DraftKings Fantasy Golf: Zurich Classic Best Picks

Justin Rose finished in a tie for 2nd at the Masters. (Getty)

Justin Rose finished in a tie for 2nd at the Masters. (Getty)

The PGA Tour returns to TPC Louisiana for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this weekend.

The field isn’t filled with all the top players, but stars Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will be among those in Avondale.

But you can’t fit them all into your DraftKings lineup. So which do you choose?

My lineup doesn’t consist of many household names, but I found some value picks and expect my roster to be around all 4 rounds.

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Zurich Classic Lineup Recommendations

Justin Rose – $11,900

Things came together for Rose at the Masters. Couple that with his recent track record at TPC Louisiana and you have somewhat of a no-brainer. Rose has 3 straight top 15 finishes at the Zurich.

Brendan Steele – $9,200

Steele doesn’t have much of a history at the Zurich – twice played, twice made the cut, twice finished outside the top 30. But 2015 is a new season for Steele as he’s made all 12 of his cuts. His 76.2 fantasy points per tournament are 3rd best in the field this weekend.

Cameron Tringale – $8,400

Tringale is coming off a missed cut at the RBC Heritage, but was playing well before the links course. He’s got good history in Avondale (T17 in 2014 and T7 in 2012) and is a good bet to be around all weekend.

Nick Watney – $8,100

Watney won here in 2007, but has been hit-or-miss in recent years. He hasn’t played since the Shell Open in early April and should be refreshed coming back to a course he knows well.

Robert Streb – $6,200

Streb has been slumping a bit, but he finished second here a year ago. He broke a string of 3 straight missed cuts last week at the Heritage, perhaps a sign he’s ready to get back on track.

Aaron Baddeley – $5,800

I almost took Baddeley last week, but shied away. He wasn’t great (T66), but he was there the whole weekend and that’s key here. At $5,800, he’s a bargain and that’s what I needed for my final spot.

Total Lineup Salary: $49,600 out of $50,000

DraftKings Golf Scoring

Golfers on each team will accumulate points as follows:

Per Hole Scoring

Double Eagle (DBL EAG): +20 PTs
Eagle (EAG): +8 PTs
Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
Double Bogey (DBL BOG): -1 PT
Worse than Double Bogey (WORSE DBL BOG): -1 PT

Tournament Finish Scoring

1st: 30 PTs
2nd: 20 PTs
3rd: 18 PTs
4th: 16 PTs
5th: 14 PTs
6th: 12 PTs
7th: 10 PTs
8th: 9 PTs
9th: 8 PTs
10th: 7 PTs
11th–15th: 6 PTs
16th–20th: 5 PTs
21st–25th: 4 PTs
26th–30th: 3 PTs
31st–40th: 2 PTs
41st-50th: 1 PTs

Streaks and Bonuses

Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 Per Round) (3+ BIR STRK): +3 PTs
Bogey Free Round (BOG FREE RD): +3 PTs
All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (ALL 4 RDS UND 70): +5 PTs
Hole in One (HOLE IN ONE): +10 PTs

Scoring Notes: Ties for a finishing position will not reduce or average down points. For example, if 2 golfers tie for 3rd place, each will receive the 18 fantasy points for the 3rd place finish result. Playoff Holes will not count towards final scoring, with the exception of the “finishing position” scoring. For example, the golfer who wins the tournament will receive the sole award of 1st place points, but will not accrue points for their scoring result in the individual playoff holes.

Player Lock Notes: All golfers lock at the time the first golfer tees off on day 1 of an event.

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