The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines this week for the US Open — the first time it’s returning to that iconic venue since Tiger Woods’ historic victory in 2008. While it’s unlikely a player will dominate this year like Woods did during that tournament, some golfers are poised to enjoy an exceptional event.
Consider these five players for your DFS rosters this week:
John Rahm ($11,200 on DraftKings, $12,200 on FanDuel)
Rahm, who was crushing his opposition after three rounds, was forced to quit the Memorial after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He cleared protocols and can return this week. That’s definitely good timing for the Spaniard due to his strong history at Torrey Pines with four top-10 finishes and a 2017 win. On the 2020-21 season, Rahm has eight top-10 placements in just 15 events, missing only one cut.
Patrick Reed ($9,000 on DK, $10,700 on FD)
Remember the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in February? Reed won that one. Four months later, he gets to return to the site of that victory. Reed has notched six top-10s on the season in 16 events, and he putts better on the Poa annua greens like those found at Torrey Pines better than anyone else in the field.
Will Zalatoris ($8,600 on DK, $10,400 on FD)
The young American stays active – playing a whopping 35 events in his first full season – and enjoys success while doing it with 17 top-10s. And it’s not as if Zalatoris is whipping weak fields, since he’s finished inside the top-10 in each of the three majors he’s played. In his lone trip to Torrey Pines so far, Zalatoris notched a tie for seventh.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($7,200 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
Going further down the salary pool, we fall on this South African model of consistency. Bezuidenhout has made 12 cuts in 12 events played. But it’s not as if he’s just scraping by, as he’s finished inside the top 40 in six of the seven PGA Tour events he played in the 2020-21 season, including a seventh at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.
Stewart Cink ($7,200 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
Some in this field may be half his age, but Cink can still hang with the youngsters. He won the RBC Heritage in April and has carded three top-10s on the season in 18 events while missing just five cuts. Cink ranks inside the top 25 on the PGA Tour this year in both Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and Bogey Avoidance, both key stats in majors.