DraftKings Fantasy Golf: Best Picks for the RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar won last year's RBC Heritage. (Getty)

Matt Kuchar won last year’s RBC Heritage. (Getty)

It’s not often you see the Masters champion commit to the next week’s tournament.

But that’s what Jordan Spieth did.

And his DraftKings price tag of $12,500 is pretty reasonable. But I didn’t go for the green. I took out my 7-iron instead and played it safe, leaving him off my roster for the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

We just don’t know how he’ll play after the emotional Masters tournament and the hectic few days that followed. Did he sleep? Did he touch a club? Will he have focus? I don’t know.

But the field is plentiful and I found 6 players who should make some noise.

I hope Spieth doesn’t make me regret this.

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DraftKings Golf Scoring

Golfers on each team will accumulate points as follows:

Per Hole Scoring

Double Eagle (DBL EAG): +20 PTs
Eagle (EAG): +8 PTs
Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
Double Bogey (DBL BOG): -1 PT
Worse than Double Bogey (WORSE DBL BOG): -1 PT

Tournament Finish Scoring

1st: 30 PTs
2nd: 20 PTs
3rd: 18 PTs
4th: 16 PTs
5th: 14 PTs
6th: 12 PTs
7th: 10 PTs
8th: 9 PTs
9th: 8 PTs
10th: 7 PTs
11th–15th: 6 PTs
16th–20th: 5 PTs
21st–25th: 4 PTs
26th–30th: 3 PTs
31st–40th: 2 PTs
41st-50th: 1 PTs

Streaks and Bonuses

Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 Per Round) (3+ BIR STRK): +3 PTs
Bogey Free Round (BOG FREE RD): +3 PTs
All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (ALL 4 RDS UND 70): +5 PTs
Hole in One (HOLE IN ONE): +10 PTs

Scoring Notes: Ties for a finishing position will not reduce or average down points. For example, if 2 golfers tie for 3rd place, each will receive the 18 fantasy points for the 3rd place finish result. Playoff Holes will not count towards final scoring, with the exception of the “finishing position” scoring. For example, the golfer who wins the tournament will receive the sole award of 1st place points, but will not accrue points for their scoring result in the individual playoff holes.

Player Lock Notes: All golfers lock at the time the first golfer tees off on day 1 of an event.

RBC Heritage Lineup Recommendations

Matt Kuchar – $10,700

Kuchar won this event last year and is a cut-making machine. He isn’t playing his best at the moment, but he’s around every weekend and that’s what you want. A return to Harbour Town should give Kuchar a needed spark.

Luke Donald – $9,300

Donald is not at the top of his game, so why choose him? History, mostly. Price tag is another reason. But back to history. Donald has 4 top-3 finishes at the Heritage in the past 5 years. That’s ridiculous. This course suits his style, so I’m expecting a bounceback for Luke.

Webb Simpson – $9,200

Simpson is getting his game in form. The last time at Harbour Links he lost in a playoff in 2013 and then has 2 other top 15 finishes. Good price, good bet to have an impact come Sunday.

Kevin Streelman – $8,000

Streelman is another guy coming into form, getting a T12 at the Masters. He finished T3 in 2013 and T17 in 2012 in the Heritage and brings an attractive price tag. A win isn’t likely in the cards, but Streelman will be around all weekend.

K.J. Choi – $6,600

Choi didn’t play in the Masters and has let his game slip a bit, but he also has made the weekend in each of the past 2 years at the Heritage. He’s probably the riskiest pick in my lineup, but I feel comfortable he’ll tee it up all 4 rounds.

Ben Martin – $6,200

Martin was born in South Carolina and went to Clemson, so he’ll want to put on a good showing for his state-mates. He missed the cut at the Masters, but finished 5th before that in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. We’ll take a repeat performance from last year’s event when he finished T3.

Total Lineup Salary: $50,000 out of $50,000

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