Experts 2018: DraftKings launches new every day golf contests in time for the Experts

Part of the fun associated with Masters Week for some is the appeal of joining Masters pools plus attempting to pick the winner of the year’s first major. And taking this one step further are daily-fantasy sites for example DraftKings and FanDuel , which usually continue to cater to golfers’ predictive appetites.

DraftKings released a new format of golf competition starting with this week’s action on Augusta National, a game it phone calls a “single-round showdown. ” Every day is a different contest, and factors are awarded based on the score the golfer cards that day. Silver eagles (or anything better) reap one of the most points, and so on, plus you’re granted for a player going on a streak associated with three or more birdies. (Patrick Reed’s Friday round, in which his 9 birdies came in three streaks associated with three birdies in a row would have netted you quite the factors. )

With regard to Sunday’s Day 4 contest, additional points are rewarded for a golfer’s tournament finish. The company’s “Final-Round Finale” has $500, 000 in assured prizes and a $100, 000 pay out in store for the winning lineup upon Sunday. DraftKings says it desired to capture the attention of golfers that are watching on Sunday, and to provide those who made pre-tournament picks that will aren’t looking so hot.

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In line with the popularity of Sunday’s contest, along with almost 90, 000 entries registered as of this writing, we’ll say the company provides hit on something. DraftKings was your first daily-sports company to get into golf, launching its ultra-popular “Millionaire Maker” contest, which had over 500, 000 entries (at 20 dollars per team), for 2018. FanDuel has also followed suit and moved into the golf space, capitalizing on an expanding contingent of players interested in fantasy-golf contests.

Listed below are the top-10 golfers based on DraftKings scoring from the past three Experts Tournaments.

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