PGA DFS This Week
After the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio saw Jordan Spieth take home his first win on tour in a while, the biggest week in golf has finally arrived, back on its normal schedule. It's officially Masters week.
Filled with the world's top players, this elite field is primed to deliver fans a thrilling week of golf.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three players to consider for your fantasy team this week.
The Masters Fantasy
We banked on Jordan Spieth knocking down the door and getting the win in last week's article and it paid off. This week, we're going with him again for many of the same reasons. Spieth is riding high coming into a tournament he once dominated. Only finishing outside the top 15 once in his last seven starts, including his win last week at the Valero Texas Open, Spieth comes into Augusta with his game in great shape. While Spieth has only finished No. 46 and No. 21 in his last two appearances in this tournament, in his five starts at Augusta prior to that, he finished in the top three four times, including a win in 2015.
Xander Schauffele made a name for himself at Augusta National when he finished in second place behind Tiger Woods in 2019. He followed that up with T-17 at the most recent Masters. So his comfortability is clear here, despite the small sample size. Schauffele has gone T-18, CUT, T-39 in his last three starts, but was on a good run before that. In his eight previous starts this season, Schauffele never finished outside the top 20, recording five top-5 finishes in that time. With the quick turnaround to come back to Augusta just a few months later, Schauffele should be even more comfortable here than he has been in the past, and that should bode well for his scores. He ranks No. 26 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Approach The Green, No. 10 in SG: Putting, No. 14 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 2 in SG: Total.
Like Schauffele, Tony Finau has a short, but encouraging history at Augusta National. Only with three pro starts here, he finished No. 38 most recently, but in 2019 and 2018 he fared much better, finishing No. 5 and No. 10 respectively. Finau has missed the cut in two of his last three events, but he was on an impressive run prior to that. In his seven previous starts, Finau only finished outside the top 15 one time, grabbing five top-10 finishes and three top-five finishes in that span. Finau's length off the tee has always benefitted him at Augusta, and much of the rest of his game seems to be in a good spot this year as well. He ranks No. 12 on tour in SG: Approach The Green, No. 7 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 10 in SG: Total. If Finau can knock down a few putts this week, he should be in contention come Sunday.
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