The first major of the 2019 Golf season will take place this week, as pros from around the world meet up to play in The Masters! The Masters has become the most popular tournament, not only for the top golfers in the world but also for Daily Fantasy Sports players from around the world.
This week, the various DFS outlets will increase the number of tournaments they host and in addition, will offer much larger tournaments to entice you to play those additional lineups. This week, we will take a quick look at some of the tournaments available and our top few players from the tournament to consider from strictly a DFS standpoint.
We will start off with looking at Draftkings. They will host the largest GPP among all of the tournaments out there. The big Draftkings GPP will be a $20.00 tournament with a total prize pool of $4,000,000. The winner of the tournament will receive $1,000,000.00 and have life changing money!
If your preference is FanDuel, you are also in luck as they have a $1 Million Dollar PGA MEGA Eagle contest presented by Goslings Rum. In this GPP, the entry fee is $15.00, and the top prize is $200,000 to the winner.
Both tournaments present a ton of upside and chance in landing that big payday! In order to land that big payday, you will need to take into consideration a few things when selecting your lineup.
- Make The Cut! – Probably the most important part of winning any GPP is making sure you get your 6 golfers through the cut. If you don’t make the cut, you will be playing up against other golfers who are scoring with 6 golfers compared to your 5 golfers and you will have very little chance of cashing!
- Have Golfers With Low Ownership – We have all heard it before, but with golf, it is truer than probably any other sport. You will never win a big GPP with having 6 of the highest owned golfers. You need low owned golfers that will score highly and get the points that no one else is getting.
- Get Golfers That Score – It is nice to have the guy in first place, but it is also nice to have those golfers that score points! Birdies and Eagles are king! Bogeys and Double Bogeys will murder you! Find those golfers that can score and get them in your lineup!
OK, now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s find our top few golfers that might be wise to place in your DFS lineups this week for The Masters!
Rory McIlroy – While you will want to have a well-balanced lineup, having someone like Rory McIlroy might not be such a bad thing. Rory is the most expensive golfer on both Draftkings and FanDuel, which means players may look elsewhere to save money so they can prevent getting those scrubs in the lineups.
Justin Thomas – Remember we said that you need pure scorers, well let me introduce you to Justin Thomas. Thomas is ranked #1 in Par 5 Scoring and #8 in Par 4 Scoring on the PGA Tour.
Jason Day – Who is going to take a golfer that has pulled out of one tournament and missed the cut in another tournament, in the last 3 tournaments that he has played in? No one. That being said, he is still one of the best golfers in the world and can without a doubt win this tournament in a good week for the Aussie!
Phil Mickelson – Phil hasn’t really played well lately, missing the cut in his last two stroke play tournaments. Phil may not be playing well but he has won The Masters numerous times and knows what it takes!
Charles Howell – Howell will probably be high owned but for what you are getting with Howell and the amount of points he can score you, it is worth it (In this particular situation). He is cheap on both Draftkings and FanDuel but is one of the most reliable golfers in the tournament.
Bernhard Langer – Yes, he is like 140 years old, but the guy is in great shape and is playing really good on the senior circuit. He is coming off a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th place finish in his last 4 tournaments and is experienced here at The Masters. He is dirt cheap on both sites so load him in a few lineups so you can afford those higher priced golfers!