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This week the Tour heads to the historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The course plays difficult with tight fairways and doglegs throughout. Playing just over 7,200 yards, this par 70 track certainly benefits those who keep it on the short grass.
Jordan Spieth & Adam Scott headline the field, both of whom have had interesting seasons to date. Spieth has “struggled” for much of the year, but has still managed to post some decent numbers. Scott leads the Tour in wins this season, having claimed two titles, and has been a top-20 machine.
Let’s take a look at some notable players for the week, as well as my DraftKings lineups.
Adam Scott - Winner at Colonial in 2014, and having a terrific season, having already won twice (Honda Classic & Cadillac - World Golf Championship).
Jordan Spieth - Finished one back of champion Chris Kirk last season, and despite not being as sharp as he was a year ago, he is still finding ways to contend.
Zach Johnson - Is a former winner (2010 & 2012) and holds the tournament scoring record. Followed up his 2012 win by finishing two shots out of a playoff in 2013. Course plays to his strength of placing shots rather than bombing it off the tee.
Ryan Palmer - Knows the course like the back of his hand - as he should with Colonial serving as his home course. Finished two shots outside of making the playoff two years ago, and until last year had not finished outside of the top-15 since 2012.
Matt Kuchar - Currently on quite the hot streak having posted third-place finishes over the last two weeks.
Danny Lee - The Texas resident finished T10 at this event last year, and has shown that his game is in decent shape, having posted an opening round 63 last week at the Byron Nelson.
Jimmy Walker - A terrific talent who is due for a win. Has won at least one event each of the last couple years. Finished T10 at this event just two years ago.
Charl Schwartzel - Game has been in great form, having already won in both the U.S. (Valspar Championship) & Europe (Tshwane Open) this season.
Charley Hoffman - Finished T10 last year, and has followed up a successful 2015 season with another one in 2016. Won the Texas Open a month ago, and since then has posted T11 (Zurich Classic) & T12 (Byron Nelson) finishes.
Colt Knost - Having a career year, having missed only one cut in seventeen events. Over the last two weeks has finished T3 (Players Championship) & T4 (Byron Nelson)
Aaron Baddeley - Quietly having a solid season after struggling for much of the last couple years. Has three top-10 finishes this year, and has only missed four cuts.
Smylie Kaufman - Since his performance at the Masters, I’ve come to really appreciate this young man’s game. Has missed the cut in his last two events, but don’t be surprised to see him bounce back nicely this week.
And now for my DraftKings lineups….
With this week’s lineups, I’m making sure to get players such as Scott, Knost & Kuchar drafted. Each have been playing so well that it’s difficult to make a case against drafting them. Players such as Kelly, Kisner, Leishman and Jacobson are my wild cards. They have played well enough this season to warrant taking them in my lineup, and I will certainly need them to step it up if I want any chance of making any money. Making or breaking a fantasy performance each week are the middle draft picks such as these.
Adam Scott - $11,300
Colt Knost - $8,300
Ryan Palmer - $8,100
Smylie Kaufman - $7,600
Jerry Kelly - $7,200
Cameron Tringale - $7,000
Matt Kuchar - $11,000
Charl Schwartzel - $9,000
Kevin Kisner -$8,000
Marc Leishman - $7,800
Fredrik Jacobson - $7,100
Jason Kokrak - $6,800
This article was written by Jonathan Carr (@jonathanwcarr) as part of our weekly #FantasyGolf series. Each week we preview the upcoming PGA Tour event and highlight some of the players we'll be keeping an eye on. As a scratch golfer himself, Jonathan has a keen eye for what it takes to be successful on and off the golf course. His passion for golf is surpassed only by his passion for his faith and his family.
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