Michael is the 2016 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year winner. He is a former collegiate golfer with a passion for analytics and strategy.
April 6, 2016
Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings
Michael Riek ranks the field in this week's Masters where Jason Day will look to finally break through after twice knocking on the door.
April 5, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Masters Tournament
Michael Riek puts three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson at the top of his lower-risk lineup for this first major of the season.
March 29, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Houston Open
Phil Mickelsonís stellar record at GC of Houston as well as his great play this season make him one of Michael Riekís low-risk lineup favorites this week.
March 15, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational
After an update to the field, Michael Riek likes Henrik Stenson and George McNeill for his low-risk lineup, as theyíll likely make Bay Hillís generous cut.
March 8, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Valspar Championship
Jordan Spieth may have the perfect winnerís profile for this course, but less expensive Harris English leads Michael Riekís lower-risk lineup.
March 1, 2016
DraftKings PGA: WGC-Cadillac Championship
Henrik Stenson, with his blend of driving and short game, is one of Michael Riek's picks at the challenging Doral course.
February 23, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Honda Classic
Michael Riek believes that local residents like Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler may have the advantage at this first stop of the Florida Swing.
February 2, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Phoenix Open
Michael Riekís picks for one of the livelier events on the PGA Tour include Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama.
January 26, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Farmers Insurance Open
Michael Riek likes Brandt Snedeker for his stellar performances on poa annua greens and at Torrey Pines, where he won in 2012.
January 20, 2016
DraftKings PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge Picks
Michael Riek likes Charley Hoffman at this week's PGA Tour event, but who else is on his DraftKings teams at the CareerBuilder.
January 12, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Sony Open
Michael Riek had at least one easy pick this week for the Sony Open in back-to-back champion Jimmy Walker, who is a no-brainer in low-risk cash games.
January 6, 2016
DraftKings PGA: Tournament of Champions
Michael Riek sizes up the 2016 PGA Tour kickoff TOC event where Dustin Johnson has a rock-solid record at Kapalua.
November 18, 2015
DraftKings PGA: RSM Classic Picks
Michael Riek makes his picks for the final event of the fall season, and, as usual, it's full studs, like Zach Johnson, and duds.
November 11, 2015
DraftKings PGA: OHL Classic Picks
Michael Riek went with the 'J' Club for this week's event in Mexico, including Jerry Kelly, who finished fifth last year.
November 4, 2015
DraftKings PGA: WGC-HSBC Champions Picks
Michael Riek is going studs and duds this week in the cash game and that includes defending champion Bubba Watson.
October 27, 2015
DraftKings PGA: CIMB Classic Picks
Michael Riek breaks makes his picks for the CIMB Classic, incorporating a solid blend of ballstrikers like Ryan Moore.
October 21, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Shriners Open Picks
Michael Riek breaks down the Shriners Open where Rickie Fowler is far and wide the best player in the field.
October 14, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Frys.com Open Picks
Michael Riek makes his picks for the PGA Tour's season opener, and Rory McIlroy is the clear cut favorite as the fall season begins.
September 22, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Tour Championship Picks
Michael Riek picks this Tour Championship, and if you do not want to go with the world No. 1, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler makes for a pretty good pick.
September 16, 2015
DraftKings PGA: BMW Championship Picks
Michael Riek figures Jason Day is too good not to pick this week even though he is destined to be heavily owned in DFS golf.
September 1, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship Picks
Michael Riek analyzes the second leg of the FedEx Cup, and he's paying up for Jason Day, who's in dominating form.
August 25, 2015
DraftKings PGA: The Barclays Picks
Michael Riek analyzes The Barclays and likes Justin Rose, who's the hottest player going not named Spieth or Day.
August 19, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Wyndham Championship Picks
Michael Riek breaks down the Wyndham Championship and puts his marker on Brooks Koepka, who's a safe pick at Sedgefield.
August 12, 2015
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings
Michael Riek ranks the field at this year's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits where Jordan Spieth will look to capture his third major of the year.
DraftKings PGA: PGA Championship Picks
Michael Riek will take a chance on Dustin Johnson, who is looking for redemption at the PGA Championship this week.
August 4, 2015
DraftKings PGA: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Picks
Michael Riek analyzes this week's no-cut field, and if you're looking for a safe option, look no further than Adam Scott, who won here in 2011.
July 29, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Quicken Loans National Picks
Michael Riek likes defending champ Justin Rose in this week's PGA Tour event, but not because of his phenomenal history here.
July 21, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Canadian Open Picks
Michael Riek breaks down this week's PGA Tour event Glen Abbey where Jim Furyk has a great history.
July 14, 2015
DraftKings PGA: The Open Championship Picks
Michael Riek fills out his roster for the Open Championship and likes Adam Scott, who is an elite links player.
Majors Value Meter: The Open Championship Rankings
Michael Riek ranks the field at this year's Open Championship at St. Andrews where Jordan Spieth hopes to notch the third leg of the Grand Slam.
July 8, 2015
DraftKings PGA: John Deere Classic Picks
Michael Riek's counting on Zach Johnson impressive history at this event, but he's not the only golfer where profit is easy to find.
June 30, 2015
DraftKings PGA: The Greenbrier Classic Picks
Michael Riek advises to stay away from the chalk this week and look to value plays like Bill Haas at the Greenbrier Classic.
June 24, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Travelers Championship Picks
Michael Riek picks the Travelers Championship and lands on Sergio Garcia, who is coming off two great finishes.
June 16, 2015
DraftKings PGA: U.S. Open Picks
There are plenty of question marks about the eight-year-old Chambers Bay GC, but RotoWire's Michael Riek thinks this could be just the course to bring Phil Mickelson his first U.S. Open trophy.
Majors Value Meter: U.S. Open Rankings
Michael Riek ranks the field for this year's U.S. Open, which appears to set up well for Rory McIlroy at links-style Chambers Bay.
June 10, 2015
DraftKings PGA: St. Jude Classic Picks
Michael Riek breaks down this week's even and considers paying up for the best player in the field, Dustin Johnson.
June 2, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Memorial Tournament
Michael Riek's strategy this week is to summon the Muirfield vibes and go with a former champ at Jack's Place like Matt Kuchar.
May 26, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Byron Nelson Picks
Michael Riek is licking his chops this week with the value he got on the players for his high-risk tournament lineup, including past champion Jason Day.
May 19, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Michael Riek put together his team this week looking for value after going with chalk at the top and found it in Sean 'Hair, who fits the ball-striker profile.
May 13, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Wells Fargo Championship
Michael Riek found value in his high-risk tourney plays this week, but in the low-risk game it's all about heavyweights, like Jim Furyk.
May 5, 2015
DraftKings PGA: The Players Championship
Michael Riek is looking for ball strikers for TPC Sawgrass, and there are few who have been better the last couple years than Sergio Garcia.
April 21, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Zurich Classic
Michael Riek's money is on Rickie Fowler, who should do well in a weakened field coming off a backdoor T12 at the Masters two weeks ago.
April 14, 2015
DraftKings PGA: RBC Heritage
Michael Riek's picks for this week's RBC Heritage include Bill Haas, who is playing well and has the perfect game to navigate Harbour Town.
April 7, 2015
Michael Riek serves up his annual Masters cheat sheet, ranking every golfer in the sport's most prestigious event. Who's the favorite for the green jacket?
DraftKings PGA: Masters Tournament
Michael Riek makes his picks for the Masters, and who he pairs Jason Day with might be the biggest surprise.
March 31, 2015
Michael Riek says it's only a matter of time before Matt Kuchar, aka the smiling assassin, strikes again.
March 25, 2015
DraftKings PGA: Texas Open
Michael Riek eschewed bargains this week, but is overpaying for golfers with great track record at this event, like Zach Johnson, the way to go?
March 17, 2015
Michael Riek thinks taking Rory McIlroy at a premium is the contrarian play this week at the Arnold Palmer. Find out why.
March 11, 2015
Michael Riek can't pass up Jim Furyk, whose course history at Innisbrook is impressive, but will the price be too much?
March 4, 2015
Michael Riek likes Jason Day for the DraftKings game this week, but not having a cut at the WGC-Cadillac makes everything a little more interesting.
February 25, 2015
DraftKings PGA: The Honda Classic
Michael Riek makes his DraftKings picks for the Honda Classic, but the big question is whether Rory McIlroy is too expensive to use.
August 5, 2014
Rory McIlroy couldn't be playing much better heading into the season's last major, but which golfer has the best shot to knock him off at this week's PGA Championship?
July 15, 2014
Majors Value Meter: British Open Rankings
Rory McIlroy heads to Royal Liverpool as the man to beat at this year's Open Championship.
April 7, 2014
Is this Rory McIlroy's year to win the Masters? He's never finished better than T15, but he has all the shots to contend at Augusta.
August 5, 2013
Tiger Woods is coming off his fifth victory of the season, but his year won't be complete without a major. Can he capture this week's PGA Championship?
July 16, 2013
Tiger Woods goes for a fourth Claret Jug this week, but is he really the favorite at this year's Open Championship?
June 10, 2013
Tiger Woods might not be running hot entering this week's U.S. Open, but he has the shotmaking skills necessary to win at Merion.
April 8, 2013
Majors Value Meter: 2013 Masters Rankings
Tiger Woods is the obvious favorite at this year's Masters, but where do you go after that? We're here to help with our 2013 Masters Rankings.