DraftKings PGA Lineup Advice: 2020 RBC Heritage
PGA fans were treated to an exciting finish on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Daniel Berger and Collin Morikawa were tied at 15-under par after 72 holes and were forced to play a playoff hole. Berger got the job done to claim his fourth-career PGA title. This was Berger’s first win since 2017, and it was great to see him back in the winner’s circle.
The PGA Tour now heads to South Carolina for the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. Once again, the field is very stacked this week. Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka headline the field of 155 golfers. C.T. Pan will attempt to defend his title, but he’ll have his work cut out for him, as this might be the strongest field that the RBC Heritage has ever seen.
Here are the past five winners at the tournament:
- 2019 C.T. Pan (-12)
- 2018 Satoshi Kodaira (-12)
- 2017 Wesley Bryan (-13)
- 2016 Branden Grace (-9)
- 2015 Jim Furyk (-18)
DraftKings has once again come through with another Milli-Maker GPP contest this week. You will have the chance to take home one million dollars with just a small $20 entry fee. Always remember to differentiate your lineups as best as you can, and always leave plenty of salary money on the board to prevent duplicate lineups. Try to have a good idea of projected ownership beforehand and strive to play as many low-owned players as you can in these contests with massive prize pools.
The RBC Heritage will be played at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina. One of the shortest courses on Tour, Harbour Town measures at just 7,099 yards. Instead of bentgrass, golfers will play on Bermuda greens this week. Similar to Colonial, the fairways here are narrow and tree-lined. Position off the tee will be pivotal for golfers to have the right angle into the greens. The course is a Pete Dye design that forces golfer into plenty of blind approach shots.
One thing to remember this week is that the wind can be a huge factor. The course is situated on Hilton Head Island, so the coastal breeze can have a great effect on the scoring conditions. This is something to keep in mind when considering your player pool and while stacking tee times if you’re playing showdown. Also, the players’ game around the green will be crucial with the small greens.
- Par-4 Scoring
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Performance on Bermuda greens
- Course History
Bryson DeChambeau ($10,700)
DeChambeau is playing some of the best golf of his career this season. He now has four straight top-five finishes after his third-place showing at the Charles Schwab Challenge last week. DeChambeau led the entire field in both strokes gained: off-the-tee and strokes gained: tee-to-green at Colonial. He now returns to the Bermuda greens where he is statistically a better putter. In his last four starts at this course, DeChambeau has a third-place and a fourth-place finish. Continue to ride him while he’s hot.
Collin Morikawa ($10,000)
The second-year pro continues to impress week after week. He was a putt or two away from winning the Charles Schwab Challenge last week after he shot rounds of 64-67-67-67. Morikawa ranked second in strokes gained: tee-to-green and third in strokes gained: approach. His accuracy with the irons should once again set himself up for plenty of birdie opportunities at Harbour Town. An above-average putting week on these greens will be key for Morikawa.
Webb Simpson ($9,000)
Simpson had a disastrous opening round at the Charles Schwab Challenge. He failed to card a single birdie in his opening round, and he clearly had to shake off some rust after the three-month hiatus. Simpson looked much better in his second round, as he ranked seventh in strokes gained: approach. He now returns to the Bermuda greens on which he’s a much better putter. In the last five years, Simpson hasn’t missed a cut at this event, and he has a fifth-place finish to his name.
Brooks Koepka ($8,600)
This price is simply too good for a player of Koepka’s caliber. Koepka cruised to a T32 finish last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge after shooting all four of his rounds in the 60’s. He now returns to the Bermuda greens that he’s more comfortable with. Koepka is very sharp with his short irons, and he hits plenty of greens in regulation. Ranking first in Par-4 scoring last year, Koepka should see plenty of birdie opportunities at Harbour Town.
Matt Kuchar ($8,300)
In the last 50 rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links, Kuchar ranks first in strokes gained: tee-to-green and second in DraftKings points. He was the runner-up at this event last year, and he also has a fifth and a ninth-place finish to his name. After narrowly missing the cut last week, he may come in at a decent ownership number. This is a perfect time to go back to Kuchar, as he excels on shorter courses with Bermuda greens.
Branden Grace ($7,800)
Grace was in contention to win the Charles Schwab Challenge, but he struggled in his final round by posting a three-over 73. It was still an impressive week for the South African, as he shot three rounds of 66 prior to Sunday’s letdown. He now heads to a course that he’s won on before, and he’s made four consecutive cuts here. Grace is very sharp with his irons and has a savvy around-the-green game. Expect things to go well for Grace at Harbour Town.
Ian Poulter ($7,600)
Poulter is someone that could go overlooked this week at a very generous price. He played well at Colonial last week, as he shot rounds of 66-70-67-70 en route to a T29 finish. Odds are that he’ll continue to play great at Harbour Town this week. In his last five times out at this event, Poulter has four top-20 finishes. He knows his way around the course and will need his putter to lead him to victory in the loaded field.
J.T. Poston ($7,500)
Poston cruised to a 10th-place finish last week after shooting rounds of 68-66-67-68. It was an impressive placement in a stacked field. Poston is a shorter hitter off the tee, but he is accurate, and he’s one of the best putters on Tour. He ranks 13th in strokes gained: putting, this year and he’ll hope to carry the momentum into an event where he placed sixth in 2019.
Kevin Streelman ($7,000)
Streelman missed the cut on the number last week, but ball-striking wise, he was very solid. He now transitions to Bermuda greens that he performs much better on. Streelman is a short-course specialist and is one of the most accurate drivers of the golf ball with sharp short irons. It’s no wonder that he finished sixth here in 2019 and seventh in 2018. His second-place finish at Pebble Beach in February showed how he can pop from nowhere and score exceptionally well on short courses.