Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler 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 2024 Cognizant Classic, which gets underway from PGA National on Thursday, Feb. 29. Rose, an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour, is coming off a T-11 finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Fowler, whose PGA DFS price is $7,500 on DraftKings and $9,400 on FanDuel, has missed the cut in two of his last four starts on the PGA Tour. 

Can those household names be relied on as PGA DFS picks this week, or is it time to fade them in favor of players like Eric Cole or J.T. Poston? Before you lock in your PGA DFS picks for the 2024 Cognizant Classic, you'll want to see the latest daily fantasy golf picks, advice, and player pool from SportsLine's Mike McClure.

McClure is a DFS pro with over $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.

Last week at the Mexico Open, McClure included Stephan Jaeger among his top PGA DFS picks. The result: Jaeger secured a T-3 finish, returning 64 points on DraftKings and 70.4 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable weekend.

In addition, McClure's model is up more than $9,700 on its best bets since June 2020, nailing tournament after tournament. This same model has also nailed a whopping 10 majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, McClure has set his sights on the 2024 Cognizant Classic and revealed his optimal PGA DFS advice, strategy, and player pool. Head to SportsLine now to see his top golf DFS picks for the Cognizant Classic 2024

Top 2024 Cognizant Classic PGA DFS picks

One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the Cognizant Classic 2024 is Rory McIlroy at $12,200 on DraftKings and $12,400 on FanDuel. McIlroy has racked up 24 career victories on the PGA Tour and he finished on top of the leaderboard at this event in 2012. 

McIlroy is the clear-cut favorite heading into this week's event at PGA National for good reason. He currently ranks first on the PGA Tour in both strokes gained: off the tee (1.119) and total driving (41). The Champions Course at PGA National is a venue that rewards precision with most fairways no wider than 30 yards and water hazards featured on 14 of the 18 holes, making accuracy a priority. 

McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Doug Ghim at $7,000 on DraftKings and $9,200 on FanDuel. 

In order to score well at PGA National, players will need to be extremely accurate off the tee and few do it better than Ghim. In fact, the 27-year-old enters this week's event ranked 19th in driving accuracy (67.71%). He also ranks fifth in strokes gained: tee to green (1.434), 18th in strokes gained: approach to green (0.694) and 35th in greens in regulation percentage (72.22%), which has helped him finish T-13 or better in each of his last three starts on the PGA Tour. Those impressive results make Ghim a complete steal at this price point, so confidently lock him in your PGA DFS lineups. See who else to back right here

How to set 2024 Cognizant Classic 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 Cognizant Classic 2024, and which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete 2024 Cognizant Classic DFS player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the expert who's made over $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and find out.