Fantasy Golf: The American Express DFS Player Selections

Patrick Cantlay, 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions,(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Patrick Cantlay, 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions,(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

This week, the PGA Tour travels to La Quinta, California, for The American Express.

Full transparency, my lead selection last week (Tom Kim) let me down and missed the cut. Actually, the top three golfers in the betting market missed the cut so I am not too bothered. Having stated that, let’s turn the page and focus on finding the best golfers for our fantasy golf lineups at the 2023 American Express!

Before I discuss my fantasy golf player selections I wanted to emphasize that the purpose of this article is not to provide an exact lineup for a specific fantasy provider.

Having stated that, this article will provide multiple player options in an effort to assist the reader in generating a unique lineup that will hopefully have the potential to win a GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest!

*This week’s 2023 American Express is a pro-am tournament that will take place on three different golf courses over the course of a four day period. The golf courses the field will play this week are La Quinta Country Club, PGA West Tournament Course, and the PGA West TPC Stadium Course. The final round will occur on the PGA West TPC Stadium Course.

My favorite fantasy golf/DFS player selections for The American Express.

Patrick Cantlay

The California native has consistently played well at PGA Tour events in his home state. Let me be more specific. Since the beginning of 2020, Patrick Cantlay has played 11 tournaments in the state of California. In those 11 events just noted, Cantlay has accumulated nine top 17 finishes, including a win at the ZOZO Championship in October.

In relation to this week’s current listed American Express field, in the last 50 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Patrick Cantlay ranks fifth in GIR (greens in regulation), 13th in strokes gained putting,  and ninth in strokes gained tee to green.

J.T. Poston

The 29-year-old American arrives at this week’s 2023 American Express in rather good form. More specifically, J.T. Poston has accumulated three consecutive top 21 finishes on the PGA Tour, including a 21st-place result at the RSM Classic in November.

I also like the fact that J.T. Poston has posted quality results at The American Express previously. Poston finished seventh at the 2019 American Express.

Nick Taylor

Since the beginning of September, Nick Taylor has played seven tournaments on the PGA Tour. In those seven events just mentioned, Taylor accumulated four top 23 finishes, including a seventh-place result at last week’s 2023 Sony Open.

Due to the fact that Nick Taylor played so well at last week’s tournament, I decided to take a hard look at his player statistics for the event relative to the field.

After four rounds of competitive golf played at the Sony Open, relative to the field, Nick Taylor ranked 12th in strokes gained approach (4.130) and 14th in strokes gained putting (4.437).

Aaron Baddeley

In his last four tournaments played on the PGA Tour, Aaron Baddeley has accumulated two top-seven finishes, including a sixth-place result at the 2022 Bermuda Championship in October.

Baddeley finished 18th at the 2019 American Express.

Next. 2023 American Express Power Rankings. dark

Additional golfers I like this week: Andrew Putnam: Jon Rahm: Cam Davis: Brian Harman.