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In 2001, Tiger Woods won his second Masters championship. The first place prize was $1,008,000, which was first time The Masters had paid 7 figures to the winner. When the tournament concludes in 2015, there will be another $1,000,000 winner, but this person doesn’t have to pick up a club.

DraftKings.com just announced the Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker Contest for The Masters, which will pay $1,000,000 to first place. Instead of playing 72 holes in Augusta, a fantasy owner just has to draft 6 golfers in the tournament to their roster. Competing against other fantasy owners, the winner will become the first ever fantasy golf millionaire.

Adam Goulet celebrates winning $1,000,000 in DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Championship last week. DraftKings has awarded 14 different Million Dollar first place prizes in the last 9 months.

Drafting a team is simple: Select 6 golfers while staying under the $50,000 salary cap. Each golfer is given a price based on their past performances. Your team will accumulate points based on their performance on each hole, round, and the tournament.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest names in the field:

Rory McIlroy ($14,900): Rory’s 2015 golf season has been a bit slow, but a lot is at stake for the #1 golfer. He can complete the majors Grand Slam with a win at Augusta. It feels as though it’s a matter of when, not if, Rory takes home the Green Jacket.

Bubba Watson ($12,200): He enters the tournament as the defending champion of the Green Jacket and will look to repeat last year’s performance. Bubba has made all 6 cuts this golf season, and finished in third place in his last tournament (the WGC-Cadillac on 03/05/15).

Phil Mickelson ($9,900): Your decision to draft Phil will depend on whether you value his recent play or his history at The Masters. The lefty has already missed two cuts in the five tournaments he’s played in 2015. However, he has won The Masters three times since 2004 and has plenty of experience at Augusta.

Tiger Woods ($9,400): Tiger won his first Masters in 1997 and his last major at the 2008 US Open. In addition, his health is up in the air and he may not end up playing. However, since there are 12 golfers priced higher than Tiger, he could actually provide some value if he does play in the field. He’s certainly a high-risk, high reward pick.


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