Rory McIlroy is one of the most-skilled golfers in the world when he is clicking. But he simply isn’t right at the moment, and the rough stretch continued at the Wells Fargo Championship this weekend. The latest letdown for McIlroy has some major PGA DFS impact and is leaving bettors wondering if it’s time to leave out the star player.
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PGA DFS News: Rory McIlroy Costs Players Once Again
Stokastic’s Ownership Projections page showed McIlroy ($10,700 at DraftKings Sportsbook) was owned in 10.7% of PGA DFS lineups coming into the Wells Fargo Championship. While that mark had him lower on the list of golfers, there were still plenty of players who were taking a chance on McIlroy to regain top form.
Given his ability to dominate any tournament, McIlroy will always be priced among the top players in the field. However, he finds himself in the midst of a funk we haven’t seen from him in a long time, and it may be wise to prioritize other players while he works to regain his form.
McIlroy missed the cut at last month’s Masters Tournament despite entering as the favorite. This came after missing the cut at the PLAYERS. He played his way into the weekend at the Wells Fargo but finished in a tie for 47th on Sunday afternoon after finishing at even par.
After failing to make any noise at The Masters, McIlroy took a break from the game, leaving around$3 Million on the table when withdrawing from the RBC Heritage. The 34-year-old Irishman admitted the grind was wearing on him, and took a few weeks to clear his head.
“I think it was a combination of a few things, and just after the disappointment of Augusta and how I played there, it was just more for my mental and emotional well-being I just needed to be at home for those few weeks but, as I said, looking forward to getting back this week,” McIlroy said Wednesday, per BBC.
Unfortunately, McIlroy’s time away did not result in an immediate improvement in his golf game but it is hard to imagine he won’t be turning it around at some point this year. His website schedule lists the PGA Championship as the next tournament he’ll be competing in, leaving him until May 18 to work out to work through some of the issues plaguing him of late.
McIlroy (+1000 at DraftKings Sportsbook) is still one of the betting favorites at the PGA Championship. The price tag on DFS will likely be among the elite, as well. PGA DFS players and golf bettors should consider leaving McIlroy and his high price alone until we see some signs of life.