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Fantasy Golf Picks: The Players Championship


The Players Championship golf tournament is set for May 10-13 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, 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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Fantasy Golf Picks for The Players Championship

Here's what our best Players Championship 2018 lineup looks like:

Rickie Fowler ($9,600)

Rickie’s a tricky pick this week. He’s been feast-or-famine at TPC Sawgrass, boasting a win (2015’s stunning sprint to the finish) and a T2 (2012) but no other showing even resembling contention. Even though we’ve only caught glimpses of Good Rickie at the PGA Tour’s flagship event, we’re betting on the guy who finished second at The Masters and had top 5s at last year’s PGA and U.S. Open to flash his orange duds for the TV cameras late on Sunday.    

Sergio Garcia ($9,000)

Sergio’s in a mini-slump with surprising MCs at The Masters and Valero. Before that, though, he was at his gunslinging best, with two wins and four other top 10s in a 10-tournament span. His love-hate relationship with this tournament has blossomed into true love; he’s the event’s all-time leading money winner and won it in 2008.   

Patrick Reed ($8,700)

Reed has never really been a factor at The Players, but with his major breakthrough behind him, we expect the floodgates to open. Prickly Patrick still carries a sizable chip on his shoulder thanks to the lukewarm reaction to his Masters win, and he’d love to shush any remaining doubters this week. Currently riding a streak of five straight top-10 finishes.

Zach Johnson ($7,500)

It’s been another typical Zach year — not a lot of flash, just a lot of mind-numbing consistency. He’s always been a great putter, and his ball-striking is catching up (T3 in proximity to the hole). Solid at Sawgrass: he’s made 12 of 13 cuts in his career.  

Ian Poulter ($7,800)

It pains us to pick Poulter, but this lingering thorn in our Ryder Cup side has been in fine form of late, with a win in Houston, a solid showing at the Match Play and a T7 at Harbour Town. He won’t shrink on the Stadium Course’s pressure-packed stage; he was T2 here last year.  

Kyle Stanley ($7,200)

Last year’s T4 finish at The Players was one of the high points of Stanley’s best season on Tour, one that included his second career win. He’s a sneaky-good ball-striker (second in GIR) but still misses too many putts. If that ever changes, watch out.