THE MASTERS - DRAFTKINGS PREVIEW

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:
PAR 72 COURSE
TOTAL DISTANCE = 7,435 YARDS (LONG COURSE)
VERY FAST BENTGRASS GREENS
STRONG FIELD
MORE THAN HALF OF THE FIELD WILL MAKE THE CUT

STATS TO FAVOR:
GOOD DRIVE % (A combination of driving distance, accuracy, and GIR. Fairways are narrow. You can easily end up in the woods without an accurate drive)
APPROACH SHOT FROM 150-225 YARDS (Many holes on the course set up for an approach shot from this distance. A good approach shot will be crucial for birdie opportunities)
STROKES GAINEDPUTTING (These greens are extremely fast and difficult to putt on)
PAR 5 SCORING (The four par 5’s on this course are the easiest holes to score birdie or better)
SCRAMBLING (The greens being tough also makes scrambling more important. Long putts on these greens are near impossible to make, so being able to get it as close to the pin as possible for an up and down opportunity will be huge)

TOURNAMENT PREVIEW:
Before getting into this tournament, I would like to take a moment to review the results of last week. For anyone who read my blog post last week, you know that the Shell Houston Open could not have gone much better. Stenson was my clear #1 pick and he finished one stroke short of victory. He was a popular pick overall, but seeing him perform so well after ranking at the top of my projections was great to see. Even better though, was my main man RAFA! The relatively unknown golfer that I called my favorite dollar for dollar play on the board came through in a big way with a 4th place finish. His ownership was very low as I predicted and he rewarded owners who took a chance on him by shooting back to back bogey free rounds over the weekend. After the top guys… Although I said I liked Russell Henley, he went well above and beyond what I expected with his 5th place finish. (I hope some of you played him in GPP’s!) Unfortunately Steve Stricker was a major letdown and missed the cut after a very disappointing late quadruple bogey destroyed his otherwise solid play. Vaughn Taylor and Paddy Harrington were also letdowns as my super value plays. I would’ve loved to see those guys make the cut, but I guess I can’t have my cake and eat it too. Hopefully this week I have better luck with my value picks. Overall, it was a great week and I’m very happy with the results.

NOW ON TO THE MASTERS! I could not be more excited for this tournament. Masters weekend is one of the most exciting weekends every single year. The course is absolutely beautiful and all of the top golfers in the world are here to play. This is a long course, but it is not necessarily a “bombers course”. The fairways are narrow, and driving accuracy will be just as important this week as the distance. One thing you will notice immediately while watching the tournament is how difficult the greens are to putt on. This tournament is going to come down to putting. That being said, strokes gained – putting and good drive % will be the two heaviest weighted stats in my model this weekend. Even more so than usual, getting your golfers to make the cut will be crucial. Last week was an anomaly with lineups cashing in double ups that only had 3-4 guys make the cut. That will not happen this week. Chances are you are going to need 5 guys to make the cut in order to cash. With more than half of the field making the cut, there will likely be a lot of lineups with 5+ guys making the cut. For that reason, I would suggest a more balanced lineup full of golfers you are confident will have a chance to make the cut rather than the more popular stars and scrubs approach. It is just not worth the risk this week.

Anyway, last week I received a lot of feedback on my post. I appreciate all of it and will continue to use the feedback to improve my future articles. One of the common themes seems to be trying to find the best guys to pick in that $7000-$8000 range. The high priced guys will perform more often than not, and picking the right $7000-$8000 players is usually what winning a big GPP comes down to. So this week I decided to do my normal statistical breakdown and then when narrowing down the field, I will split golfers up into 4 groups: The Studs, The Next Best, Value Plays, and Super Value Plays.

IMPORTANT COURSE HISTORY INFORMATION: (Based on course data since 2006)
Average winning score: -10
Average # of golfers to make the cut: 55.7 (Since 2013 when cut rules were changed. The current cut line is top 50 plus ties, and anyone who is within 10 strokes of the lead)
Average amount of DraftKings points per player per round played: 12.02 (does not include bonuses)

DK Pts Gained Above Average Per Round – I created this stat to give us a better alternative to the popular “Strokes gained” stat. While strokes gained is a very important stat when evaluating a golfer’s skill level, it does not help DFS players all that much. This stat is more oriented towards DFS scoring. If the average score for one round is 12.02 DraftKings Points, and Player X scores 16 points in his round, his DK Pts Gained Above Average will equal (16 – 12.02) = 3.96. To give you a frame of reference, a score over 2.00 would be considered very good. A score over 4.00 is considered elite.

I’m not going to get into too much detail about the formulas that I used or how the calculations were made, but if you are interested feel free to send me a message or check out my article from last week where it was most likely explained: https://rotogrinders.com/blog-posts/shell-houston-open-draftkings-preview-1241286

Before I get into the individual players to watch, I want to preface this by saying all of the high priced (>$10,000) golfers this week are excellent plays. I will likely have some exposure to all 8 of the >$10,000 golfers in GPP lineups. As for cash lineups, I would avoid picking Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. While they are tremendous golfers and could absolutely win this thing, the high price tag is just not worth the risk to me. I would rather downgrade to any of the other top guys and upgrade one of your other golfers with the leftover money. Although they will not be specifically mentioned below, I think Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, and Dustin Johnson are all great plays in any format. But none of them will be the focal points of my lineups this week.
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PLAYERS TO WATCH

THE STUDS

JASON DAY – $11,600

S-Rank: 4 / O-Rank: 1
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 2.86
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 6.73

Course History:
2015 – 28th
2014 – 20th
2013 – 3rd
2012 – WD
2011 – 2nd

Recent Form:
3/17 – 1st at Arnold Palmer
3/3 – 23rd at WGC Cadillac
2/11 – 11th at Pebble Beach
1/28 – MC at Farmer’s Insurance
1/7 – 10th at Hyundai Tourn. of Champions

There is not a hotter golfer in the field this week than Jason Day. As you can see from the recent form list above, Day recently won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Not shown though, is the fact that even more recently he won the Match Play event (not shown because that event was not available to play on DraftKings). Day is the Vegas favorite to win the Masters, yet he is the 4th most expensive golfer in the field. In my PGA DraftKings history, I have never played in a tournament where the Vegas favorite to win was not the most expensive player. While I’m not saying I think he is the best golfer in the field, I would MUCH RATHER take Day at $11,600 than pay up for Rory or Spieth. Again, there is no need to pick Rory or Spieth in cash this week. With so many great golfers in the field, balanced lineups will be a much better bet. He also has great course history as he has never finished worse than 28th place and has two top 5 finishes in the last 5 years. Don’t read too much into his WD in 2012. He had a minor ankle injury that caused him to withdraw, so I am disregarding his 2012 appearance as he is 100% healthy now. Anyway, I expect Jason Day to continue his hot streak and would be shocked if he finished outside the top 10.

PHIL MICKELSON – $10,500

S-Rank: 7 / O-Rank: 8
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 4.46
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 5.04

Course History:
2015 – 2nd
2014 – MC
2013 – 54th
2012 – 3rd
2011 – 27th
2010 – 1st
2009 – 5th
2008 – 24th
2007 – 5th
2006 – 1st

Recent Form:
3/31 – 13th at Shell Houston Open
3/3 – 5th at WGC Cadillac
2/25 – 37th at Honda Classic
2/11 – 2nd at Pebble Beach
2/4 – 11th at Phoenix Open

Any casual golf fan knows that Phil loves Augusta. But when you actually take a minute to look at his course history, you begin to appreciate it on an entirely new level. He has SIX Top 5 finishes in the last decade! That is absolutely remarkable. There is no other way to describe it. Phil, in my opinion, will be the highest owned golfer in cash this week. Not only is he a course horse, but he is also in excellent form this season. He ranks very high in just about every category I believe to be important this week. I have him ranked in the top 10 (in the field) in all of the following: Par 5 scoring, scrambling %, strokes gained-putting, approach shots from 150-225, and sand save %. Doing all of those well is a recipe for success at Augusta. Lefty has everything working in his favor right now and has a great shot to be wearing the green jacket yet again on Sunday afternoon. I’ll be rooting for him!

JUSTIN ROSE – $9,900

S-Rank: 9 / O-Rank: 9
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 3.77
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 3.73

Course History:
2015 – 2nd
2014 – 14th
2013 – 25th
2012 – 8th
2011 – 11th
2009 – 20th
2008 – 36th
2007 – 5th

Recent Form:
3/17 – 9th at Arnold Palmer
3/3 – 17th at WGC Cadillac
2/16 – 16th at Northern Trust
2/11 – 6th at Pebble Beach
2/4 – MC at Farmer’s Insurance

After Phil Mickelson, the next closest course horse is Justin Rose. Every one of my cash lineups this week will be built around Justin. He has played at Augusta 8 times in the last decade and has never finished worse than 36th. He is also in great form as he has finished in the top 20 in each of his last 4 tournaments. When I build my cash lineups, the main thing I look for is consistency. Justin Rose gives you exactly that. I have him ranked in the top 10 in both Par 5 scoring and Good Drive %, two of the stats that I said I believe are very important this week. A Phil Mickelson/Justin Rose stack in cash lineups would be a great start and leaves you plenty of money to fill out the rest of your lineup. I don’t expect him to win, but a top 20 finish is very likely.

HENRIK STENSON – $9,600

S-Rank: 10 / O-Rank: 10
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 5.04
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 1.04

Course History:
2015 – 19th
2014 – 14th
2013 – 18th
2012 – 40th
2011 – MC
2010 – MC
2009 – 38th
2008 – 17th
2007 – 17th
2006 – MC

Recent Form:
3/31 – 2nd at Shell Houston Open
3/17 – 3rd at Arnold Palmer
3/10 – 11th at Valspar Championship
3/3 – 28th at WGC Cadillac
2/4 – 6th at Omega Dubai

Anyone who reads my articles will quickly learn that I have a man crush on Henrik Stenson. The weird thing is, before I started playing DFS, I actually kind of hated him. Mainly because I didn’t like watching him go against the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. But then I started playing DFS… and I started really studying the analytics of golf. I am absolutely blown away by the consistency in Henrik’s game. He has not missed a cut in over a year! He continuously finishes in the top 25 in just about every tournament he plays. Yet nobody wants to include him in the “elite” tier of golfers because he has the “can’t win” tag on him. I absolutely hate that. Not only is it unwarranted because he has won on the PGA Tour FOUR times, but in DFS we don’t care about wins! We care about fantasy points! And you can take it to the bank that Henrik will rack up fantasy points for you week in and week out, regardless of whether or not he chokes at the 16th hole on Sunday. That being said, I don’t allow emotions to get in the way of my selections and have to admit that I do slightly prefer Justin Rose in cash games. Henrik is still an excellent play in all formats and I will have a lot of exposure to him. Nothing would make me happier than for him to prove his doubters wrong this week and come home with a green jacket!
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THE NEXT BEST

DANNY WILLETT – $8,000

S-Rank: 20 / O-Rank: 19
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 4.15
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 1.70

Course History:
2015 – 38th

Recent Form:
3/10 – 22nd at Valspar Championship
3/3 – 3rd at WGC Cadillac
2/18 – 45th at Maybank Championship
2/4 – 1st at Omega Dubai
1/21 – 54th at Abu Dhabi

Danny Willett is a name that the casual golf fan may not know and could potentially get overlooked this week. The way that I said Rafa Cabrera-Bello was too skilled of a golfer to be as cheap as he was last week… that is how I currently feel about Danny Willett. He is ranked the 12th best golfer in the world (according to the Official World Golf Rankings), yet he is the 20th most expensive golfer in this field. He is also in good form including a 3rd place finish a few weeks ago at the WGC Cadillac (an event which also featured all of the best golfers in the world), and a win right before that on the European Tour at Abu Dhabi. He has proven he can play in events with strong fields as per the aforementioned events, and he also has a 6th place finish to his record at the Open Championship last year. The $8,000 price tag just doesn’t make sense to me, and for that reason I will have a lot of exposure to Willett in both cash and GPP lineups this weekend.

MATT KUCHAR – $7,800

S-Rank: 22 / O-Rank: 18
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 2.34
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 2.52

Course History:
2015 – 46th
2014 – 5th
2013 – 8th
2012 – 3rd
2011 – 27th
2010 – 24th

Recent Form:
3/17 – MC at Arnold Palmer
3/10 – 11th at Valspar Championship
3/3 – 28th at WGC Cadillac
2/18 – 8th at Northern Trust
1/21 – 49th at Career Builder

Matt Kuchar left a bad taste in the mouth of many DFS owners, myself included, his last time out at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Before that event, Kuchar had the second longest streak of cuts made behind the legend himself, Henrik Stenson. Because of his MC with very high ownership last event, and the fact that a large chunk of DFS players let emotion get in the way of better judgement, I’m going to predict that Kuchar’s ownership this week is much lower than it should be. The Arnold Palmer was a fluke. He missed the cut by one stroke. If he makes one more birdie on Thursday, everyone is saying he’s in great form entering the Masters and his ownership would be twice as high. I’ll gladly buy low on Kuch. He doesn’t grade out all that well on my model, but his course history, recent form, and overall consistency makes him a great cash play this week.

BILL HAAS – $7,500

S-Rank: 27 / O-Rank: 25
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 1.59
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 1.96

Course History:
2015 – 12th
2014 – 20th
2013 – 20th
2012 – 37th
2011 – 42nd
2010 – 26th

Recent Form:
3/10 – 2nd at Valspar Championship
3/3 – 49th at WGC Cadillac
2/18 – MC at Northern Trust
2/11 – 8th at Pebble Beach
1/28 – MC at Farmer’s Insurance

Just by looking at the numbers, Bill Haas will not jump off the page. For anyone who watched the Valspar Championship though, you could clearly see how confident he is with his current game. It looked like he had the tournament locked up for the majority of the weekend, until Charl Schwartzel made a late surge and ultimately defeated him in a playoff. His course history at Augusta is excellent as well as he has finished in the top 20 in each of his last 3 times here. I expect Haas to be one of the highest owned golfers in this price range. For that reason, I am going to have limited exposure to him in GPP lineups, but I consider him a very strong cash play with his high likelihood of making the cut.

RAFA CABRERA-BELLO – $7,400

S-Rank: 29 / O-Rank: 27
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 4.17
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = N/A

Course History:
N/A – Has never played here before

Recent Form:
3/31 – 4th at Shell Houston Open
3/3 – 11th at WGC Cadillac
2/18 – 36th at Maybank Championship Malaysia
2/4 – 2nd at Omega Dubai
1/28 – 2nd at Qatar Masters

RAFA, RAFA, RAFA! After what he did for me last week, this guy is now right up there with Stenson on my list of favorites. When DraftKings released their initial field of players and Rafa was not included, I was disappointed. But then I checked yesterday and they added him to the field for only $7,400! His ownership will definitely be higher now that he is on the radar of DFS players with his 4th place finish last week at the Shell Houston Open. I’m hoping that people don’t realize he was added to the field and overlook him (although that seems unlikely). He has finished in the top 11 in 4 of his last 5 events… and all of those events had very strong fields. I said it last week, and I will say it again. Rafa is one of the best in the world. He should be much more expensive than $7,400. I don’t care that he’s never played at Augusta before. His mistake-free style of golf is exactly what it takes to win this event. Rafa is going to have a tough time topping what he did last week, but I have no qualms about going back to the well and riding the Rafa train yet again. Fire him up in all formats!
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VALUE PLAYS

RYAN MOORE – $6,800

S-Rank: 44 / O-Rank: 26
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 0.87
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 1.94

Course History:
2015 – 12th
2014 – MC
2013 – 38th
2011 – 35th
2010 – 14th

Recent Form:
3/17 – 74th at Arnold Palmer
3/10 – 3rd at Valspar Championship
2/18 – 10th at Northern Trust
2/11 – MC at Pebble Beach
2/4 – 11th at Phoenix Open

Ryan Moore is a very interesting option. He has a tendency to pop up at the top of leaderboards in big time events. Most recently, he was in contention all week at Valspar. His track record at majors in general is excellent as well as he has top 12 finishes during his career in each of the four major events. His consistency is what scares me. Anyone who closely follows golf knows that when Ryan Moore is on he can beat anybody in the field. But also when he is bad… he is really, really bad. For this reason I will not be considering him in cash games but he is an excellent GPP play. Think of him in the same way I thought of Russell Henley last week. It would not surprise me if he imploded and missed the cut, but it would also not surprise me if he finishes in the top 5 and is in the winning lineup of the Millionaire Maker tournament. I also want to point out the large discrepancy between his Vegas odds and his DraftKings salary. Vegas has him as the 26th ranked golfer, but he is the 44th most expensive golfer on DraftKings. That gap is the second largest of any player in the field this week. Play him in a few lineups, but by no means do I recommend going all in on him.

ANDY SULLIVAN – $6,600

S-Rank: 50 / O-Rank: 34
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 1.93
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = N/A

Course History:
N/A – Has never played here before

Recent Form:
3/17 – 27th at Arnold Palmer
3/3 – 17th at WGC Cadillac
2/25 – 26th at Honda Classic
2/18 – 68th at Northern Trust
2/4 – 2nd at Omega Dubai

Andy Sullivan continues the trend of players that I believe are just flat out too cheap. This guy is ranked 30th in the world, yet he is priced with guys like Angel Cabrera and Ernie Els who don’t even crack the top 200. He is in by far the best form out of any golfer in his price range, as he has averaged a finish of 28th place in his last 5 events (all of which had a strong field). The difference between his Vegas odds and his salary further confirm that he is cheaper than he should be. Many people will be avoiding guys completely this week if they have no prior experience at Augusta. I’m not buying into that. Do I think the winner of this event will be someone with a past history here? Absolutely. But again, for DFS, we don’t care about that! I trust that Andy Sullivan will make the cut and give us 4 rounds of consistent scoring. I think he is a great option in all formats this week and wouldn’t be scared of his inexperience at Augusta.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU – $6,500

S-Rank: 53 / O-Rank: 59
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 1.89
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = N/A

Course History:
N/A – Has never played here before

Recent Form:
3/17 – 27th at Arnold Palmer
2/4 – 18th at Omega Dubai
1/28 – 67th at Qatar Masters
1/21 – 54h at Abu Dhabi

Bryson has been on my radar for this tournament for well over a month. He enters the Masters as the best amateur in the event. I was very upset to see him priced so high when DraftKings released their prices, because I was expecting him to be in the mid-$5000’s. If he was priced in that range, I would be all over him. If you don’t know who Bryson is, he will likely be a fan favorite once he gains some more popularity. He is a young, quirky kid who as he likes to say it, “plays the game his own way”. All of his irons and wedges are the exact same length. Nobody else on tour does that. Aside from the quirkiness, the kid can flat out play. In the 4 PGA/European Tour events he has played in this year, he has made every cut. Most recently, he finished 27th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational while being paired with Rory McIlroy over the weekend. This week should be just as exciting for him as he is paired with last year’s champion, Jordan Spieth. Although there is limited data to work with, I have Bryson ranked as the second best putter in the field this week and the third best on par 5 scoring. However, his downfall is his approach shots and par 3 scoring. The first two holes at Amen Corner (the 11th and 12th) are going to make or break Bryson this week. He’ll have no problem scoring low on the par 5’s, but Amen Corner is going to very tough for him. If he can get past those two holes unscathed, I think he will make the cut and easily hit value. Being priced at $6,500 though, I’m not so sure he is worth the risk. I would much rather pay up $100 for Andy Sullivan in cash, but Bryson is a solid option in GPP’s. I will definitely have some exposure to him.

CHARLEY HOFFMAN – $6,400

S-Rank: 56 / O-Rank: 30
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 1.59
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 2.80

Course History:
2015 – 9th
2011 – 27th

Recent Form:
3/31 – 33rd at Shell Houston Open
3/10 – 11th at Valspar Championship
3/3 – 17th at WGC Cadillac
2/18 – 63rd at Northern Trust
2/4 – 51st at Phoenix Open

It looked like Charley Hoffman was going to have a great shot at winning this past weekend, until a +4 on Sunday derailed his score and dropped him all the way to 33rd place. That’s usually the story with Charley. He’s a very up and down golfer who just can’t seem to string together four solid rounds. This makes him a risky cash play, but an elite GPP play. I expect him to be the highest owned golfer in all formats this week out of everyone priced at $6,500 or less. Although we remember him for his bad rounds, his overall placement recently has been pretty solid. He also came in 9th place here last year so he is clearly capable of a strong performance on this course. Again, I would prefer paying up for Sullivan or Moore in cash if you have the money available, but don’t be afraid to play Charley in a few GPP lineups.
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SUPER VALUE PLAYS

SMYLIE KAUFMAN – $6,000

S-Rank: 69 / O-Rank: 60
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 1.26
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = N/A

Course History:
N/A – Has never played here before

Recent Form:
3/17 – 12th at Arnold Palmer
3/3 – 8th at WGC Cadillac
2/25 – 37th at Honda Classic
2/18 – MC at Northern Trust
2/4 – MC at Phoenix Open

Smylie Kaufman is one of the most exciting young golfers on tour. I absolutely love it when golfers show emotion and Smylie gives you plenty of that during his rounds. Kaufman has been excellent all year as he currently ranks 9th in the FedEx Cup Standings and is coming off two excellent showings at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC Cadillac. As you can probably tell with the continued trend in my picks, I am weighing recent form higher than course history. Smylie’s game translates well to Augusta as he is a bomber and scores well on par 5’s. He really doesn’t have a weakness to his game. He performs above average in just about every facet. I love him for his price and will be playing him in all formats this week. Picking him in cash lineups really gives you some roster flexibility and allows for you to pick any of the top guys in the field.

SCOTT PIERCY – $5,900

S-Rank: 71 / O-Rank: 55
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (2016 Season) = 0.45
DraftKings Pts Gained Above Average Per Round (Masters History) = 1.45

Course History:
2013 – 54th

Recent Form:
3/31 – 19th at Shell Houston Open
3/3 – 17th at WGC Cadillac
2/25 – MC at Honda Classic
2/4 – 45th at Phoenix Open
1/28 – 67th at Farmer’s Insurance

Scott Piercy is as cheap as I will go with my exposure of players this week. With how important it is to get guys to make the cut this week, there is no need to get cute with your lineups and pick guys like Vijay Singh or Mike Weir when you can get Piercy for a little bit more. I’m actually pretty shocked to see him priced this low. He doesn’t grade out all that well in my model since he isn’t a very good scrambler and typically doesn’t have great approach shots, but he is a bomber and he has been playing some great golf recently. Piercy has back to back top 20 finishes in his last two events, both of which had very strong fields. Last week was at the Shell Houston Open, which mimics the course here at Augusta. The fact that he performed well there means that he is very capable to replicate his performance on this course. He made the cut his only time here in 2013, and if I had to pick one <$6,000 golfer to make the cut this week, Piercy would be my pick.
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Top Performers at this Course in DraftKings Points Above Average Per Round – This stat will help you see who has the best course history here (Based on DraftKings scoring):

Jordan Spieth ($12,300) – 6.83 DK Pts AA/Rd – (2 Appearances)
Jason Day ($11,600) – 6.73 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Appearances)
Phil Mickelson ($10,500) – 5.04 DK Pts AA/Rd – (10 Appearances)
Bubba Watson ($11,400) – 4.31 DK Pts AA/Rd – (7 Appearances)
Justin Rose ($9,900) – 3.77 DK Pts AA/Rd – (8 Appearances)
Adam Scott ($11,900) – 3.76 DK Pts AA/Rd – (10 Appearances)
Brooks Koepka ($8,100) – 3.58 DK Pts AA/Rd – (1 Appearance)
Rickie Fowler ($10,900) – 2.93 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Appearances)
Angel Cabrera ($6,500) – 2.89 DK Pts AA/Rd – (10 Appearances)
Dustin Johnson ($10,200) – 2.80 DK Pts AA/Rd – (6 Appearances)

Top Performers this Season in DraftKings Points Above Average Per Round – This stat will help you see which players are in the best form. (Min. 5 Tournaments Played):

Adam Scott ($11,900) – 5.77 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Tournaments)
Rory McIlroy ($12,500) – 5.29 DK Pts AA/Rd – (6 Tournaments)
Henrik Stenson ($9,600) – 5.04 DK Pts AA/Rd – (6 Tournaments)
Charl Schwartzel ($9,400) – 5.01 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Tournaments)
Rickie Fowler ($10,900) – 4.59 DK Pts AA/Rd – (7 Tournaments)
Phil Mickelson ($10,500) – 4.46 DK Pts AA/Rd – (7 Tournaments)
Hideki Matsuyama ($9,100) – 4.38 DK Pts AA/Rd – (6 Tournaments)
Bubba Watson ($11,400) – 4.17 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Tournaments)
Rafa Cabrera-Bello ($7,400) – 4.17 DK Pts AA/Rd – (6 Tournaments)
Danny Willett ($8,000) – 4.15 DK Pts AA/Rd – (5 Tournaments)
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OVERALL POWER RANKINGS FOR THE MASTERS:

1.) JASON DAY
2.) JORDAN SPIETH
3.) ADAM SCOTT
4.) RORY MCILROY
5.) BUBBA WATSON
6.) PHIL MICKELSON
7.) RICKIE FOWLER
8.) JUSTIN ROSE
9.) DUSTIN JOHNSON
10.) HENRIK STENSON
11.) CHARL SCHWARTZEL
12.) HIDEKI MATSUYAMA
13.) DANNY WILLETT
14.) RAFA CABRERA-BELLO
15.) BROOKS KOEPKA
16.) MATT KUCHAR
17.) JIMMY WALKER
18.) BRANDT SNEDEKER
19.) PAUL CASEY
20.) MARC LEISHMAN

Author: Michael Tamburri – DraftKings: @mtamburri922 – Twitter: mtamburri922

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  • JimKronlund

    Great article, well rounded and solid points. Honestly having a hard time disagreeing with any points, and it’s not anything near a chalk article. This is what I was hoping for since my comments on the first article.

  • yountingly

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    Great write-up. I enjoyed it.

  • mtamburri922

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    Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed it. Good luck this weekend!

  • chitwood111

    Very nice job. Love how u convert player statistics to draftkings points. Very helpful

  • ballabal

    Thanks for the great information. Since the NBA is winding down, I am looking for something else to try. I have followed golf in the past and am interested in it again.

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