous.
Max Homa ($6,400)
His Wells Fargo win at Quail Hollow in early May stands out like a sore thumb on his 2018-19 resume, which includes nine missed cuts and only one other top 10 in 22 starts. But when you're bargain hunting, you can do worse than a guy who drives it well (50th in SG: Off-the-Tee), putts well on Bermuda (the surface at both Quail Hollow and TPC Southwind), and knows how to win out here.