DraftKings Golf: Enter the PGA Millionaire Maker Contest

Zach Johnson finished tied for 3rd the last time the PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits in 2010. (Getty)

Zach Johnson finished tied for 3rd the last time the PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits in 2010. (Getty)

Heavy partners at DraftKings have upped the stakes for the fourth and final major of the season with the biggest fantasy golf contest in history.

Sign up for DraftKings and enter the $3.3 Millionaire Maker for golf’s final major of the season this week at Whistling Straits.

The winner takes home $1 million and DraftKings is paying out a guaranteed $3.3 million in total prize money, $300,000 more than the contest for the third major. Second place wins $100,000 and third $60,000. Over 46,000 entered teams will be paid.

The buy-in is $20 and the contest tournament get underway on Thursday, August 13, from Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Your fantasy lineups must be set by 7:45 a.m. Eastern.

The rules are simple: With a $50,000 salary cap, pick 6 golfers you feel will play the best at Whistling Straits. The better your selected players do on the course, the better your fantasy team does, the more money you make.

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The links-style course of Whistling Straits is very similar to what you would see at the Open Championship or what we saw at Chambers Bay during the U.S. Open. You’ll see a ton of bunkers, rolling greens and dunes. It’s also built on Lake Michigan, so players will have to deal with unpredictable winds.

When choosing my lineup, I looked for players who can not only drive for show and putt for dough, but who are accurate ball strikers and scramblers. Recent play and course history also came into play. I wanted guys who should be playing all 4 rounds and I think I found a good group, complete with studs, sleepers and low-priced bargains.

This is my main lineup:

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My alternate lineup is more balanced and filled with guys mostly peaking heading into Thursday:

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When the best golfers in the world tee off on Thursday in the PGA Championship, the season’s fourth and final major, a few familiar names will be considered the favorites.

Masters and U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth is the oddsmakers’ top choice at +550, and he’s followed by world’s No. 1 Rory McIlroy at +900. McIlroy has been out of action since early July with an ankle injury.

Dustin Johnson (+1200), Jason Day (+1400) and Bubba Watson (+1400) are next up in the sportsbooks’ odds.

British Open winner Zach Johnson, who tied for third in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010, came in at +4000, along with Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods, among others.

All of the following odds are provided by sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com and are subject to change.

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