Welcome to the November edition of golf's most prestigious tournament
The Masters is set for Nov. 9-12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best Masters lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($10,000)
Masters in November? With no fans? Eh, DJ's not one for traditions anyway. Johnson shrugged off COVID-19 like it was a stray bogey, finishing T2 in his first action since a T6 at the U.S. Open and extending his string of top-6 finishes to six straight tournaments. He's finished in the top 10 in his last four Masters, including a T2 in 2019, one stroke behind Tiger Woods. He's been playing flawless golf for three months now and is more than ready to add that second major.
Patrick Reed ($9,200)
Hate him all you want, but Reed's not going anywhere. The prickly one ignores the chatter about his lack of character and just goes about attacking golf courses like they were his sworn enemies. The 2018 Masters champion hasn't finished outside the top 50 in a golf tournament in four months, with seven top-14 finishes in that span. He's not out here to make friends, but he is out to make money, and he can make you some in the process.
Tony Finau ($8,800)
Here's all you need to know about Finau's intestinal fortitude: He finished T10 at the 2018 Masters despite dislocating his ankle at the par-3 tournament the day before the first round. He's two-for-two in Masters top 10s, adding a T5 in 2019. Finau is money at the big events, with a solo eighth at the Memorial, a T4 at the PGA, a fifth at the BMW and a T8 at the U.S. Open since July.
Louis Oosthuizen ($7,900)
The sweet-swinging South African and 2010 Open champion is one of only seven players with a major runner-up Grand Slam, joining Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Dustin Johnson and Craig Wood. The 2012 Masters runner-up, Oostie hit one of the greatest shots in tournament history, holing his second shot on the par-5 second hole for an albatross. After a solo third at this year's U.S. Open, the No. 18 player in the world won't need a miracle shot to contend this week.
Lee Westwood ($7,200)
He's coming off a missed cut in Houston, but Westwood recently posted a string of six straight top-25 finishes, including a T13 at the U.S. Open. Once a major top-10 machine, Westwood has had some of his closest calls at The Masters — a pair of runner-ups (in 2010 and 2016) and six top 10s. The 47-year-old is a bargain at this price.
Zach Johnson ($6,800)
ZJ stared down a vintage-era Tiger Woods to win the 2007 Masters, and while his recent record at Augusta has been less than stellar, his recent play has been very solid — since a missed cut at the PGA, he has two top 10s, including a T8 at the U.S. Open, and posted top 25s at the Shriners and Sanderson Farms in recent weeks. A tantalizing sleeper.