Watch Golf Masters Tournament 2018 Augusta National live streaming free online will be kick off at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA, 5 Apr 2018 – 8 Apr 2018 01:00 pm ET and its broadcast on ESPN and CBS.
The time is finally here! The 2018 Masters is upon us, and with it also comes the biggest week of the year in daily fantasy golf. The Masters is always the pinnacle of the golfing world, but this year feels even bigger than any other Masters in recent memory. Almost every elite player has either won this season or is playing great golf right now, making it feel like the green jacket is truly anyone’s to win. Oh yeah, there is also the return of the greatest golfer of this generation and four-time Masters Champion Tiger Woods, which makes this year’s Masters one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of the past 20 years. Fortunately, there are plenty of potential picks and sleepers for your PGA DFS contests.
How to watch the Masters –
Date: Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8
Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
Time: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET (Sun.)
TV: ESPN (Thurs. & Fri.), CBS (Sat. & Sun.)
Augusta National is a long layout at 7,435 yards, which will play longer than its listed yardage. What makes Augusta National a truly special layout is that it tests every single aspect of a player’s game. There isn’t a flat hole on the course, and huge changes in elevation are standard. I’ve seen a big deal being made about strokes gained: off-the-tee going into the week, but I’m personally going to be using strokes gained: approach as the most important statistic this week. The fairways at Augusta are very forgiving, the rough is basically non-existent, and even if someone does get loose off the tee, playing out of the pine straw is by no means a death sentence.
However, missing your spot on the greens can be a scorecard wrecker at Augusta given both the speed and massive undulations that litter the greens. I also don’t mind giving a bump to players who are long off the tee due to the lack of real danger off the fairway besides the brutally deep fairway bunkers. With the being said, I won’t be eliminating short hitters by any means if their approach and short games are up to snuff.
Course management is crucial at Augusta National, so perhaps the most important thing to look for when picking golfers this week is their Masters histories. The atmosphere, layout, and pressure of playing in the Masters is unlike anything else in golf, so don’t be afraid to ride players who have played well over and over again at Augusta National even at high ownership.
Another aspect to note is the small field at The Masters. We will only see 86 players in the field this week, with the top 50 and ties or anyone within 10 shots of the lead making the cut. Unless we get some bad-weather carnage, we should see a ton of 6/6 lineups, and you may need multiple high finishers — as well as getting everyone through the cut — just to cash in cash games and min-cash in tournaments.
All in all, you do not simply want cut-makers this week. I can’t emphasize this enough. Shoot for upside, and if you can’t envision someone finishing within the top 10 or top 15, then don’t even consider him for your player pool in tournaments.