PGA Daily Fantasy: The Top DFS Picks for This Weekend’s Rocket Mortgage Classic

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  • Rickie Fowler is the most popular DFS pick for this weekend
  • Tony Finau is the defending champion after finishing -26 last year
  • Morikawa and Matsuyama were listed on the injury report this week

This year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic is loaded with star power, making it one of the premiere daily fantasy sports events of the PGA season. To help you prepare to draft your lineups for this weekend, we are exploring the top five players being picked in DraftKings DFS leagues. We’ll discuss why people expect them to do well this weekend and share their odds to win the tournament outright according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

Whether you are looking to join a DFS league or simply bet on the outright winner, you have come to the right place.

#1 Rickie Fowler ADP: 1.3

Rickie Fowler has been selected first in DraftKings DFS leagues than any other player participating in this weekend’s tournament. Fowler has rebounded in 2023 and impressed with a top-ten finish in the US Open. He has gained more strokes than any other player in the last sixth months and has finished inside the top-15 in eight of his last nine tournaments. Fowler is playing as well as anyone on the tour, making him a popular first choice for DFS players.

Fowler is +1400 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament.

#2 Tony Finau ADP: 2.3

Finau is the defending champion of this tournament, giving him an advantage at Detroit Golf Club this weekend. The fifteenth ranked player in the world didn’t just win last year’s tournament, he absolutely dominated the course by posting four rounds under 67 and finishing 26 strokes under par. Finau has been struggling with his putter over the last few weeks, but he has said that the greens on this course are among his favorite in the country. PGA betting sites and DFS players expect him to have a great shot to repeat as champion this weekend, making him one of the most popular picks. 

Finau is +1400 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament.

#3 Colin Morikawa: ADP 3.9

Morikawa is one of the best young golfers on the PGA Tour, which will always make him a favorite in these tournaments. While he is the third most popular DFS pick for this weekend, the 26-year-old is also dealing with a lingering back injury that he picked up earlier this month. While Morikawa made an impressive run at the US Open, he has made the cut and finished in the top 20 just once in his last five tournaments. If you are looking for a first pick, you may want to avoid Morikawa despite his ADP.

Morikawa is +1400 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament.

#4 Justin Thomas: ADP 4.0

Thomas was a surprise addition to the Rocket Mortgage Classic, though he acknowledged it was mostly at the behest of the PGA. The seventeenth ranked player in the world has been struggled of late. Thomas has recorded a top-five score just once over his last 16 rounds, and he admitted that he felt lost after a disappointing US Open. Thomas is still an incredible golfer that can win any event on schedule, and a player friendly course like the one he’ll play this weekend could be what he needs to turn things around.

Thomas is +2000 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament.

#5 Hideki Matsuyama: ADP 4.7

The 31-year-old is ranked twenty-sixths in the world and his game is a perfect match for this course. However, Matsuyama is also dealing with injuries heading into the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He says he has been experiencing pain in his ankle back, and wrist in addition to the neck injury he has been dealing with since March. Still, Matsuyama looked sharp at the Travelers Championship by shooting under 70 in three of his four rounds. DFS players clearly believe he will be ready this weekend, but the injury is worth monitoring before adding him you to your roster.

Matsuyama is +1600 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the tournament.

Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid. As an adult, Michael started picking games for a small sports betting site and has built it into a career. His experience allows him to provide tips and information to help other bettors improve their game. Michael cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils (his alma mater), and the Ottawa Senators. He specializes in baseball betting but has extensive experience in football, basketball, and hockey. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children or hiking and enjoying the outdoors.