The 2015 Masters was the start of a lot of ‘Firsts’ for Jordan Spieth. He started the Masters by becoming the youngest player to lead after the first round, and finished by winning his first ever Major. He went on to become the youngest US Open winner. At just 22 years old, the future is bright for Jordan.
2015 was also a year of ‘firsts’ for fantasy golf fans. ‘Brettmarino’ became the first to ever win a $1 Million first place prize in fantasy golf, when he drafted Spieth and 5 other golfers to his roster.
Tomorrow, Spieth will look to repeat as champion at the Masters, and fantasy golf fans will have to decide whether to include him on their rosters as they compete in tomorrow’s contests.
And while most golf fans agree that Spieth and Rory McIlroy stand the best chance to put on the Green Jacket in 2016. Below are four other golfers that should be on your radar.
WHO SHOULD YOU DRAFT?
Jason Day ($11,600): Casual golf fans may not be aware, buy Day has snuck himself past Rory and Spieth as the #1 ranked golfer in the world entering The Masters. Day deserves to be in the conversation as much as anyone, having finished in 2nd in 2011 and 3rd in 2013. He is coming off a victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and has 3 other top 25 finishes in 2016 already.
Phil Mickelson ($10,500): The lefty is a two time champ at Augusta and has finished in the top 10 three times in the past six years. He’s been playing well in 2016, with a 5th place finish in the WGC-Cadillac in March and a 2nd place finish at Pebble Beach in February. Making the cut is essential to success on DraftKings and Phil is one of the most consistent options.
Kevin Kisner ($7,800): Kisner was as hot as anyone in the winter months, finishing in 2nd, 1st, 9th, and tied for 5th place in a four tournament stretch from November – January. He has cooled off a bit, but if he can regain that form, his favorable price leaves a lot of upside.
Martin Kaymer ($7,100): Kaymer is one of the more talented golfers but is priced in the middle of the pack for this tournament. He has two majors under his belt (2010 PGA Championship and 2014 US Open). He has been flying under the radar for American fans, since he has been participating on the European Tour instead of PGA Tour.
How to Draft Your Fantasy Golf Team
1) Sign up for free at DraftKings.com
2) Draft a team of six golfers while staying under the salary cap
3) Follow along with your scores live throughout the contest