Fantasy Golf: 2017 WGC HSBC Champions DraftKings Picks, Stats, Preview

Pat Mayo and Jeff Bergerson discuss their favorite 2017 WGC HSBC Champions DraftKings values and picks for the week. The guys preview the course, debate the best roster construction for the week, and explain which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments. Plus, a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2017 WGC HSBC Champions Details

  • Purse: $9.75 million
  • FedEx Cup Points: 550
  • Defending Champ: Hideki Matsuyama
  • Course: Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China
  • Yardage: 7,261
  • Par: 72

2017 WGC HSBC Champions Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 5 Birdies or Better
Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee
Par 3 Scoring 200 to 225 Yards

2017 WGC HSBC Champions Custom Stat Rankings powered by

2017 WGC HSBC Champions DraftKings Notes

  • Field: 78 players
  • Cut: None
  • Lineup Lock: Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 8:45 p.m. ET
  • Roster: Six golfers
  • Salary Cap: $50,000

REMEMBER: The WGC HSBC Champions is being held in China, so the lineup lock time is out of whack because of the 12-hour difference from Eastern Time. Instead of Thursday morning, lineup lock is Wednesday night at 8:45 ET.

2017 WGC HSBC Champions DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Dustin Johnson $11,700
Jon Rahm $10,000

High-End Values

Marc Leishman $9,900
Henrik Stenson $9,600

Second-Level Values

Patrick Cantlay $8,900
Rafa Cabrera-Bello $8,100

Low-End Values

Alex Noren $7,900
Lucas Glover $7,800
Chez Reavie $7,500
Kyle Stanley $7,500

Scrub Values

Charles Howell III $7,100
Rickie Ramsay $7,000

Projected Popular Golfers

Ross Fisher
Paul Casey
Tony Finau
Matt Kuchar
Marc Leishman
Francesco Molinari
Justin Rose

Pivot Players

Pat Perez
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Alex Noren
Russell Henley
Paul Dunne

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