1The Masters: Draftkings PGA DFS Picks 4/5/18
It’s the week most of all golf fans have been waiting for – The Masters – as just over 80 of the world’s best golfers will travel to Augusta, Georgia for golf’s greatest tradition. This year’s Masters is shaping up to be, perhaps, the best yet, as veteran golf legends like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson come to Augusta in-form to face the new rising young guns of golf like Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. It’s the old vs. young that hasn’t truly happened in a major before, and this year’s Masters is the event when it all comes together.
Augusta National, the course where the Masters is held, is a unique Par 72 that features little to no rough, wide fairways, but tricky green complexes. This means players will be using driver a ton at Augusta. With it being such a tricky track, let’s discuss what exactly are we looking for in targeting players this week and how we can gain an edge.
Augusta has four Par 5’s – three of which are reachable for most of all players – meaning Par 5 scoring is perhaps the most important stat for success at The Masters. In fact, 12 of the last 18 Masters winners ranked 20th or better in Par 5 Scoring. On top of this, another correlation at the Masters which is crucial is playing the course before. Specifically, since 1934, only three Masters winners have never played the course before. Because their win equity is so low, I’ll be disregarding first-time players this week and focusing on guys with course history.