The week many fantasy owners have been waiting for has arrived as we all look for our opportunity to cash in on a million dollar prize on DraftKings. That’s right fantasy owners if you haven’t noticed the chance to win a million dollars on DraftKings the chance to enter runs out early Thursday morning before the U.S. Open Golf Championship gets underway.
As we saw with the Masters earlier on during the 2015 Golf Season, DraftKings is set to award another top prize of a million dollar to one lucky fan who can build the best six player golf team. Now for anyone that doesn’t pay close attention to Golf that is where our past few articles come into play as we have looked at the favorites as well as how some of the golfers have performed.
Now we have an opportunity to look at how some of golfers performed this past weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis Tennesee. One name near the top of the leader board is Phil Mickelson who many fans around the country would love to see take home the U.S. Open trophy in 2015.
Mickelson opened up shooting a 68 on Thursday before posting a 69 on Friday and 70 on Saturday. The fan favorite Mickelson put a show on Sunday shooting a 65 but couldn’t manage to come back as Fabian Gomez failed to shoot higher than 68 for the tournament.
Another big name that some fantasy owners might have on their board is Nick Watney. Watney had an up and down tournament shooting a 59 on Thursday before shooting a 71 on Friday. Watney would bound back with a 68 on Saturday before posting a 73 on Sunday moving him to plus one for the tournament. On the season Watney has made 12 of his 19 cuts while finishing in the top 10 on three different occasions including a second place finish.
As far as a few of our sleepers or if you would like to call them Fantasy Bargains one of the guys we like this week is Brooks Koepka. While Koepka might not enter the U.S. Open as a favorite to win the tournament he will however put together some solid rounds of golf.
Koepka finished tied for third at the FedEx St. Jude Classic after shooting a seven under for the tournament. Overall, Koepka has made the cut in 10 of his 12 events this season including four top 10 finishes and a win. While his salary might not save you a ton of fantasy cap space he is still a DraftKings bargain at $7,800.
As far as trying to get a cheat sheet built based on past success at Chambers Bay Golf Course that will not happen. The course is fairly new only being open for the past eight seasons. This will be the first professional event to take on the course. That being said
One little piece of information that might sway your decision to use Jordan Spieth is the fact he has struggled at this course. Spieth played Chambers Bay during the 2010 U.S. Junior Amatuer. The end result was an 83 and Spieth would fail to qualify for Match play.
Here are a few of the other names we like this week at the U.S. Open Golf Championsip.
Hideki Matsuyama ($8,900): Made 15 of 16 Cuts this year with seven top 10 finishes.
Robert Streb ($6,800): Made 15 of 20 Cuts this year with one win and six top ten finishes.
Charley Hoffman ($7,000): Made 14 of 18 Cuts this year with five top 10 finishes and one win.
Deep Sleeper – Tom Hoge ($5,300): While we are saying to use him we do feel he could put together a good tournament. Hoge has made the cut in eight of 17 events this year but his salary opens up flexibility to stack at the top.
Stay tuned for our DraftKings PGA U.S. Open roster coming on Wednesday!