PGA Tour titans clash at East Lake
The 2020 Tour Championship is set for Sept. 4-7 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($15,200)
If ever there was a week to front-load your lineup, this is it, and this week's slate is top-heavier than Dolly Parton. The two guys who were last seen trading bombs at the BMW Championship and who happen to sit 1-2 in the World Golf Ranking have given us no reason to doubt them during these FedExCup playoffs, and we're not about to give up on them now. DJ followed up his 30-under clinic at The Northern Trust with a gutsy 4-under showing on a U.S. Open-caliber track, and the staggered start gives him a two-shot advantage out of the gate at the climactic Tour Championship. He's been the 54-hole leader in three straight tournaments, with a win and two seconds. It's all clicking right now for the most gifted guy out there.
Jon Rahm ($12,700)
Rahm will tee off on Friday two shots behind DJ, but no worries — he overcame a bigger deficit than that on Sunday. Rahm's 66-64 weekend at major-caliber Olympia Fields was perhaps the best two-day performance of the season by any player and showcased his uncanny flair for the dramatic, but there's substance behind the flash: He's first in SG: Total, 4th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 5th in SG: Tee-to-Green. The bomb he dropped on DJ on the first playoff hole on Sunday showed that he's also a cold-blooded assassin when necessary.
Sebastian Munoz ($5,900)
Quietly, Munoz has had a superb season, with a win and eight top 25s, including a T18 at The Northern Trust and a T8 at the BMW. It's his first of what will likely be many trips to East Lake, where he'll begin the tournament seven shots behind on Friday. He's more than capable of going low at a moment's notice, as he showed with his opening 65 at The Northern Trust.
Billy Horschel ($5,700)
It's been a resurgent season for the 2014 FedExCup champ, and although he practically had to bribe the bouncer to sneak into East Lake, he's there, and it's a spot where he's tasted success before. Billy Ho went 66-66-69-68 to capture the Tour Championship and the 10 mil in 2014, although it would take something even better than that for him to overcome his initial 10-shot deficit this week. A magical weekend on the greens would be just the ticket, and Horschel is capable of just that (23rd in SG: Putting).
Cameron Champ ($5,300)
Champ makes his first appearance at East Lake, where his stellar driving (2nd in SG: Off-the-Tee) will serve him well. A two-time winner at only 25, Champ ground out a top 10 at the PGA Championship a few weeks ago and could become a fixture on major leaderboards in the near future. In the short term, look for him to cap a season of maturation with a strong showing.
Marc Leishman ($5,000)
Leishman no doubt wished there had been a cut at the BMW, as he limped home to a 30-over, dead freaking last-place finish at Olympia Fields. He got his points on the board early, though, with a solid pre-pandemic performance, and he slots in at 25th heading to East Lake, where he'll start at 1-under. It would take a spectacular weekend to get into contention, but that's not out of the question for the talented Aussie.