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Top DraftKings PGA DFS Plays for the Charles Schwab Challenge 2022

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Top DraftKings PGA DFS Plays for the Charles Schwab Challenge 2022

The PGA Championship was equally tough on the golfers and my DFS lineups. I was fortunate to have a few pieces of champion Justin Thomas, but it was not quite enough for me to climb out of the red for the week. Southern Hills was a daunting test of golf and leads right into the longest-running single-venue event on the PGA Tour.

The Charles Schwab Challenge has cycled through various names and sponsorships over the years, but this tournament has graced Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas since the end of World War II. Colonial is similar to Southern Hills in a few ways, so there will be some overlap from last week’s key stats.

Since “The Schwab” is such a cherished event on the PGA Tour calendar, a good number of the best in the world will drag their downtrodden husks to North Texas instead of resting their bones following a major test.

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To attack The Schwab at Colonial, I built my player pool around career success at the course, par-4 scoring, and a combination of strokes gained off the tee (SG: OTT) and strokes gained on approach (SG: APP). Colonial is a short-by-Tour-standards par-70 at just over 7,200 yards.

The par-3 holes are all massively challenging and there are only two par-5 holes. Traditionally, the way to win this event is to capitalize on accurate tee shots with great approach shots. Colonial, like Southern Hills, is a second-shot course. A great deal of the birdies will come as a result of superb iron play.

Top DraftKings PGA DFS Plays for the Charles Schwab Challenge 2022

Check out the PGA Study Hub to see the advanced statistics and data for every golfer in the field this week, along with value grading and odds.

With an eye on finding the fairway so we can take dead aim at the flag, let’s tee off.

Stick It Close: Studs to Target

Justin Thomas (DK: $11,000; FD: $12,000; Y!: $46)

It is truly a strange phenomenon, but roster percentage for players coming off a win goes down. This is especially odd for a player of Thomas’ caliber, on the heels of winning the PGA Championship on a similar course. JT’s approach game and par-4 scoring are exemplary. Truthfully, there isn’t another golfer in the world better-suited to parlay a major win into another in the subsequent week.

Viktor Hovland (DK: $10,000; FD: $11,200; Y!: $44)

There are plenty of golf courses that don’t cater well to Hovland’s game as well as Colonial does. The young Norwegian is a sharpshooter from tee to green. His struggles around the greens have not appeared to be as pronounced lately, providing evidence that scrambling has been a point of emphasis in practice. Hovland is also a wonderful putter and scores extremely well on par-4 holes. He might be a tad chalky, but comparable to others in the same price tier.

Sungjae Im (DK: $9,200; FD: $11,000; Y!: $40)

It will be easy for DFS competitors to forget all about Im. He was scratched from last week’s major after testing positive for Covid-19 and was inactive for weeks leading into it. The young Korean is still among the best overall golfers in the world, especially from tee to green. Im also has a top-10 at Colonial on his resume. Much to my surprise, he is priced about $800 too low on DraftKings and is projected to fall below a 10% roster percentage. Lock him in!

Other Studs in My Pool: Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Abraham Ancer, Billy Horschel, Davis Riley, Jason Kokrak.

No Gimme: Tap-In Values

Tom Hoge (DK: $7,600; FD: $9,600; Y!: $31)

You might remember Hoge from any number of marvelous performances this season, most recently the ball-striking clinic he put on last week in Tulsa at the PGA Championship. He might not have had enough to bring home the Wannamaker, but Hoge did emerge victorious at Pebble Beach earlier in the season. Colonial’s narrow, tree-lined fairways will demand the same precision that Pebble Beach and Southern Hills did. Luckily for us, Hoge can win this one from a bargain price point.

KH Lee (DK: $7,200; FD: $8,400; Y!: $34)

It’s no wonder that if I am propping up Sungjae Im, then I might as well fire up his Korean countryman, “The Panda.” These two are not recipients of the same level of fanfare, but Lee could very well create some buzz for himself with a win this week in Texas. Lee’s recent form is the driving force behind my belief in him again this week. He just won two weeks ago in Texas and performed admirably in Tulsa last week. The value and leverage for a player on a scorching hot streak is very appealing for DFS.

Mark Hubbard (DK: $6,400; FD: $8,300; Y!: $20)

What more does Mark Hubbard need to do to be recognized for his excellent form this season? Among all other players under $7k on DraftKings, his 70.4 fantasy points per game dwarfs the rest. He has three top-10 finishes to his name and 12 made cuts in 16 events. In his previous two appearances at Colonial, he has made the cut both times. At cost, a made cut in Fort Worth is all we need for him to return value in a winning lineup. He is capable of so much more than that and projects to be only 3% rostered.

Other Values in My Pool: Chris Kirk, Sebastian Munoz, Kevin Kisner, Joel Dahmen, Stuart Cink, Kevin Streelman, Doug Ghim, Sahith Theegala, Kurt Kitayama, Austin Smotherman.

 

I will be with you for an entire PGA Tour season of DFS picks. I hope you join me in victory throughout 2022 and beyond. I promise to be a better DFS golfer than an actual golfer. You can find all of my musings on Twitter. Good luck and hit ’em straight!