2024 Masters Sleepers: 5 Potential Golf DFS & Betting Longshots

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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The Augusta National content keeps on flowing in with 2024 Masters sleepers! We’ve pent up nine months of anticipation since Brian Harman last hoisted the Claret Jug at the 2023 Open Championship, but now, we’ve got ourselves another Major week. I, for one, could not be more excited to talk about this field and our favorite Masters DFS picks.

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Masters Has Not Been Kind To Longshots

Longshots historically have not thrived from an outright perspective, and my betting card surely reflects that with only a select few names. With that said, there’s plenty of value to exploit in the mid and bottom pricing tiers from both a DFS and prop betting perspective. Case in point, Phil Mickelson came from nowhere for a podium finish at the 2023 Masters, so Course History and Course Fit are still viable angles to chase in pursuit of longshots at Augusta.

Given the uncertainty of how LIV golfers performance on the closed 54-man circuit will compare to that of the PGA TOUR, many of the LIV golfers are priced at a discount. Although a risk, there’s great upside in backing some of the LIV players who’ve demonstrated strong results at The Masters in the past. After all, more than half of the LIV golfers are in the field because they themselves are past Masters champions.

So, with some help from DraftKings, among other online sportsbooks, let’s get to our 2024 Masters longshots and sleepers for your DFS lineups and betting cards. Click on odds anywhere below to bet now on the best available prices in your state. 


Augusta National is the most famous and recognizable golf course in the world. Some slight modifications have stretched the course to the longest in tournament history, standing at 7,545 yards as a par-72 with the traditional mix of four par-3s, 10 par-4s and four par-5s. With negligible rough on the property, Augusta instead relies on severe undulations and firm and fast runoffs throughout to challenge the field. Mitigating your misses and strategically playing to the right spots is a game plan which has rewarded veterans and made prior experience more valuable overall at this event than most others on the TOUR schedule.

Distance, course history, and all-around ability to perform in difficult scoring conditions define the profile of what it takes to find success at The Masters. That is no secret, and for the most part, the pricing and odds we see in the market are reflective of that formula. Even still, these characteristics are not the end-all-be-all for what it takes to hang around in contention, so there is still an opportunity to exploit some value by honing in on specialists in certain key areas.

For a deeper dive into the course, read my Masters preview. Without any further delay, let’s get to our Masters picks, with a focus on longshots and sleepers for your DFS lineups.

2024 MASTERS DFS Picks: 5 Sleepers

From a DFS standpoint, I’ll be trying to fit in at least two top-10 players from this field into each of my lineups, avoiding the mid-tier range for balanced builds. That means it’s crucial to hit on the high upside value players in the $7K and $6K ranges.

In a tight 89-man field with soft pricing released weeks in advance, it’s also more important than ever to take stances based on projected ownership.

Masters trends have been predictive enough to show that random, out-of-form players do not step up to Augusta and win out of the blue, so from an outright betting perspective, I’ll be keeping a tight card with concentrated exposure at the top of the board.

With that said, there are countless examples of longshots or debutants pushing their way inside the top-20, so it will be crucial to get the bottom of the board correct from a DFS standpoint to ensure they are complementing a lineup featuring the more expensive elite players who hold the win equity.

Below, find my favorite value DFS options and longshots for the 2024 Masters. Masters stats pulled across Last 36 Rounds unless otherwise noted.

Patrick Reed (, $7,400)

I haven’t missed getting to watch Patrick Reed play golf since he left the PGA TOUR for LIV. But I will say from a DFS standpoint, I have missed the certainty of Reed going under-owned regardless of his fit for the course any given week. People just don’t want to put themselves in a position where they have to root for Patrick Reed, which creates a great Masters DFS picks leverage opportunity to back the 2018 Masters champion.

It’s a challenge to grade LIV golfers’ form on the same scale as the wider field of PGA TOUR players, given the disparity of Strokes Gained data available and the condensed 54-hole, 54-man fields LIV plays under. But in a small sample of larger field events since the 2023 Masters, Reed has looked like his vintage self. He’s finished in the top 15 in each of his last three Asian Tour starts, including a T4 finish in Macau three weeks ago. At LIV Miami last week, Reed showed his game is Augusta-ready with a solid T9 showing.

A T4 finisher at the 2023 Masters, Reed is a bona fide horse for the course at Augusta, looking for his fifth top-10 finish since 2018.

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Si Woo Kim (, $7,100)

The Pete Dye course specialist is known more for slaying short, positional courses that reward accuracy off-the-tee than he is for a bomber’s paradise like Augusta National. Kim’s lack of distance and the de-prioritization of driving accuracy at Augusta leave him in search of his first career top-10 finish at The Masters. However, his elite approach and short-game skills have led to one of the most consistent baselines at this event in the field. Since his debut in 2017, Si Woo has finished top 40 in each of his last six appearances, with a career-best T12 finish in 2021.

Once known as one of the most volatile players on the PGA TOUR, Kim has been remarkably consistent in 2024, sustaining a stretch of 10 consecutive made cuts dating back to the Fall of 2023. Over the last 36 rounds, Kim ranks No. 4 in this loaded field in terms of SG: T2G and has long been respected as one of the most skilled around-the-green players in the world. That deft touch has already culminated in a win at THE PLAYERS. So it isn’t too far-fetched to picture Kim contending at Augusta in much-improved form this year.

Harris English (, $7,000)

I never get too carried away when it comes to betting longshots to win The Masters outright, as Masters odds history has shown us that only four players have ever won with pre-tournament odds of 100-1 or longer. Charl Schwartzel was the last to do so, and that was 13 years ago. But, after watching Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman win half the Majors at gaudy odds last year, I’m compelled to take a big swing on the Georgia native in his fourth Masters appearance.

If you asked me who the most underrated golfer in 2024 is, I would, without hesitation, say it’s Harris English.

Before his final tune-up round at the Valero Texas Open last week, English posted six top-20 finishes over his first eight starts of the season. Two of his best finishes over that stretch have come at the two most correlated courses with success at Augusta National, finishing T15 at The Sentry and T8 at the Genesis Invitational. Looking over a longer sample, English was a winner at The Sentry back in 2021, and he remains the only Sentry champion over the last 12 years without a top-five finish at The Masters. You might say he’s due!

Is it hard to picture Jon Rahm putting the green jacket on Harris English in Butler Cabin at the end of this week? Definitely. But, if we look purely at the numbers, it shouldn’t be that outrageous to picture an OWGR top-40 player who is ranked top-30 by Data Golf contending on a big stage. After all, he’s finished top-10 in three of the last four U.S. Opens.

Austin Eckroat (, $6,300)

When it comes to finding value in Masters DFS picks, the secret is out that those who have performed well in the past are destined to repeat another strong performance. That makes debutants the most interesting players to analyze at The Masters each year, as there is a mystery behind how they should suit the course versus how they will actually reconcile the moment of fulfilling a lifelong dream on golf’s biggest stage.

For a young debutant, there’s no better time than now for Austin Eckroat to cruise down Magnolia Lane. The second-year pro has turned a corner this season, with just one missed cut over his last 12 starts dating back to October 2023. That consistency is a credit to his iron play, as he ranks No. 1 in SG: APP over the last 16 rounds. Eckroat gained entry into this field by way of his first career win at the Cognizant Classic four starts ago and has been playing with newfound confidence ever since.

While this will be his Masters debut, Eckroat is no stranger to Majors, as he impressed with a T10 finish at last year’s U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club.

Denny McCarthy (, $6,200)

Last year, Brooks Koepka and Corey Conners were the most mispriced players in the Masters field from a DFS perspective, with DraftKings releasing pricing prior to their wins at LIV Orlando and the Valero Texas Open. Interestingly enough, neither of the LIV or Valero winners this year (Dean Burmester and Akshay Bhatia) were in the Masters field prior to their victories, so we’ve avoided any egregious pricing mistakes…except for Denny McCarthy.

For those less clued into the weekly PGA TOUR grind, Denny McCarthy just lost to Akshay Bhatia in a playoff at the Valero Texas Open last week, nearly mounting one of the greatest comebacks in PGA TOUR history, erasing a six-stroke deficit by shooting eight-under over his final nine holes. To lose despite playing nothing short of perfect golf while in pursuit of his first PGA TOUR win is a devastating blow, without a doubt. But if one thing will make you quickly forget and move on, it’s a drive down Magnolia Lane for the first time.

Although Denny is known as a putting specialist, he’s put together a great resume in difficult scoring conditions. His best prior finish was a playoff loss to Viktor Hovland at the 2023 Memorial Tournament, which emulates many of the same characteristics of Augusta National. He also has a T7 under his belt at the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club, and finished top 30 at both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship last season.

Best of luck if you choose to roster these Masters DFS picks!


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