2024 PGA DFS The Masters DraftKings and Betting Preview

by Keith Flemming
2024 PGA DFS: The Masters DraftKings Preview

Jim Nantz is known for first calling The Masters event "a tradition unlike any other." This event truly is like no other. It's held at the same time and venue every year. The Masters has become one of the biggest events in sports. And it is my personal favorite. Without further ado, let's dive into my 2024 PGA DFS The Masters DraftKings and Betting Preview.

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2024 PGA DFS The Masters DraftKings and Betting Preview

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Keys to Success at Augusta National

Experience Matters:

More than any event in golf you need experience to excel at this venue. Fuzzy Zoeller is the last Masters champion to win the event in his first tournament appearance. His win was in 1979.  A look over the last decade alone tells us that only four golfers have finished top-10 in their first trip down Magnolia Road.

Mid and Long Iron Play:

Players will face distances of 150 yards or further on 75% of their approach shots. Augusta National is one of the longer courses played annually on the PGA Tour. The powers that be at Augusta continue to make it longer. They've lengthened three of the par-5s and the par-4 11th hole since 2020, putting even further emphasis on a player's ability to excel with their mid and long irons.

Par-5 Scoring:

Tiger Woods from 1997 thru 2011 played in fifteen Masters Tournaments with four victories and seven additional top-5 finishes. He was 125 under at Augusta National on par-5s in that span. Last year we saw a two-person race between Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka for the green jacket. Rahm was first in strokes gained on par-5s for the week and Koepka was second. The previous year by the conclusion of the 2022 Masters Scottie Scheffler, Cam Smith, Rory McIlroy, and Shane Lowry were the top four names on the leaderboard. All four were also top-four for the week in strokes gained on par-5s for the week.

Driving the Golf Ball Long and Straight:

Thanks to advancements in golf ball and equipment technology. Players capable of moving their tee shots left to right no longer have a significant advantage at Augusta National. Instead, players with a high ball flight and elite carry distance have the biggest advantage. Jon Rahm won this event hitting his patent cut off the tee last year.

Masters Winner Trends

  • 10 of 11 winners had a top-30 finish in one of their previous two starts before this event
  • 7 of 10 winners won a prior event the calendar year of their Masters win
  • Only Tiger Woods(06/07), Nick Faldo(89/90), and Jack Nicklaus(65/66) won consecutive Masters titles.(Not a great sign for defending champion Jon Rahm)
  • Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 was the last winner of this event in their first appearance(Not a great sign for Ludvig Aberg/Wyndham Clark/Akshay Bhatia)
  • 14 of 34 winners had a previous victory at Augusta National(Most recently 2019 Tiger Woods and 2014 Bubba Watson)

My 2024 PGA DFS The Masters DraftKings Lineup

Brooks Koepka $10.2k

  • Best major championship golfer in the world
  • In Major Championships since 2017, he has 5 wins and 11 top-5s
  • Runner Up at the 2019 and 2023 Masters
  • Elite long iron player
  • Elite height and length off the tee with driver
  • Putted well historically at Augusta National

Hideki Matsuyama $9.0k

  • Won 2021 Masters
  • His average finish since 2015 is 13th with six top-15 finishes in that span
  • Won the Genesis Invitational in February
  • Finished 7th at Valero Open last week
  • 11th Strokes Gained: Total
  • 3rd Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green
  • 1st on PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Around the Greens(potential huge impact this week)

Cameron Young $8.5k

  • Arguably the best driver in the game of golf
  • 15th Strokes Gained Approach
  • 2nd in proximity on approaches 175-200 yards/11th on approaches 200-225 yards
  • Finished T-7th in just his second appearance at Augusta last year
  • Finished T-8 or better in four of his last seven major championships played
  • 2nd on Tour on approaches from 175-200 yards/11th on approaches 200-225 yards

Sahith Theegala $7.7k

  • 14th in Strokes Gained Off The Tee
  • 13th in SG: Putting
  • Elite long iron player
  • 10th in Par-5 scoring
  • Top-10 finishes this season at difficult venues TPC Sawgrass and Bay Hill
  • Finished 9th in first career Masters start last year
  • Golfers who excel in their first Masters appearance typically continue to find success at Augusta National(recent ex. Scheffler/Zalatoris)

Patrick Reed $7.4k

  • The exact type of player who excels at Augusta National
  • Elite scrambling ability
  • Arguably the best Bent green putter in the world
  • Won this event in 2018 (14 of 34 winners had won a previous Masters)
  • Finished top-10 at Augusta National in three of four starts since his win in 2018

Si Woo Kim $7.1k

  • Kim is considerably cheaper on DK than other golfers in the field who've gained 1.7 SG:T2G in the previous 3 months
  • Made cut and finished inside top 40 in his last five appearances at The Masters
  • 20th in Par-5 scoring
  • 8th in Par-4 scoring
  • 5th in scoring average
  • 11th in SG: Off The Tee

Betting Card

To Win:

Brooks Koepka +2000

Hideki Matsuyama +2500

Dustin Johnson +3500

Cameron Young +5000

Si Woo Kim +6000

Patrick Reed +6500

Sergio Garcia +11000

Prop Bets 

Cameron Young +850 top-5

Sahith Theegala +800 top-5

Si Woo Kim +1100 top-5

Patrick Reed +500 top-10

Sergio Garcia +900 top-10

Stewart Hagestad +2800 top-20

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