The third major of the year is upon us, and whether you call it the British Open, the Open Championship, DraftKings is having another millionaire maker. In honor of that, we decided to give away our picks here! Well, we give away lineups every week millionaire maker or not, but still, good picks to follow.
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Criteria this week for me is 1) playing well (as always) and 2) Had at least some success at links courses. I feel like you’re going to get guys who hate links golf and that’ll never play well. So I want to eliminate them.
Louis Oosthuizen ($9,900) — Won at the course in the past, good result at the US Open too. Feel like he comes alive for the majors.
Ryan Moore ($7,200) — Clearly a good player, and one who’s had good results recently at the past couple Opens means he comfortable with the courses.
Ben Martin ($6,800) — Good player, playing well this year, and finished 26 last year at the Open, again, meaning he doesn’t hat links golf.
Russell Knox ($6,700) — From Scotland, and got into the Open by…playing well last week. If that isn’t an indicator to pick I don’t know what is.
Justin Rose ($10,900) — Always a contender in the majors recently, I’m a fan of his this week cause he’s familiar with these courses and has history playing well at the Old Course.
Brandt Snedeker ($8,300) — On a roll and made the cut in the past three Opens. Also played a practice round with Tom Watson and Ernie Els this week. Sure it doesn’t mean much, watching how those guys do it with all the Open wins between them can’t hurt.
Been a tough run the past couple weeks, but going to turn it around at the oldest championship in all the land. The only criteria I’m using is my gut (and a quick peek at recent results and Open finishes). Let the turnabout commence.
Dustin Johnson ($11,400) — I really like DJ here. His otherworldly driving will give him a leg up and afford him more scoring opportunities than just about anyone else in the field.
Hideki Matsuyama ($8,500) — The dude plays, and it doesn’t seem to matter what the venue or field looks like either. Just a top 25 machine.
Branden Grace ($8,100) — Came up just short at the US Open, and had a top 20 this past week in Scotland. Looking for the form to continue this week.
Keegan Bradley ($7,400) — Pretty good string of cuts made (who cares about the Players). Another pretty long hitter and aggressive player that I think well-suits St. Andrews.
Tommy Fleetwood ($7,300) — Played well this past week in Scotland and his odds to win are quite high for where his salary is situated. Was really a gut pick until I checked out his recent Euro Tour play (which is very solid).
Joost Luiten ($7,100) — Not terribly sure why I like him this week. His recent play has been ok if unspectacular. Going to roll with him because I think he takes top 30.