The Best Possible Lineup on DraftKings
The optimal lineup on DraftKings for the ZOZO Championship scored 579 points and cost $48,600. It featured one golfer over $10,000, one in the $9,000 range, one in the $8,000 range, two in the $7,000 range and one in the $6,000 range. Here’s each player that made the optimal lineup.
Hideki Matsuyama ($10,300 & 124.0 points)
Matsuyama earns his seventh PGA TOUR victory and this one comes in his home country of Japan. Matsuyama didn’t go wire-to-wire, but he was near the top of the leaderboard after every round of this event. This is the most DraftKings points scored by Matsuyama in any event over the last four years. His five-shot victory was punctuated with an eagle on the 72nd hole, pushing his fantasy tally to a personal best.
Cameron Tringale ($9,200 & 96.5 points)
Tringale tied the lead late on Sunday but struggled down the stretch. He made bogey on both 17 & 18 in the final round, finishing T2 for the week. Tringale continues to have the unique distinction of having made the most money in PGA TOUR history without winning an event. At 96.5 points, this was the 8th best fantasy performance for Tringale since the start of 2018.
Matt Wallace ($8,000 & 86.5 points)
Wallace played well on a tough golf course all week long. He finished with round of 70-70 on the weekend and earned a T4 finish. This continues a great stretch of fantasy production for Wallace who scored 98 points at the Shriners Children’ Open, he last start before this week. His $8,000 price tag was his most expensive salary in his last seven starts, but it was certainly worth it.
Sebastian Munoz ($7,300 & 90.5 points)
Munoz has proven to be a volatile golfer which generally translates well to fantasy scoring. The 90.5 points he scored at the ZOZO Championship ended a four tournament stretch in which is lost fantasy points to the field. Despite also scoring 90.5 points last week at the CJ Cup, that was actually worse than the field average on a very easy golf course.
Brendan Steele ($7,100 & 102.0 points)
Steele didn’t shy away from Sunday pressure, shooting a 66 and matching his low round of the week. His final round featured six birdies and elevated him to a T2 finish. That’s his best finish since his runner-up at the 2020 Sony Open.
Sam Ryder ($6,700 & 79.5 points)
Ryder has been one of the most valuable golfers on TOUR in recent months. Entering this week, Ryder had gained at least 20 fantasy points on the field in five of seven starts. Now he piled up 79.5 fantasy points, providing 11.8x value.
It’s worth noting that the vast majority of optimal lineups left plenty of money on the table. By the number, 78% of the Top 150 Optimal Lineups cost $49,600 or less. Only 10 of the Top 150 lineups cost all $50,000, only 4 cost $49,900, only 12 cost $49,800 and only 7 cost $49,700.
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