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TOUR Championship DFS Picks for 2020 – Ride or Fade DJ in GPPs?

| September 1, 2020 12:46 am PDT
TOUR Championship DFS Picks for 2020

The FedEx Starting Strokes are the reason for the skewed salaries this week on DraftKings. As tremendous as Dustin Johnson has been playing, the reason he costs $15,200 is because he begins the event with a two-shot cushion.

Feel free to cough up nearly a third of your allotted salary one one-sixth of your lineup – that’s just not my cup of tea.

In fact, I’m passing on Rahm as well. I’m opting for a bit more balance with my TOUR Championship DFS picks.

Justin Thomas – $11,900

My TOUR Championship pick starts the week in a great position at seven-under-par. And while Rahm and DJ have to be mentally drained from the drama that took place on Sunday, JT arrives ready to pounce.

The PGA Tour’s leader in SG: Tee-to-Green played nicely during the final round at the BMW and clearly has an affinity for this golf course.

Since debuting at East Lake in 2016, Thomas has placed 6th-2nd-7th-3rd at the season’s culminating event.

Collin Morikawa – $10,400

After following an “MC” Hammer at the Northern Trust with rounds of 76-73 to open at Olympia Fields, it looked like Collin Morikawa was resting on his laurels. That’s when Morikawa turned on the jets and fired 68-68 over the weekend to backdoor a top 20.

Collin was up to his usual – flashing his uncanny ability to control the golf ball and flourishing from tee-to-green. Morikawa begins the 2020 TOUR Championship in 5th place at -5 – the same exact place Rory began en route to surging to a four-stroke win at the 2019 edition.

Scottie Scheffler – $7,900

If only I had a nickel for every time I’ve extolled Scottie Scheffler during his rookie season. Given that he’s on his way to capturing the ROY honors, all of the praise is warranted.

Two top-5s baked are into his five consecutive finishes of 22nd or better, and only Webb Simpson makes more birdies on par 4s. Golf’s modern-day equipment unicorn ranks 5th in total driving and check out this little tidbit.

At the 2016 East Lake Cup (college event), Scottie Scheffler shot six-under-par and was the medalist of the stroke-play portion.   

Brendon Todd – $7,600

He starts alongside Rory McIlroy at -3, yet Brendon Todd is a full $2,100 cheaper. Todd is the much better putter and he’s been playing better as of late. Brendon lives in Atlanta and will be ultra-comfortable playing at East Lake Golf Club while Rory’s mind is elsewhere – waiting for his cell phone to ring telling him his wife has gone into labor.

Frankly, plugging Todd in as a TOUR Championship DFS pick is one of the easier choices on the slate.

Kevin Kisner – $6,800

This is where things got a little tricky as I almost went with Viktor Hovland ($6,600). However, after referring to my TOUR Championship Sleepers post, it became apparent that Kisner is the much safer play.

On top of starting one shot ahead of Viktor, Kisner can rely on finishing 3rd and 9th the last two times he was at East Lake. On the flip side, Hovland has never competed at this venue and is most likely just happy to be there.

Ryan Palmer – $5,400

The only player north of 36 to qualify for the 2020 TOUR Championship is 43-year-old Ryan Palmer. Don’t let that number scare you and instead focus on these digits.

69-67-69-69.

That’s what Palmer shot when he finished 7th at the 2014 TOUR Championship, the last time he was part of the coveted 30-man field.

Keep in mind, rostering the Texas native gives you a great chance to shoot up GPP leaderboards on Monday. Case in point – Ryan’s last four final rounds have been 64-64-67-67.

My 2020 TOUR Championship DFS Lineup for GPPs

  • Justin Thomas $11,900
  • Collin Morikawa $10,400
  • Scottie Scheffler $7,900
  • Brendon Todd $7,600
  • Kevin Kisner $6,800
  • Ryan Palmer $5,400

Use these TOUR Championship DFS picks as a foundation to set your lineups for GPPs on DraftKings. When you’re ready to move on to the head-to-head matchups and/or the Andalucia Masters, I’ve got you covered with plenty more golf picks.

All you have to do is click here.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

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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