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PGA Championship Fantasy Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

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PGA Championship Fantasy Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

PGA Championship Fantasy Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

The PGA Championship is set for May 20-23 at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup for the season's second major. 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:

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Rory McIlroy ($11,500)

Has Rory righted the ship? While it's dangerous to put too much stock into one tournament, McIlroy's win at the Wells Fargo was a welcome sign that the bleeding has stopped. Rory had missed the cut in two of his previous three outings, including The Masters, and had fallen to 13th in the World Ranking before his stellar performance in Charlotte restored order. While you can't waste a lot of predictive energy on a player's record at a major with rotating venues, it's helpful to remember that McIlroy's 2012 PGA win came at this very course. By eight shots. The PGA is Rory's best major — two wins and two thirds — and he'll add to that legacy this week.

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Daniel Berger ($8,700)

Berger's the best player nobody ever talks about. That relative anonymity allows him to go about his business, which is to pile one solid finish on top of another. He doesn't have much of a major track record, but Berger's complete game — he ranks in the top 25 on Tour in SG: Off the Tee, SG: Approach the Green, SG: Tee to Green and SG: Putting and 10th in SG: Total — makes him a threat to be this year's Collin Morikawa, a breakthrough major winner at the PGA.

Tony Finau ($8,600)

Finau is a fixture on major leaderboards — eight top 10s in his last 12 majors, 13 made cuts in his last 14 majors. He's missed more cuts lately than we'd like (three out of his last six), but that's just served to drive the price down, and one of his recent outings was a T10 at The Masters. His stat profile is pretty unassailable, and if Finau finds the fairway off the tee this week, he's a threat to win.

Keegan Bradley ($7,300)

Bradley's ball striking has been as good as anyone's this season — he's 8th in SG: Approach the Green and 5th in SG: Tee to Green — and his recent results bear that out. He had a T4 in the Zurich team event, a solo second at the Valspar and a T18 at the Wells Fargo that was marred by one bad round. Plus, he's a past champion at the PGA, and he finished T3 in 2012 at Kiawah. Sure, he's unbearable to watch; just avert your eyes when he climbs onto the leaderboard.

Harris English ($7,200)

English, who's playing his best golf in his age-31 season, is another sneaky value play this week. He posted his first career major top 10 with a solo fourth at last fall's U.S. Open, and he followed that with a T21 in his first Masters appearance since 2016. He's accurate off the tee and a good putter, handy traits when navigating Pete Dye's tricky layouts and Bermuda greens.

Phil Mickelson ($6,700)

Just when we're ready to give up our Phil obsession, he pulls us back in with an opening-round 64 at the Wells Fargo. Sure, he followed that up with three bad rounds, but the magic is still in there somewhere. It's entirely possible that his runner-up at the 2016 British was his last major hurrah, but we're betting there's one more out-of-nowhere top 5 in his future. Anyway, we're simply bargain-hunting at this point.