Chances are you’re not going to be teeing it up this week at TPC Sawgrass with the PGA pros at The Players Championship. But what if I told you could still make serious money in the tournament without getting off your couch?
Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are running a $100,000 Players Championship contest that’s free to enter for first-time players. Think you know golf? Sign up now for a chance to win.
With the golf season in full swing, DraftKings has rolled out a number of fantasy contests designed to make you big bucks. So let’s take a closer look at a couple of the contests being offered by DraftKings:
PGA $100K Mini Pressure Putt contest
The PGA $100K Mini Pressure Putt contest 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.
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.
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.
Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker contest
With the U.S. Open coming up next month, DraftKings has created a contest specifically for golf’s second major of the season. With the Millionaire Maker, you can turn $20 into $1 million.
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.
The rules are the same as the $100K Mini Pressure Putt contest, you fill a 6-player roster with a $50,000 cap.
A Look Ahead to The Players Championship
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.
Check out the game lobby for all of the live PGA contests offered by DraftKings.