Workday Charity Open DFS Picks for 2020

| July 7, 2020 2:48 am PDT

With the popularity of DFS golf continuing to shoot through the roof, we can stop being surprised when we see massive prize pools week in and week out.

News alert — a new millionaire is crowned every week on DraftKings.

If you plan on firing into any golf GPPs, I’m happy to give you a head start building your lineup. Here are my Workday Charity Open DFS picks.

Patrick Cantlay – $10,600

The champ at the 2019 Memorial Tournament finished 4th at Muirfield Village Golf Club in 2018. Patrick clocks in 3rd on the PGA Tour in birdie average and 4th in GIR.

Finishing 17th or better in all but one start in 2019/2020, it’s hard to put into words how rock-solid Cantlay is. After wetting his beak at the Travelers Championship (T-11th), look for Patrick to start firing on all cylinders this week in Dublin.

Hideki Matsuyama – $10,000

Another former champion at “Jack’s Place” arrives at the Workday Charity Open with a lot to be excited about. Imagine if you chipped and putted way below standard and still racked up 22 birdies.

Given Hideki’s track record at this venue combined with the pristine ball-striking he displayed in Detroit, his floor is as high as any golfer in the field this week. His ceiling is winning in emphatic fashion.

Matthew Wolff – $8,100

I was stoked to see my Workday Charity Open pick sitting at just $8,100 on DK. For crying out loud, the dude made 30 birdies and an eagle last week and is going to be champing at the bit to feel the heat again on a Sunday.

When facing a layout rumored to be on the shorter side with rough that won’t be too severe, I envision Wolff keeping his foot slammed down on the gas pedal. 

Cameron Champ – $7,700

I like Joel Dahmen at $7,700, but so will a host of other people making Workday Charity Open DFS picks on DraftKings. I suggest pivoting to Cameron Champ and gobbling up even more upside.

Champ has already won twice on the PGA Tour and is coming off a 12th-place showing last week in Detroit. His ability to average over 340 yards off the tee (averaged 341.1 yards per drive at the Rocket Mortgage Classic) turns Muirfield Village into a par 68.

Troy Merritt – $7,000

Troy Merritt may not deliver a trio of bogey-free rounds like he did last time out, but he’s got more than enough momentum on his side to warrant a $7,000 price tag. One of the genuine Workday Charity Open sleepers finished 8th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic despite losing nearly four shots to the field on his approach shots.

Merritt’s accurate driving and stalwart putting should carry over, while I suspect he cleans up his iron game. I see a boatload of birdies coming.

J.J. Spaun – $6,400

Rounding your lineup out with a guy who is yet to contribute a top-25 this season is certainly one way to differentiate your squad. Then again, J.J. Spaun poured in 22 birdies (third-most of any player in the field) at Detroit Golf Club and slowly started to warm up the putter.

If the former Aztec golfer can get off to a quick start on Thursday and continue building his confidence with the flat stick, a top-25 finish is imminent. 

My 2020 Workday Charity Open DFS Lineup for GPPs

  • Patrick Cantlay – $10,600
  • Hideki Matsuyama – $10,000
  • Matthew Wolff – $8,100
  • Cameron Champ – $7,700
  • Troy Merritt – $7,000
  • J.J. Spaun – $6,400

These Workday Charity Open DFS picks might seem a bit chalky, but that’s why I left $200 on the table and included a couple of fliers.

If you are looking for more betting tips before finalizing your lineups, my favorite Workday Charity Open matchups will be released here on Tuesday afternoon.

Michael Wynn

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