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2020 PGA Championship DraftKings DFS Golf Deep Sleepers


I can safely say that the 2020 PGA Championship is going to be my favorite major before the playoffs start. Of course, I might not say that any other year, but let’s be real, hashtag 2020. The interesting part is I nearly didn’t submit my 2020 PGA Championship DraftKings DFS Golf Deep Sleepers because of a very 2020-like event.

Today was supposed to be a productive day for me. But in true 2020 fashion, Hurricane Isaias had other plans. Fortunately, we were not in the direct path of the hurricane. However, like many in the surrounding areas of the hurricane, we lost internet service for nearly the whole day. I’m not asking for your sympathy. I know things could have been far worse. However, I am admitting that I did far less research than I usually do for a major.

I can tell you that I like the fairly chalky pick of Brooks Koepka to win it all. But in order to afford him, you are going to have to go a number of far cheaper plays. I looked at my picks from last year where I set the line at $7500 on DraftKings. We will go with that again.

I know, we usually do both FanDuel and DraftKings, but you can understand things are a little more rushed than usual. Most of these sleepers are cheap on FanDuel as well.

Don’t like it? I don’t care. It’s been a long day with my whole family in the house and no internet. But I’m open to all my readers, so feel free to comment in the section below or hit me up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg. In the meantime, here are your 2020 PGA Championship Deep Sleepers for this week.

2020 PGA Championship DraftKings DFS Golf Deep Sleepers

Shane Lowry ($7,500)

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We start right at the line with Shane Lowry who is currently 26th in OWGR (Overall World Golf Ranking) should not be this cheap. For reference purposes, he’s $9,100 on FanDuel, which gives you an idea of how under-priced he is on DraftKings. Seems DraftKings has forgotten that not only has Lowry won a major, but it was as recently as last year when he won the British Open.

It’s not like he’s been cold either, all he did last week was finish in a tie for sixth. And speaking of cold, the wind and weather conditions could be rough this week at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, the site for this year’s PGA Championship. Few golfers are better when it comes to playing inclement conditions than the Irishman, who is 32nd on the PGA in scoring average.

To be honest, Lowry is one of about four players at $7500 I really like this week, but his pricing seemed the most erroneous. I could feature the others here too, but let’s dip a little lower.

Harris English ($7,200)

Unlike most of us, English is having a great 2020. Sitting at 29th in the FedEx Cup standings, he’s nearly clinched a spot into the playoffs. His stats this year are impressive across the board. English is 26th in shots gained off the tee and 21st in SG putting, both contributing to him being ranked 10th overall in shots gained total. He’s also coming in hot with three straight top-20 finishes to add to the seven others he has this season. FanDuel has him a little overpriced at $9300, but I’ll gladly take him at $7200 on DraftKings!

Christiaan Bezuidenhout ($7,000)

I can sense FanDuel players are getting a little restless, so I give you Bezuidenhout who is only $8100 on FanDuel. Unlike English, Bezuidenhout pretty much has no shot at the FedEx playoffs. I’ve discussed his personal story before and if you aren’t familiar with it, go google it. Given his story, Bezuidenhout is playing with house money every day. But I’d put some of your own money on him as well.

He’s 26th in SG: Total on the PGA tour and an even more impressive 11th in SG:Putting. I don’t expect to see him in one of the final groups on Sunday, but if he makes it three straight top 25 performances he will easily outproduce his salary this week.

Russell Henley ($6,600)

Russell Henley on the other hand has not had as much success. However, he is currently just inside the cut for the FedEx Playoffs, so he has plenty of motivation to have a strong week this week. Expect a lot of discussion about that and this “young man” (as they are prone to call him) this week. Henley does not have the power off the tee or even the deftest touch on the green.

However, he is one of the better irons players on tour. He is an eye-opening 5th in SG: Approaching the Green and 18th in SG: Tee to Green. He did finish 7th recently at the Workday Open. That is probably the absolute ceiling for Henley this week, but I’ll be happy if he just makes the cut. He has done so nine times this season, which you can’t say about too many others down here in this range.

Tyler Duncan ($6,200)

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I mentioned last time that I am T-Dunks fan, so I can guarantee you I will have at least a share or two of him this week again. However, he rewarded my faith last week with another top 50 finish. That is now six straight made cuts since the restart for Duncan. Another top 50 finish is about all I am expecting from him, but at this price point, all you are asking for is a made cut. I think he can do it again as he is still 7th in Driving Accuracy.

Mark Hubbard ($6,200)

My loyal readers know that I usually like to highlight at least one player with local ties. Hubbard went to school less than an hour away from TPC Harding at nearby San Jose State. Hubbard burned a bunch of DFS owners when he withdrew from the Workday Open. He did however bounce back the following week with a made cut at the Memorial. Previous to the Workday Open, he had also made four cuts in a row since the restart.


Hubbard is another player that plays well when the wind picks up. He’s also a solid 60th in driving accuracy, which will be a key metric this week with the rough likely to be very penal. And even better, Hubbard is a strong putter, ranking 28th in SG: Putting. I suspect Hubbard can easily put together at least two clean rounds together at a course he’s undoubtedly played before.

Good luck at the 2020 PGA Championship with your DFS picks!

About Mark Strausberg

Despite his youthful appearance, Mark has aged hundreds and hundreds of years due to soul-sucking and crushing near misses over his decades of both playing and writing fantasy sports.

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