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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have been popular PGA DFS picks for years, but daily Fantasy golf players will have to decide if they can be trusted when they set their PGA DFS strategy for the 2022 PGA Championship, which tees off on Thursday. McIlroy, who's among the highest-priced players on DraftKings and FanDuel, has won 20 PGA Tour events in his career, which includes four majors. However, McIlroy has finished 33rd or worse in two of his last four starts. Spieth, whose 2022 PGA Championship DFS pricing is $9,600 on DraftKings and $11,000 on FanDuel, hasn't finished on top of the leaderboard at a major since 2017.

Can those household names be relied on as PGA DFS picks for the PGA Championship 2022? Or is it time to fade them in favor of golfers with significantly lower price tags in the 2022 PGA Championship DFS player pool? Before you lock in your PGA DFS picks for the 2022 PGA Championship on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, check out the latest daily Fantasy golf picks, advice and player pool from SportsLine's Mike McClure.

McClure is a DFS pro with nearly $2 million in career winnings, and he's been red-hot on his PGA Tour picks this season. McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every tournament 10,000 times, taking factors like statistical trends, past results and current form into account. This allows him to find the best PGA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any PGA DFS player.

At the Wells Fargo Championship, McClure included Max Homa among his top PGA DFS picks. The result: Homa finished on top of the leaderboard with a score of 8-under par, securing his second win of the season and fourth career victory. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable weekend. 

In addition, McClure's model is up almost $9,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, McClure has set his sights on the 2022 PGA Championship and revealed his optimal PGA DFS advice, strategy and player pool. Head to SportsLine now to see his top daily Fantasy golf picks for the PGA Championship 2022

2022 PGA Championship golf DFS picks

One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the PGA Championship 2022 is Joaquin Niemann ($8,500 on DraftKings and $10,200 on FanDuel). In order to score well at Southern Hills, players will need to consistently drain putts and few do it better than Niemann. In fact, the 23-year-old enters this week's event ranked fifth in putting average (1.696), 12th in overall putting average (1.556) and 25th in one-putt percentage (42.87).

He also ranks 10th in strokes gained tee to green (1.292) and 14th in scoring average (70.108). Niemann is a complete steal at this price point, so confidently lock him in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return at Southern Hills.

McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Corey Conners ($8,000 on DraftKings, $9,800 on FanDuel). The 30-year-old Canadian played collegiately at Kent State and was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Amateur, which earned him a spot in the 2015 Masters. He missed the cut at that event and didn't play it again until 2019, when he won a Monday qualifier to get into the Valero Texas Open and then won to earn a last-second invite.

Conners has now been top-10 in the last three Masters tournaments and is coming off a career-best 17th-place finish at the 2021 PGA Championship. He ranks fifth on the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained off-the-tee (0.729) and his combination of distance and accuracy will be critical at Southern Hills.

How to set 2022 PGA Championship DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to play extremely well, giving you a huge return on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your PGA DFS contests or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.

So what are the top PGA DFS picks for the 2022 PGA Championship? And which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete PGA DFS player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the expert who's made nearly $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and find out.