This golf stuff is really as hard in DFS as it is on the course, and I feel less confident going into the Memorial Tournament from Nationwide being held in Dublin, Ohio. Hosted by the event visionary, Jack Nicklaus, who saw the Memorial as an opportunity to recognize the great players of the game, past and present, a full field is on the card as the players get in the groove in anticipation of the US Open in a couple of weeks.
The Memorial, held at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, does indeed feature all the top players on the tour like Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, and of course Phil Mickelson, making for some fun gyrations trying to assemble a lineup. Especially with last year's winner, William McGirt.
Where am I going with my picks? Well, let's see who I like at Muirfield.
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Jon Rahm ($11,100): I am leery of picking the hot hand at this point, but Rahm, who has finished in the top five six times over his last ten contests, is 10-for-10 at making the cut and is averaging 84.1 points per week. Aside from a case of #fanticide, Rahm is as safe as milk.
Adam Scott ($9800): Scott tied for sixth at the Players a couple of weeks back, and has been beyond steady, averaging 70.1 points per week, making the cut eight of nine tries.
Rickie Fowler ($8900): A gamble since Fowler has burned me before, but since that was the one cut he missed, I will come back for the Memorial. Fowler is averaging a spectacular 83.1 points per week and has made nine of ten cuts.
Phil Mickelson ($7700): Somehow, steady Phil at this price seems like a steal, but Phil has made 11 cuts over 11 tries this season and what I need first and foremost is golfers who will play all weekend.
Ricky Barnes ($6300): Barnes rallied from a five over first day at the Dean & Deluca to finish tied for 18th, posting rounds of 68-67-68 over the final three days, giving him a second top 25 finish this season. I do get nervous about the hot hand, and if he stays within his game.
Vaughn Taylor ($6200): Taylor finished tied with Barnes and has six top 25 finishes over 17 starts, making the cut nine times. As with Barnes, I am hoping this will carry over to the Memorial.
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