DFS Picks for the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions
If you like playing DFS golf, clear your calendar for the next 36 weeks.
So you don’t actually have to clear your schedule just to get in on the fun. In fact, all you have to do is pick six golfers and submit a lineup, and you’re off to the races.
With at least one PGA Tour event slated for each of the next 36 weeks, there’s a lot of fun to be had. And a whole bunch of money to make.
With that in mind, here are my top Sentry Tournament of Champions DFS picks.
Patrick Reed – $9,600
There’s a whole lot to like about Patrick Reed this week in DFS. DK rewards guys who make a lot of birdies, so why not target the guy who leads the PGA Tour in that category.
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As far as recent form goes, how about 14th or better in each of his last six starts, including a T3 last time out at the DP World Tour Championship. More details regarding Reed’s runup can be found in this Sentry Tournament of Champions preview.
Viktor Hovland – $9,200
There are still a few golfers who are more dependable than Viktor Hovland, but that list is shrinking by the day.
Where’s the proof?
How about 17/17 cuts made since the restart and a win and a T3 during his last two appearances.
Ryder Cup prospect Viktor Hovland lands second PGA Tour title of the year after making an eight-foot putt for a winning birdie on the final hole of the Mayakoba Golf Classic— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) December 6, 2020
Just 23-years-old and currently ranked 14th in the world, Hovland shoring up his short game is a scary thought for the rest of the tour. His ball-striking is beyond supreme.
Joaquin Niemann – $8,300
Don’t look past Joaquin Nieman as one of your DFS picks for the Sentry TOC just because he’s more expensive than Sungjae Im and Abraham Ancer. If anything, Nieman’s ownership potentially being depressed is all the more reason to roster him in your lineup.
Joaquin Niemann's swing is ______.— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) January 3, 2020
He leads the Sentry Tournament of Champions by one shot. ?pic.twitter.com/eNh3QITUQx
Capable of producing straight bullets off the tee that’ll stay underneath the wind, it’s no surprise the Chilean sensation finished T5 last January in his debut on the island of Maui.
Adam Scott – $8,100
Coming in at +5000 to win the tournament, it’s crazy to think that Adam Scott is one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions sleepers.
However, after making significant strides on the greens, this world-class ball-striker is firmly in play as a DFS option as well.
The 40-year-old Aussie ranked 9th in SG: Around-the-Green this past season and should be eager to kick off the year on the right foot.
Hence, the 5,000-mile trek from his home in the Bahamas to participate in this week’s festivities.
Cameron Champ – $7,900
Lock in this long-hitting NorCal native as one of your DFS picks for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Much like Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Champ’s unique ability to drive the golf ball underneath the gusts is a huge advantage at the Plantation Course’s layout.
Champ tallied top-15s at this event in both 2019 and 2020 and has played well as of late (19th and 8th in his last two starts).
Keep in mind, a par-73 golf course with four par-5s is right up Cameron’s alley.
Mackenzie Hughes – $6,800
While Mackenzie Hughes didn’t do anything spectacular during his first trip to Maui, he did shoot par or better in all four rounds.
And he did generate six birdies and an eagle during the final round.
With that being said, that was in 2017 when Hughes was still ranked outside the top 100 in the world.
Fast forward to today, and Mackenzie is a top-50 player who amassed seven top-10s in what was a truncated 2020 campaign.
My 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions DFS Lineup for GPPs
- Patrick Reed $9,600
- Viktor Hovland $9,200
- Joaquin Niemann $8,300
- Adam Scott $8,100
- Cameron Champ $7,900
- Mackenzie Hughes $6,800
Are you ready to fire in these Sentry TOC DFS picks?
Patrick Reed and Viktor Hovland seem like locks to get into contention. I could easily see Joaquin Nieman or Cameron Champ hoisting the hardware on Sunday evening.
If International hopefuls Adam Scott and Mackenzie Hughes can each deliver top-10s, this Sentry Tournament of Champions fantasy lineup should be in business!