The 2017 Masters Expert Picks and Preview

The Masters Tournament Expert Golf PicksOne of the most famous golf tournaments in the world, The Masters is the crown jewel of golf! It is the first of the four majors and is the sign for golfers that spring is officially here. Although PGA Tour golf is basically played all year round many regard The Masters Tournament as the official beginning of the golf season.

Want to skip the Masters Tournament Preview and just want some picks? Check out our 2017 Masters Sleepers Page for tips in making Sleeper Picks and a couple of guys you should focus on.

History and tradition surround The Masters most notably with the golf course – Augusta National. Set in Georgia, Augusta is a private and exclusive golf club known for its traditions and beauty. Each hole is named after a flower, holes 11-13 are known as Amen Corner, The Hogan Bridge crossing over Rae’s Creek, the once famous Eisenhower Tree and of course Butler Cabin where every 1st Sunday in April the Green Jacket presentation goes to the winner of the Masters presented by the previous year’s winner.

Tradition is a huge part of the Masters but the golf is the focus and even for players that have come back time and time again, you can never underestimate the bite that Augusta can put on a golfer if you hit the wrong shot.

2017 Masters Tournament Preview

The 2017 Masters features again a top field of golfers. Nobody turns down their invitation to this tournament and 2017 will see last year’s champion Danny Willett take on the best golfers in the world all trying to win won of the more prestigious honors in sport - a Green Jacket. With 2 time champion Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and other young top golfers like new number one golfer in the world Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson – The 2017 Masters will once again be one of the best tournaments of the year to watch!

For Fantasy Golf Fans, there is no shortage of 2017 Masters Fantasy Golf Contests. You can play in small head to head contests, Free Masters Fantasy Golf Contests and each year we give you details on the BIGGEST Fantasy Golf Contest of the year where you can walk away with $1 Million! Fantasy Golf has become one of the top fantasy games to play and The 2017 Masters Tournament will be the biggest year yet!

Dates - April 6 - April 9, 2017

Prize Pool - $10,000,000

First Place - $1,800,000

FedEx Cup Points - 600

Amen Corner Augusta

Where is the 2017 Masters being played?

Name of Course – Augusta National GC

Augusta National Golf CourseWhere is Augusta - Augusta, GA

Par – 72

Yards – 7435

Slope Rating - 137

Year Built – 1933

Designed By - Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie

Notable Past Masters Champions

Danny Willett Masters ChampionDanny Willett2016 - Danny Willett

 

Jordan Spieth2015 Jordan Spieth

 

Bubba Watson2014 - Bubba Watson

 

Adam Scott2013 - Adam Scott

 

The Masters Info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The Masters organizers send out 90-100 invitations each year and has the smallest field out of the 4 majors
  • The Top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking all get invited to the Masters
  • Past Champions are always invited no matter if they are still playing or not (although some are discouraged from playing at a certain age)
  • Although he helped build Augusta, Bobby Jones never won The Masters having already retired. He played in the first Masters Competitively and as an exhibition in following years
  • Jack Nicklaus won the Masters 6 times; Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer each won 4 times

2017 Masters Fantasy Golf Info

As mentioned above you can look at our list of the Top 2017 Masters Fantasy Golf Contests or you can skip to the BIGGEST Fantasy Golf Contest for the 2017 Masters. In the past it has filled up 12 hours before the Masters tees off so if you are going to play…don’t wait until the last second to enter. You can enter it now and then set your lineup up until the first golfer tees off on Thursday morning. Although we aren’t in the business of giving out Sleeper Picks for the Masters, we do have a page that will help you find some 2017 Masters Sleeper Picks as well as we offer you a couple of guys that we will have in our fantasy golf lineups that we like as Sleepers for the Masters.

Where To Get Expert Picks for the Masters

The Masters is some aspects a predictable tournament. Course history matters but so do strategies like playing the hot golfer and having golfers that have an all-around solid game. You can do all of this analysis…or you can trust the experts at GolfBanker.com. They do all this number crunching and they make the plays that they tell you to make. Their fantasy picks in 2017 have been solid (They've picked 2 outright winners already) and for a tournament like the Masters it can’t hurt to have some extra professional opinions if you are going to try to really cash in for the 2017 Masters.

Why You Need Expert Picks For The 2017 Masters

Because you aren’t an expert! If you are playing fantasy golf for fun then you don’t need expert golf picks. If you are really looking to retire early by winning the Millionaire Maker Contest at DraftKings then you may want to have some professionals help you build some lineups to improve your odds of winning.