Hello Playmakers! PGA DFS Golf is back with PGA Tour’s 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club this week! DPA Staff, Colin Lynch, here and excited to bring you my breakdown of this event!
The tournament features a 93 player field consisting mostly of PGA & EURO tour regulars. These players will tee off against one another starting Thursday 7:00am EDT at Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia. The course will play as a par 72 measuring 7,475 yards and will feature Bermuda grass fairways with contoured bentgrass putting greens. The top 50 and tied make the cut for the weekend after the completion of 36 holes.
Top Tier Targets
Jon Rahm ($10,500)
Rahm comes into the Masters with a streak of 12 consecutive made cuts. He’s a brilliant all around golfer in great form and has posted four Top 6 finishes in his last six starts. Rahm is one of the best longer hitters in the field and he is very good on the par 5’s and par 3’s. He has a great track record at Augusta with a Top 5 and Top 10 finish in two out of three starts. Rahmn remains one of the better bentgrass putters in the field and he has never missed the cut at the Masters.
Dustin Johnson ($10,000)
DJ is by far my favorite play this week and he is significantly mispriced due to the pricing on DraftKings coming out so early. DJ has six straight Top 6 finishes on tour (2nd, 6th, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd,) highlighted by three runner-up finishes and two wins. Over the last 24 rounds, he ranks first in strokes gained approach, strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained ball striking, greens in regulation, birdie or better percentage, and DraftKings scoring. DJ also has some of the best course history at Augusta National with four straight Top 10 finishes. He posted a 2nd place finish last year and has made the cut in eight of nine starts at the Masters.
Xander Schauffele ($9,800)
Xander makes for a great high floor high ceiling play this week. He has posted eleven straight Top 25 finishes on tour (11 straight made cuts) which is pretty remarkable if you think about it. He’s a complete golfer who can gain strokes in all facets of his game. Xander ranks 2nd in total strokes gained since the restart and he has a brilliant track record at majors and in strong field events. Xander has two starts at the Masters under his belt, highlighted by two made cuts and a 2nd place finish last year.
Bubba Watson ($9,000)
Bubba has been rounding into form just in time for the Masters. He has quietly made seven consecutive cuts and has five Top 25 finishes in that span (4th, 7th, 31st, 16th, 18th, 71st, 25th). Bubba has gained strokes ball striking in his last six events and ranks 2nd in the field during that time frame. Watson is a two time winner at Augusta National and the Masters tournament is his favorite major championship event. Bubba is playing great golf at the moment and he is very good at putting on fast greens. I love him in all formats this week and think he has a ton of upside.
Middle Tier Targets
Tony Finau ($8,800)
Finau is my favorite play on the board and I plan on having high exposure to him this week. Finau is an elite ball striker and bent grass specialist who comes into the Masters with five straight Top 25 finishes on tour. He has been playing some solid golf as of late and has a great floor at this price tag. Finau has a pristine track record at Augusta and simply loves playing here. Tony posted a Top 5 and Top 10 finish in his only two appearances at the Masters and I always love targeting him on driver heavy courses.
Hideki Matsuyama ($8,700)
Deki is another elite ball striker who comes in to Masters week on the heels of a 2nd place finish last weekend. He is always a strong putting week away from a top end finish. Matsuyama seems like one of the safest plays in this middle tier and he has some of the best course history at Augusta. In eight starts at the Masters, Deki has made the cut seven times while posting four Top 25’s, two of those Top 10’s.
Louis Oosthuizen ($7,900)
Oosthy has quietly strung together 10 consecutive made cuts on tour and has five Top 25 finishes in that span. I love to target Louis in major championship events because he is a solid bet to make the cut, and he always tends to compete and play his best in them. Oosthuizen has solid course history at Augusta with five Top 30 finishes (3 Top 20’s) in his last six starts (all made cuts) at the Masters.
Justin Rose ($7,700)
Rose has won the most money by any player without a win at the Masters. He has eleven Top 25’s at Augusta Natonal, including five Top 10’s and two runner ups. Rose has made fourteen starts at the Masters and has made the cut in thirteen starts. Rose missed the cut at the Masters last year for the first time in his career. The Englishman has been volatile this year but finished inside the Top 20 last month at the ZOZO Championship with a red hot putter.
Matt Fitzpatrick ($7,600)
Fitz is a world class golfer who loves USGA set-ups and tough courses. He’s a golfer who limits his mistakes and hits a ton of fairways and greens. Matt is great with his long irons and putter, and he is able to gain strokes in all facets of his game. Fitz has three Top 26’s in his last three starts world wide (26th, 12th, 7th). Matt has played the Masters four times in his young career and has made the cut in each one of them.
Lee Westwood ($7,200)
Westwood is one of my favorite value plays that is coming off a missed cut last week at The Houston Open. Lee had nine straight made cuts and eight Top 35 finishes (30th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 13th, 10th, 17th, 34th) on the EURO tour before he missed the cut last week in Texas, I’m hoping this will help keep ownership down even though I don’t expect him to be too popular. Westwood posted a Top 15 finish at the U.S. Open back in September and he has some of the best course history in the field at Augusta. Lee has made eleven consecutive cuts at the Masters and has seven Top 15 finishes during that span.
Bryson DeChambeau ($11,200)
Rory Mcllroy ($10,200)
Cameron Smith ($7,300)
Kevin Kisner ($7,100)
Jason Kokrak ($7,000)
Ian Poulter ($7,000)
Si Woo Kim ($6,800)
Sebastian Munoz ($6,700)
Corey Conners ($6,600)
Adam Hadwin ($6,500)
Lanto Griffin ($6,600)
J.T. Poston ($6,300)
Good Luck Playmakers!
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