The 2022 PGA Championship: The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2022 PGA Championship! Daily fantasy golf analysis for this week’s DFS slate to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on DraftKings.

Welcome to The Primer column for The 2022 PGA Championship!  We are here to help you build your DFS lineups for FanDuel, DraftKings or whatever other sites you choose to play on (this article does have a DraftKings bias though).

In case you missed it – you can find my cheat sheet posted for The 2022 PGA Championship here!

We also cover the course and what to look for in terms of metrics in the course preview for Southern Hills here – so if you are looking for an outline of the track for this week’s tournament, you can check that out on the link above!

The Best of the best…

  • Scottie Scheffler, $11,400

He’ll be popular this week – and for good reason.  He has been the class of the PGA tour and I see no reason for that to stop this week at Southern Hills on a course that seems to be a perfect fit for his game.  He’s elite off the tee, elite with his approach game, and I love the spot for him here this week.  The only downside here is the fact that he will popular – and if that worries you too much, I do like the idea of a game theory pivot to Jon Rahm, who comes into this one playing much better on the green in his last few outings after struggling for most of the season.

The Next Group

  • Joaquin Niemann, $8,500

I love Niemann’s all around game.  He’s well above average as a ball striker (25th in SG: OTT, 47th in SG: APP), and is great with his game around the green, ranked 11th in SG: ATG.  All in all, he ranks 10th on tour in SG: TTG and 18th in SG: Total, making him one of the better options at his respective price point.  I think it’s only a matter of time before he starts to have success at majors, and I think that Southern Hills is a great fit for his game.  I like the spot for him in this week’s event a lot and I don’t think he’ll be too highly owned.

  • Keegan Bradley, $7,500

Bradley has been playing outstanding of late – and historically hasn’t been a player that I have touted much in strong field events – but his game has proven that he has the chops in it’s current form to do some damage from this price point.  He comes into this one ranked 20th on tour in SG: OTT, 27th in SG: APP, giving him a 15th place showing in SG: TTG.  He has 4 Top 10 finishes in his last 5 events, coming into this one with great form.  I love the ROI potential for a player priced where he is, and while I wouldn’t expect low ownership levels, I think he’ll be lower owned than he should be this week.

Don’t Forget About…

  • Russell Henley, $7,200

The recent form isn’t there from Henley – but at this price, there are some warts with most of the options, and that would be it for Henley.  An elite ball striker, I think that he is simply too good to be priced this low.  He comes into this one ranked 2nd on tour in SG: APP, and 8th on tour in SG: TTG.  While he hasn’t been strong off the tee, his all around game is a great fit for the course, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bounce back with a strong effort this week.

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By Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.