Top DFS Picks for the 2022 Honda Classic

| February 21, 2022 6:17 pm PDT

I’m starting to sense a trend with my PGA Tour DFS lineups. We’re seeing one or two golfers perform well, but everyone else struggles. Rory McIlroy and Max Homa finished top 10 last week, but James Hahn was my only other pick to make the cut.

Hopefully, we’ll have more success as the PGA Tour heads to Florida for the Honda Classic. I have my top picks and sleepers for the tournament, but now, it’s time for my favorite DFS lineup.

Daniel Berger ($10,400) 

We don’t have too many stars in the field, which gives us flexibility for DFS. That’s why I included a high-priced player like Daniel Berger.

Berger started the season with a pair of top 10 finishes, but he hasn’t been in contention in his last two starts. Will that change in the 2022 Honda Classic? Let’s check out his best results in the tournament.

  • 2015: -6 (2nd)
  • 2020: -3 (4th)

He shot a final-round 64 to force a playoff in 2015. Berger finished second after a double-bogey on a second playoff hole. In 2020, we didn’t see any low rounds, but four consistent rounds of golf led to a fourth-place finish.

We didn’t see him play in the Honda Classic last year, but he should bounce back with a great finish this year.

Jhonattan Vegas ($8,500)

Jhonattan Vegas has quietly put up good numbers this season. The 37-year-old has a pair of top 15 finishes and could score his third in the Honda Classic.

His first solid performance in this tournament was a 12th-place finish in 2014. Vegas missed the cut the following season, but he was one of the top contenders in 2017.

  • First Round: 67 (-3)
  • Second Round: 73 (+3)
  • Third Round: 69 (-1)
  • Fourth Round: 64 (-6)

Vegas used a big final round to score a fourth-place finish. He was in a tie with Billy Horschel, who is one of the top picks for the 2022 Honda Classic. Since then, we haven’t seen the best results, but he finished 16th in the 2019 tournament.

Hopefully, we’ll see him surprise us and contend for a good finish.

Gary Woodland ($8,200)

It’s kind of crazy to see Gary Woodland’s struggles this season. The 2019 U.S. Open winner has missed the cut five times in seven starts. He finished ninth in the CJ Cup, but that’s the extent of his success.

Luckily, Woodland returns to a course that has treated him well in the past. Check out his best finishes.

  • 2011: -2 (6th)
  • 2017: -8 (2nd)
  • 2020: -2 (8th)

The 2017 Honda Classic marked his best opportunity. Woodland shot back-to-back 66s to surge into contention. Unfortunately, no one could track down Rickie Fowler. We’ll talk more about him later, but he won by five shots over Woodland.

In 2020, Woodland was in contention, but a four-over 74 in the third round left him behind. I believe Woodland can recover from his early-season struggles to contend in the Honda Classic.

Ryan Palmer ($7,900)

Ryan Palmer has hit a rough patch in his season. He had back-to-back top 20 finishes in January, but he missed the cut in his last two starts. The Honda Classic represents his best opportunity to get back on track.

Palmer has a pair of great finishes in this tournament.

  • 2014: -8 (2nd)
  • 2019: -7 (4th)

He found himself in a four-way playoff in 2014. Russell Henley birdied the first hole to win the tournament over Palmer and two others. It took a while to return to contention, but he nearly won in 2019.

Palmer wasn’t in contention in the first three rounds, but a final round 63 brought him to the top of the leaderboard. He ultimately came up two shots short of winner Keith Mitchell.

It’ll come down to Palmer putting together four consistent rounds of golf.

Rickie Fowler ($7,600) 

The common theme in my DFS lineup is golfers that are struggling. Unfortunately, that theme continues with Rickie Fowler. In the CJ Cup, Fowler scored a third-place finish, but that’s his only finish inside the top 35 in eight starts.

I thought Fowler would bounce back at the WM Phoenix Open, but he missed the cut. I’m putting my faith in him once again in the Honda Classic.

Over the last six years, Fowler has been very hit or miss in this tournament. He has a pair of missed cuts and a 65th-place finish, but check out his other three results.

  • 2016: -3 (6th)
  • 2017: -12 (1st)
  • 2019: -8 (2nd)

Fowler ran away from the field in 2017, winning the Honda Classic by five shots. He nearly replicated his performance in 2019 but lost by one shot.

Lucas Glover ($7,400)

We haven’t seen Lucas Glover compete for a win much this season, but he has decent finishes. He has only missed the cut twice in nine starts. Glover finished fifth in the Sony Open in Hawaii.

I’d say Glover’s success in the Honda Classic is similar to his 2021-22 season. He typically produces solid finishes, but we’ve also seen him in contention to win. The 2013 and 2019 tournaments come to mind.

  • 2013: -3 (4th)
  • 2019: -7 (4th)

Glover was in contention in 2013, but he shot two-over on the weekend. It was a somewhat similar story in 2019. Glover shot a four-under 66 in the first and final round, but a two-over third round doomed his hopes.

Does the 42-year-old have another big performance left in him?

My DFS Lineup for The Honda Classic

  • Daniel Berger ($10,400)
  • Jhonattan Vegas ($8,500)
  • Gary Woodland ($8,200)
  • Ryan Palmer ($7,900)
  • Rickie Fowler ($7,600)
  • Lucas Glover ($7,400)

This is an interesting DFS lineup. There aren’t many big names in the field, so you have to look deep to find an optimal player. This lineup probably isn’t as good as most weeks, but you never know what might happen.

The top golf betting tips helped me make this DFS lineup. Make sure you check them out before betting on the PGA Tour.

Nicholas Sterling

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