Memorial Tournament: 5 featured DraftKings picks

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William McGirt was the winner at last year’s Memorial Tournament, but there are a lot of talented players looking to dethrone him this week.

The Memorial Tournament grabs the attention of fantasy managers this week. With the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in the rearview mirror, it’s time to head to the Buckeye State for Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament, held just outside the Golden Bear’s hometown of Columbus. We’ve got an outstanding field on our hands this week, giving fantasy managers plenty of options when it comes to lineup construction.

With the U.S. Open just around the corner, the Memorial will be our last opportunity to see many of the world’s top pros before they transition into their final preparations for the U.S. Open. Erin Hills is going to be a big ballpark, and with Muirfield Village placing a premium on length and accuracy, this event could serve as an ideal final tune-up for a lot of players.

Next week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic is the true final opportunity for players to find their games in advance of national open, but with its prestigious host and noteworthy celebrations of the game, the Memorial is the real standout from this stretch of the PGA TOUR schedule. We should be in for some memorable moments as the countdown to the second leg of the major season continues.

Without further ado, let’s get to my picks. Here are five solid bets for fantasy success at the Memorial Tournament. Each player’s DraftKings salary is listed next to his name.