The PGA Tour heads to Thousand Oaks, CA, this week for the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club. The par-72 course will play at a shade over 7,000 yards for the tournament. Another no-cut event, this one features 78 players. Tiger Woods famously won last year with a score of 19 under, and will tee it up again this week. That noted, he doesn’t make our list of five candidates for this week’s DFS rosters.
Jon Rahm ($11,000 on DraftKings, $12,000 on FanDuel)
Rahm should be lower-owned than his upper-tier DFS salary peers like Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas after a 17th at the CJ Cup, his first tournament since the US Open. Hopefully, he knocked the rust off and we will see the form that saw him card two victories on the year, and three finishes inside the top six late in the 2019-20 season.
Tyrrell Hatton ($10,000 on DK, $10,900 on FD)
You can’t beat Hatton’s recent form, which includes a victory at the BMW PGA Championship in Europe two weeks ago and a tie for third at the CJ Cup last week. Hatton shot a solid 65 on Sunday to put himself in contention. He finished the tournament first in shots gained on approach, second in shots gained tee-to-green, and tied for first in greens in regulation.
Harris English ($8,800 on DK, $9,800 on FD)
Toss out the unusual missed cut at the Shriners Open two weeks ago and English hasn’t finished outside the top 40 in a tournament in four months. He finished 10th at the CJ Cup last week, his eighth top 20 in his past 11 events. He’s a solid, consistent pick in the middle of the salary pack at the Zozo Championship.
Sebastian Munoz ($7,200 on DK, $8,700 on FD)
The Colombian last missed a cut at the PGA Championship in the first week of August and, since then, has scored three top 10s, including a ninth at the CJ Cup. At that event, he made two bogeys all week, the second-fewest in the field. It’s hard to believe someone with Munoz’s consistency can be so cheap to roster for the Zozo Championship.
Jordan Spieth ($6,900 on DK, $8,400 on FD)
The past year hasn’t been kind to Spieth, who missed three consecutive cuts to end the 2019-20 season. The world’s former number one player may be on the rise again after a 38th at the CJ Cup that saw him shoot plenty of bogeys and birdies, which from a DFS perspective, is better than a player notching a bunch of pars. At this sub $7K price on DK, he may be worth a gamble while helping us roster more top-tier golfers.