Paulie's Picks: Zurich Classic

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Let’s hope the hot picks continue after last week’s trio of Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell and Daniel Summerhays finished 1st, 4th, and 13th to fuel a winning week on DraftKings. Now if only Freddie Jacobson could have held up his end of the bargain...

It is extremely difficult to determine who to roster at this week’s Zurich Classic. Many players seem overpriced, which is the exact opposite of last week where 4 players jumped off the page as steals. My four picks this week aren’t household names, which should lead to a lower ownership percentage and a good value for you. 

Daniel Berger (@DanielBerger59) 
DraftKings Salary: $10,100

The 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Daniel Berger, has been on an absolute tear over the last month and is known for being a birdie monster. Berger has placed in the top 11 in his past 3 stroke-play appearances (highlighted by a top 10 at the Masters) and came in 6th place at last year’s Zurich Classic, his inaugural trip. I expect his ownership level to be around 10% with most players picking Billy Horschel instead (who is similarly priced) or splurging for Rose, Fowler or Day. Looking for more motivation? How about this tweet:

David Hearn (@HearnDavid)
DraftKings Salary: $7,500

Fresh off a 13th place finish at the Valero Texas Open, Hearn is returning to a course where he has excelled. The Canadian is a perfect 5/5 in cuts made here, with a 6th place finish at last year’s event. Expect his ownership percentage to be around 13% with so many similarly-priced options.

Luke List (@SirDoubleL)
DraftKings Salary: $7,400

List has quietly played very solid golf recently, racking up 5 top 30’s in his last 7 events. List is one of the longest players on tour and he used it well on his recent hot streak, making a ton of birdies (a combo that should serve him well at TPC Louisiana). Expect List’s ownership to hover at or below 10%

Whee Kim (@meenwhee8493) 
DraftKings Salary: $7,100

Similar to List, Kim has silently had a very solid few months, making 5 consecutive cuts including finishes of 29th and 6th at the Valero Texas Open and RBC Heritage. Need more? Last year, he finished 8th at the Zurich Classic, and I expect his ownership to be less than 5% as many players will choose cheaper, more popular players such as David Toms.