PGA DraftKings DFS picks for the 2021 U.S Open, taking place June 17 to June 20 at the Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego, California
What’s up golf fans or gamblers or both. I’m back with more PGA DraftKings picks. This time it’s a big one, for the 2021 U.S Open on the Torrey Pines south course. Last week was a mess for me, but I’ve been doing pretty well lately and overall with these picks. For anyone new to these, I picked the winner and runner-up a month back at Wells Fargo. Then another recent winner in Patrick Cantlay at The Memorial.
You can see all of my previous picks/columns at the link. Now let’s move on to the U.S Open!
Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champ, while Gary Woodland won in 2019. Brooks Koepka won back-to-back in 2017 & 2018 (then runner-up in 2019). Dustin Johnson in 2016, Jordan Speith in 2015 and a whole lot of others before that.
This event is played at different courses, so event & course history are not the same.
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U.S Open Top DraftKings Picks
Dustin Johnson (DK $10,700)
After picking up two wins and a runner-up early on this season, DJ has struggled. But he’s he’s coming off a T10 at the Palmetto Championship, his first top 10 since the Genesis in February. He won this event in 2016, 3rd in 2018 and T2 last year. I think his ownership could be lower than a few of the top guys, who have been more consistent recently. Couldn’t find much good recent course history for him, so he’s more of a tourney pick.
Rory McIlroy ($9,900)
Rory has also been inconsistent lately, missing two of his last five cuts. With a T49 and a win at Wells Fargo included. He’s coming off a solid T18 at The Memorial and picked up a U.S open win in 2011. Plus, he finished T5 in 2019 and T2 last year at the Farmers Insurance Open, which is played partially on the South Course. Rory is my pick to win here.
Max Homa ($7,300)
Homa is coming off a T6 at The Memorial, his second top 10 in four events. He’s also missed four of his last six cuts, so I’m liking him as more of a tourney play. He finished T18 at this year’s Farmers in January and T9 last year.
Ryan Palmer ($7,100)
Palmer has made 14/16 cuts this season, but hasn’t had a top 20 finish since early April. He’s also struggled at this event, but has played well on this course recently. Finishing T2 at both this year’s and the 2018 Farmers Open. He’s made four straight cuts at Farmers and his worst finish over that time is T21.
Notes & Stuff
Some other players I like, not counting the other obvious top players: Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Cameron Smith, Kevin Streelman, Paul Casey & Marc Leishman.
And some for just tourneys: Hideki Matsuyama, Mark Fitzpatrick, Joaquin Niemann, Billy Horschel & Lanto Griffin.
I’ve gone back and forth with calling these “tournament picks” or just “picks”. It’s tough (for me at least) predicting ownership for top players. So I’m just going with some of my favorite picks from now on. I’ll mention if it’s a tourney flier or whatever else when needed.