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Fantasy Golf Picks: The Honda Classic

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

The Honda Classic golf tournament is set for Feb. 22-25 at the PGA National Champion course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help. 

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Here's what our best Honda Classic 2018 lineup looks like:

Sergio Garcia ($10,500)

We’re going off the board a bit with our top pick, tapping an elder statesman who’s tanned, rested and ready to defend his Masters title in a few weeks. Sergio’s making his 2017 stateside debut with a little Niño due next month, at a venue where he has yet to miss a cut.  

Brian Harman ($8,900)

Lefties have won the last two weeks (Ted Potter Jr., Bubba Watson), and Bubba and Phil are sitting this week out, so we turn our attention to Harman, who was in a Phil-like zone until an unexpected MC at the Farmers. The southpaw took a three-week respite and should resume his leaderboard offensive with a stellar all-around game that has him 8th on Tour in SG: Total.

Brandt Snedeker ($8,700)

We’ve been taking a wait-and-see approach with Sneds, who entered this season coming off a sternum injury that sidelined him for much of 2016. Back-to-back top 25s have shown us what we needed to see. As usual, Brandt’s been a magician around the greens, ranking first in sand saves, fourth in scrambling and sixth in putting. 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat ($7,800)

Fans in the States don’t know much about him (including how to spell or even pronounce his name), but Aphibarnrat’s been on a global tear since last year. He hasn’t missed a cut since September, and he has a pair of wins (including a victory in Perth last week) and five other top 10s during that span. 

Graeme McDowell ($7,300)

It’s been a struggle for the former U.S. Open champ and World top 10. G-Mac has fallen out of the top 200 and had missed four straight cuts before a promising glimpse of his old form at Riviera, where he was in contention prior to a final-round 77. We’re going to guess that he’s found something to build on. Plus, it’s a Ryder Cup year, and he wants his spot back after missing out in 2016. 

Sean O’Hair ($6,800)

He’s made four straight cuts, but we’re basing this pick on his solid record at PGA National: six-for-seven in cuts made since 2011, including five top 25s. His last three Hondas: 25th, 14th, 11th. We like that trend line.