Daily Fantasy Golf Picks For Zurich Classic: World No. 1 Jason Day Returns

by NESN Staff

April 26, 2016

Sometimes, PGA Tour cut lines look more like an above-average golfer’s handicap. But this probably won’t be one of those weeks.

Some of the best golfers in the world are at TPC Louisiana this week for the Zurich Classic, which is known for winning scores around 20 under par. Justin Rose returns to Louisiana as the defending tournament champion after scoring a 22-under-par 266 last year.

Cut lines have been known to reach 5 under here, so it can be a tricky tournament to predict. But that didn’t stop us from picking our top five daily fantasy golf players for the week below.

Jason Day
After taking a week off, the world’s No. 1 golfer returns to the course this week at the Zurich Classic. Day has missed only one cut this season, and he also has two victories, so he’s a must-play whenever he’s in the field. He also finished in a tie for fourth at TPC Louisiana last year, so he has had some recent success here.

Justin Rose
Rose is looking for back-to-back victories here, and while it was his first Zurich Classic win, he consistently has finished in the top 15 in his past four appearances. He has missed only one cut so far this season, and he is coming off a top 10 at the Masters.

Rickie Fowler
You would be playing Fowler based on his potential and not his history at this tournament. He only has one top 10 here in his last six appearances, and he hasn’t played since missing the cut at the Masters. However, it’s hard to leave a player like Fowler out of your lineup when he’s in the field.

Billy Horschel
Horschel is another past Zurich Classic winner, as he claimed the 2013 trophy at 20 under. He’s coming off a tie for fourth at the Valero Texas Open, so not only does he have a strong history at TPC Louisiana, but he’s also playing well at the moment.

Charles Howell III
Howell III has been busy since the start of the 2015-16 season. He already has appeared in 15 official tournaments and made the cut in 14. And if you dig into his stats a little deeper, you’ll see he’s had four top 10s and 11 top 25s. It’s hard to be more consistent than that, and that’s a good thing for your daily fantasy lineup.

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