Just because you know how to play fantasy golf at Yahoo, doesn’t mean that you can win playing fantasy golf at DraftKings. There are certain things you need to keep in mind when you join DraftKings and start your path of earning money playing fantasy golf.
Below are some DraftKings Fantasy Golf Tips that will let you compete with other players you will face when you play your games.
Know The Scoring System
The most important page you should read on any daily fantasy sports site is the scoring system. Here we have summarized the fantasy golf scoring system at DraftKings.
Golfers on each team will accumulate points as follows:
- Per Hole Scoring
- Double Eagle (DBL EAG): +20 PTs
- Eagle (EAG): +8 PTs
- Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
- Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
- Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
- Double Bogey (DBL BOG): -1 PT
- Worse than Double Bogey (WORSE DBL BOG): -1 PT
- Tournament Finish Scoring
- 1st: 30 PTs
- 2nd: 20 PTs
- 3rd: 18 PTs
- 4th: 16 PTs
- 5th: 14 PTs
- 6th: 12 PTs
- 7th: 10 PTs
- 8th: 9 PTs
- 9th: 8 PTs
- 10th: 7 PTs
- 11th–15th: 6 PTs
- 16th–20th: 5 PTs
- 21st–25th: 4 PTs
- 26th–30th: 3 PTs
- 31st–40th: 2 PTs
- 41st-50th: 1 PTs
- Streaks and Bonuses
- Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 Per Round) (3+ BIR STRK): +3 PTs
- Bogey Free Round (BOG FREE RD): +3 PTs
- All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (ALL 4 RDS UND 70): +5 PTs
- Hole in One (HOLE IN ONE): +10 PTs
You will see that Pars are almost equal to Bogeys, while Birdies are worth 3 points. Why is this important? Just having a steady golfer that grinds it out with pars and occasional birdies and plays all four rounds will result in big fantasy points. You don’t need to fill your lineup with huge golf sleeper picks along with top golfers. You can focus on the middle of the pack and try to pick 6 golfers that will all make the cut and continue to score all 4 days. The bonus point system is heavily weighted to the winner, so being able to pick guys that will finish at or near the top will help – so focus on PGA Tour players that are consistent top 10 finishers in tournaments.
Don’t Play In Huge Entry Contests
We all want that big prize that DraftKings promotes for golf…but we all want to win the lottery as well! If you want to really make money playing fantasy golf in the long term, focus on head to head games or smaller fields (5-10 players). When you play against a few hundred or over a thousand other people, your team has to be almost perfect to cash in. If you play 1-9 other opponents, your chances greatly improve and even a few flaws in your picks can still result in a win for you.
Double-Check Your Lineup
Unlike other games at DraftKings where you can make changes to your lineup if a player hasn’t started, for golf, the lineups lock at the first tee off on the first day. Make sure you check the night before or even wake up early to see if a certain golfer has backed out of a particular tournament. The worst thing to happen is to wake up at 7am and find out your top golfer had a sore back and withdrew from the tournament…that’s an instant loss unless any or all your opponents had the same guy.
Find That Diamond In The Rough
Finding a golf sleeper pick for a particular PGA tournament is tough, but can be done. Even before you look at the DraftKings salary cap numbers, do your own research of which players are hot, which have a good course history, which ones are battling injuries, and what some of the experts say about players, etc… – and when you’ve done that, look at the DraftKings lineup.
Start At The Bottom
Many fantasy golfers scroll from top to bottom – you should scroll from bottom to top! After doing your research, you can: look to see if a player is undervalued, if a certain pick that you and experts have determined will do well on the upcoming course is priced low, or if a golfer that was an alternate has been added to the field but DraftKings has him on a low salary amount. Finding low priced players allows you to pick some higher priced favorites that are predicted to score well and possibly win a particular tournament.
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