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PGA DFS Picks: Round 4 The Players Championship DraftKings & FanDuel Golf Picks Today

Jason Rouslin

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The 2022 Players Championship has easily been the longest 2.5 rounds of golf of the year, and maybe of the last ten years. But, with a solid forecast set for Monday, all 72 holes will be completed, and an excellent finish is in store. At the end of play today, Anirban Lahiri got to -9, making it 18 golfers within four of the lead, and 32 are within 5! With the third round not even done, that’ll shake itself out a bit, but nonetheless, the tournament is still wide open. This article will give a quick recap of the first three rounds, some statistics from the tournament thru the end of play today and some target for my PGA DFS picks for Round 4 DFS golf lineups where DraftKings is offering $100,000 to first place.

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PGA DFS Golf Picks Today: Round 4 The Players Championship

Round 1-3 Recap

Plenty of names flashed across the top of the leaderboard, but Tom Hoge and Harold Varner have stayed close to the top almost all week. Paul Casey started his tournament with a triple, has fought back, and sits just two back of the leaders, playing some of the best golf over tournament after that first hole. Sam Burns has also played steadily all week but struggled a bit in the third round. The honor-blowing play for the day was likely a welcomed sight for him. On Saturday, Sebastian Munoz was one of the big movers after shooting 70,73 in the first two rounds. He is six under thru 14 holes and has already played the tough 17th and 18th holes, starting his day on the 10th.

To no one’s surprise, Daniel Berger is the leader of the original pm/am wave, tied with Doug Ghim just three back of the lead. Ghim, will come out in the morning and be looking at a chip for eagle just off the green on 11. Cameron Smith is also hanging around, but a late bogey in the day at the 10th hole puts him three back. He’ll have a 13 footer for birdie to start his day in the morning.

However, the highlight of the tournament is Shane Lowry’s ace at the famed island green 17th hole. It was a beautiful master class shot with ideal spin and perfect touch. It really was a sight to see. Take a look for yourself if you happen to miss it:

 

The Players Championship Round 1-3 Stat Recap

Strokes Gained Off the Tee

  1. Brendan STeele
  2. Keegan Bradley
  3. Jon Rahm
  4. Hayden Buckley
  5. Viktor Hovland

Strokes Gained Approach

  1. Erik Van Rooyen
  2. Tom Hoge
  3. Paul Casey
  4. Anirban Lahiri
  5. Russell Henley

Strokes Gained Around the Green.

  1. Kevin Kisner
  2. Branden Grace
  3. Daniel Berger
  4. Jason Kokrak
  5. Tommy Fleetwood

Strokes Gained Putting

  1. Chesson Hadley
  2. Cameron Smith
  3. Patrick Reed
  4. Patton Kizzire
  5. Tyrrell Hatton

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  • Lock Time: between 10:30-11:30 The last groups have nine holes to play, at an average pace of about two hours and 30 minutes would take us to 10:30 where they will repair the golfers before teeing off around 11:30, with the final group set to tee off around 1:30.
  • Grand Prize: DraftKings offers $100,000 to first place and $300,000 guaranteed for the second-round slate.

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A cold but sunny day is in store on Monday, with no rain in the forecast. Finishing points will be assigned to golfers for the final round showdown slate. For lineup making, there won’t be quite enough time to optimize lineups once they repair, so we’ll have to take a few things at face value. First, like always, we can expect the higher-priced golfers who aren’t inside the top 25 of the event are likely going to be very low-owned. A few golfers that check this box include Jon Rahm ($10,800), Viktor Hovland ($10,500), Will Zalatoris ($9,800), Scottie Scheffler ($9,500), Rory McIlroy ($9,300) and Dustin Johnson ($9,100). For reference, Mcilroy and Scheffler were both owned under 10% for round three showdown today.

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Of those guys above, I’d expect to see Johnson, Scheffler, and Mcilroy the lowest owned for the final round slate, as Zalatoris and Rahm could still make a run, and Hovland’s ball striking will be lauded by gamers enough for him to get solid interest in the final round. All of my lineups will likely feature at least one of the Scheffler Mcirloy Johnson combo.

Here are the players in my player pool for the final round slate: This list will be updated once play for round three is just about finished, around 45 minutes before tee-off. Check out our PGA DFS Showdown Projections and Ownership Projections.

My allocation for the Final Round are as follows:

  • Louis Oosthuizen $8,900
  • Doug Ghim $6,700
  • Cameron Smith $10,000
  • Viktor Hovland $10,200
  • Scottie Scheffler $9,500
  • Paul Casey $8,000
  • Shane Lowry $8,300
  • Sam Burns $8,800
  • Harold Varner III $7,800
  • Abraham Ancer $8,600
  • Tommy Fleetwood $8,400
  • Tyrrell Hatton $8,000
  • Justin Thomas $10,500
  • Kevin Kisner $7,600
  • Jon Rahm $10,800
  • Daniel Berger $9,200
  • Tom Hoge $8,100
  • Keegan Bradley $7,500
  • Dustin Johnson $9,100
  • Russell Henley $7,900
  • Keith Mitchell $7,900
  • Sebastian Munoz $7,100
  • Russell Knox $6,900
  • Anirban Lahiri $6,400
  • Jimmy Walker $6,100
  • Will Zalatoris $9,800
  • Erik Van Rooyen $7,500
  • Patrick Reed $7,400
  • Sepp Straka $7,100
  • Sungjae Im $8,500
  • Max Homa $7,500
  • Francesco Molinari $7,300
  • Brendan Steele $6,600
  • Kevin Streelman $6,500
  • Rory McIlroy $9,300
  • Joaquin Niemann $9,000
  • Kramer Hickok $7,200
  • Joel Dahmen $7,100
  • Hank Lebioda $6,100
  • Corey Conners $8,200
  • Sergio Garcia $7,700
  • Jason Kokrak $7,400
  • Maverick McNealy $7,300
  • Aaron Wise $7,300
  • Patton Kizzire $7,200
  • Doc Redman $7,000
  • Taylor Pendrith $6,800
  • Sam Ryder $6,400
  • Chesson Hadley $6,300
  • Scott Stallings $6,300
  • Michael Thompson $6,000

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Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now four years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of two boys, James & Myles. A dog and more specifically Lab lover (Bella), he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, at Disney World, on a hike, or somewhere in between. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

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