5 Under Par – Daily Fantasy Golf – PGA Championship

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I thought for sure we had Dustin Johnson as a winner again last week. I am waiting for him to call me, because it seems like after I picked him at the US Open he has been unstoppable. DraftKing’s does have a Milly Maker this week, a $33 entry can win you a million dollars. Make sure that you check the tournaments out in their lobby and get in some daily fantasy golf today.

We are on our final Major of the season and unfortunately due to the Olympics this years Major season has been a whirlwind. I don’t feel like golfers have had enough time between events to mentally and physically prepare for the Majors. The pros will tee it up at Baltusrol Golf Club this week, which hosted the PGA in 2005. Phil Mickelson won his first Major here that year. Baltusrol is in New Jersey and is a par 70. The course measures at 7,420 yards and favors long ball hitters. To make the 5 Under picks this week I used the following metrics: Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Strokes Gained: Putting, Greens in Regulation, Driving Accuracy, Birdie Average and Scrambling.

The weather forecast doesn’t look that bad. We may see some rain on Friday, but mainly the weekend will be overcast and hot. This article and my picks are being brought to you by Tour Golf Revolution, the site that let’s you “Reinvent League Golf.”

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1. Dustin Johnson – DJ has a top 5 in his last 4 tournaments including his win at the US Open. I don’t have anything left to say about this guy, but this is his year and spend the money on his salary.

2. Phil Mickelson – Phil won here in 2005. He was 2nd at the British this year with a chance to win. I think that his prior knowledge of the course and overall consistency just puts him in a great spot.

3. Rickie Fowler - I know you are supposed to pick with your head and not your heart, but I seriously want Rickie to win and I think this could be the week. He has the game for the course and seems to have got back on track in July. He is ranked 6th SGTtoG and has all the tools in his bag.

4. Matt Kuchar – Kuchar is just extremely consistent and posted a T-9th at the RBC last week. He has the ability to get up and down with the best of them and can hit the ball very accurately. He finished in 7th last year and will be looking for a win.

5. Jordan Spieth – Spieth was 2nd last year at the PGA and fits this course well. I am staying with my American themed crew and picking Spieth to round out the top 5.

Other Notables*

Par – Jason Day

Bogey – William McGirt

Double Bogey – Rory McIlroy

* I usually use the last 5 years of course/tournament data in my research

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