The BMW Championship is set for Aug. 27-30 at Olympia Fields Country Club (North) in Olympia Fields, Illinois. 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 BMW Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($11,500)
Remember when DJ went 80-80 at the Memorial a few weeks ago and then withdrew from the 3M after a 78? If not, don't worry; neither does he. Johnson's short memory and uncanny ability to reset have served him well during an August surge that culminated with an otherworldly, Tiger-at-Pebble-style performance at the Northern Trust: a staggering 30-under par, 11-shot margin of victory, 65-of-72 greens hit in regulation, 23.5 strokes gained on the field and an 18-under showing on the front nine alone. It was a clinic from arguably the most naturally gifted player ever to pick up a club and a guy who's utterly dialed in at the moment. Don't worry about a hangover; he'll show up Thursday with a clear head and blank slate.
Daniel Berger ($9,700)
Setting aside a missed cut at the Memorial, here's what Berger's finishes look like since February: T9, T5, T4, 1, T3, T2, T13, 3. Not surprisingly, his stats match up with his results — 3rd in SG: Total, 3rd in Scoring, 5th in Birdie Average — and he's enjoyed a meteoric rise in the World Ranking, from 152nd to 13th. At only 27, he's on the cusp of greatness.
Harris English ($8,300)
While DJ was off flirting with perfection this past weekend, English won the tournament he was playing among the mere mortals, finishing 19-under par and continuing an underrated run of excellence that has included 13 top-25 finishes this season, including nine in his last 10 starts. His stat package includes rankings of 8th in Scoring Average, 6th in SG: Total, 12th in GIR and 16th in SG: Putting. Pretty bulletproof.
Matt Kuchar ($7,400)
He's quietly gone about his business this season in typical Kooch fashion, finishing in the top 25 about half the time and managing not to stiff any caddies along the way, although aside from picking up a win in Asia earlier this year, he hasn't contended as often as you would expect. He did shoot four rounds in the 60s at the Northern Trust, and he's putted the ball beautifully all year, ranking 4th in SG: Putting.
Charles Howell III ($6,700)
There's virtually no course history to go on this week; the Tour last gathered at Olympia Fields for the 2003 U.S. Open, and among this week's participants, only Tiger Woods, Paul Casey, Adam Scott and Howell were on hand for that event. (CH3 finished T53, for what it's worth.) But that also tells you just how long this guy has been around. He's the ultimate grinder, never quite living up to his initial hype but always good for a few solid finishes a year. And the fact that he's still playing tells you that it's been more of the same this year, including a T3 at the 3M a few weeks ago.
Danny Lee ($6,300)
When you're looking for a bargain, it's not a bad idea to let recency bias affect your pick. Danny dazzled at the Northern Trust with a 66-64 start, flashing the talent that always seems to lurk beneath the surface with this guy. He's not reliable over the long haul, but sometimes you can catch lightning in a bottle. Let's hope it's this week.