Fantasy Golf Picks for the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

David Kaestle
Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson walking off the tee.
Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson walking off the tee. / Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Fantasy Golf Picks

As the sports world begins to reopen, the PGA is one of the first leagues to come back in the live sports realm with the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge beginning this Thursday, June 11.

With a loaded field of the world's top players all coming in well rested, let's take a look at three guys to watch out for when putting together your fantasy team this week.

Charles Schwab Fantasy Picks

Rory McIlroy
Prior to the season being suspended, no one on tour was playing better golf than Rory McIlroy, which is probably a big reason he sits atop the odds to win this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. He already had snagged one win to go along with a whopping six top-10 finishes. He was first in scoring average and No. 2 on tour in both driving distance and holes per eagles, both of which should translate to success in this event. If McIlroy comes out playing close to the way he was, it's tough not to imagine him near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth making this list is much less about his recent play and all about his history at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. A local Dallas-Fort Worth area kid, Spieth got his first tour win as a professional here and has five top-15 finishes and three top-2 finishes. While we haven't seen the dominant side of Spieth in a couple years now, but if there's any course that can bring it out of him, it has to be this one.

Tony Finau
Tony Finau was the runner-up at this tournament last year and has played a solid 16 rounds on this course, so his familiarity clearly translates to success. His long driver (306.3-yard average) paired with his excellent ball-striking ability (No. 36 on tour in Greens in Regulation) should continue to make him a threat at this course. With three top-10 finishes already this season before play was suspended, Finau will be looking to build upon a good start.

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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.