If you’re like me, you really only unretire from DFS golf once or twice a year. This is one of those times. The Masters is one of the best sporting events of the entire year. I put it up there with the Super Bowl in fact.
There are great moments every year, including this one by the GOAT.
— Nick Petro (@PetroTLS) April 9, 2019
Here, Matt and I will give out the players were targeting on DraftKings and include the different bets and prop plays were making.
If you’re new to DFS golf and want to get started I would suggest checking out my boy Joe Holka. He has a quick and easy course on how to be successful at DFS golf below.
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— Joe Holka (@JoeHolka) April 9, 2019
Keep in mind that Matt and I are far from golf experts. Just think of us as two idiots trying to make some money by trying to make decisions based almost solely on the golf they have watched over the last six months.
*It’s important to remember that the best way to have success in DFS golf is to have all six players in your lineup make the cut. Yes, it’s a pretty simple strategy, but not everyone is focused on selecting players that will make the cut. Keep that in mind.
Dustin Johnson $11.3K
Johnson > Mcllroy for me this week. Mcllroy is going to be super chalky (see what I did there) because of his strong performance last week. Count me out on Mcllroy, especially if the weather is bad. Johnson is expensive, but this is a guy who was going to win the Masters before he got injured in a sex-related incident and had to withdraw. Johnson’s ownership will be lower than Mcllroy, that’s really why I will have exposure to him this week.
J.B Holmes $6.8K
People forget that Holmes finished fourth in the Masters in 2016. He will be lower owned, especially when looking at Kevin Kisner’s projected ownership. Holmes crushes the ball and has a win this year. If you’re looking to be contrarian, lock in Holmes instead of Kisner.
Matt Kuchar $7.9K
Matt Kuchar is going to have fairly high ownership and rightfully so. He has finished in the top eight four times since 2012 at the Masters. Again, Kuchar is going to be heavily owned, but he’s going to be super hard to fade this week. He has two wins already this year.
- Put Tiger in, at least, one of your lineups. You never know when he’s going to explode.
Kevin Kisner – $6.7k
Kisner is one of the more down to earth golfers on the planet. Dude seems like a riot so it’s always fun to have a guy like that to root for on your DK roster. Further, though, he’s playing good golf. He just won the WGC Match Play championship. He finished T28 last year at Augusta and has made the cut in 10 of his last 11 events. At a dirt cheap cost, getting to Saturday is huge and he’s just as likely to throw up a great number as anyone. Kis will likely have higher usage than many at a similar cost but his value is too good to pass up.
Tony Finau – $8.2k
In the two best-televised golf events in 2018, Finau left a lasting impression. He played on a dislocated ankle after horrifically injuring it celebrating an ace in the Par 3 Contest last year at Augusta.
WARNING: If you are squeamish with injuries, go ahead and don’t hit play
He played well – throwing up a -7 to finish T10. How he did that is beyond me and it was his first Masters trip to go with it. Then in France for the US at the Ryder Cup, he was one of the few bright spots for the American squad that took a beating at the hands of the hated Euros. He’s a birdie machine and you always need a few guys like that on your squad. Couple that with no fear of the big stage and hopefully two good ankles, Finau can win it.
Brooks Koepka – $9.5k
Another guy who has ice water rolling through his veins, Koepka is one of the best in the world and has won three of the last six majors. Somehow he seems to fly under the radar a bit. He finished 11th last year in the Masters and is as consistent of a player on the planet right now. He’s always in the hunt and is usually immune to the bed-shitting round. His ability to stay even keel is one of the more impressive traits any golfer possesses in the current PGA landscape. I want guys at Augusta who won’t let a bogey derail the day.
Finau: +4000 to win
Koepka: +2500 to win
Billy Horschel: +900 Top 10 finish
Angel Cabrera: +425 Top Argentinian (Emiliano Grillo -700)
I’m always convinced Cabrera will be smoking heaters walking down the fairway at 17 in contention on Masters Sunday.
72 hole matchups:
Hideki Matsuyama -105 (vs. Paul Casey -125)
Jordan Spieth +105 (vs. Rickie Fowler -135)
Marc Leishman -105 (vs. Matt Kuchar -125)
Tony Finau -240 (vs. Ian Poulter +180)
J.B. Holmes to win +14500
Patrick Cantlay to win +6000
Jordan Spieth to win +2150 – Don’t forget about Spieth, who has NEVER finished worst than 11th in his career at the Masters.
John Rahm -110 (vs. Justin Thomas -110)
Francesco Molinari +110 (vs. Jordan Spieth -110)
JB Holmes +100 (vs. Branden Grace +100)
Prop Plays via Monkey Knife Fight
Nick is the editor-in-chief at TheLoopSports.com & owner of TheChalkTLS.com. He also is a fantasy sports junkie, DFS player, and prop play guru. For more fun, follow him on Twitter @PetroTLS.