The PGA’s unofficial 5th major, the Players Championship begins this Thursday and DFS contests are now available to join at DraftKings. Many daily fantasy golf players find PGA majors’ much more fun and engaging due to the increased prize pools and the fact that the fields are stacked with more top pros.
Fortunately for players, this year’s Players Championship features one of the strongest fields this year. A smaller than usual 144 players will be participating in the 43rd annual TPC with 70 players making the cut.
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Where to Play Daily Fantasy Golf?
After the 4 major sports (football, basketball, baseball and hockey), golf is the most popular and widely available daily fantasy sport. However, it’s not available everywhere and it’s not even available at the world’s 2nd largest daily fantasy sports site, FandDuel.
Besides DFS sites not named DraftKings, you can only find contests running at FantasyAces. They are offering a single $30,000 guaranteed contest this weekend. FantasyDraft and DraftPot have PGA options in their lobby but no contests listed for The Players Championship. FantasyDraft will be launching PGA contests in the middle of May but perhaps not in time for The Players Championship.
As far as golf’s future on FanDuel, they have previously been hesitant to possible grey area in the definition of a contest. Late last year they appeared to be warming to the idea, stating that they were still surveying the game for DFS contests. It’s possible, however, that the ongoing debate of DFS in state legislatures has delayed those plans for the time being.
For now, DraftKings and a select few medium-sized sites will have to do.
The Players Championship DFS Prize Pools at DraftKings
DraftKings players can find some large prize pools through The Player Championship DFS contests that are running this weekend. Among the GPPs offered are a handful of contests with guaranteed prize pools over $100,000. A variety of entry fees are offered so players of all types can participate in some of the largest contests.
For example, two $400k guaranteed contests are being held — one with a $3 buy-in and another with a $400 buy-in. These tournaments are top heavy with each awarding a top prize of $100,000.
Top events this weekend’s contests at DraftKings include:
$400,000 Drive the Green – $100k to first – $3 entry
$400,000 Pressure Putt – $100k to first – $400 entry
$300,000 Dogleg – $30k to first – $33 entry
$100,000 Thunderdome – $5,300 entry
$75,000 Clubhouse – $1,060 entry
$60,000 Drive Range – $150 entry, 3 entry max
$50,000 Hybrid – $3 entry, 3 entry max
A handful of $1 Million Fantasy Golf World Championship Qualifiers and $700k Fantasy Golf Thunderdome satellites will also be held as part of golf’s 5th major. Satellites will be available for many buy-in levels
In addition to guaranteed tournaments and leagues offered by DraftKings, double up contests are also currently availabbe in the lobby at DraftKings. Make sure to check the DraftKings PGA scoring and rules before you get started with your lineup.