It looks like Tony Finau will back in the fray, although Dustin Johnson won’t be at Sherwood to try and better his course record (61, 2014). Tiger Woods returns to the competitive scene for the first time since mid-September, as does Adam Scott.
A loaded field means lots of value looms, so let’s start digging it up.
Here are my 2020 Zozo Championship DFS picks for GPPs on DraftKings.
Justin Thomas – $10,600
While a 12th-place at the CJ Cup wasn’t the result JT was looking for, he hit 9 or more fairways in each of the last three rounds and racked up 20 birdies. A quick look from his pops on the range and my guess is Justin comes out guns blazing at Sherwood.
It’s only a matter of time until things start clicking for Patrick Cantlay. I suggest investing stock now while his price is still ripe for the picking.
38th at Shadow Creek should help push his ownership down, which in turn, makes him more enticing as a Zozo Championship DFS pick.
Cantlay possesses plenty of firepower to bring Sherwood to its knees, and the UCLA product knows a thing or two about playing great golf in Los Angeles.
Mathew Wolff – $9,100
Speaking of playing great golf in Los Angeles, how about a kid who takes lessons five miles away at Westlake Golf Course?
Matthew Wolff grew up a stone’s throw away from the entrance to Sherwood Country Club and won’t be deterred from a poor finish at Shadow Creek. He’ll tee it up Thursday oozing with confidence knowing he can dismantle the layout in front of him.
After all, his rise up the OWGR over the last three months has been quite meteoric.
Couple OWGR notes:
Matthew Wolff, who was outside the top-100 on July 1, is now 12th in the world
Brooks Koepka (11th) is outside the top-10 for the first time since May of 2018.
The more you study Cameron Smith’s game since the PGA Championship, the more you realize he’s a massive bargain on DraftKings.
When you lock in your Zozo Championship DFS picks – you’re looking for dependability, but you’re also looking for genuine upside.
Cue in Smith – equipped with top-25s in five of his last six starts and a victory earlier in the year.
Kevin Na – $6,900
Exiting from the Vegas-Swing where Kevin Na resides, the exposure Na gained over the last couple of weeks should taper off at the Zozo. Hence – the GPPs on DK are the perfect place to capture some shares.
Growing up in Southern California, Na will be plenty comfortable at Sherwood CC. The difference this week (compared to the last two) is he can get back to business and not worry about playing “host.” Kevin had several players at his house for a pre-tournament party and took part in Wednesday’s charity challenge. It’s no surprise he had to claw his way back from an opening 76.
Kevin Kisner – $6,800
You’ll skip right over Kevin Kisner if you simply glance at his recent game log (T45 and a missed cut during his last two starts). If you dig a little deeper, you’ll see six straight top-25s preceded his MC at the US Open.
If you keep poking and look past Kevin’s opening round at Shadow Creek, you’ll see that he hit the ball well over the final three days. With four rounds of putting on Bentgrass surfaces under his belt, expect Kisner’s flat-stick to cooperate a bit more this time around. He could end up being one of the more valuable DFS picks for the Zozo Championship.
As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.
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