The 2018 Masters PGA DFS Cash Game Preview
Magnolia Lane. Amen Corner. Butler Cabin. All well-known Google Map addresses, and all will be on full display at the Masters down in Georgia. The season’s first major has all the big names, all in relatively good form, and a very small group overall in the tournament leads to an action-packed four days. With a small field and only top 50 and ties making the weekend, this has a no-cut feel to the field which means we need high placing golfers to win in cash.
With majors, it seems like DraftKings always tries to get the casual fan involved and relaxes their pricing and this tournament is no different. That means we can get some high-quality golfers for cheap and also have them contending on Sunday. There’s only 29 golfers in the $7k range for this year’s Masters so you’re going to need to either find the lower owned guys or pay up a bit to round out your team. Let’s take a look at four guys I think should be added your team first.
Sergio Garcia, $8600 – The 2017 champion comes back to Augusta with a terrific run of form, and somehow seems to be going under the radar. Sure, it’s tough to repeat, but Sergio’s new head on his shoulders, a game that seems to flourish at Augusta, and good form, the Spaniard is going to be around on Sunday. He’s gained almost four strokes in five straight tournaments on the PGA tour via his approach and consistently is good off the tee. Throw in his recent baby swag, and Mr. Garcia is a guy that should be targeted in cash.
Alexander Noren, $8100 – The Swede has been steadily building his profile in front of the American viewer with a solid match-play finish and a runner-up to Jason Day at the Farmers Insurance Open. He struggled last year in his first year at the Masters, but that should help your ownership if anything. I’m going with him in my OaD as I think he still sets up well here. Put him towards the end of the day with Louie and Jordan, and Noren has the ability to garner some eyes with his iron game.
Matt Kuchar, $7600 – It’s not all that often that a guy who hasn’t missed a cut in a year gets in the mid $7ks and that’s exactly the guy we need to target. Kuchar’s recent performance at the Shell seems to have helped turn the corner and his veteran experience is going to be relied upon in a major. What about a guy who has seven top-25’s in 11 events including a fourth place finish last year is going to scare you? There’s absolutely nothing that’s going to scream that you should play Kuchar from a stats perspective outside of his bogey avoidance number which should he’s only lost stats there one time since the Dell Championship last year.
Tommy Fleetwood, $8500 – Tommy was the darling everyone was talking about two months ago and seems to have slipped off the radar. Any reason why because I can’t find it? His approach game lacked in his last two tournaments, but his off the tee game is too strong to ignore, gaining over two strokes each tournament since the WGC Bridgestone last year. He ranks 6th in SG: T2G in his last 36 rounds, third in off the tee, and 8th in SG: TOT. He fits into the category of overlooked golfers that could be ready to win his first major.