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Fantasy Golf Picks: The British Open

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson

The Open Championship golf tournament (known stateside as the British Open) is set for July 19-22 at Carnoustie Golf Club in Angus, Scotland. That means it's time to pick your optimal fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help. 

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Here's what our best Open Championship 2018 lineup looks like for DraftKings:

Dustin Johnson ($11,300)

Carnoustie is said to be playing unusually firm and fast thanks to a recent dry spell. Sounds like it's right in DJ's wheelhouse. Look for Dustin to unleash driver after driver on a normally tough links layout that's been rendered a tad defenseless against a bomber who also possesses a surprising level of touch and precision.

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Brooks Koepka ($9,200)

Lest you forget, the reigning two-time U.S. Open champ cut his teeth in Europe, which should make him a perennial threat at the Open thanks to his prodigious skill set. His last two Open Championship finishes: T6 and T10. He hasn't missed a cut at a major in his last 16 appearances. A lot to like about DJ Version 2.0.      

Patrick Reed ($8,400)

Here are Reed's last three major finishes: 4th (U.S. Open), 1st (Masters), T2 (2017 PGA Championship). Throw in his 2016 Ryder Cup heroics, and the guy's building a bulldog rep at the big events. That kind of grit will serve him well amid the course vagaries, wind gusts and hostile crowds he'll encounter at the Open.

Zach Johnson ($7,200)

The 2015 Open champion looks like a steal at this price. And he's far from a one-hit wonder across the pond; he's finished T16 or better in six of his last seven Opens. He's missed only one cut in 15 starts in 2018.    

Keegan Bradley ($7,100)

A glance at Bradley's stats show these somewhat shocking under-the-radar numbers: 1st on Tour in ball striking; 11th in driving accuracy; 12th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. The guy's striping it right now, and he has a T7 at The Players on his 2018 ledger. He missed the Open last year but finished in the top 20 in three of his previous four appearances.

Alexander Levy ($6,800)

The Frenchman has a Ryder Cup spot in his sights — a "home game" in Paris this year — and buoyed by his nation's World Cup win, he should be particularly motivated to hear "La Marseillaise" played in his honor. Those intangibles aside, he's playing well this year, with a win and three other top 10s in Europe.