Riek covers golf for RotoWire. He is a former collegiate golfer with a passion for analytics and strategy.
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
Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings
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
DraftKings PGA: Houston Open
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
DraftKings PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational
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
DraftKings PGA: Valspar Championship
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
DraftKings PGA: WGC-Cadillac Championship
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
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings
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.