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TOUR Championship Fantasy Predictions and Expert Golf Picks

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Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay looks to cap off a successful season with the FedEx Cup title

The TOUR Championship, the final leg of the FedExCup playoffs, is set for Sept. 2-5 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup for the first round of the FedExCup playoffs.

Here's what our best TOUR Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:

Patrick Cantlay ($13,400)

There's being in the zone, and then there's whatever stratosphere Cantlay was occupying this past weekend when he reached the green. At the BMW, Cantlay may have put on the greatest clutch putting performance in PGA Tour history — he gained 16.4 strokes on the field for the week and made five straight miss-and-go-home putts during his epic duel with Bryson DeChambeau. The Tour's only three-time winner this year, Patty Ice is more than just a great putter; he ranks 5th in SG: Tee-to-Green and 3rd in SG: Total. His best finish at East Lake is a T20, but that will change this week.     

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Justin Thomas ($11,000)

Last week, we bet on JT to emerge from some summer doldrums, and on Sunday, he finally did, with a solid 66 that gives him some momentum heading to Atlanta. He's an East Lake thoroughbred, finishing no worse than seventh in the last five Tour Championships. The putts are starting to drop, and he's a threat to win this week, even facing a six-shot deficit out of the gate.  

Brooks Koepka ($7,800)

Who do you think Koepka was rooting for in Sunday's six-hole Sudden Death marathon at the BMW? He and Bryson DeChambeau have put their feud on hold at Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker's behest, but the simmering slap-fest will simply move underground, and erasing his starting five-stroke deficit to Bryson will prove an inviting target for Brooks. Koepka's had an odd, hit-or-miss season, but he has a win and eight top 10s, and East Lake has proven to be to his liking over the years.     

Scottie Scheffler ($6,800)

It's easy to tab Scheffler as golf's Next Big Thing — the 25-year-old saved his best golf for the biggest events this season, with three top 10s at majors and a solo 5th at the WGC Workday. In his TOUR Championship debut last season, he went 71-66-66-65 to finish 5th. He's just getting started.   

Daniel Berger ($5,800)

Berger puts a bow on a career year this week. One of the game's best iron players (5th in SG: Approach-the-Green), the 28-year-old Berger will state his case for Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker this week in hopes of snagging a captain's pick. He has a solid record at East Lake, shooting 69-71-64 last year before fading with a final-round 73 to finish T15.

Stewart Cink ($5,200)

All year, we've kept our eyes on the crafty vets, and this week, they don't come any craftier than the 48-year-old Cink, who is making his first appearance at East Lake since 2009. Don't expect Cink to be intimidated by today's young guns; the guy faced off with vintage Tiger.