The table below compares the different Daily Fantasy Golf scoring systems used by DraftKings and PlayON. Although the points awarded are significantly different, the way players earn points is almost identical on both sites with ‘Scoring per hole’, ‘Streaks and Bonuses’ and ‘Finishing Position’ earning players points. DraftKings and PlayON are currently the only two major Daily Fantasy Sports sites offering real money Fantasy Golf contests. The great news for DFS players is that these sites cover the PGA Tour (DraftKings) and the European Tour (DraftKings & PlayON) between them.
Daily Fantasy Golf Scoring table
|FANTASY TEAM SIZE|
|SCORING PER HOLE|
|WORSE THAN DOUBLE BOGEY|
|STREAKS AND BONUSES|
|STREAK OF 3 BIRDIES OR BETTER|
|BOGEY FREE ROUND|
|5 BIRDIES IN A ROUND|
|ALL 4 ROUNDS UNDER 70 STROKES|
|HOLE IN ONE|
Differences in Daily Fantasy Golf scoring
Although PlayON Fantasy Golf contests award a lot more points in all categories than DraftKings, the ratios are very similar. PlayON however have a slightly larger average points distribution in that they award more relative point’s for good play. However PlayON punish players more for bad play than DraftKings do.
Another significant difference is that your lineup with PlayON Fantasy Golf must consist of 7 players whilst DraftKings only requires you to pick 6 players. The greater variance in points scoring and extra player permitted at PlayON means an even bigger edge for more accomplished players and here at Fantasy Fives we want to help give you an edge so you can understand some of the key strategies and concepts that will make you a winning Fantasy Golf player.
In Fantasy Golf scoring, PlayON also penalise any player missing the cut with -25 points whereas the only penalty for a player missing the cut at DraftKings is that they will not be able to score any further points during the final two rounds of play. It is vital to stress the importance of trying to select a line-up of Golfers that all make the cut in either tournament however this is easier said than done, especially if you are selecting some high risk players when trying to challenge in GPP contests.