Masters 2019 Expert Fantasy Advice
It is that time of year again, golf fans. Time for the best golfers in the world to take their game to Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. It is time to crown a new Masters champion—which also means it is time for another great week of PGA daily fantasy action! But with so many stars in the field, who do you choose? More on that in a moment, but first, there is something else which must be addressed?
How about a little information about the course and the weather?
The Masters is held every year at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The course is home to some of the most iconic holes in the history of the game, but when it comes down to it, we are talking about a course that is a par-72 and 7475 yards long.
As for the weather, the temperature is expected to be in the mid to low-70s all weekend with partly cloudy to cloudy skies Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Sunday, the forecast is calling for thunderstorms. There is a chance for rain Friday and Saturday (20 percent), but on Sunday it jumps up to 80 percent. The wind might get a little crazy as well. Thursday and Friday, it is expected to be 11-12 MPH. Saturday it drops down to 6 MPH, but then jumps up to 14 MPH on Sunday.
In the past, I have been inclined to give defending champions some consideration. However, it is hard to get behind choosing Patrick Reed for a daily fantasy lineup when there are so many better options this year. He just simply hasn’t played all that well this year. Yes, he has a few top-15 finishes, and those are nothing to be ashamed of, but he also missed the cut at the Valspar Championship, placed t47 at the PLAYERS, and t50 at the Arnold Palmer. You could do worse than him, but you can also do a whole lot better.
But the following are guys you should consider for your daily fantasy lineup:
Rory McIlroy: Is there anyone in the world playing better, more consistent golf than him this season? Since January’s Tournament of Champions, he has placed t4, t5, T4, 2, t6, 1 and t9. When a top ten finish is your worst outing, you are having a heck of a year. Plus, he has placed in the top ten in each of the last four years. You could say, he’s due.
Tiger Woods: His name is always going to come up when it comes to the Masters. August National is one of the courses he has almost always played well on. So, it is not hard to imagine him getting into a groove and having a great tournament at a place he has won four times.
Jon Rahm: He can be a little frustrating at times when it comes to daily fantasy play. He’ll give you three great rounds that make you feel so glad you started him. But then he’ll throw in a stinker that makes you wonder what you were thinking. When he does put four solid rounds in, he is great to have, though.
You can’t go with a whole roster of superstars, though. So, what about some lesser known guys that may have a shot?
Hideki Matsuyama: He is driving the ball off the tee very well right now, and with his iron game, he is hitting over 70 percent of greens in regulation. That means a lot of opportunities for birdies.
Patrick Cantlay: Anyone who has recently missed a cut is kind of hard to go with, but with Cantlay you have a guy hitting a lot of greens in regulation. Like Matsuyama, that means he’ll have quite a few shots at birdies making him worth considering.
Jordan Spieth: He is not having a great year, but golf fans know that he is better than he has played and that a trip to one of his favorite course, Augusta National, could be what he needs to break out this season.
Others worth a look include K. Kisner, F. Molinar, W. Simpson, M. Fitzpatrick and D. Bling as an amateur. Good luck this week as this is truly the best sporting week of each year!
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