U.S. Open: Featured DraftKings picks for Erin Hills

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Charl Schwartzel — $7,300

This South African ran into a bit of a rough patch in the month of May, but luckily for him, he managed to right the ship at last week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. That should give him a nice injection of momentum as he heads to Erin Hills, so you should definitely consider Schwartzel for your fantasy lineup this week.

Schwartzel was solid across the board last week, torching TPC Southwind for a grand total of 20 birdies. The result was three rounds in the 60s and a share of second place, so he should have plenty of confidence leading up to the U.S. Open. While it’s been a while since he was last in contention at this event, the 32-year-old has become a consistent performer, compiling five top 25 finishes between 2010 and last year. At ninth on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained: putting and 10th in sand saves, he’s great at bailing himself out on or around the greens.

At just $7,300 in DraftKings, Schwartzel has all the makings of a major fantasy bargain. It’s not every day that the world’s 16th-ranked player slips to such a low salary, and given his recent uptick in form, you can invest with confidence.