Course and Tournament Statistics

The Masters takes place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The purse at the Masters is $15 million, making it one of the biggest tournaments of the year for players, even on top of its sentimental weight. The total yardage at Augusta National is 7,545 yards and 600 FedEx cup points will be awarded to the winner. Par on the course is 72 and the defending champion is Scottie Scheffler.

The course underwent construction and lengthening on holes #11, #13, and #15 over the past year. Hole #13 saw the biggest change, where the distance has increased approximately 40 yards. Golfers will have a tighter window to land their tee shots and will be dealing with the rough this year more than others based on the course design changes. Hole #13 will still be one of the most attackable holes on the course, but players will need to be extra precise in how they set themselves up off the tee.

The par 5’s are where the majority of players will do their scoring, as they are the four easiest holes on the golf course. 6 par 4’s over 450 yards, golfers will need to just try and hold on to make par on those holes.

High Priced Players

Player / DK Price / DK Betting Odds

Scottie Scheffler / $1100 / 7-1
Jon Rahm / $10800 / 9-1
Rory McIlroy $10600 / 8-1
Cameron Smith / $9800 / 20-1
Jordan Spieth / $9700 / 16-1
Patrick Cantlay / $9500 / 22-1
Justin Thomas / $9300 / 25-1
Max Homa / $9200 / 25-1
Collin Morikawa / $9100 / 25-1
Xander Schauffele / $9000 / 28-1

Daily fantasy players should be attracted to the top priced players this week. It is believed that the top players are the only ones with a shot to win this week, and I concur with the public in that sentiment. These top players have dominated their respective tours and should be able to strategically dissect Augusta national.

Jon Rahm & Rory McIlroy

I personally believe Jon Rahm is undervalued considering his play this season. Rahm has had the most consistent all-around game all season and I have absolutely no doubts about whether he’ll be able to make birdies at Augusta. I think McIlroy’s game can be somewhat erratic at Augusta, and he is the only top tier player I’d be worried about building a lineup around.

Low Priced Players

Player / DK Price / DK Betting Odds

Aaron Wise / $7200 / 150-1
Keith Mitchell / $7100 / 100-1
Kurt Kitayama / $7100 / 100-1
Chris Kirk / $7100 / 125-1
Russell Henley / $7000 / 125-1
Billy Horschel $7000 / 150-1
Bubba Watson $6900 / 125-1
Thomas Pieters / $6900 / 125-1
Tom Hoge / $6900 / 150-1

Chris Kirk

Chris Kirk won the Honda Classic at the tail end of February and turned in a great performance last week at the Valero Open, finishing in a tie for 10th. Kirk is without a doubt playing some of his best golf in nearly a decade and currently leads the PGA Tour in proximity to the hole from 125-150 yards, 3 putt avoidance, putting from 3 feet, and currently owns the longest streak without a 3 putt on tour.

Kirk also ranks 16th overall on the PGA Tour in shots gained total, which should translate very nicely to a ball striker’s course like Augusta National.