The PGA Championship is set for Aug. 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. 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 PGA Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Brooks Koepka ($11,100)
The PGA represents Glory's First Shot this season, and for the first major in a year, we look to the most recent kisser of the Wanamaker Trophy to extend his remarkable record in major championships. Brooks is bucking to become the first three-peat winner of the PGA since Walter Hagen (1924-27), and oddly, a 72nd-hole meltdown at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude could be just the adrenaline injection he needed — it leaves Koepka a tad angry and a lot motivated to finish the job this week. Don't be surprised to see a repeat of Sunday's Koepka-Justin Thomas duel, possibly with a different outcome.
Dustin Johnson ($9,000)
At the FedEx St. Jude, DJ righted a ship that was leaking like the Exxon Valdez, finishing T12 and looking solid in doing so, with four rounds in the 60s. We don't like the inconsistency, but we do like the record at majors, where he has 17 top 10s, including a solo second to Koepka at last year's PGA, where he was the people's choice. He did win in fairly spectacular fashion at the Travelers a few weeks ago, so it's not like he's been chopping dirt all season.
Adam Scott ($7,800)
Hello, stranger. Scott's making his first appearance stateside since the shutdown, choosing to hunker down and ride out the pandemic Down Under, and his win at the Genesis in February seems like a lifetime ago. But there's no denying that the guy's a threat anytime the elites gather, with 15 top 10s in majors since 2011, including six at the PGA Championship, where he's finished third and T8 the last two years. It's a limited sample size, but he's fourth in SG: Around-the-Green and 17th in SG: Total this season.
Sergio Garcia ($7,600)
Sergio's having a remarkable ball-striking season — he's third in SG: Off-the-Tee and 3rd in SG: Tee-to-Green. If he could just approach something resembling average with the putter, he could win this week. He clearly let his foot off the gas after his breakthrough 2017 Masters win, missing the cut in seven of the 11 majors since, but he's too fiery a competitor to let that be his legacy.
Henrik Stenson ($7,300)
Stenson is still shaking off the rust — the FedEx St. Jude was his first action since the shutdown. But the guy's major championship resume is impressive, including two thirds and five top 10s at the PGA. He's the ultimate fairways-and-greens grinder — in fact, he led the PGA Tour in both Driving Accuracy and GIR in 2018. That kind of game can get you paid at a major.
Harris English ($7,200)
The only guy on this week's list without a major championship to his credit, English is nevertheless speaking our language stat-wise. He's eighth in GIR, ninth in scoring average, 10th in SG: Total and 21st in SG: Putting. He arrives at Harding Park carrying a streak of three straight top-18 finishes, and earlier this season, he had a run of four top-6 showings in five events. Not a bad resume for the asking price. The only caveat: a weak major championship history. But the PGA is prime real estate for a breakthrough.