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FanDuel Fantasy Golf Picks for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club

David Kaestle
Dustin Johnson at the BMW Championship - Final Round.
Dustin Johnson at the BMW Championship - Final Round. / Rob Carr/Getty Images
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The PGA Tour season is finally coming to a close this week with the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club, beginning on Thursday, September 2. The format for the final event of the season, which is the culmination of the FedExCup Playoffs is a little different.

Based on past results throughout the FedExCup Playoffs, golfers will start with a certain score. Giving some guys a distinct advantage over the rest of the field.

The final field and breakdown of the starting scores can be found below.

Although, from a fantasy perspective, much of the same rules and scoring will apply. So with all that in mind, let's take a look at three players to target for your fantasy team.

TOUR Championship Fantasy

Patrick Cantlay:
We picked him last week and we're riding with him again this week after the impressive performance that netted him the win at the BMW Championship after beating Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff. Cantlay has placed in the top 20 in five of his last seven starts, top-15 in four of those seven and two wins. He ranks Top-10 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Around-The-Green (7th), SG: Tee-To-Green (5th) and SG: Total (3rd). Cantlay's incredible form coming into this event should overcome his best-career finish at East Lake (20th).

Dustin Johnson:
Dustin Johnson has placed in the top-10 in three of his last five starts, including a T-6 at the BMW Championship on Sunday. Like Cantlay, Johnson ranks highly in some of key Strokes Gained categories, sitting at No. 19 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 15 in SG: Total. Johnson also won this event and the FedExCup last season. He also has top-10 finishes in six of his eight appearances in this event.

Collin Morikawa:
Collin Morikawa has cooled off a bit since his unreal run of four straight top-four finishes, but he still is someone who could put on a show this week. He finished No. 6 in here in his lone career appearance at this event. Morikawa ranks No. 1 in SG: Approach The Green, No. 2 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 17 in SG: Total. His No. 4 ranking in Greens in Regulation and No. 14 rank in birdie average should be crucial here too on this longer par 70 course. Morikawa lead the PGA Tour in FedExCup points in the regular season, but currently sits ranked No. 11 heading into the event in FedExCup Playoffs points.


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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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