The Charles Schwab Challenge is set for May 27-30 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup as the Tour resumes play following a thrilling and historic PGA Championship. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best Charles Schwab Challenge lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Jordan Spieth ($11,200)
Considering that it falls in the week following a major, the Charles Schwab boasts a stacked field, including the newly minted PGA champion himself, Phil Mickelson, along with defending champion Daniel Berger, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau and other notables. But when tournaments are contested in the Lone Star State, it's foolish to overlook Jordan Spieth for the top spot. Hogan's Alley is just to Spieth's liking; his eight Colonial appearances look like this: T7, T14, T2, 1, T2, T32, T8 and T10. Spieth's return to form has been among the most welcome developments of this outstanding PGA Tour season, and his last two appearances in Texas — at the Valero (1st) and Byron Nelson (T9) — have featured some vintage golf out of the former World No. 1.
Corey Conners ($9,400)
The pride of Canada has done everything but win this season. Conners ranks 9th in SG: Off-the-Tee, 4th in SG: Approach the Green, 9th in SG: Tee-to-Green, 8th in GIR and 13th in SG: Total. Only a balky putter and some leaky greenside play have held him out of the winner's circle. The first-round leader at the PGA Championship, Conners is tied for second on Tour this season with seven top-10 finishes. Mark him down for eight.
Kevin Streelman ($8,300)
Streelman was a walking case of one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other this weekend, crashing a PGA Championship leaderboard full of former major winners and earning his first career top 10 at a major with a T8. Sure, it was a little bit out of nowhere, but posting red numbers at Kiawah earns you a spot on our list.
Harry Higgs ($7,200)
Higgs has earned his way into the hearts of schlubby weekend hackers everywhere with his refreshing everyman persona. He's also earned his way into the 2022 Masters after a stunning T4 at the PGA. Higgs has missed a lot of cuts this year, but even some of his MCs have featured some solid play, like his 5-under Thursday-Friday at the Byron Nelson that just wasn't quite good enough. His 2-under showing at Kiawah should be a springboard for his confidence, not to mention his popularity.
Zach Johnson ($6,900)
ZJ is still money with the putter in his hands — he's 6th in SG: Putting. It's getting to the green that's been the problem (158th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 135th in SG: Tee-to-Green). Still, Johnson is a two-time champion here (2010, 2012), he's cheap this week and he's occasionally flashed vintage form this season (top 10s at the U.S. Open, RSM and Honda).
Maverick McNealy ($6,900)
The son of tech titan Scott McNealy, Maverick probably ain't in it for the money, which is a good thing, since he misses a ton of cuts. But when he flashes, it's impressive — solo second at Pebble Beach and T4 at the Heritage. He's two-for-two in cuts made at Colonial, including a T32 last year that featured four rounds of par or better.