DraftKings Golf contests are our favourite here at Fantasy Fives! The only place to play contests based on the PGA Tour in the States is with DraftKings who also now offer huge contests based on the European Tour, so all your top golf action is covered. PlayON do also host Daily Fantasy Golf contests on the European Tour.
Why do we love Draftkings Golf!
The PGA Tour based contests that DraftKings UK host are hugely popular and a fantastic way to enjoy a Golf tournament from start to finish with huge prizes on offer! At the time of writing:
- DraftKings Golf weekly contests include a $400K guaranteed prizepool contest which guarantees $100K to the winner, with just a $3 entry!
- At the majors it gets even bigger with $1million first prize guaranteed with an entry fee of just $20. So if you know your golf then you can make some serious cash, whilst having great fun at the same time.
The excellent coverage of the PGA tour by Sky Sports means that you can see all the action, and with DraftKings variety of contests, you can win life changing money for very low risk every week
What are the rules for Draftkings Golf?
Draft Kings offers Weekly Fantasy Golf contests on all PGA Tour events with enhanced guaranteed prizepools on offer at the majors.
The essential DraftKings Golf rules are listed below, and similar to other traditional Fantasy Sports games, you are required to pick a line-up of players (6 for your Draftkings Golf line-up) within a specified budget ($50,000 as per all Draft Kings contests).
Draftkings Golf Essentials:
- You must pick a line-up comprising 6 golfers prior to the start of each PGA Tour event;
- You can switch your Draftkings Golf line-up up until the cut off time which is displayed in the contest lobby and is usually just prior to first tee off’;
- You have a maximum budget of $50,000 to create your Draftkings Golf line-up;
- Your total team score will be made up of the total DraftKings Golf contest scores of the individual 6 players selected;
- You can monitor your position live during the contest simply by logging in to your DraftKings account and clicking on ‘Live’ contests.
How do I score points playing Draftkings Golf
Draft kings points scoring for Weekly Fantasy Golf contests are listed below. It is worth noting that although the highest points are awarded for high tournament finishing positions, players can score points on every hole they play so trying to find 6 players who will make the cut and earn points over 4 days is very important. Check out the Fantasy Fives Strategy section for some tips on the different types of player to be considered when your lineup.
There are 3 ways to earn points in DraftKings Golf Contest:
- Per Hole Scoring:
- Streaks and Bonuses Scoring
- Tournament Finish Scoring
Per Hole Scoring:
One of the most fun aspects about playing Weekly Fantasy Golf at DraftKings is that EVERY HOLE COUNTS! Your players can earn of lose points at each hole as follows:
Double Eagle (DBe): +20 PTs (also referred to as an Albatross in Golf terminology)
Eagle (EAG): +8 PTs
Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
Double Bogey (DBB): -1 PT
Worse than Double Bogey (DBW): -1 PT
Streaks and Bonuses Scoring:
Another great feature on Draftkings Golf scoring are streaks and bonus points meaning that when a player gets on a hot run, you can reap the benefits immediately.
Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 per Round) (BIR3+): +3 PTs
Bogey Free Round (BOFR): +3 PTs
All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (A4U70): +5 PTs
Hole in One (ACE): +10 PTs
Tournament Finishing Scoring:
Due to the significant weighting given to player’s tournament finishing position, you will need to select players who have a chance of finishing near the top of the leaderboard if you want a chance of winning some of the big GPP tournaments. Tournament Finishing points are awarded as follows.
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
Please visit draftkings.co.uk for a full detailed breakdown of all Draftkings Golf rules.
What type of DraftKings Golf contests can I play in?
As with all sports covered by Draft Kings, there are huge range of contest types to choose from, ranging from one on one match ups, to playing in large guaranteed prizepool tournaments. Visit our ‘Game Types’ page to read up on all the different contest types and help you work out which type of contest is best for you. Another great feature at Draft Kings is you can bulk enter teams into multiple contests. Simply visit ‘My Lineups’ after you have created a team and follow the instructions.
Can I create my own DraftKings Golf contests to play against friends?
Absolutely, in fact you can create your own DraftKings Golf contest for all sports that they cover. This means that whatever action is going on, you can create your own contest to play against friends and fellow sports fans. Check out our ‘Create a contest’ section for full details!