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FanDuel Fantasy Golf Picks for THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass

David Kaestle
FanDuel's fantasy golf picks for the PGA Tour event THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
FanDuel's fantasy golf picks for the PGA Tour event THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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PGA DFS This Week

THE PLAYERS Championship is unofficially recognized as the fifth major of the year by PGA Tour players and fans. Played every year at the famed TPC Sawgrass, it always delivers an elite field of players and 2021 is no different.

We have already taken a peek at the odds for THE PLAYERS Championship, but now let's turn our focus to some golfers to consider when putting together your FanDuel fantasy lineup this week.

PLAYERS Championship Fantasy

Rory McIlroy ($11,800):
Rory McIlroy didn't come away with a win last week, but he still put up a solid showing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, finishing T-10. This continued his recent great play where he has five top-20 finishes in his last six starts. Of the guys in the top-tier pricing range, McIlroy probably has the best resume on this course. In his last eight starts here, McIlroy has four top-10 finishes, including a win in 2019, which was the last time this tournament declared a winner (it was canceled last year due to the pandemic).

Jason Day ($10,000):
While Jason Day isn't quite playing up to the level of McIlroy of late, although he has put up a decent run, with finishes of T-7, T-18 and T-31 in his last three starts, after missing the cut in back-to-back events prior to that. However, when you look at Day's resume at Sawgrass, things only got more encouraging. Over his last eight starts here (excluding 2020), Day has four top-10 finishes as well, and also a win, in 2016. Two of those top-10 finishes came in the last two times this event was played in full, when Day recorded a 5th- and 8th-place finish in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Francesco Molinari ($9,100):
Francesco Molinari has taken a step back since his hot run in 2019, but he's actually been playing some solid golf of late. Despite missing the cut last week, prior to that, Molinari has three top-10 finishes in four other starts in 2021. And that trend continues when you look at his resume at TPC Sawgrass. While Molinari's last two starts at THE PLAYERS Championship were a cut and 56th-place finish, prior to that he recorded three consecutive starts here with top-7 finishes.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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