Fantasy Golf: 2023 Valspar Championship Saturday DFS Picks

Webb Simpson, 2023 Valspar Championship,(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Webb Simpson, 2023 Valspar Championship,(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

I will provide a quick summary of the first two rounds of the 2023 Valspar Championship before diving into my favorite plays for Round 3 Showdown contests on DraftKings.

Keep in mind that we want to project future success and not rely on previous accomplishments.

The first round played rather difficult with less than a quarter of the field shooting under par. There were a few golfers that got off to a hot start.

Ryan Brehm was a co-leader after round one despite only hitting nine greens in regulation. His ace on the seventeenth hole definitely put a cherry on top of an already solid opening round.

Stephan Jager was over par through seven holes before rattling off five birdies in his final 11 holes. Adam Schenk also tied for the lead with an opening round 66.

Jordan Spieth had a bogey-free round joining Lucas Glover and Maverick McNealy to shoot 67 in the first round.

Round 2 looked like it was going to be rough with the forecasted winds. A number of golfers struggled but others were able to put themselves in good position going into the weekend.

Cody Gribble shot a bogey-free 65 hitting 14 of 18 greens in regulation. Wyndham Clark was also bogey-free en route to his 2nd round 66.

Adam Schenk shot two under and is currently the leader heading into the weekend. Kramer Hickock shot a 68 and currently sits in solo 2nd place.

*All statistics are based on metrics from the first two rounds.

2023 Valspar Championship: Round 3 DraftKings Showdown Plays

Wyndham Clark ($9,300)

Clark had a rough go of it making five bogeys and shooting a 72 in his first round. He bounced back to shoot a 66 in round two. Clark is currently 78th in strokes gained putting through two rounds. He’s gained strokes putting in three of his last four tournaments. I’m confident he can turn it around with the putter and score well on Saturday.

Davis Riley ($8,600)

Riley came 2nd at the Valspar Championship last year. He’s currently sitting in 3rd place after shooting a 68 today. He now has shot in the 60s in five of his last six rounds at the Copperhead Course. After 2 rounds he’s 12th in strokes gained approach and 7th in strokes gained putting.

K.H. Lee ($7,600)

Lee had a brutal start to his tournament shooting 3 over in his first round. He followed it up with a 68 in the 2nd round. He was bogey-free through 12 holes before bogeys on three of his last five holes. He hit 76% of fairways and 67% of greens in regulation during his 2nd round.

Webb Simpson ($6,900)

We’ve seen enough flashes of vintage Webb for me to take a chance on him. Round 1 was a mixed bag for him as he made five birdies, three bogeys, and a double; shooting even par.

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He looked good in round 2 shooting a 68 and gaining two and a half strokes on approach.