The PGA Tour heads to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina this week for the PGA Championship, the year’s second major. The course will play at 7,876 yards and a par of 72.
Taking a look at the salary list for DFS rosters, a handful of names stand out as nice values this week.
Jordan Spieth ($10,100 on DraftKings, $11,400 on FanDuel)
Given his stellar 2021, it’s surprising to see Spieth with just the sixth-highest salary on DraftKings this week. His ninth at the AT&T Byron Nelson represented his sixth top-10 finish in his past eight starts. He’s gaining two strokes per round on the field, the best on the Tour this season. Spieth is also going for history this week as a win at the PGA Championship would give him a career Grand Slam in the majors.
Collin Morikawa ($9,800 on DK, $10,900 on FD)
Morikawa, the winner of last year’s PGA Championship, has been strong in the 2020-21 season, making 11 of 13 cuts and winning the Workday Championship in February. While his putter has been shaky lately, his approach game is one of the best. That will serve him well on an Open course where golfers miss greens with regularity. Morikawa hasn’t played in more than a month, so rust could be a concern.
Daniel Berger ($8,700 on DK, $10,300 on FD)
Berger comes into the PGA Championship strongly, with three finishes inside the top 13 in his past four starts. He shot an eight-under 64 to close out the AT&T Byron Nelson in a tie for third. Berger ranked high in almost all shots-gained categories for the tournament, showing a nice all-around game heading into the year’s second major.
Sam Burns ($7,500 on DK, $9,400 on FD)
Burns looks to be the bargain among DFS players this week at this salary. He nearly won consecutive starts, but two early bogeys doomed him to a runner-up finish to K.H. Lee at the AT&T Byron Nelson. On the season, Burns has five top-10s in 16 starts and may be the hottest player on tour coming into the PGA Championship.
Ryan Palmer ($6,900 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
Palmer last missed a cut at the US Open in September. Since then, he’s played the weekend in 13 consecutive events. Four rounds of golf isn’t a bad DFS result on less than $7,000 salary on DraftKings. While he won’t win the PGA Championship, Palmer possesses a game that can contend for the top 10.