Golf DFS Picks for the 2021 Palmetto Championship
Following unwanted drama in Dublin, the PGA Tour is set to unveil one of the most exclusive golf retreats in the United States. The setting is Congaree Golf Club, a secret oasis in South Carolina Lowcountry positioned about 40 miles northwest of Hilton Head.
Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka headline a field that includes a strong European contingent, although, it’s a pretty soft bunch relative to PGA Tour standards.
Just three of the top-20 players in the world (per OWGR) are here with next week’s major looming some 2,500 miles away.
One way to pad up on DK in advance of next week’s festivities is to fire some lineups into the current GPPs on the slate. With that in mind, here are my top DFS picks for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
Ian Poulter – $9,200
I know, it seems a bit light anchoring a lineup with a 45-year-old who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2018. On the flip side, Ian Poulter has played some nice golf in the last couple of months.
Since churning out a T9 at the WGC-Match Play, “Poults” has connected on five of six cuts and is coming off a T3 at Colonial.
Ranked 3rd in Scrambling and 7th in SG Putting, Ian’s stellar short game should be on full display given how firm, fast, and treacherous the putting surfaces are rumored to be.
Harold Varner III – $8,500
Statistically, Harold Varner III is one of the most underrated players in the sport. He clocks in 2nd on tour in Total Driving Efficiency and 29th in SG: Tee-to-Green.
For some perspective on HVIII’s tee-to-green game, he is directly behind Abraham Ancer and Webb Simpson and right ahead of Daniel Berger and Russell Henley. This dude can stripe it.
Forecasting the East Carolina product to get into contention this week is hardly a reach. Harold has landed 21st or better six times this season, highlighted by a runner-up showing just 40 miles away at Harbour Town.
Brandt Snedeker – $8,400
Talk about rising from the dead, Brandt Snedeker barely had a pulse on the PGA Tour through the month of March.
However, in the span of the last two months, “Sneds” has reeled off six straight made cuts, four of which resulted in T17 finishes or better.
|Brand Snedeker – Starting to Heat Up|
|4/4||Valero Texas Open||T6|
|5/16||AT&T Byron Nelson||T17|
|5/30||Charles Schwab Challenge||T50|
Ranked 11th on the PGA Tour in SG: Total over his last 24 rounds, pencil Snedeker in as one of the safest Palmetto Championship at Congaree DFS picks.
Scott Stallings – $8,000
$8k is typically a little rich for a guy who many would categorize as a boom or bust play.
Easy Len – those willing to dig into Scott’s game log will see that he’s made five straight cuts and recently shot 21-under-par at the AT&T Byron Nelson (T3).
One of three players to make more eagles than bogeys in a PGA Tour victory since 2005 (Dustin Johnson, J.T. Poston), Stallings has the firepower to throw his hat in the ring.
Doc Redman – $8,000
Those looking for Palmetto Championship DFS picks who have ties to South Carolina, look no further than the former standout at Clemson who has made five of six cuts upon his arrival.
Redman has long been hailed as a pure ball-striker who’s armed with a variety of shots, it’s his up-and-down putting that has held him back in the past. Worth noting – Doc gained more than three strokes on the field with his putter over the weekend at the Memorial.
This comes after picking up nearly two strokes on the field (with his putter) in his prior start at Colonial.
Ben Martin – $7,600
Staying on theme with golfers produced by Larry Penley at Clemson, Ben Martin has been making the most out of his limited opportunities.
Martin has played the weekend seven times in 11 starts – he makes the trip to Ridgeland on the heels finishing 11th and 26th in his two most recent events.
I’d tell you Ben is solid with his putter from inside 10’, but who cares about hearsay? I’d rather show you a list of the top-5 putters on the PGA Tour from that range.
- 1 – Louis Oosthuizen
- 2 – Ian Poulter
- 3 – Ben Martin
- 4 – Webb Simpson
- 5 – Xander Schauffele
My 2021 Palmetto Championship DFS Lineup for GPPs
- Ian Poulter – $9,200
- Harold Varner III – $8,500
- Brandt Snedeker – $8,400
- Scott Stallings – $8,000
- Doc Redman – $8,000
- Ben Martin – $7,600
My DFS picks for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree aren’t exactly a “who’s who” of the PGA Tour. Then again, I’m targeting players who are looking at this tournament as an opportunity to shine, not the ones who are simply here as a final tune-up for Torrey.
A few of the other “hungry golfers” who caught my attention this week.
- Alex Noren ($8,900)
- Rafa Cabrera Bello ($7,800)
- T. Poston ($7,600)
Once your DFS lineups for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree are filled out, start gearing up for the other betting markets.