Witness a changing of the guard with this week’s top fantasy golf picks.
I sincerely hope you took my advice and avoided the Tiger Woods buzz last week, as those who selected the larger than life name were left wanting. This weekend sees golf’s rising sensation looking to put an exclamation point on an already stellar season, and as you’ll read below I don’t think Rory McIlroy will disappoint.
Ball striking is the name of the game at Valhalla Golf Club, and previous winners have all had that strength in common. For this reason, among a few others, I believe it’s in everyone’s best interest to stick with the chalk this week. It is a championship after all. Who better to win than a champion?
Join me in the $109 Angry Birdies, the $15 Mulligan, or the $2.20 Big Easy depending on your price point of choice. PickEm games like the $5.50 Back to the Kuchar are a great way to enjoy fantasy golf too!
Top Fantasy Golf Picks - 2014 PGA Championship
Rory Mcllroy $22,900 - This is the most expensive I have ever seen one player, but as great as he has been playing it’s a huge risk to fade. He is 5:1 to win the event which are easily the best odds I have seen this year for any tournament. The course plays right into his strengths, and I’m going to do everything I can to get his steep salary onto my teams.
Brendon Todd $17,550 - Todd has made 12 consecutive cuts on tour. He was on a serious heater in May with five top-10 finishes in 6 events. I love his potential this week, and he has proven to be a safe enough play for your cash games.
J.B Holmes $16,400 - He hits the ball extremely high off the tee, and that is necessary at Valhalla. He’s from Kentucky, which leads me to believe that he has played this course many times. That can only help. He will not be highly owned which makes him a better tournament play, but I won’t hesitate to use him in my cash games as well.
Gary Woodland $16,100 - This price tag was very surprising in a good way. With 35 cuts made in 37 attempts, and eight top-10 finishes he has the upside and the consistency needed for a solid pick. Woodland averages 303.5 yards from the tee which is crucial at this course. The accuracy from the tee is not a huge issue, as the rough is not very severe.
Graham DeLaet $16,200 - This one is a tournament only play, as Graham has been extremely hit or miss this season. He ranks second on tour with greens hit in regulation and third in overall driving. If he can sink a few putts he is capable of a great showing at a mid salary price tag.