The Fed Ex Cup playoffs have arrived on the PGA Tour. The top 125 players on the Fed Ex Cup points list will descend on Bethpage Black in an effort to get into the top 100, and to qualify for next week’s Duetsche Bank Championship in Boston. Now-not to toot my own horn- but I did provide my readers with a cashing Draft Kings lineup for the Rio Olympic Games. And even though I have no publication to prove it, I also cashed in last week’s Wyndham Championship with only four of my six golfers making the cut. Needless to say I’m dialed in as these playoffs get underway. Take my lineup as gospel and find yourself with some extra cash come Sunday night. Here’s my team:
Jason Day (12,400)
Yes he’s expensive, but for good reason. He is the world’s number one ranked golfer for a reason. After a mental hiatus from golf Jason Day returned strong at the PGA Championship. His up and down from 256 yards to make eagle on the 18th to make Jimmy Walker grind out a par on the 18th for his first major victory was a work of art. Day is peaking at that right, not to mention Day dominated in his victory at this very event last year winning by a staggering six shots. Day wins this week, book it!
Bubba Watson (9,100)
An extremely great value here for a top five player in the world. Watson has really been playing solid consistent golf of late. Watson has made the cut in each and every start this season and should have momentum in his corner after a very strong showing in Rio finishing tied for 8h. Like Day, Watson has always shown well at Bethpage Black. He finished third at last year’s event. Expect Watson to be in the mix all weekend.
Jim Furyk (8,600)
Since his record setting 58 a few weeks ago, Furyk has been on fire. He’s posted back to back top tens heading into the Barclay’s and, like Day and Watson, has a great track record at this Bethpage Black. Furyk has posted top 15 finishes in the past three years at the Barclays. Expect the Furyk train to keep rolling through the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs!
Billy Horschel (6,700)
Billy Horschel is in elite company, as he is one of eight golfers to actually win the Fed Ex Cup; I don’t expect the added pressure of it being playoff week on tour to be an issue. Horschel played well at last week’s Wyndham Championship finishing in a tie for fifth. I don’t expect Horschel to win the week, but you can count on him to outperform his 6,700 value.
Jason Dufner (6,600)
I’ve been riding the Dufner train when it comes to my Draft Kings lineup for months now. Getting in shape and ending his marriage has gotten Dufner back to the major champion caliber golfer he once was. He has accumulated one victory, five top ten’s, and has made the cut 20/23 times this season. Expect Dufner to make the cut, stay away from big numbers, and be in the mix Sunday- if he can finally drop some putts.
Kevin Kisner (6,400)
If anyone reading this can figure out why Kevin Kisner is one of the cheaper options available this week, please let me know! Kisner comes into round one of the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs playing great golf with four top 30 finishes in his last five starts. With six top ten’s and one victory on Tour this season, Kisner is an absolute bargain at 6,400. Oversights like these are a dream come true for fantasy golf nerds like myself. Because of this error in value, we can afford both Jason Day and Bubba Watson and are able to enter a stacked lineup this week. Good Luck!
Written By: Robert Brinkman