After a lengthy offseason, the PGA Tour kicks off the 2019-20 season at The Greenbrier. In previous years, this was a summer event, but it has moved to September to accommodate the condensed schedule. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier starts a two-month stretch that often proves pivotal in the careers of players who have recently qualified for the PGA Tour. If they find success in the fall, they earn a better priority ranking for January, which gives them more chances to rack up results and retain status for the following year.
Here are some players you might consider for the first week of your DraftKings leagues:
Viktor Hovland $10,900
It’s not a matter of if but when Hovland will win on the PGA Tour. Right now, he seems to have by far the most potential of any rookie on the PGA Tour this season. He will probably win at least once before 2019 is over, and it very well might be this week. He has finished 16th or better in each of his last six starts, which consisted of four PGA Tour events and two Korn Ferry Tour Finals events. He is an elite ball-striker who should be able to dominate the Old White TPC at The Greenbrier. While he will be highly owned, he has too much upside and consistency not to be a smart play.
Scottie Scheffler $9,300
A relative unknown to the average golf fan, Scheffler has a chance to become a household name by the end of this season. Scheffler has quietly risen to 87th in the world, winning one regular Korn Ferry Tour event as well as a Finals event. He is rock solid from tee to green and can make birdies in bunches, which is great for DraftKings scoring. I would not be surprised to see him win at least once this season on the PGA Tour.
David Lingmerth $6,900
Lingmerth is your horse for a course. He has finished 16th or better in four of his last five starts at The Greenbrier. Although he has toiled through a bit of a slump in the past few years, a new season paired with a familiar place could rejuvenate his game.
Brendon Todd $6,700
Todd is on the verge of a career resurgence. He finished second in one of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals events to earn his PGA Tour card, and now he gets to start the season on a course where he has finished sixth and fourth in his past two tries.