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PGA DFS: The Northern Trust Round 4 Showdown Spotlight for DraftKings and FanDuel | 8/23

Jason Rouslin



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Be sure to check out Awesemo’s expert PGA DFS Showdown projections and ownership for the Northern Trust Round 4 daily fantasy golf slate. Let’s go over who rounded into form in Round 3 and who we can look for as solid for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups on Sunday.

With Hurricane Henri projected to wreak havoc on the East Coast, Northern Trust officials made the decision to postpone Round 4 from Sunday to Monday, in effort to not compete with the bad weather.

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PGA DFS Showdown Picks: The Northern Trust Round 4

Round 3 Recap

With Hurricane Henri barreling down on the East Coast, Saturday’s play was questionable. But sunny skies prevailed and gave the golfers going out in the morning some ideal scoring conditions. Joaquin Niemann and Abraham Ancer made a big move on the front nine, with Ancer shooting 30 and Niemann 31. That was not good enough for the best front-nine scores, however, as Corey Conners’ hole-out eagle on hole No. 9 gave him 29. Doug Ghim’s great Saturday had him in a position to make the BMW Championship for the first time in his career. He shot 63 on the day as one of the first golfers out on the course, and he had two different stretches on the back nine in which he made three birdies in a row.

Then came Cameron Smith, cover boy of the article last night, and he got off to a blistering start. He birdied his first three holes and did not stop there, carding 11 birdies on the day and just missing out on 59. He set the pace for overnight leader Jon Rahm. Rahm’s play through two rounds was flawless, but not on Saturday. It started off as the first two days did, but standing in the middle of the fairway on the par-5 13th, he hit what looked to be a perfect 3-iron. It came up short in the water, and he made double bogey. He found the water again on the drivable par-4 16th and made another bogey. He did enough, though, to tie Smith at 16 under.


Tony Finau, who stumbled a bit on Saturday, was also in the mix heading into Sunday and did enough to be within a couple of the lead. Erik van Rooyen continue his stellar run of form, shooting 62 in the third round, and he has a chance to win his first full-field PGA Tour event. Justin Thomas also grinded his way to a 67.

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Round 3 PGA DFS Stat Recap

It was a full day of play with a full set of statistics. With distance not being an overwhelming factor this week, there are plenty of ways to score well at this golf course.

Strokes Gained Tee to Green

  1. Cameron Smith
  2. Jon Rahm
  3. Shane Lowry
  4. Sungjae Im
  5. Tony Finau

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Strokes Gained Off the Tee

  1. Aaron Wise
  2. Doug Ghim
  3. Hudson Swafford
  4. Scottie Scheffler
  5. Sungjae Im

Strokes Gained on the Approach

  1. Shane Lowry
  2. Cameron Smith
  3. Talor Gooch
  4. Paul Casey
  5. Cameron Champ

Strokes Gained Around the Green

  1. Kevin Na
  2. Harry Higgs
  3. Robert Streb
  4. Patrick Cantlay
  5. Scott Piercy

Strokes Gained Putting

  1. Stewart Cink
  2. Tom Hoge
  3. Harold Varner III
  4. Erik van Rooyen
  5. Lanto Griffin

PGA DFS Showdown Picks: Slate Preview

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Slate Preview: DraftKings

  • DraftKings is offering $50,000 to first place and $200,000 guaranteed for the fourth-round slate.

Slate Review:

Golfer Name/ Daily Scoring Rank

  • Cameron Smith: 83.75 (1)
  • Hideki Matsuyama: 36.25 (50)
  • Joaquin Niemann: 58.45 (7)
  • Hudson Swafford: 50.2 (15)
  • The average score of the four picks: 57.16
  • Average score per golfer for the round: 42.93

The Northern Trust Round 4 PGA DFS Picks

There has not been a Monday finish on the PGA Tour in some time. Placement points will play a factor in ownership and the outcome of the event.

  • Corey Conners ($7,500): It was a blistering round for Conners on Saturday, who was elite with his irons. He is one of a few golfers in a very select class when he has his A-game. He presents one of the best values on the board because of that upside and will not even need to gain strokes putting to pay off his salary.
  • Shane Lowry ($7,300): The form has been simmering for Lowry for quite some time, and finally there was a breakthrough today. He comes into the week having finished in the top 26 four straight times and just needed the putter to click. It has, and now he has a shot for his first top-10 in a while.
  • Sam Burns ($7,200): If final-round scoring is transferable to Mondays, then Burns is in a must-own situation. In his last four Sundays in which he was in contention, his average score is 66.5, including a 64 last Sunday at TPC Southwind. He is at a great price and paired up with the other two can allow for a two-stud roster, including Rahm and Thomas.

Sneaky Pick for the Northern Trust Round 4 Showdown

  • Charley Hoffman ($6,800): Hoffman looked like he was taking a leisurely stroll around Liberty National after bogeying his first three holes. But he made nine birdies in his final 15 and jolted up the leaderboard. His 6-under 65, on the heels of a good approach day and a good putting day, gave him a shot at a top-10 this week. Add him into the mix with the other four to roster any two golfers for the final round.

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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 two years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of James as well as two Labradors (Choco and Bella) and he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at 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, or somewhere hopefully lost in nature with his dogs guiding him along the way. 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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