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2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Brooks Koepka

2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Brooks Koepka

The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is set for Oct. 3-6 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev. 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 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:

Brooks Koepka ($11,700)

2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Predictions & Expert Golf Picks
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The world's top-ranked player makes his 2019-20 season debut and will be looking to stay sharp as the Presidents Cup approaches. Koepka doesn't exactly "fall back" during the autumn months; four of his 15 professional wins have come during golf's post-Labor Day dog days. He's made four appearances here (none since 2016), with a runner-up, a T4 and two missed cuts. Brooks can be a buyer-beware player at non-majors, but he hasn't missed a cut anywhere since early March, with seven top-5 finishes during that span. 

Joaquin Niemann ($9,400)

This kid's a month shy of 21, but already he's a superstar-in-waiting. Niemann put together four spectacular rounds at The Greenbrier a couple weeks ago, going 65-62-68-64 to become the youngest non-American PGA Tour winner since 1923 — this on the heels of a highly decorated amateur career. Niemann is squarely in Ernie Els' sights for a captain's pick for the International Presidents Cup team. Another strong showing wouldn't exactly hurt his chances.     

Ryan Moore ($7,800)

The former UNLV Rebel enjoyed some of the most impressive seasons in amateur golf history during his time in Sin City. His professional career hasn't reached quite the same heights, but a 2012 win at the Shriners is one of his five career PGA Tour wins, and his local knowledge should serve him well this week. Coming off a decent season that included a runner-up, a third and a trip to the second round of the FedExCup playoffs.      

Abraham Ancer ($7,700)

Ancer is one of 10 Presidents Cuppers looking to sharpen their games in Vegas. Ancer is coming off a solid season in which he unexpectedly made it all the way to East Lake on the strength of a runner-up finish at the Northern Trust, where he also secured a spot on the International team. That 2018-19 season included a tasty T4 at the Shriners, where he went 66-66-69-66 to finish four shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. Ancer makes bank off the tee; he was 10th last season in Driving Accuracy and SG: Off the Tee. 

Sebastian Munoz ($7,400)

We're not afraid to ride the hot hand, and they don't come much hotter than Munoz. In the 2019-20 season's first three tournaments, Munoz has a win at the Sanderson, a T7 at The Greenbrier and a T33 at the Safeway that would have been much better if not for a final-round 76. He's the leader in the FedExCup race and would love to put some serious points on the board early in the season. Yes, it's a small sample size, but he's 3rd on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green.  

Chase Koepka ($6,000)

Chase, in Vegas on a sponsor exemption, gets a rare chance to play with big bro Brooks, and maybe it will inspire him to exceed his recent anemic efforts on the Challenge and European Tours. Chase could do worse than to do a little drafting in Brooks' sizable slipstream.