Wells Fargo Championship
Expert FanDuel Picks for the Wells Fargo Championship
The stacked field scheduled to attend this weekend’s Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow brings an exciting return to daily fantasy PGA. After a week with no contests because of the partners format at the Zurich Classic, the pivotal midseason tournament in Charlotte is poised to be four days full of action on FanDuel and DraftKings.
Teams of two squared off at the TPC Louisiana this past Thursday for the Zurich with many of golf’s elite in attendance. With the switch from best-ball to alternate shot play in the final round, the leaderboard was bound to see some dramatic movement. After play finished Saturday, 13 teams were within four strokes of the lead. However, Scott Piercy and Billy Horschel stormed to victory with a perfect five under par 67 on Sunday, quelling the potential fireworks.
Big guns Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and their teammates didn’t fare well in the second year of team play, as all missed the cut. Some other notable daily fantasy golfers, including Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen, and Masters champ Patrick Reed all played well and hope the trend continues into the coming tournament.
The Usual Suspects Favored at Quail Hollow
For those who resisted the urge to join a European Tour contest, the week off didn’t change much as far as the pre-tournament favorites go. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, and Jason Day are all short-odds to take home the championship at the site of last year’s PGA Championship. Brian Harman returns as defending champ, though his victory was captured at Eagle Point. Thomas’ brilliant final stretch at Quail Hollow propelled him to his first major championship, a memory few opponents will forget when teeing it up Thursday.
Reed was runner up to Thomas last year, and after a convincing win in Augusta, his $9700 price tag on DraftKings could prove to be a good value. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will rejoin regular PGA action for the first time in a few weeks, and both have found the North Carolina track to be a friendly one.
Find the Sleeping Giants
While the world’s best amateur Joaquin Niemann will tee it up for the second time professionally, the 19-year-old Chilean phenom isn’t on too many radars. He can be had for dirt cheap on both FanDuel and DraftKings. Harman may have claimed victory elsewhere, but as defending champ, he finds himself available in the third tier salary range.
Other steady DFS contributors such as Kevin Streelman, Xander Schauffele, and Adam Hadwin are quality options to start in the last few lineup spots. With so many solid options in the second tier range, an argument could be made to stack up six golfers from this group and hope for the favorites to falter this time around.
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