The 2019 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 1-4 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, S.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 2019 Wyndham Championship lineup looks like in this week's golf prediction:
Brandt Snedeker ($10,000)
Two big-time course horses are traveling to Sedgefield this week — Webb Simpson and Sneds — and being the budget-conscious, responsible spenders that we are, we're taking the cheaper option. Snedeker opened with a 59 last year on his way to his second Wyndham title and his third top-5 finish in his last four trips to Greensboro. He's run a little hot-and-cold this year, but he does have two top 5s in his last six starts, and he's displayed his usual short-game sorcery — 3rd in SG: Around the Green and 11th in SG: Putting.
Cameron Smith ($9,000)
Smith has labored through a tough season, but he arrives on a mini-surge — T29, T20, T12 in his last three starts. We like that trend line. Solid at Sedgefield, with a scoring average of 67.4 in three starts, including a T7 in 2017.
Scott Piercy ($8,100)
Was last seen opening with a 62 at the 3M before fading a bit to a T15, part of a solid season that has produced six top 10s and 11 top 25s. Feels right at home at Sedgefield, with a scoring average of 67.78 in 18 rounds. Fairways and greens are his strategy — he's 11th in GIR — and that approach can pay off in fantasy, too.
Aaron Wise ($7,900)
We like picking guys with something to play for, and Wise qualifies, as he currently sits at 120th in FedExCup points the week before the playoffs start. Last year's Rookie of the Year has endured something of a sophomore slump, but there have been hopeful signs — he made the cut at all four majors and was one bad round away from making some noise at the U.S. Open after an opening 66. Fourth on Tour in Birdie Average (4.36).
Martin Laird ($7,900)
Laird arrives in Greensboro fresh off consecutive top 10s at the Barbasol and Barracuda. Yeah, we know those are weak-field events opposite the British Open and WGC-FedEx St. Jude, but those were still professional golfers he was hanging with. Another solid ball striker — he's 10th in GIR — who's comfy at Sedgefield (seven made cuts in eight starts).
Peter Malnati ($7,100)
Some bargain browsing led us to Malnati, who's played the weekend in 15 out of his last 16 starts and has seven top 25s on the season. He's four-for-four in cuts made at the Wyndham, with a T24 here last year.