Some people don’t like to watch golf. They think it’s too slow or maybe a tad boring.
What if I told you could win money while watching your favorite PGA pros tee it up? You can do that with DraftKings.
Pick the right lineup and you can earn cash playing fantasy golf contests on DraftKings. A win or two and you have the greens fees for your next trip to the course.
One of those is the PGA $100K Mini Pressure Putt contest, which guarantees a total of $100,000 to be paid out to over 7,800 teams. The contest is free for first-time DraftKings users, $3 for current members. The top prize is $10,000, second is $7,500 and third $5,000. The $100K Mini Pressure Putt game for The Players Championship gets started at 7:15 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 7, so lineups need to be set by then.
But if you missed the deadline for this week’s Mini Pressure Putt contest, don’t worry. It is a weekly contest which begins every Thursday with the first round of each tournament. So you can can sign up for next week’s.
As a first-time user with DraftKings, when you sign up and are prompted for a promo code, enter “HEAVY.”
The rules are simple: Fill a lineup of 6 golfers with a fixed salary cap of $50,000. The better your selected players do at TPC Sawgrass, the better your fantasy team does. The idea is to pick golfers who will not only knock in the birdies and pars, but play the entire 4 rounds. Picking a pro who misses the cut isn’t going to help.
This week’s field for The Players Championship is star-studded to say the least. The world’s top 2 ranked players, Rory McIlroy and Masters winner Jordan Spieth, respectively, are the most expensive for the tournament. McIlroy comes in at $13,200, Spieth $12,800.
Spieth averages 93.8 fantasy points per tournament, third best in the field. Jason Day ($9,900) leads all golfers at 97.6 FPP each tournament, while Henrik Stenson ($10,400) is second at 94.2.
Tiger Woods comes at a price of $8,900, but scores only 42.4 fantasy points per tournament. Is this the weekend he gets back on track? I’m not too confident in that.
Also for first-time players, when you sign up you get a 100 percent deposit bonus up to $600. You put in $600, DraftKings will match your $600.
The Mini Pressure Putt contest isn’t the only one DraftKings is hosting. The U.S. Open is next month and you can turn $20 into $1 million with the Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker contest designed specifically for golf’s second major.
The U.S. Open – and contest – begins June 18. The direct buy-in is $20 or you can try to win an entry for as little as 25 cents. It’s too early to choose your team, but you can reserve your spot in the contest now. Salaries and players will become available closer to the date of the contest.
Check out the game lobby for all of the live PGA contests offered by DraftKings.