The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play is set for March 23-27 at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. 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 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Justin Thomas ($10,700)
JT just keeps knocking, and one of these weeks, that door is going to tumble down. He has top-10 finishes in nine of his last 16 starts, including a T3 at the Valspar this past weekend, and his ball striking has been impeccable (3rd in SG: Tee-to-Green, 8th in GIR). His record at the Match Play is middling, but he's been an alpha in two Ryder Cup appearances, with a 2-0 record in singles.
Billy Horschel ($8,800)
The defending champ may be a former Florida Gator, but he's also a bulldog without an ounce of quit. Last year's showing featured match wins over Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood and a 2&1 win over Scottie Scheffler in the finals. One caveat — he withdrew from THE PLAYERS due to illness and fatigue, but he skipped the Valspar and should be in fighting form. He's an ace with the flatstick (9th in SG: Putting), and he's made 13 consecutive cuts (third-longest active streak on Tour).
Sergio Garcia ($8,300)
A match-play maestro, Sergio has never won this event, but he has made the round of 16 or better here nine times, including a quarterfinal appearance last year. Of course, his Ryder Cup record is beyond reproach; he relishes the mano a mano aspect of the game and has piled up a Ryder Cup-record 25 career wins. He's also made 16 of his last 18 cuts, so his current form is solid.
Kevin Kisner ($7,600)
The 2019 Match Play champion obviously made an impression on bettors, who are dumping lots of their hard-earned cash on the guy who dispatched Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari and Matt Kuchar on his way to the trophy that year. His match play bona fides aside, Kisner has plenty to recommend him — namely, a lethal putter (5th in SG: Putting), an essential weapon in this format. He has three top 5s this year, including a solo 4th at THE PLAYERS.
Brian Harman ($7,600)
Playing Harman at the Match Play is like having a rock in your shoe, and the results show the fruits of that annoyance factor — he's 5-3-1 at the event, with wins over Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Bubba Watson on his ledger. Recent form is solid; he finished T5 at the Valspar this past weekend and had a T3 at the American Express in January.
Sepp Straka ($7,000)
Straka was going nowhere fast this season when he arrived at Riviera, but a 15th-place finish at the Genesis seemed to propel the former Georgia Bulldog to a new level. He followed it up with a win at the Honda, and after a missed cut at the Palmer (give that one an asterisk due to the playing conditions), he finished T9 at THE PLAYERS on the strength of a final-round 67. Call it recency bias if you must, but he comes in hot.