This week, the PGA Tour is heading to Whistling Straights Golf Course in Sheboygan, WI for the 2021 Ryder Cup. This is always an exciting week as the United States of American faces off against the European team. Last time it was in France at Le Golf National where the European team crushed the U.S. 17 1/2 to 10 1/2. This time it is back on U.S. soil and with the form of some of these guys, I love the U.S. team to come out on top. Last thing I want to mention is that on DraftKings you will be picking a captain as well so I will provide both prices for each of the three dark horses.
Below are three dark horses, guys who are not necessarily among the best players in this week’s event.
(As of writing this, pairings have not been assigned)
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Dark Horse Number 1
Brooks Koepka : I mean how could you not love Brooks Koepka at such a cheap price on Ryder Cup week. He is one of my dark horses because he is playing alright (maybe not up to his usual standards), but it is a fun week for the teams which should ease the stress and just let them play golf. He also came T5/-13 at the 2015 PGA Championship, which is when we last saw this course. At this current moment the pairings are not out yet, but as long as he isn’t with Bryson or Cantlay (slow play), I can’t see his pairing not working out. Definitely a guy somewhat out of form that is going to turn it back on and light up courses very soon.
Last Five Finishes on Tour: 30th, 22nd, 31st, 54th, 6th
Dark Horse Number 2
Tony Finau : Tony is another one of my dark horses because he recently just won! Tony Finau broke the Puerto Rico Open curse! I think that was a massive uphill battle he overcame and can now focus on winning more. Last Ryder Cup he won the Friday morning fourball with Brooks Koepka as his partner. He also beat Tommy Fleetwood in the Sunday singles match 6 & 4. He accounted for two out of the 10 1/2 points for the United States. That was his first Ryder Cup and now back in the U.S. makes me excited to see what he can do again. Last thing to mention is his T10/-11 finish in the 2015 PGA Championship at this course.
Last Five Finishes on Tour: 11th, 15th, 1st, 34th, 28th
Dark Horse Number 3
Sergio Garcia : Sergio is another one of my dark horses because he is not only playing well, but a solid Ryder Cup player. He accounted for three points out of 17 1/2 in 2018, and two points out of 11 in 2016. He came T54/Even in the 2015 PGA Championship here. If the European team wants to beat out the U.S., Sergio will be one of the guys that should have a part in doing that.
Last Five Finishes on Tour: 14th, 6th, MC, 26th, 25th