Let our fantasy experts help you pick a great golf lineup
The Tour Championship golf tournament is set for Sept. 20-23 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. 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 Tour Championship 2018 lineup looks like:
Rory McIlroy ($10,700)
It's easy to underrate the kind of year Rory's had, given that it seems like about six years since he made a putt that really mattered. But he's played exceptionally well for most of the season: Since a surprising MC at the U.S. Open, he's finished outside the top 12 only once in six starts. He was in contention at the BMW until a lackluster final-round 68 that featured a lot of solid shots and a lot of missed putts (a recurring theme). He's flashed signs of recapturing the magic — rounds of 62 and 63 at Aronimink were vintage Rory — and he won the Tour Championship only two years ago. We keep saying it: He's very, very close.
Tiger Woods ($9,500)
Tiger has almost no shot at his third FedExCup — an unlikely laundry list of contingencies would need to happen — but he has plenty to play for. There's the small matter of ending a victory drought that extends to the 2013 Bridgestone, and the pride that would accompany a triumphant, decisive return from golf oblivion. A victorious Tiger would also represent a potent B12 shot of momentum for the American Ryder Cup team as it heads to Paris. Then there's the fact that he's playing too well not to taste the fruits of victory: four top-6 finishes in his last seven starts.
Bryson DeChambeau ($8,400)
DeChambeau apparently spent his week off working on his oxygen depletion in Colorado. Whatever it takes; we're on board with anything that emerges from the Mad Scientist's lab at this point, because it's working. His scoring average in the three FedExCup Playoff events (two wins): 66.8. He's 9th in SG: Approach-the-Green, 8th in SG: Tee-to-Green and 4th in SG: Total. Win this week, and it'll be tough to deny him Player of the Year honors to go with the FedExCup.
Webb Simpson ($7,500)
Simpson may be golf's most unheralded great player, and it's time he gets credit for a monster year. He had a dominant win at The Players; finished in the top 20 in all four majors; and has eight top 10s in 25 events, including a T6 at the BMW a couple weeks ago. Magical with the flat stick this year (7th in SG: Putting) and has no apparent weaknesses aside from an occasionally leaky driver.
Billy Horschel ($7,300)
The 2014 FedExCup champ, Horschel sandwiched a pair of playoff T3s around a withdrawal at the Dell due to a sinus infection. If he can avoid a severe case of the sniffles this week, he's playing as well as anybody: Dating back to the PGA Championship, 15 of his last 16 competitive rounds have been in the 60s, including 12 straight. He's fifth on Tour in GIR, and his confidence is off the charts right now. That's a dangerous combo for a guy who's been there before. He's finished T7 and 1 in his two appearances at East Lake, so throw in the fact that he's a course horse.
Keegan Bradley ($6,200)
Only in the 30-player Tour Championship could this high-ticket item be had at a Walmart price. Bradley was last seen winning the BMW with four rounds of 66 or better. He's hit the ball beautifully all season — he's 6th on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and 2nd in SG: Approach-the-Green — and he's coming off the best SG: Putting week of his career (first in the field, with 11 holed putts outside 10 feet).