No Tiger? No Problem. PGA Hero World Challenge DFS Picks.
Welcome, golf nerds! This week, we’re teeing up the Hero World Challenge! I’m KellyInPhoenix, here to give you my favorite few Hero World Challenge DFS picks! There are a mere 20 players in this field, so you know two things for sure:
- It’s going to be fun.
- It’s going to be TIGHT.
While we were all hoping to see Tiger Woods play again, he’s withdrawn from the tournament, citing issues with his leg. It’s sad to hear, but the rest of this field is straight FIRE!
Only three players have been in this tournament more than three times and one of them was Tiger Woods. Jordan Spieth has played in this tournament 5 times and Justin Thomas, 4 times. Last year’s winner was Victor Hovland, but he’s not among the favorites.
Distance isn’t a big factor this week. We’re looking for driving accuracy more than anything. We’ll also be looking for a better-than-average approach game and players who know their way around the green.
My goal isn’t to build your lineup for you, it’s to guide you by using my experience as a sports bettor and the membership tools available at Team Rise or Fall. With that being said… here are this week’s Hero World Challenge DFS picks (after a word from our sponsor).
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Hero World Challenge DFS Picks
- DraftKings $6.5
- FanDuel $9.4
I love a good salary discrepancy and we’ve got a huge one between DK and FD. I will absolutely take the value on DraftKings and assume the risk on the 32% rostership. Rostership is going to be high on every player this week, because of the small field, so I’m not too worried about that. Kim is about as accurate as a player could get off the tee with 76% accuracy and hitting 75% GIR (greens in regulation).
His approach is meh, but he’s an excellent scrambler. Sand seems to be his shortfall, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that he stays out. Another thing I really like about Tom Kim is his recent event history. He’s been playing quite well and his average scores per round have been low. I hope I’ve not jinxed him, but he might be my favorite pick this week.
- DraftKings $6.9
- FanDuel $8.8
Over the span of the last golf season, I’ve found Colin Morikawa to be a somewhat volatile player. Lately, however, I’ve seen a bit of a change. He’s been reliable enough to make the cut in his 6 outings, with 3 of those being 21st or better, including a top 5 and a top 15. Morikawa also has some event history here, coming in 5th last year.
What can we expect this year? I’d say some high-scoring DFS numbers. Like Tom Kim, rostership is high (32%) for Morikawa, but we’re not going to concern ourselves with that. We can find somewhere else to potentially differentiate ourselves (or maybe we won’t). Hitting with 73% accuracy off the tee, he shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the green (76% GIR). His approach is good, among the best in this field.
My favorite part? His overall scoring average is 68, with a ridiculously low 3rd round average of 66 (currently).
And that’s all I’m going to give you in this article. There are just 20 players to build your team from, so I’d consider this a good start. VIP Members have access to our expert’s core building blocks, which usually include a full build.
Other Players to Consider:
- John Rahm (duh)
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Billy Horschel
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