Fantasy Golf Picks for the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park

David Kaestle
Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods at the Genesis Invitational.
Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods at the Genesis Invitational. / Harry How/Getty Images
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Finally, after many months of anticipation, this week we get golf's first major of the season in the form of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. With a field loaded with the game's best players, bringing home this trophy on this challenging course will be as tough a task as ever.

With that in mind, let's take a look at a few players to consider when putting together your fantasy team.

Brooks Koepka:
Brooks Koepka has certainly not wowed us with his play this season, but you can pretty much throw everything else out the window because he is a different breed when it comes to majors. Koepka has even said he really only practices and tries leading up to and during majors. It shows. While he was battling a knee injury for much of this season, he seems to have found his groove, finishing T-2 last week at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Koepka's monster distance off the tee will be crucial at this long course. While he needs to improve his accuracy off the tee on these narrow fairways, he does rank No. 19 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Off-The-Tee. He is also No. 36 in SG: Tee-To-Green. Koepka is looking for his third consecutive win at the PGA Championship, and he's coming off a great performance last week, so he should be an excellent fantasy asset this weekend.

Justin Thomas:
Justin Thomas is the man Koepka lost to last week at the FedEx St. Jude. Thomas already has three wins and nine top-10 finishes on tour this season. And unlike Koepka, Thomas' numbers back up his odds. He ranks No. 1 on tour in SG: Approach The Green, SG: Tee-To-Green and SG: Total. He's also No. 18 and No. 15 in SG: Off-The-Tee and SG: Around The Green, respectively. He has the tour's second-best scoring average this season and is No. 3 in birdie average. Essentially, Thomas is one of the world's top golfers and he's coming into this tournament (which he won in 2017) firing on all cylinders.

Webb Simpson:
From a consistency standpoint, it's tough to top these next two guys. First, Webb Simpson is one of the tour's best ball strikers, and that skill has brought him two wins and six top-10 finishes this season. Although he missed the cut at Memorial, the other three of his last four outings saw him finish T-12, T-8 and first at the RBC Heritage. He's top-20 in driving accuracy, which should keep him in great position for his second shot, utilizing that great ball striking. He's also No. 7 on tour in SG: Approach The Green, No. 12 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 6 in SG: Total. Notably, Simpson leads the tour in birdie average and is fourth in scoring average.

Patrick Cantlay:
Patrick Cantlay has sniffed a major title a couple of times, most notably in the final few holes of the 2019 Masters, which Tiger Woods eventually won. He even finished T-3 at this event last year. However, heading into Harding Park, Cantlay has yet to miss a cut this season, with his worst finish being a T-40. He also has three top-10 finishes this season. He is No. 4 on tour in SG: Approach The Green and No. 7 in both SG: Tee-To-Green and SG: Total. Thanks to his No. 21 ranking for greens in regulation (GIR) and his No. 5 birdie average, Cantlay could be sniffing the top of the leaderboard once again come Sunday, as he has so many times before.


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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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