DraftKings Fantasy Golf: The Masters Best Picks & Lineup

Matt Kuchar has 3 straight top 10 finishes at the Masters. (Getty)

Matt Kuchar has 3 straight top 10 finishes at the Masters. (Getty)

With the Masters teeing off Thursday morning at Augusta National, it’s time to get your DraftKings fantasy golf lineup set.

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Choosing a winner from a field of 98 is nearly impossible. So what you want to do is fill your lineup with players you think will be around – and playing well – for all 4 rounds. I’ll be honest, that’s pretty tough, too.

But the key is to stick with the pros who have had past success at Augusta and those who are playing well entering the tournament. Below you’ll find the guys I found who are doing just those things.

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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.

Masters Lineup Recommendations

Adam Scott – $10,800

Scott has been at his best at the Masters lately – 5 straight top 20s, including a win in 2013. His putting has been off in 2015, but he’s changing back to his old standby long putter for this week. Scott’s a safe bet to be in contention Sunday.

Matt Kuchar – $9,600

Kuchar hasn’t lit it up in 2015, but he’s a major player (no pun intended) at the Masters with 3 consecutive Top 5s. He’s probably a safe a pick as you can find and that price is also appealing.

Jimmy Walker – $8,900

Jimmy Walker has been dy-no-mite (any Good Times fans out there?) with 2 wins on the young season. Last year was his first Masters and he finished T8. He also had top 10s in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Walker at that price is a total bargain. Use him.

Lee Westwood – $8,200

Westwood is another guy who just churns out Top 10s at the Masters – he has 4 in the past 5 years. While he might not win the green jacket, Westwood is great value at this price.

Fred Couples – $6,400

Since turning 50, Couples has 5 straight Top 20 finishes at Augusta. Boom Boom is playing well on the Champions Tour and is a pretty good bet to be around all weekend once again. That’s what you need in your lineup.

Stephen Gallacher – $6,000

Gallacher is the riskiest pick of the bunch, but with a world ranking of 38 he’s obviously a pretty darn good player. He’s only played in one Masters – last year – and finished a very respectable T34. At a price like that, the underrated Gallacher is fine addition to your lineup.

Total Lineup Salary: $49,900 out of $50,000

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