Fantasy Fix: Will Dustin Johnson walk to a win in Memphis?
Whoops! We said we wouldn't get "Steven Bowditch'd" at the Memorial and then David Lingmerth made his first top 10 in more than a year with a playoff win over Justin Rose. Golf! Now the PGA Tour heads to the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where there will be a mix of players making their final tune-up for the U.S. Open and/or just looking to have a Lingmerth-type week. Who do we think will feast on TPC Southwind in addition to the Memphis BBQ? Here's our weekly PGA Tour Fantasy Golf lineup:
Dustin Johnson: Tough decision here, but I'm using up DJ's third and final start, meaning I can't use him at next week's U.S. Open. Why? I'd rather roll the dice on him posting another high finish against a weak field in Memphis. Johnson had a chance to win each of the past two weeks, and he was the FedEx St. Jude Classic champ in 2012. If he can close the deal here again, the buzz around the game's younger stars entering the U.S. Open will only grow louder.
Jamie Donaldson: This will be the first start in this event for last year's surprising Ryder Cup star, but he comes in off a T-8 at the Players and a T-18 at the BMW PGA. You also might be surprised to know he leads everyone in the field this week with his average of 42.6 points per tournament on driving alone in the PGA Tour Fantasy Golf format.
Ryan Palmer: After back-to-back missed cuts at the Players and Colonial, Palmer turned things around with a T-10 at the Byron Nelson. He also has top fives in two of his past three trips to Memphis.
Billy Horschel: The form that made this guy last year's FedEx Cup champ has been quietly coming back the past two and a half months. It started with a solo third at the Texas Open and now he's coming off a T-13 at the Players and a T-11 at the Memorial. A T-6 and a T-10 in his last two trips to TPC Southwind make he and DJ the most obvious selections this week in Memphis. Well, other than the dry rub. . .
__ Bench:__ Harris English and Brooks Koepka.
And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:
__Yahoo! lineup: __Palmer, D. Johnson, Horschel, Donaldson.
Bench/backups:__ __English, Harman, Tringale, Goosen.