After a brief break from DFS Golf last week, we are heading across the Atlantic for the Genesis Scottish Open. For the first time, the PGA Tour has co-sanctioned this event alongside the DP World Tour.
This week is planning a ton of excitement. We have an interesting golf course, loaded course and coffee shop golf! As for the course, we have 14 of the top 15 golfers in the OWGR this week. Everyone from Scottie Scheffler to recent winner Xander Schauffele will be playing in Scotland.
As for the course, The Renaissance Club is a design by Tom Doak. It’s a 7,300 yard par 71 with massive sloping greens on an epic property. This venue has been hosting this event for the past 3 years. Mild weather conditions in 2019 and 2021 gave low scores. Brutal, harsh and traditional Scottish weather has made things very difficult in 2020. Without much wind in the forecast and recent rain, expect this tournament to look like 2019 and 2021.
I’m looking for elite drivers who have shown their ability to go low and who have already played well in Europe. With that said, let’s get to my favorite DFS games for the Scottish Open 2022!
DFS Scottish Open 2022 – $10,000+ Range
Justin Thomas $10,600
I write Justin Thomas again as my favorite game at the top of the DFS chart. In the end, he’s the player I trust the most and his price is very fair. Thomas ranks 1st in this area in Shots Gained – Approach in this area over the last 50 laps. And with five Par 3s, the best iron player in the world should thrive at the Renaissance Club.
JT also proved he excels the week before a major. He has two Top 5s in his last event before a major. He also has a very good run history at this event. JT has two Top 10s in his only two appearances. Play Justin Thomas at the top of your DFS Scottish Open 2022 rosters this week.
DFS Scottish Open 2022 – Range of $9,000
Sam burns $9,200
What must this quadruple winner do to be assessed as an elite golfer? Ultimately, Sam Burns knows how to win and has an extreme advantage over his counterparts in his price range.
Burns checks every box this week. He’s an elite driver with above-average distance, he’s won multiple birdie fests and he’s finished in the Top 20 at the 2021 Scottish Open. is ranked 8th in Strokes Gained – Approach and 6th in Strokes Gained – Putting. The combination of these two should bode well for his chances this week. Pick Sam Burns from your Scottish Open DFS 2022 lineups.
DFS Scottish Open 2022 – Range $8,000
Max Homa $8,000
Max Homa has solidified himself as someone who can shut it down when it matters most. He is a two-time Wells Fargo Championship champion and also won the Genesis Invitational. These were elite events in stacked areas. And he played very well in the 2021-2022 season with two wins and seven other Top 20s.
Additionally, Homa is just one of three players on the PGA Tour this season to place in the Top 20 in Strokes Gained – Approach and Strokes Gained – Putting. It’s a deadly combination when paired with his strong off-court skills. Max Homa should be a wonderful addition to your DFS Scottish Open 2022 lineup.
DFS Scottish Open 2022 – Range of $7,000
Aaron Rai $7,400
It goes without saying that the 2020 Scottish Open champion knows Renaissance Club well. The fact that it is not a popular or well-known name explains why its price is so cheap. It’s very rare that you can get a former event champion and with recent good form at $7,400. Rai finished T9 last week at the Irish Open which promises to see him playing well on the other side of the Atlantic.
Aaron is also a fairly consistent cup maker on the PGA and DP World Tours. He’s made the cut in his last six starts and in 10 of his last 11. Play Aaron Rai in your DFS Scottish Open 2022 rosters this week.
DFS Scottish Open 2022 – Range of $6,000
Matthew Nesmith $6,900
Matthew Nesmith is a great $6,000 lineup game. He was hot with his irons and made a lot of cuts. The old Gamecock is a staple of DFS this week.
Nesmith is coming off a 19th place finish at the Travelers where he got 9 ball shots. It was one of the best iron performances of his career. If he hadn’t struggled on the greens, he could very well have been in contention.
And he’s just been solid so far in the 2021-22 season. He’s finished T3 in the Valspar Championship and made the cut in 10 of his last 12 starts. His elite shot will carry him back into the weekend. Take Matthew NeSmith as the last man in your DFS Scottish Open 2022 lineup.