The Masters betting: Daily Fantasy Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel Contests
A tradition unlike any other is The Masters on CBS—especially in the spring. Last year it was in the fall, for obvious reasons. But we are back in business on the second weekend in April, when it won’t be completely business as usual at Augusta National but it will at least be closer to normal than what we saw in 2020. There will at least be some patrons on the hallowed grounds of Augusta.
Which players will put on a show for those patrons? Here are our best bets for your 2021 Masters daily fantasy lineup.
Jordan Spieth ($9,400)
I never really got off the Spieth bandwagon, and for three years I regretted not doing so. But remaining onboard has finally begun to pay off again, and it will probably do so once more this week at the Masters. The 27-year-old American has four top-three performances in seven Masters appearances, including a victory in 2015. At the moment he has made six cuts in a row with four top-four showings—most recently a title at the Valero Texas Open.
Lee Westwood ($8,800)
In his last nine trips to the Masters dating back to 2010, Westwood has placed in the top eight on five occasions. Two of those finishes were runner-ups. Playing his best golf in many years right now, the veteran Englishman was second at both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship. All signs point toward a big week in Augusta for Westwood.
Viktor Hovland ($8,700)
Hovland was one of the best golfers in the world when golf returned from its coronavirus hiatus last summer. Although he has perhaps cooled down slightly in terms of consistency, the 23-year-old Norwegian has turned in four top-five finishes in his last seven tournaments. Hovland’s Masters history is brief, but one feather in his cap is that he was low amateur in 2019 (T32 overall).
Daniel Berger ($8,500)
Like Hovland, Berger should be playing with a chip on his shoulder. Neither one played in last year’s Masters even though each man was on fire coming out of the hiatus. Qualification for the 2020 Masters was based on April—when the event was supposed to take place—instead of November. Now, of course, they both have easy invitations—and will likely capitalize on the opportunity. Berger does have some history at Augusta National, as he has never finished outside the top 32 in three trips (including a T10 in 2016). The 28-year-old American has four top-10 efforts in his last six starts, highlighted by a triumph at Pebble Beach.
Joaquin Niemann ($7,500)
Niemann may not be as big of a name as everyone else on this roster, but he is going to be well-known even to casual fans soon. The 22-year-old Chilean has made an incredible 14 cuts in a row dating back to 2020. He has shot in the 60s in six of his last seven opening rounds, including a 62 at the Sony Open in January (ended up finishing runner-up). You have to think Niemann is going to start fast, and that should give him the momentum and confidence he needs to finish off the week in style. He may not be ready to win, but it would be a surprise if Niemann doesn’t contend.
Matt Kuchar ($6,800)
Not too much unlike Spieth, Kuchar kind of disappeared followed their memorable head-to-head duel at the 2017 British Open. Kuchar, too, is back in fine form just in time for his favorite tournament in 2021. The 42-year-old American has placed in the top 28 in nine of the last 11 Masters (and top eight in four of the last nine). He finished third at the recent Match Play Championship and followed that up with a T12 result at the Valero Texas Open.
Want more picks and predictions for the 2021 Masters? Check out all our expert previews below:
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