The Valero Texas Open is set for April 1-4 at TPC San Antonio – Oaks Course. 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 Valero Texas Open lineup looks like in this week's fantasy golf predictions:
Jordan Spieth ($10,700)
Spieth is coming off a narrow loss to Matt Kuchar in the "Sweet 16" of the Match Play, but he's still a confident golfer in the midst of a welcome resurgence heading into this Masters tune-up. The Dallas native and former Longhorn is, surprisingly, still seeking his first career Tour win in his home state, and it could come this week. Spieth is knocking on the door of the World Top 50 once again after falling as low as 92nd in January.
Corey Conners ($9,500)
The last time this event was held, in 2019, Conners supplied a Cinderella story worthy of March Madness, winning as a Monday qualifier and punching his ticket for Augusta. He hasn't won since, but he's done everything but. How's this for a statistical sample platter: 14th in SG: Off the Tee, 12th in SG: Approach the Green, 12th in SG: Tee-to-Green. He's a complete player on familiar and comfortable turf this week.
Charley Hoffman ($9,200)
The Hoff is a Valero regular, playing here every year since 2011, and usually playing quite well — he has a win, two seconds and a third here, with seven total top-13s. And he's more than a course horse; since a missed cut in Phoenix, Hoffman has been solid, with a T7, T10 and T17 among his recent finishes. He's displaying a complete game right now, ranking 26th on Tour in SG: Total.
Phil Mickelson ($7,500)
Lefty has made a habit of playing the week before major championships, often with good results; he's won the week before The Masters three times in his career. He's not a purely ceremonial golfer yet, although he's in that weird limbo — a dominant presence on the Champions Tour when he chooses to play it, but lagging far behind his younger competitors on the regular Tour. We've said it before — he still has a PGA Tour win in him somewhere, even though he's pushing 51.
Brandt Snedeker ($6,600)
Sneds needs a win this week to earn a Masters invite, and while that seems unlikely, pride is a powerful motivator for a guy who has won nine times in his career but has struggled to get back to that level, missing eight cuts in 14 tournaments this season. Even his great equalizer, his putter, has abandoned him this season. But we're bargain-hunting at this point, and in doing so, we like to land on guys we enjoy rooting for. Sneds qualifies.
Jimmy Walker ($6,100)
Walker ain't exactly been dy-no-mite of late. The former major champion is a shell of that golfer right now, in fact, falling into the 500s in the World Golf Ranking. But at this price, it's hard to pass up a former champion (2015) who also finished solo fourth here in 2018 and T13 in 2017.