The World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is set for July 30-Aug. 2 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. 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-FedEx St. Jude Invitational lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Webb Simpson ($9,900)
We keep going to the Webb well this season, but can you blame us? Aside from a pair of inexplicable missed cuts, the guy's been bulletproof — two wins and six top 10s in nine events. He's second in birdie average and fourth in scoring, taking down a variety of tracks with a well-rounded, weakness-free game. He finished solo second here last year, charging to the checkered flag with a final-round 64.
Daniel Berger ($9,600)
Berger's becoming as much of a Bluff City institution as Beale Street, winning back-to-back FedEx St. Jude Classics in 2016-17, but he's a lot more than a course-horse play this week. He stormed out of the quarantine with a win at the Charles Schwab and a T3 at the Heritage in back-to-back weeks. He's seventh in scoring, sixth in birdie average and eighth in SG: Total. He had a streak of 32 straight rounds of par or better snapped at the Memorial. Time to start a new streak.
Brooks Koepka ($9,200)
Brooks has been scarce on the weekends of late, missing the cut in two of his last three tournaments, and he has only one top 10 in this weird, disjointed season of ours. But the guy saves his best stuff for the big events. He's the defending champion here, shooting 68-67-64-65 to win by three. Oh, and there's a major next week — the PGA, where Koepka is the defending champion — so it's time for Brooks to pull on the big boy pants and get it in gear.
Billy Horschel ($8,500)
Billy Ho's coming off a pair of strong showings — a T7 at the Workday Charity and a T13 at the Memorial. He's been a bit of a lurker this season, with five top 10s, and he's in the top 25 in SG: Total and SG: Off the Tee. Finished T9 here last year. In other words, he checks all the boxes for a mid-priced fantasy play.
Phil Mickelson ($6,600)
We just can't quit you, Phil. A solo third at Pebble in February is his lone top 10 this season, but there have been hopeful signs that the magic is still in there. He's lost none of his greenside aplomb — he ranks 11th in SG: Around-the-Green — and he's right at home at TPC Southwind, with a T2 at the St. Jude as recently as 2016. Call it nostalgia if you want, but we still like him to win at some point during his age-50 season.
Nick Taylor ($6,100)
Only in a WGC event can you be rifling through the discount rack and find a guy with a win under his belt this season. Taylor won at Pebble in February, and while he has only one other top 10 this season, his game profiles well for TPC Southwind — he's an accurate driver of the golf ball, which comes in handy on Southwind's narrow landing areas.