Players get one final tune-up for the FedExCup playoffs
The Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 13-16 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. 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 Wyndham Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Webb Simpson ($11,200)
His PGA Championship performance didn't quite live up to his recent standards, but Simpson is simply one of the four or five best golfers on the planet at the moment. He's third in FedExCup points heading into the final playoff tune-up, and his array of rankings reflects a weakness-free game — 4th in Birdie Average, 4th in Scoring, 7th in SG: Total. Simpson displayed his mastery of Sedgefield a year ago, finishing solo second at 21-under only because winner J.T. Poston went postal on the place with a final-round 62. Webb also went low in Greensboro in 2018 (T2) and 2017 (solo 3rd) and won the Wyndham in 2011.
Billy Horschel ($9,100)
Billy Ho's gone about his business quietly and efficiently this season, like he does most seasons. The 2014 FedExCup champion has five top 10s in 18 events and a ranking of 20th in SG: Total. Like the other guys on this list, he's also a Sedgefield stud, ranking third in SG: Total at the Wyndham over the past five years, with finishes of T6, T11 and T5 among his last four showings.
Brandt Snedeker ($8,200)
Sneds is Mr. 59 at Sedgefield, firing that magic number here in 2018 on the way to his most recent PGA Tour victory. The Wyndham is also the spot where Snedeker picked up win No. 1 back in 2007, and Wyndham is one of his primary sponsors, so Greensboro is the spot where Sneds' planets align. It's been a rough year for him, but he's still a greenside magician (6th in SG: Around-the-Green).
Ryan Moore ($8,100)
Moore stumbled out of the gate for the season's reboot, but he's starting to regain his mojo, arriving in Greensboro coming off a pair of T12s. He's a past winner here (2009) and finished T6 in his most recent appearance (2018). Moore won't be penalized at Sedgefield for his pea-shooting ways (161st in Driving Distance) but will instead be rewarded for his precision (9th in Driving Accuracy).
Jim Furyk ($7,200)
We cap this week's lineup with a pair of crafty greybeards. The 50-year-old Furyk is Champions-eligible but still PGA Tour-relevant thanks to some still-sharp iron play (17th in SG: Approach-the-Green). Furyk's also a course horse who isn't quite ready for the glue factory, finishing T4 here in 2018 and T10 in 2016.
Davis Love III ($6,100)
Would it surprise you to learn that this 56-year-old is fifth in SG: Total at the Wyndham over the last five years? He finished T10 in 2017 and won the thing in 2015 at age 51. The Hall of Famer is certainly worth a cheap flyer this week. We also like that he has resisted the siren song of the money grab that is the Champions Tour, preferring his status as elder statesman among the youngsters.
(Top photo courtesy of @webbsimpson1)