The PGA Tour heads to the famed TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a staple on the schedule for nearly 30 years. After a couple of dull weeks without many stars, eight of the top-20 golfers in the world will play here this week. A couple of those stand out as solid DFS picks, but we will have to dig deeper into the salary pool to afford to roster them.
Bryson DeChambeau ($11,800 on DraftKings, $12,200 on FanDuel)
When last we saw him, DeChambeau won the US Open, capping a 2019-20 season that saw him make 11 top 10s and win two events while missing just four of 21 cuts. With his long game and the wide-open Summerlin course, it’s almost unfathomable that DeChambeau won’t find himself high on the leaderboard at the Shriners.
Webb Simpson ($11,000 on DK, $11,900 on FD)
Simpson’s results for the past season almost mirror DeChambeau’s. Simpson won two events while notching 10 finishes inside the top 10. He missed just two of 16 cuts. He’s also been mighty consistent of late, with four straight finishes inside the top 12. At the Shriners, Simpson has made eight straight cuts and won the event in 2014.
Lanto Griffin ($7,300 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
In Griffin, we can roster a cheap golfer who’s shown solid recent consistency. He’s made seven consecutive cuts, including an 18th at the Tour Championship and a 10th at the BMW Championship. He finished inside the top 25 in about half of his starts during the 2019-20 season. He also ranks on the plus side of all four strokes-gained categories.
Henrik Norlander ($6,900 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
Norlander was the belle of the ball among DFS aficionados after the tour’s summer restart, making six straight cuts. Then, he cooled off and missed three weekends in a row. After a fourth at the Sanderson Farms Championship last week, the Swede may be ready to contend at the Shriners. Certainly, at this salary, he’s worth a look if you want to roster guys like DeChambeau and Simpson.
Tyler McCumber ($6,500 on DK, $8,000 on FD)
Surprisingly, there’s no hotter player on tour than McCumber, who followed a second at the Corales Puntacanta Resort & Club Championship with a sixth in Jackson last week. He gained nearly seven shots on approach at Sanderson Farms, where he managed to nail two eagles. Overall, he’s gained nearly two shots per round tee-to-green in six measured rounds this season. The competition will prove fiercer than McCumber has faced in the past two weeks, but as with Norlander, you can’t beat his price.