The World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is set for Aug. 5-8 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup.
Here's what our best WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Brooks Koepka ($10,600)
As we know, Koepka saves his best golf for the biggest events — of his eight career PGA Tour wins, four are majors and another is this very tournament, which he won by three strokes in 2019 with a tournament-record 16-under par 264 in the event's first year at TPC Southwind. He followed that up with a T2 last year, so consider course-horse status conferred at a site where that designation historically means something. Four of Koepka's last five outings (three of them majors) have been T6 or better, so current form is typically solid.
Louis Oosthuizen ($9,600)
Louis is an anomaly — the guy seems immune to scar tissue. His season of what-ifs has included finishes of T6 (WGC-Workday), T2 (PGA), 2 (U.S. Open), T3 (Open Championship), and T2 (3M). He just keeps climbing off the mat and back into the fray. At this point, he's a virtual lock for a good finish, so keep riding that horse until he falters. When you putt like Louis does (1st in SG: Putting), faltering is not really on the table.
Daniel Berger ($9,200)
Another player with a stellar history at TPC Southwind, Berger is a two-time winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and finished T2 last year at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Berger is a jack-of-all-trades, ranking 14th in SG: Total and 8th in GIR. He's also getting more comfortable on the big stage, with back-to-back major top 10s.
Billy Horschel ($7,100)
Billy Ho's got the best WGC track record of anybody this year, with a win at the WGC-Match Play and a T2 at the WGC-Workday. Add in another solid showing at this big-points event, and he'll have a shot at a second FedExCup. Not bad for a guy who currently ranks 91st in Scoring and 82nd in SG: Total — but 19th in earnings.
Phil Mickelson ($6,600)
We promise we'll jump off the Phil Train one of these days. After all, he was last seen missing the cut badly at Royal St. George's. But he's another course horse this week — he finished T2 here last year. He's a fan favorite in Memphis, just like everywhere else. Expect a few raised thumbs this week as the reigning PGA Champion continues his ongoing goodwill tour.
Stewart Cink ($6,500)
Cink is a past winner here — long past, in fact, way back in 2004 when the event was at Firestone (and defending champion Justin Thomas was 11 years old). But we've enjoyed his late-in-life renaissance this season that has featured a climb back into the World Top 50, gaining him entrance into his first WGC event since 2011. We expect him to take advantage.