With this event stuck between the Memorial and the US Open, many top tier players will take the week off. Plus, a large percentage of the field will be exhausted after competing in the 36-hole US Open Sectional Qualifying on Monday, making it very difficult to put together a solid lineup of players on DraftKings this week. Here's our take on who may succeed this week in Memphis:
Dustin Johnson $12,800
DJ may run away at this event. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him win by 5+ shots this week at a course where he has won before. He is coming in with great form, registering 4 top 4s in his last 7 starts, including a 3rd place finish last week at the Memorial. His price tag this week may shock you, but in comparison to other top players in the field, he’s a great value.
Hudson Swafford $7,400
He skipped Sectional Qualifying because he said he is playing very well and didn't want to get burnt out during an important stretch on Tour at some of his favorite courses. This could be a smart decision as an extra day of rest and relaxation could pay dividends come Sunday. He opened up last week's event with a 66 on Thursday and faded a bit over the weekend. Look for him to continue his good play in Memphis at a course where he finished in the top 30 last year.
Ben Crane $7,000
Crane is a past champion of this event and has 4 top 20s in his last 6 starts here. He has regained his form of late, finishing in the top 30 in his last two events at Colonial and the Nelson. He may be a sneaky pick amongst the large number of golfers priced similarly.
Chad Campbell $7,800
Am I really advocating using Chad Campbell at $7,800? You may think I'm insane. Let me tell you why I’m not. Campbell has made his last 6 cuts at this event, including 2 top 10s in that span. In his last two events, he finished 10th at Colonial and 12th at the Nelson. Both of those courses reward ball striking (similar to TPC Southwind).