Honda Classic picks (Daily Fantasy Golf)
Our fantasy-golf experts are here to help. From picks to win to DraftKings bargains to players to avoid, here are some options for you to consider:. Well, Fowler is the clear favorite and almost everything points to him successfully defending his title. Yup, I like everyone this week! Garcia is making his PGA Tour season debut this week and has enjoyed a nice winter overseas. He was runner-up here just two years ago.
Woodland won a few weeks ago in Phoenix and he shared second here last year. Cabrera-Bello is super cheap in daily fantasy, and I still think he contends sometime soon on this tour. Fleetwood is a green-hitting machine, which obviously comes in handy this week especially. Tied for 27 th last year at Honda and is coming off T at Riviera. Just needs to limit the bogeys. Coming off two straight MCs, but he also has cracked the top 8 in each of the last two years here. You think driving it sideways at Riviera got him in trouble?
Just wait until he starts missing fairways at PGA National. McIlroy has had his flashes already this year, including a pair of top threes. He also played a lot better at Pebble than his MC showed, and he posted a T at Riviera despite dealing with Tiger crowds for two days.
Garcia is making his PGA Tour season debut this week, but who cares? His record here is stellar and he has a couple recent wins worldwide. Knox sneakily placed top 15 at Pebble and comes to a venue where he boasts a pair of top-three showings. His T last year was also none too shabby. A lot to like at this price. I picked Bubba in this spot last week, so, uhh, yeah. Anyway, Reed has just been too streaky of late missed cuts in three of his last seven starts for me to trust at all.
This leads to many players going less-than-driver off tee in an attempt to avoid the many issues that PGA National presents. While keeping it in the fairway is essential here, it is equally as important to be putting your approaches on the green to avoid the sticky Bermuda rough that lurks just off the greens. The wind is also going to play a huge factor, as the average wind at this event typically stays above 15 mph.
Look for guys who are comfortable playing in windy conditions and are able to keep their ball flight low. We all know that Sergio is ball-striking master, and that will serve him well at this event. I also really like that he offers a nice discount over guys like Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy, who I would rate as equal or worse overall plays regardless of price.
There are a bunch of guys just off the top end that are really appealing, such as Alex Noren, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Daniel Berger, but my favorite of the bunch is Woodland. Woodland can bomb it off the tee, but I prefer to target him at courses where he is forced to club down a little bit, which helps him avoid his tendency to get a little loose with the big stick.
The combination of other appealing plays in this price range and his missed cut at Pebble Beach coming off his big win in Phoenix may also keep his ownership down. Rafa put himself into contention heading into the weekend in both of his PGA Tour starts this season at Pebble Beach and last week at Riviera before poor weekends dropped him out of the top