2017 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks

PGA Championship Sleeper PicksThe PGA Championship plays a lot like a regular PGA Tour tournament. The Masters has its aura, the US Open is always set up to be difficult, the British Open Championship is historic and played on a links style golf course…then there’s the PGA Championship!

It is still the 4th major and the top golfers in the world will be there. When we look at sleeper picks for the PGA Championship you have a bit different criteria to consider but ultimately you are usually picking from a field of 156 players that are the best golfers already and many of them can win on any given week of the PGA Tour schedule.

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Things to Consider for 2017 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks

Play the Hot Hand – This could be the #1 strategy to look at when choosing a sleeper pick for the PGA Championship. Guys that either played well at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational that odds makers or Top Fantasy Golf Sites have ranked low, or guys that have lit up the courses playing in the RBC Canadian Open. The hot golfer that has a low salary cap price may be the one that jumps in and wins the PGA Championship.

Speaking of the Odds – See what the odds makers say, everyone keys in on the favorites to win the PGA Championship and they are the ones with low odds, but many top golfers are given 50-1 or 80-1 odds and are set up just as well to win as the favorites are.

Course History – Usually isn’t as big a factor as the course rotates around each year - but this year it's being played at Quail Hollow which has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003. Research the course history of players at Quail Hollow and find the guys that have played there often and finished well.

How is the Golf Course Set Up? – Is it a long course that the big hitters have an advantage with? Is it set up tough that the short iron players will be the better play? Learn what you can about the course – Our PGA Championship Preview Page will help out a bit.

Why do I need PGA Championship Sleeper Picks?

Wanamaker TrophyIf you are playing in a HUGE Fantasy Golf Contest at your favorite Daily Fantasy Golf site then you need to fill a lineup of six golfers under a salary cap. The top golfers will eat up a lot of your salary cap so you need to find 1-3 Sleepers for the PGA Championship that will make the cut and score you points throughout the 4 rounds of the 4th Major. If you are going to play for the big money, all 6 of your players need to make the cut or else there will be no big novelty check in your future!

2017 PGA Championship Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

The 2017 PGA Championship is being played at Quail Hollow which hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003. There will be enough course history for every golfer on tour that will be playing in this week's 4th major. Below are two guys that you can look at for your FanDuel or DraftKings golf lineups (our affiliate partners).

Daniel Berger (60-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Berger has been playing some good golf this year and he will be a low cost at both FanDuel and DraftKings to stick into your fantasy golf lineup as a sleeper pick. He has a good record at Quail Hollow and played well at the last golf major so not only is he a good shot at making the cut, he has as good a shot as any to actually win the 2017 PGA Championship.

Lee Westwood (100-1 odds to win the PGA Championship)
Lee Westwood officially taken over the “Will he win a Major” watch on the PGA Tour. Admittedly it is pretty unlikely that Westwood will win this week’s PGA Championship but he does usually play well at the majors and make the cut. He hasn’t missed a cut at a major since 2014 and will probably be a decent salary cap cost that you can take him and he won’t hurt your lineups. No he won’t win…but as a sleeper pick to make the cut you can do much worse.

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