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Workday Charity Open Fantasy Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

Workday Charity Open Fantasy Predictions and Expert Golf Picks

Workday Charity Open Fantasy Predictions and Expert Golf Picks

The Workday Charity Open is set for July 9-12 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. 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 Workday Charity Open lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:

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Justin Thomas ($11,100)

For a one-off tournament that was cobbled together to replace the canceled John Deere, the Workday Charity Open has a formidable field, with JT, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Hideki Matsuyama among those getting a sneak peak at Muirfield Village before next week's Memorial. Thomas has had a feast-or-famine quality this season, but the feasts have been Michelin star-worthy. Since the BMW in August, Thomas has three wins and 10 total top 10s in 14 appearances. He's fourth in SG: Tee-to-Green, seventh in SG: Total, seventh in SG: Approach the Green and fifth in Scoring. He's weaker with the blade (97th in SG: Putting), but Muirfield Village rewards ball striking more than putting, and JT's almost without peer in that department.

Matt Kuchar ($8,500)

Kooch has laid low since the restart, with only a missed cut at the Charles Schwab and a T41 at the Heritage on his post-shutdown ledger. He's a grinder who needs his reps, which may account for his affordability. But his comfort level at Muirfield Village — he won the 2013 Memorial and had back-to-back T4s in 2016-17 — makes him a great value this week. His putter has been his equalizer this season (9th in SG: Putting), but historically, he's a great ball striker, too.

Gary Woodland ($8,300)

The U.S. Open champ is thought of as something of a bomber, but he's made his money with his irons of late — he's 10th in SG: Approach the Green and 7th in GIR this year. A relatively open Muirfield Village course should allow him to fire at some pins this week. He finished T4 at the Memorial in 2016, so there's some positive history here.

Phil Mickelson ($7,800)

With Muirfield Village, course designer Jack Nicklaus took much of his inspiration from Augusta National, and aside from Tiger Woods, who won't be arriving in Ohio until next week, Lefty is the Tour's pre-eminent master of Augusta. Oddly, he's never conquered Muirfield, but he loves the place. “I’ve always had an affinity for this golf course,” he said a couple of years ago. “It was always special to me. I fell in love with it when I was a junior. I fell in love with it as a kid.” Mickelson was the 36-hole leader at the Travelers a few weeks ago, and he has a pair of thirds this season (one on the Euro Tour), so the tank isn't empty.

Rory Sabbatini ($7,400)

The other Rory has been better than most at Muirfield Village, ranking 11th all-time in strokes gained on the field at the Memorial (one spot ahead of the more famous Rory). He has a couple of top-21 finishes since the restart, so his recent form has been solid, although he missed the cut at the Rocket Mortgage.

Jason Dufner ($6,800)

The Duf-man is a cheap course horse play this week. The 2017 Memorial champ isn't a one-hit wonder at Jack's place, either, after a T7 finish at last year's Memorial. Not much to recommend him in terms of recent form, although a MC at the Rocket Mortgage snapped a streak of seven straight made cuts.