It’s finally here. Only two days until we hear Jim Nantz whisper those sweet words and the greatest golf event of the year begins. The Masters Tournament is not only the most prestigious golf event of the year, it is also the best golf event play DFS lineups and it’s not even close. The Masters app allows you to watch whomever you want, when you want, and on how ever many screens you can handle. No watching the same shitty featured group all day or waiting until it comes on at 1 this week. That means you never miss one of your Masters fantasy golf picks.
Although we are very accustomed to Augusta National, Amen Corner, the Green Jacket, and Jim Nantz, this year will be very different. With expected cold weather and rain, we anticipate the course to play much longer in November, than in April. Length will be important this week at Augusta but looking at history many different types of golfers can win this event. See below for 6 Masters fantasy golf picks that we will be playing in most of our DraftKings lineups.
Masters Fantasy Golf Picks
Dustin Johnson – $10,000
DJ is currently playing some of his best golf of his career right now. Since July, he has three wins. He also finished top 2 in five out of his last six events and one of those was sixth at the US open. This guy is dialed-in and has gained a ridiculous 67.6 strokes tee to green in his last five events.
Johnson didn’t have the best history at Augusta early in his career, but has four consecutive top 10s the past four years. Due to his low pricing, he may be the highest owned golfer this week. If he can just avoid any slippery staircases this week, he should finish high come Sunday.
Bubba Watson- $9,000
They call Augusta a Bubba track for a reason. The two-time Masters’ winner is definitely in play this weekend, and do not be surprised if he adds another Green Jacket to his resume.
Again, length off the tee will be a large factor this weekend, especially in cold rainy conditions. This is something Bubba has in plenty. Along with the distance and course history, Bubba has been playing great golf as of late. He finished 4th at the ZOZO Championships and 7th at the CJ Cup. The putter is the only stat Bubba is not gaining on as of late. If he continues the hot play and sinks a few putts, we will be watching him late Sunday afternoon.
Tony Finau – $8,800
Like DJ, Tony will be one of the highest-owned Masters fantasy golf picks, but for good reason. All season Tony has been trending in the right direction with five top 10s since July, two of which were majors.
Tony has the reputation of not being able to finish a tournament, so many top 5s and no victories. It seems like his first win has to come soon though. He has great history here finishing 10th and 5th in his only two starts (one with a dislocated ankle). His game also fits the longer colder course as he ranks fifth in driving distance on the field. So although he is going to be highly owned, there are too many positives to fade him this week.
Jason Kokrak is one of the hottest golfers since August. He has six top 20 finishes in his last seven starts, including a championship at the CJ Cup. Kokrak has gained 7.4 strokes total on the field in his past five events. Not only does he enter Masters week on a heater, but his style of play fits the course as one of the longer hitters on tour.
He is rating out high in our model and is definitely in play this week. There’s only one real concern. This is his first appearance at Augusta and history is not on his side. With that being said, at $7,700, we do not need Jason to be wearing the Green Jacket come Sunday. If he finishes in the top 20, then he will pay dividends and be worth including in your Masters fantasy golf picks.
Cam Smith- $7,300
When looking for a good value on a lower-tier golfer, look no further than Cam Smith. The Aussie is entering Masters week in great form. He placed 4th at the ZOZO Championships, 11th at the CJ Cup, and 24th at the Shriners Open. Not only does Smith check the box for current form, but he also has quality course history at Augusta. He has made the cut in all three of his appearances and took 5th back in 2018.
Si Woo Kim – $6,800
Si Woo Kim has quietly been putting together a very good 2020. In his past 36 rounds, he ranks 7th in the field tee-to-green and only costs $6,800. That is great value. While he is not the longest hitter, he does rank 33th in the field in driving distance.
Kim has also been an elite around the greens, ranking 2nd, and is 10th in birdies or better. It’s hard to find a flaw in his game right now. The former Players champion is usually a guy with a high ceiling and very low floor, but looks like he has finally found some consistency. If he can keep all the aspects of his game going the way they are, he could end up with a high finish this week.