PGA DFS Coverage for the Fortinet Championship

The Fortinet Championship is the official kick off to the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season. These players only get a few weeks off before having to tee it back up in competition. Some will get a one week reprieve for the President’s Cup but we are basically back in business. We will see 156 golfers travel to Northern California to the Silverado Country Club in the heart of Napa Valley. This event has been on the PGA Tour schedule since 2007. Max Homa started a career year in 2021-2022 with a win at this event and he’ll look to defend that title this weekend. 




The Field: Fortinet Championship

Being that this is the first event of the fall portion of the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season, we will not see a terrific field. We do have 2021 Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama, Corey Conners, Sahith Theegala, Maverick McNealy, Cam Davis, Davis Riley, and many more. We will get our first look at the new Korn Ferry Tour graduates at this event. A few names to keep your eye are Justin Suh — who finished Top-10 in 10 Korn Ferry events last year. We will also see the returns of Will Gordon and Byeong Hun An to the big leagues.  It’ll be a fun season.


The Course: Silverado Country Club

Silverado Country Club sits in the heart of the Napa Valley in Northern California. This is a relatively short course by PGA Tour standards at 7,203 yard and a par 72. The track features narrow fairways lined with trees, tough bunker placements, big greens and a little bit of water in the mix as well. These players must stay dry for success. Stewart Cink won this event two years ago, Brandon Steele has won on this course twice, and Cameron Champ took it down in 2019. One thing all of these golfers have in common? Great drivers of the golf ball. Along with the driver, you want to see good approach numbers and players who can avoid the big number. While putting is always at a premium on the PGA Tour, this week will not be a challenge especially with these big greens. These players will be pin hunting all weekend. Cink won this event at 21-under par and Homa won it last year at 19-under. I have no doubt we will see another winner around 20-under once again.




The Weather: Napa, California

There should be nothing to worry about this weekend in Napa. The weather looks absolutely perfect with temperatures in the upper-70s with partly cloudy skies. We will see winds tickling double digits but nothing that these players can’t handle.


How To Watch the Fortinet Championship

It will be very easy to follow the tournament this weekend. The entire event will air on the Golf Channel but the times will be limited to just 6-9pm ET. These fall swing schedule events don’t get a lot of coverage.


Coverage from Fantasy Alarm

The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on on Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections.

I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook.  As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.



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