This week, the PGA Tour travels to Fort Worth, Texas, for the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge.
A quality field of talent, including defending champion Sam Burns, will compete to win a PGA Tour event played on one of the most respected golf courses in all of golf, Colonial Country Club. Let’s take a look at this tournament from a fantasy golf perspective.
*This will be the 51st consecutive year that the Charles Schwab Challenge has been played at the Colonial Country Club. The event is the longest-running non-major tournament on the PGA Tour.
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!
Here are my fantasy golf player selections for the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Since the beginning of March, Justin Rose has played six events on the PGA Tour. In those six tournaments just mentioned, Rose has accumulated four top 25 finishes, including a ninth-place result at last week’s 2023 PGA Championship.
In relation to this week’s current listed 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge field, in the last eight rounds played on the PGA Tour, Justin Rose ranks first in birdie or better percentage, tenth in strokes gained around the green, and 11th in strokes gained tee to green.
Justin Rose also checks the box for me when it comes to previous event/course history. Let me be more specific. Justin Rose has played the Charles Schwab Challenge five times since 2018.
In those five events just noted, Rose has accumulated three top 20 finishes, including a win at the 2018 Charles Schwab Challenge.
Two weeks ago, Ryan Palmer fired a first-round 64 at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson en route to an eventual eighth-place finish.
Due to the fact that Ryan Palmer played so well at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, I decided to take a hard look at Palmer’s player statistics for the event relative to the field.
After four rounds of competitive golf played at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, in relation to the field, Palmer ranked fourth in total birdies made (26) and tenth in GIR (greens in regulation-76.4%).
Carson Young has accumulated three top 19 finishes in his last four events played on the PGA Tour, including a 15th-place result at the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta three weeks ago.
Andrew Putnam has accumulated two top 28 finishes in his last three tournaments played on the PGA Tour, including a 24th-place result at the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta.
It should also be noted that Putnam finished third at the 2018 Charles Schwab Challenge.
Additional golfers I like this week: Scottie Scheffler: Cameron Davis: Collin Morikawa: Chez Reavie.