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Daily Fantasy Golf DraftKings Picks (PGA DFS): Charles Schwab Challenge

Welcome back RotoBallers! Brooks Koepka went wire-to-wire to capture his second consecutive PGA Championship (-8) by two strokes over Dustin Johnson. Koepka becomes the only player to hold the last two PGA's and U.S. Open's. While going wire-to-wire and defending a title is an amazing accomplishment in itself, the fact that Koepka talked the talk, backed it up, and then went out and pretty much dominated is incredible.

In this article, I will be providing you with my  DraftKings PGA DFS lineup picks for the Charles Schwab Challenge. My goal as always is to help put together your optimal daily fantasy golf lineups. You can also track my selections against every other fantasy golf expert on

If anyone has lineup questions before the start of the tournament Thursday morning, feel free to contact me via Twitter @SethFinkTV.

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Charles Schwab Challenge - PGA DFS Overview

The PGA Tour heads to Fort Worth, Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge. This tournament used to be called the Fort Worth Invitational.

Colonial Country Club is host to the event. The course plays 7,200 yards and is a par-70. plays to around 7,400 yards. There are four par-3's, 12 par-4's, and two par-5's. The par-5's are two of the three easiest holes.

The greens are bentgrass, tiny and average in speed. There are 84 bunkers on the course and four water hazards.


Let's take a look at the stats:

Stat Colonial CC Tour Average
Driving Distance 276 283
Driving Accuracy 56% 61%
GIR Percentage 64% 66%
Scrambling Percentage 58% 57%
Average three-putts per round 0.47 0.56

Last year's cut line was three-under.

Player Strokes Gained Total (last five PGA's)
Jordan Spieth 49.11
Danny Lee 31.11
Kevin Kisner 30.42
Brian Harman 30.11
Harris English 26.57

The defending champion is Justin Rose. Past winners are Kevin Kisner, Jordan Spieth, Chris Kirk, Adam Scott, Boo Weekley, Zach Johnson, David Toms, and Johnson again.

In Vegas, as of Tuesday on, Justin Rose is the 10-1. Jon Rahm is 11.5-1, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler 14-1, and Francesco Molinari and Xander Schauffele at 16-1.

My custom stat model will be focusing on the following:


Fantasy Golf Lineup Picks for DraftKings (PGA DFS)

High-Priced DFS Players 

There are five players this week priced above $10,000;

Justin Rose ($11,400) - Rosey is the defending champion and my number one ranked player. He checks all the boxes except for fairways gained, but he did gain 0.2 fairways gained at the PGA on what was a really difficult course so perhaps he's trending in the right direction.

Jon Rahm ($11,200) - Runner-up in 2017 and T-5 last year at this tournament. But despite that, I'm passing on him this week. His putting on bentgrass is bad (ranked 82nd through last 24 rounds) as is his fairways gained (70th through last 24 rounds).

Jordan Spieth ($10,900) - I'm not following my rankings here (he's ranked 66th) and that's because Spieth may be turning it around after a T-3 at the PGA. Now, he plays in a tournament he won in 2016 and finished runner-up in '15 and '17.

Rickie Fowler ($10,500) - Besides for splitting the fairway, he ranks high in the rest of the stats I'm focusing on. He's also a really good wind player. He finished T-14 last year.

Xander Schauffele ($10,000) - His stats tell me he'll make the cut but not be in competition come Sunday. He struggles to split the fairway and play in the wind. He finished T-48 in 2017 and missed the cut last year.


Middle-Priced DFS Players

Paul Casey ($9,300) - My second-ranked player hits it impeccably straight, approaches the green well, and is a strong wind player. He was T-10 in 2017. Casey isn't the greatest during majors, but here, there will be no pressure.

Emiliano Grillo ($8,700) - He's off a really nice T-23 at the PGA. Grillo has made 13/14 cuts this season and is strong in nearly all of the stats I'm keying on. He also finished third last year.

Chez Reavie ($8,300) - I'm picking him because he's first in fairways gained through the last 24 rounds. His last three tournaments have been at RBC Heritage, T-28, Wells Fargo, T-18, and T-14 at PGA.

Russell Knox ($7,400) - Strong stats and a good wind player. He's off a missed cut at PGA, but made last three cuts here including a T-20 last year.

Jim Furyk ($7,300) - He can do everything except his the ball long. It's a high-risk high-reward play.

Corey Connors ($7,200) - Has strong stats in most departments except putting on this surface. He finished T-64 at the PGA and T-8 at this event last year.

Brian Stuard ($7,100) - He doesn't hit the ball long, but he's made his last three cuts here so that's good enough for me.


Low-Priced DFS Players

Kevin Streelman ($6,900) - He's a really strong wind player and has made three of the last four cuts here. He also finished sixth at the Texas Open several weeks ago.

Cameron Champ ($6,700) - He's never competed here but him being able to mash the ball will give him a solid shot at doing just enough to make the cut at this price.

Brendan Steele ($6,500) - He's long and accurate. Steele has not competed here but T-42 at the Texas Open.


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