The 2015 Players Championship was one of the most thrilling finishes of the PGA tour last year, when Rickie Fowler defeated Kevin Kisner and Sergio Garcia in a three-man playoff.
Fowler was trailing by 5 shots with only 6 holes left, when he rallied to shoot a birdie-par-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie and force his way into the tiebreaker.
He followed up with a birdie on the famous 17th island hole, and took down the $1.8 Million first place prize.
For golf fans, the best way to experience the trill this year may be DraftKings $400,000 Fantasy golf contest this week. To play, just pick 6 golfers from the field while staying under the $50,000 salary cap. Each player has a salary assigned based on their past performances. The tournament has a first place prize of $100,000 and an entry fee of just $3, but DraftKings is running a promotion to give any new user a free entry with a first deposit.
To prepare for the tournament, here’s a look at some of the biggest names in the field.
Rickie Fowler ($10,600): – The 2015 Players Champ is primed to repeat again this year as he’s been playing good golf lately. He already has five top 10 finishes this season and has proven he can handle the pressures of golfs “5th major.” Don’t let this year’s Masters result leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Kevin Kisner ($7,700): – Kisner should be looking for revenge coming off last year’s playoff loss to the aforementioned Fowler. Kisner is a streaky golfer who looks primed to get hot. Get on him while you can at this price.
J.B. Holmes ($7,400): – J.B. has been playing really solid golf so far this year with six finishes in the top 15 already this year, including finishing 4th in this year’s Masters. His strokes gained tee-to-green this season can be attributed largely to how well he’s been hitting the ball off the tee, which we expect to continue to see at TPC this weekend.
Daniel Berger ($8,000): – The 2015 Rookie of the Year had 6 top 10 finishes his rookie season, including two second place finishes. In Berger’s young career he’s proven to be a consistent golfer, who’s currently on somewhat of a roll, so he should at least give you solid scoring for four days. Don’t be surprised if by the end of the weekend people are mentioning his name with the other young elite golfers we’ve come to know.