Top DFS Picks for the 2021 BMW PGA Championship
For the first time in several months, there’s no PGA Tour event featured in the DFS golf lobbies. That’s the bad news.
The good news is one of the crown jewels of the European Tour schedule is on deck. Best of all, DraftKings has produced a litany of GPPs tied to the proceedings.
The setting is the Wentworth Club – the acclaimed private venue just southwest of London. The field is stacked, and there’s a ton on the line. Let’s get to the top DFS picks for the BMW PGA Championship.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout – $9,200
It’s a long trip from Indiana to England, but good golf can travel anywhere. Fresh off a T3 at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Bezuidenhout can play freely, knowing he locked up PGA Tour status for the upcoming season.
Returning to a venue he finished 3rd at in 2019, look out when Bezuidenhout gets hot with his putter. The South African golfer has won three times on the European Tour – by four, by five, and by six – and he’s playing some of the best golf he’s played all season long.
Henrik Stenson – $9,100
Four weeks ago, Henrik Stenson was priced around $7k and was still considered an afterthought. Fast forward to today, and Stenson appears to be discounted at $9,100.
After much of nothing in 2021, Henrik resurfaced at the D+D Real Czech Masters, posting his first top-5 anywhere in the world since 2019. Four red numbers in Prague propelled the Swede to a solo-3rd the next week in Crans – Stenson’s latest result was a top-15 this past week in Rome.
Henrik’s probably too far off captain Harrington’s radar to be thought of as a potential captain’s pick for Whistling Straits. Still, a victory on Sunday would sure make the weekend discussion interesting.
Justin Rose – $9,000
$9k might seem like a lot to spend on someone who’s landed outside of the top-35 in four of his last five starts. However, that same guy finished 10th in his most recent showing (Wyndham Championship) and has a whole lot to play for this week.
Harrington has hinted at leaning toward trusted veterans, and he’s going to want to steer toward players who are coming into form.
Cue in Rosy.
The Englishman 41-year-old Englishman has been on every Ryder Cup team since 2012. He’s shot 69 or lower in seven of his last eight competitive rounds.
Sean Crocker – $7,800
Those scouring for the best BMW PGA Championship DFS Picks have likely come across Sean Crocker. He’s a brash young player who just turned 25, and he’s got no wins to his credit. But forget that for a second.
Focus on the fact that Crocker’s teeing it up for the fourth straight week on the heels of finishing 2nd, 4th, and 18th.
It’s only a matter of time until the USC product picks off his first victory on the European Tour, and I’ve been touting him since the day he turned pro. Now that’s he’s in a zone and firmly knocking on the door, there’s no way I’m going to be late to the party.
Johannes Veerman – $7,500
How much value is seeping within Johannes Veerman’s $7,500 price tag? Perhaps this comparison serves it some justice.
Veerman has entered six events since the calendar turned to July. Among those six starts, he’s got a win, a solo-third, and two other top-10s.
On the flip side, Martin Kaymer costs $7,600. Kaymer has missed three of five cuts since the start of July and 7 of his last 12 cuts overall. He’s cracked the top-25 just twice in his last 10 starts.
Did I mention that Veerman notched 23 birdies last week at Marco Simone GC, or are you already convinced that he’s one of the best DFS picks for the BMW PGA Championship?
John Catlin – $7,300
There’s not a ton of durability under $7,500. With that being said, one name which sticks out in that regard is John Catlin.
One of the most accurate drivers on the circuit (ranked 12th or better in driving accuracy in all three years on the European Tour), John’s quiet demeanor and repetitive ball flight should go a long way at Wentworth.
BMW PGA Championship DFS Lineup for GPPs
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout – $9,200
- Henrik Stenson – $9,100
- Justin Rose – $9,000
- Sean Crocker – $7,800
- Johannes Veerman – $7,500
- John Catlin – $7,300
Ignoring the guys in the $8-9k range wasn’t part of my original plan; that’s just how my top BMW PGA Championship DFS Picks shook out.
Expect Stenson’s and Veerman’s ownership to be a bit bloated, but don’t let those concerns be the reason you refrain. Both are in excellent positions to strike in Surrey; both are underpriced relative to what they bring to the table.
Those of you firing multiple lineups, Matthias Schwab ($8,100) and Min Woo Lee ($7,900), are additional names I considered expanding on. Alex Noren ($9,600) is another guy I like – one that I did expand on in the post below.