Arnold Palmer once said about golf – Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.
Next weekend millions will tune in to watch a golf course bloom in front of their eyes, while men with sticks curse or rejoice at the fractions that separate the winners from those that failed. You’ll be watching. We all will be watching in some way. There is something about this course..this event…that calls to us like Walden Pond does to Thoreau.
So how beautiful would it be to win money while you watched. You’ve seen what fantasy has done to football and how it changed how you watch it. You’ve seen how it influences your watching of basketball. Now imagine what it can do when you watch The Masters and you see your team of golfers cross amen corner, live.
DraftKings is having their Millionaire Maker Fantasy Golf Tournament during The Masters, with the top prize being a $1,000,000. Could that change your life? Could that make watching The Masters more beautiful? For $20, you could use your winnings to one day play at Augusta – see the course that has been described as heavenly, in person. Sure it seems like a risk, (no more than playing the lottery or eating at McDonald’s) and I would add the issue is not the risk but the return of investment you will make, but only you can decide that. What would you have to realise about the Millionaire Maker to make your decision today – before it fills up? We’re going to give it a go and see what happens ourselves. We will already be watching – now we’ll have a little extra incentive on who wins.
All year DraftKings will be helping you enjoy more golf by having PGA tournaments for you to play along. So when the Pro’s putt around The Old Course at St. Andrews, you’ll be there too.
Here’s how the scoring works:
- 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
- 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
- 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
Scoring Notes: Ties for a finishing position will not reduce or average down points. For example, if 2 golfers tie for 3rd place, each will receive the 18 fantasy points for the 3rd place finish result. Playoff Holes will not count towards final scoring, with the exception of the “finishing position” scoring. For example, the golfer who wins the tournament will receive the sole award of 1st place points, but will not accrue points for their scoring result in the individual playoff holes.
Player Lock Notes: All golfers lock at the time the first golfer tees off on day 1 of an event.
Contest start times are subject to change. Please check for exact times within 24 hours of the event.
Beautiful courses, a beautiful game and DraftKings is providing you a beautiful experience to watch and win.