Charles Schwab Challenge DFS Picks – Setting Your Lineup for GPPs
Forget about grinding the Outlaw Tour for chump change. The days of having to rely on mini-tour players on the Golden State Tour to get your DFS golf fix in are behind you.
The PGA Tour is back, so is fantasy golf, and so is your shot at winning a million bucks.
DraftKings has a bevy of super-juicy GPPs in their lobby this week, including a mammoth-sized event with a $3 million prize pool. An entry costs just $20 — not bad considering the winner walks away with a cool Milly.
I’ll jump right into my Charles Schwab Challenge DFS picks now.
Xander Schauffele – $9,600
I picked Xander to don the plaid jacket this week in my Charles Schwab Challenge prediction post, so you better believe I’m all over him in DFS golf as well. Schauffele has quietly been putting in a lot of work back home and should be ready to pounce at Colonial.
The field is stacked, and Xander missed the cut in each of his last two trips to Fort Worth, which means his ownership on DK should be a lot lower than normal.
Sungjae Im – $9,300
Not everyone’s swing is going to feel the same coming out of a three-month layoff from competition. Unless, of course, you are Sungjae Im, and your swing mimics that of a robot set on repeat.
Seriously, nothing fazes the 22-year-old leader in the FedEx Cup points standings, and nothing tells me he doesn’t pick up right where he left off: 1st-3rd in his last two PGA Tour starts.
Matt Kuchar – $8,500
Tony Finau and Gary Woodland are priced just above Matt Kuchar, while red-hot Scottie Scheffler is lurking a hair cheaper at $8,400. “Kuch” may get lost in the shuffle when people are making their Charles Schwab Challenge DFS picks, which is exactly why you’ll want some exposure.
Matt’s game fits the layout at Colonial Country Club to a tee ( 32nd – 12th – 6th in last three starts), and he won’t be pressing to do anything out of the norm. I suspect he cruises to a top-10 finish.
Daniel Berger – $7,700
One of the focal points when generating my Charles Schwab Challenge sleeper picks, Daniel Berger spent his time off itching to get back in the ring. If you strung together a whopping 24 consecutive red numbers on the PGA Tour when play was halted, I bet you would be, too.
With top 10s in each of his last three starts, Berger can comfortably curve the ball both directions and has nestled into a great rhythm with his flat stick. He currently clocks in 4th on the PGA Tour in putting from inside 10’ (90.28%).
Harris English – $7,500
Harris English’s revival in 2019/2020 has been well documented — 10/11 cuts made with seven top 25s (all top 17s). However, since bursting out of the gates at THE PLAYERS with a 65 before play was suspended, you may be wondering what English has been up to.
A solo-second at the Back 2 Golf Challenge hosted at the Seaside Course on Seas Island Resort — which included birdieing his final four holes in regulation — tells you all you need to know. Simply put, $7,500 is just too cheap for Harris’ services.
Corey Conners – $7,100
Missed cuts in his final two starts before the break should be enough to make people wary of rostering Corey Conners this week in DFS golf. Nonetheless, six top 20s in his first seven starts of the year should remind you that it wasn’t long ago Conners was balling out.
A T-31 last year at the Charles Schwab Challenge doesn’t jump out, but know that Corey placed 8th here in 2018 in his tournament debut. Also know Conners ranks 4th on the PGA Tour in GIR — a statistic he led the tour in a season ago.
My Lineup in GPPs for the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge
- Xander Schauffele – $9,600
- Sungjae Im – $9,300
- Matt Kuchar – $8,500
- Daniel Berger – $7,700
- Harris English – $7,500
- Corey Conners – $7,100
Leaving $300 on the table is going to help your lineup stand alone. Likewise, not rostering Rory, Rahm, or JT should help you stay diverse.
Once you’ve made your Charles Schwab Challenge DFS picks, it’s time to head over to one of the best golf sportsbooks online and lock in your matchups. For those looking for a push in the right direction, I’ll be showcasing my three favorite head-to-heads in a blog that can be found here.