Breakdown down the Wyndham Championship DraftKings picks for the final PGA DFS slate of the regular season as we look at top plays, top fades and a lineup.
The Wyndham Championship and the annual trip to Sedgefield Country Club signifies the conclusion of the PGA Tour regular season. That leaves a lot of storylines about motivation and things that we want to see from these players. But we must figure out how to balance that when we dive into our DraftKings picks for the PGA DFS slate.
Last week, we had some tough breaks with Mark Hubbard, Davis Riley and Kevin Kisner all putting forth unexpectedly bad efforts. We live and learn, though, and now move to the Wyndham to try and cash once again with our lineup.
As always, we’ll go through our top plays and fades for every price range before we get into building a winning PGA DFS lineup for the Wyndham Championship.
DraftKings picks for the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA DFS lineups: Top Plays
$10,000: Shane Lowry ($10,600) – The more popular play is likely going to be Webb Simpson and I can’t deny that’s enticing given his course history. However, I’m more partial to Lowry in this range. He’s been playing too well this season to not get a win and, even if that isn’t this week, his combination of great play on short courses historically, great approach play, and terrific touch around the green lead me to believe he’ll be in contention at the Wyndham. Also Consider: Webb Simpson ($10,700), Sungjae Im ($10,500)
$9,000: Russell Henley ($9,800) – Looking at the slate, there’s a good chance I make a rare decision and skip on the $9K range this week. There are some interesting options but not ones that I’m about to jump over the moon about. To me, the best of the bunch is Henley. He finally got back to his early-season form last week as he finished T10 at the Rocket Mortgage and he’s also registered Top 10 finishes at Sedgefield in each of the last two years. Also Consider: Corey Conners ($9,600), Adam Scott ($9,200)
$8,000: Joohyung Kim ($8,600) – This is an extremely rich range that I’m going to try and target as much as possible but I have to stick to my guns. Tom Kim (he has said he prefers Tom to Joohyung or JH) has been on a heater at 20 years old and trying to lock up his PGA Tour card. He was T7 last week, giving him two Top 7 finishes in his last four starts and five straight made cuts. He’s trending in a major way but his game fits perfectly here as an extremely accurate drive, great iron player, and hot putter. I have him to win outright, so he’s an easy add at this price. Also Consider: Denny McCarthy ($8,900), Si Woo Kim ($8,800), Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($8,400), JT Poston ($8,200), Davis Riley ($8,000)
$7,000: Mark Hubbard ($7,900) – Being all over Mark Hubbard last week was far from beneficial for me last week as a second-round 74 caused him to miss the cut. What I overlooked while seeing his recent form of three straight T13 or better finishes leading in was that Detroit was a bad fit for him. Sedgefield, however, is not. His accurate driving combined with top-tier approach play of late and a good putter and short game should lead to him rebounding with a strong finish to the regular season. Also Consider: Scott Stallings ($7,800), Adam Long ($7,700), Brendon Todd ($7,500), Callum Tarren ($7,300), Greyson Sigg ($7,100)
$6,000: Hayden Buckley ($6,900) – You’re getting a ton of value with Buckley at this price, a player who is decently long but also extremely accurate off of the tee and has been striking it well with his irons. His results have reflected that with six straight made cuts and finishing T24 and T26 in the past two weeks. I think he’s trending in a big way to move into the FedExCup Playoffs and ends up with another strong finish at the Wyndham Championship. Also Consider: Brandon Wu ($6,900), Justin Lower ($6,700), Ben Griffin ($6,500),
DraftKings picks for Wyndham Championship PGA DFS lineups: Top Fades
$10,000: Billy Horschel ($10,300) – Horschel is another player whose record at Sedgefield is increasingly impressive as his last three appearances resulted in T2, T6 and T11. That’s hard to ignore, but so too is the fact that he hasn’t played all that well in his four starts since winning the Memorial. This is going out on a limb but I think the upside is more limited with Billy Ho than any other player in the $10K range.
$9,000: Tyrrell Hatton ($9,400) – Despite a pair of Top 25 finishes in Scotland last month, Hatton is someone who isn’t getting any investment from me this week unless it’s to miss the cut. The Englishman has been highly inaccurate with the driver this year, which automatically limits his chances for success at this tournament. When you then throw in a putter that’s cooled down and the remaining parts of his game being fine but far from elite, I don’t see how he pays off this price at the Wyndham.
$8,000: Taylor Pendrith ($8,500) – Pendrith was in the final group last week on Sunday and ended up with a T2 finish, making it three straight Top 15 showings since he returned from injury. So why am I fading him? Because the Canadian is an awful fit for Sedgefield. He hits his drives a quarter-mile but his accuracy is well below tour average. Moreover, we saw his approach and short games dry up a bit on Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage. Part of that might be nerves, but it’s concerning at a course that already is a tough fit for his game.
$7,000: Cameron Champ ($7,500) – Some of the numbers will tell you that Cameron Champ is much more accurate and better on short courses when he can club down. I respect that but I’m also not buying it completely. He dropped back-to-back Top 20 finishes in the last two weeks but those were more bomber-type courses that suit him. This is not so much that and I think we see more of the struggles that he was showing prior to the past two tournaments.
Wyndham Championship: Best DraftKings golf lineup
- Shane Lowry ($10,600)
- Joohyung Kim ($8,600)
- Brian Harman ($8,300)
- Mark Hubbard ($7,900)
- Adam Long ($7,700)
- Hayden Buckley ($6,900)
Lowry, Kim, Hubbard and Buckley have all been discussed as my top plays, so I’m not going to belabor any of those points. But I love the rest of the lineup as well.
Getting Long at this price is a great value for a player who has been reeling off Top 30 and Top 20 finishes every time he tees it up lately, quite literally. Moreover, he’s a good fit for the course with an accurate drive and his approach play and putting trending in a positive direction.
As for Harman, he also fits the bill and quietly has a T8 at the Travelers and T6 at The Open as two of his last three starts. Throw in the fact that he also finished T6 at Sedgefield back in 2019 and I love the value that he presents at a place where he should be able to play his game at a high level.