After a win from Dustin Johnson--who appears to enjoy this whole ranked No. 1 thing--at the inaugural WGC-Mexico, the PGA Tour returns to the United States this week for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Before we get to Valspar, it's always a good for DFS purposes to take a look at the previous week to analyze what went right and what horribly, horribly wrong. At the WGC-Mexico, my optimal lineup had three in the Top-10: DJ (first), Thomas Pieters (tied for fifth) and Tyrrell Hatton (10th). Unfortunately, it also had Gary Woodland (38th), Alexander Noren (55th) and Danny Willett (69th). The latter seemed like a great value even with the way he was playing prior to the tournament, but it was a harsh reminder of the importance of recent form.
On to Valspar. Played at Copperhead, a 7,340-yard Par 71, this has annually been one of the most difficult non-majors on Tour. Charl Schwartzel beat Bill Haas in a playoff at seven-under last year, marking the fourth consecutive time the winning score was 10-under or worse. Greens are typically hard to hit, while wind can also play a major factor. The field is weak relative to last week's tournament, as Henrik Stenson and Justin Thomas are the only players inside the Top 10, and there are a total of just 15 players inside the Top 50.
With all of that in mind, you can click through the gallery for my ideal DraftKings lineup, or you can read here for my PGA DFS strategy. (Getty)
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