This week we turn the page on the 2023 PGA Championship, but not before one more acknowledgment to Brooks Koepka for hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy for the third time in his career. He is the first player on the LIV Golf Tour to win a major and he’s been on quite the celebration tour having been seen at the NHL Eastern Conference Finals in support of his Florida Panthers and he was seen at the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in South Beach for Tuesday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. We also get to see Michael Block in this week’s field. Block made several fans last week with his T-15 finish as a club pro, and he’s earned some invitations to a couple more PGA Tour events and it starts this week with the Charles Schwab Challenge from Colonial Country Club. We have you covered across all the pricing ranges to help you build your winning PGA DFS lineups and don’t miss out on our PGA DFS Tournament Projections, our PGA DFS Ownership Forecaster, and our PGA DFS Value Finder as well. Here are this week’s top PGA DFS picks and plays for the Charles Schwab Challenge.
As mentioned in the latest PGA DFS Preview article, Colonial Country Club is one of the older courses on the PGA Tour’s schedule. It’s been a regular since 1946 with just one year in that span where there was no tournament. The course isn’t necessarily long at just 7,209 yards (Par 70). But the fairways are narrow and lined with plenty of trees. Compared to other courses, these fairways are considerably more narrow than what we see most weeks. The greens are smaller and fairways are tighter. Give me the most accurate ball strikers this week to plug into our PGA DFS lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.
We’ve seen the winning score of the tournament the last few years range from 9-to-15-under par and we’ve seen a couple winners reach 20-under par. So while the greens are smaller and fairways are tighter, we can see birdies here, but I would still expect the cut to be right around even par. It’s a pretty loaded field for a post-major PGA Tournament and there are some interesting pricing decisions on both DraftKings and FanDuel so we should still be trying to seek out the best ball strikers and players trending well without dwelling too much on last week’s results because Oak Hill Country Club played as such a challenge for some of the best players in the world. Before I dive into the player pool for this week, I do want to encourage you to read through each player breakdown in depth. I list 18 golfer below, but I do mention some pivots in some of the sections below to expand the player pool slightly.
ONE AND DONE PLAY: JUSTIN ROSE