The Masters is set for April 7-10 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 ($10,500)
DJ's 2020 Masters win was the culmination of a torrid stretch of otherworldly golf and seemed to signal a lengthy mid-30s stint at No. 1 for the most talented guy on Tour. It hasn't worked out that way — but it still could. Johnson failed to capitalize on his Augusta breakthrough with his 2021 majors performances, which included two shocking missed cuts, and he hasn't won on Tour since that November Masters. But his game is rounding back into form (he finished fourth at the Match Play), and his driver remains one of the most potent weapons out there. A couple of well-timed eagles (his specialty) would come in quite handy this week.
Sam Burns ($8,600)
Let's get something out of the way: We hate Masters rookies, as history has taught us to do. I'm sure you've read somewhere that Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 remains the most recent Masters newbie to slip on the world's most famous ugly sportcoat. But Burns is not an ordinary rookie. He has three wins in the last 11 months, catapulting to No. 11 in the World Ranking. He does everything well, ranking 10th in SG: Total. Aside from a brief three-tournament interlude of missed cuts, he's been bulletproof this season, with two wins and five top 10s in 11 starts. He's a major-winner-in-waiting.
Tiger Woods ($8,500)
Sure, we're rolling the dice here, but we're not about to leave Tiger sidelined for the most hyped return since Gen. MacArthur (should it actually happen). Videographers have captured some tantalizing swings from the GOAT, paparazzi-style, and while he's publicly playing things close to the vest, we're prepared to bet on the guy who's made a career of doing the impossible to ignore the pain and make some more history.
Adam Scott ($8,300)
Aside from Burns, you'll notice that this week's lineup is populated exclusively with Masters winners. Augusta rewards experience, and they don't come much more experienced than Scott, the 2013 champion who will be making his 21st Masters appearance having made 12 straight cuts at the event. But he's more than just a veteran Masters ringer; Scott has five worldwide top 10s this season and is showing a surprisingly deft putter (13th in SG: Putting).
Patrick Reed ($7,400)
People love to hate Reed, the prickly rules-bender, but he's tailor-made for Augusta, and his record proves it. He won the green jacket in 2018 and posted top 10s in his last two Masters (T10 in 2020 and T8 in 2021). He hasn't played great golf this season, but you often get the feeling that he's about to erupt and go on another run.
Bernhard Langer ($6,100)
The greatest Champions Tour player of all time (43 wins, 11 majors and counting), Langer was a pretty fair regular Tour player as well, winning two Masters (1985, 1993) and maintaining a credible presence among the youngsters for decades. He posted a Masters top 10 as recently as 2014 (at age 56) and a top 30 in 2020 (at age 63).