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The Winning Element: Fantasy Golf Picks for The 2022 Masters | DraftKings & FanDuel PGA Lineups

Jason Rouslin

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All of the PGA DFS content and fantasy golf picks this week are geared toward providing information that will help with DraftKings and FanDuel daily fantasy golf, PGA odds and betting predictions in the best way possible. With the help of the Awesemo expert , this is the last of the week-long written PGA fantasy picks material for DraftKings and FanDuel at the 2022 Masters.

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PGA DFS Golf Picks This Week: The 2022 Masters

This column will include 6 to 12 players as part of the core, which earns my highest allocation on DFS and is matched with bets across the board. With the biggest event of the year, everyone who can and qualified will tee it up this week, and Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay are among them.

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Total expected player pool: 67

For years I’ve said that the Masters is the toughest contest to play the highest-dollar Millionaire Maker. With such a limited field compared to other majors, 6-for-6 is such a necessity, and that has not happened for me. So I’ll have two distinct strategies for each of the $15 Millionaire Maker and the $100 Millionaire Maker.


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$100 Millionaire Maker Player Pool

Beating 28,000-plus entries to win $1 million this week is perinatally the dream, but it also won’t take nearly a perfect of lineup as it will take against 300,000-plus entries. With that, I’ll play a much smaller player pool and go more conservative. Making around 20 or 30 lineups, here is my expected player pool for them, in order of ownership percentage:

31 Total Players:

  • Cameron Smith ($9,900)
  • Jordan Spieth ($9,800)
  • Corey Conners ($7,600)
  • Jon Rahm ($10,800)
  • Justin Thomas ($10,300)
  • Collin Morikawa ($10,200)
  • Shane Lowry ($8,800)
  • Xander Schauffele ($9,600)
  • Will Zalatoris ($9,200)
  • Patrick Cantlay ($9,500)
  • Brooks Koepka ($9,400)
  • Dustin Johnson ($10,500)
  • Viktor Hovland ($10,100)
  • Gary Woodland ($6,900)
  • Rory McIlroy ($10,000)
  • Louis Oosthuizen ($8,900)
  • Tiger Woods ($8,500)
  • Tyrrell Hatton ($8,000)
  • Russel Henley ($7,800)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick ($7,700)
  • Max Homa ($7,100)
  • Si Woo Kim ($7,100)
  • Justin Rose ($7,500)
  • Brian Harman ($6,800)
  • Marc Leishman ($7,300)
  • Robert MacIntyre ($7,000)
  • Luke List ($7,000)
  • Cameron Champ ($6,800)
  • Cameron Young ($7,000)
  • Thomas Pieters ($6,600)
  • Sepp Straka ($6,600)
  • Hudson Swafford ($6,300)

Fantasy Golf Picks for the $15 Millionaire Maker

Three hundred thousand entries is the largest contest for PGA DFS one can find. It’s on path to fill as of 12:30 on Wednesday) and, obviously, will be hard to win. But there are a few strategies that have worked in the past and can guide to building lineups that have at least a chance of being a unique $1 million lineup. Here is my player pool in order of ownership percentage for the $15 Millionaire Maker contest and a note about the highest-owned golfers in the pool.

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Core PGA DFS Picks

  • Jordan Spieth ($9,800 DraftKings): Low ownership with a rising tee to green on a week that should favor golfers that are superb around the green. It’s a “go broke or go home” week for Spieth owners, and everyone knows who the conductor of that train is.
  • Collin Morikawa ($10,200): With so many options up top and arguably some of the worst form among them (both at Augusta and recently), Morikawa is being left out of a ton of lineups. He allows for the lineup to match up with higher-owned golfers like Jon Rahm or Cameron Smith.
  • Jon Rahm ($10,800): The putter had never been a problem in Rahm’s career before the last three months. Those that have watched his career know that his slumps don’t last long in his camp, and if this is the week his putts start falling, he could become the fourth player from Spain to win a green jacket.
  • Cameron Smith ($9,900): As long as every lineup starts with either Spieth or Morikawa and then either Rahm, Smith or Thomas, there should be enough diversity upfront to create a unique lineup.
  • Viktor Hovland ($10,100): The third appearance for the budding star. Not a ton of attention is going to him this week, and he is priced in between Smith and Thomas.
  • Will Zalatoris ($9,200): If Zalatoris has to putt everything from outside of five feet this week, he might win. He has a solid price, even with the yips on his short putting.
  • Patrick Cantlay ($9,400): These last three guys are all projected at 10% ownership and seem like easy targets to get leverage on the field by stacking together in lineups.
  • Xander Schauffele ($9,600): It hasn’t been the best or worst start to the year for Schauffele, and he always comes in higher owned than his projection.
  • Dustin Johnson ($10,500): Trending into the week in some of the best form he’s been in all year certainly bodes well for this past champion.

Fringe PGA DFS Picks (12-17% of Lineups)

  1. Scottie Scheffler
  2. Rory McIlroy
  3. Brooks Koepka
  4. Louis Oosthuizen
  5. Shane Lowry
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Sungjae Im
  8. Sam Burns
  9. Adam Scott
  10. Tyrrell Hatton
  11. Tony Finau
  12. Tommy Fleetwood
  13. Justin Rose
  14. Cameron Young
  15. Robert MacIntyre
  16. Luke List
  17. Harold Varner

Alternates (6-11% of Lineups)

  1. Hideki Matsuyama
  2. Bryson DeChambeau
  3. Daniel Berger
  4. Joaquin Niemann
  5. Abraham Ancer
  6. Russell Henley
  7. Corey Conners
  8. Paul Casey
  9. Webb Simpson
  10. Billy Horschel
  11. Patrick Reed
  12. Marc Leishman
  13. Seamus Power
  14. Max Homa
  15. Si Woo Kim
  16. Gary Woodland
  17. Brian Harman
  18. Kevin Na
  19. J.J. Spaun
  20. Tom Hoge
  21. Erik van Rooyen
  22. Christiaan Bezuidenhout
  23. Thomas Pieters
  24. Lucas Herbert
  25. Hudson Swafford
  26. K.H. Lee

Holes in One (1-5% of Lineups)

  1. Talor Gooch
  2. Francesco Molinari
  3. Lee Westwood
  4. Cam Davis
  5. Min Woo Lee
  6. Stewart Cink
  7. Keita Nakajima
  8. Lucas Glover
  9. Mackenzie Hughes
  10. Danny Willett
  11. Garrick Higgo
  12. Guido Migliozzi
  13. Harry Higgs

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Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now four years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of two boys, James & Myles. A dog and more specifically Lab lover (Bella), he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, at Disney World, on a hike, or somewhere in between. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

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