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DFS Picks for the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
I’ve been coming to this event since Tiger beat DLIII in a playoff back in ’96 – and never have I seen the field so stacked. This makes creating GPP lineups on DraftKings all the more intriguing.
My favorite Shriners Hospitals for Children Open DFS picks are listed below.
Keep in mind – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that the Mad Scientist is going to play well play. However, Bryson DeChambeau’s booming popularity and bloated price tag ($11.8k) make him a viable fade in tournaments.
Tony Finau – $10,200
Armed with five top-10s since mid-July, Tony Finau’s inexplicable winless drought could come to an end this week. He’s posted four top-16 finishes in Vegas and arrives at TPC Summerlin on the heels of eight consecutive sub-70 rounds at this venue.
It’s not just breaking 70 either – Finau demonstrated he could rip this course to shreds when he fired a 62 on Saturday in 2019.
Tony Finau's 62 was the first round of 62 or lower in the ShotLink era where a player lost strokes on the greens.— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) October 5, 2019
(His SG: Putting is still less than 0 if you count the 15-footer he made from the fringe on 11.)
Matthew Wolff – $9,600
I’ve been endorsing Matthew Wolff in all betting arenas since the day he emerged out of Stillwater. Coming in red-hot off a runner-up at the US Open and suddenly I’m supposed to back off?
Matthew has connected on seven straight cuts and is oozing with confidence. Wolff shot 67-69-68-65 at the 2019 SHCO (T18), so I’m saying $9,600 is too cheap.
Scottie Scheffler – $9,400
Don’t let a 37th-place finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship fool you into thinking Scottie Scheffler has lost his touch. This is the same golfer who put an emphatic stamp on his ROY season with a stellar showing at East Lake.
Among Scottie’s strengths that point toward a great week in Sin City, 7th in total driving and 6th in par-4 scoring average are just a couple of the stats from last season that pop out.
Charles Howell III – $7,100
It’s not quite the West Coast Swing where we can just plug CHIII in and forget about it. At the same time, this is a golf course where Charles Howell III has performed favorably in the past.
Howell’s nine top-20s in Las Vegas allude to his propensity to churn out big checks, but the casual fan won’t know that. He or she will just look at Charles’ recent game log and likely skip to the next player.
Joel Dahmen – $7,100
One of the most underrated ball-strikers in the sport who can tear up this track – Joel shot 18-under-par here last year on his way to tying for 9th. After showcasing Dahmen as one of my 4 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sleepers, it’s clear that’s he’s also ready to have a good time.
I’m not worried about his poor showing in Napa or his missed cut at the US Open. Instead, I was zeroed in on Dahmen’s 11 top-20s in 2019-20.
Justin Suh – $6,200
This isn’t some off-the-wall punt like most players would be in the $6,200 range. This is a fierce competitor who not long ago was included in the same conversation as Morikawa, Wolff, and Hovland.
Justin tasted contention last time out in Punta Cana, where he ultimately tied for 14th, and his previous PGA Tour start resulted in a tie for 21st at the Barracuda Championship. As for what Justin was doing in between during the month of August, how about a trio of top-10s in three starts on the LOCALiQ Series.
My 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open DFS Lineup
- Tony Finau $10,200
- Matthew Wolff $9,600
- Scottie Scheffler $9,400
- Charles Howell III $7,100
- Joel Dahmen $7,100
- Justin Suh $6,200
Finau and Wolff are bombers who should turn into birdie-making machines at TPC Summerlin. Scottie Scheffler has quickly (and rather quietly) evolved into a world-class player, while Justin Suh is a can’t-miss up-and-comer.
CHII and Joel Dahmen are simply rock-solid ball-strikers who have gone low here in the past. Naturally, I’m anticipating all six of these players playing well in Vegas.
With that being said, I’ve doubled down on one of these individuals for my Shriners Hospitals for Children Open pick.