Riding the Course Horses: 2018 Masters

This year’s Master’s golf tournament at Augusta National is perhaps the most anticipated golf tournament ever. Tiger Woods looks to be back as a contender. Phil Mickelson is playing as well as ever. All of the best players in the world are in the field – and they are all playing well.

Course history is a big consideration at any tournament but The Master’s is different. This course is the same every year and the same players seem to perform well each year. The nuances and intricacies of the course don’t normally treat rookies very well. In fact, Fuzzy Zoeller was the last first-timer to win The Master’s when he donned the green jacket in 1979.

Certainly current form is important for any golf tournament but for these four days, course history outweighs form. The Master’s has a way of serving as a sweet-tasting medicine to those who have played well here before but might not be in the best current form.

There are only 87 golfers in the field this week. The top-50 plus ties will make the cut. Additionally, any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead will also make the cut. We could easily see 65-70% of the golfers make the cut. From a DFS perspective getting 6/6 of your golfers through the cut doesn’t guarantee success. You will need golfers to finish high and score points.

Here are the players that I am considering as core plays based upon course history (most recent finishes listed first and prices are from DK)… Continue reading “Riding the Course Horses: 2018 Masters”