2023 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 2023 Masters sleepers! We’ve pent up nine months of anticipation since Cam Smith hoisted the Claret Jug at the 2022 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 golf sleeper picks.

The Masters has not been kind to longshots historically from an outright perspective, and my betting card will surely reflect 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.

Looking over the list of longshots this year, it’s clear that all 18 LIV golfers are priced at a discount given the uncertainty behind how their performance on a 54-hole exhibition tour over the last year will translate to the atmosphere of a full Major field. 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.

So with some help from Draft Kings among other online sportsbooks, let’s get to our 2023 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.


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

The 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 2023 Masters. Masters stats pulled across Last 36 Rounds unless otherwise noted.

Justin Rose (, $7,800)

Drink if you’ve heard this before, but it’s a Ryder Cup year, and this Englishman continues to look inspired with a resurgent 2023 season after failing to make the 2021 European team. Rose broke a four-year winless drought at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am just five starts ago, where he leaned on his strengths of Approach and Putting. His ability to pop in those two areas has ballooned his stock of late, with three top-10s and six top-30s over his last nine starts.

Though Rose is still chasing his first Masters win, few others in this week’s field have a resume that compares. He ranks No. 4 in total strokes gained at Augusta National over the last 10 years with six career top-10s, including two runner-up finishes since 2015. He also posted a T7 most recently in 2021. Rose has paced the field as first-round leader () an impressive four times over his Masters career, and is on a short list of players with elite course history to pair along with a win this calendar year.

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Min Woo Lee (, $7,600)

The $7,600 price range on DraftKings just got a whole lot more interesting over the last 24 hours. Corey Conners and Brooks Koepka were already under-valued at this price before last week’s events played out, and now with both winning on their respective tours, Min Woo is sure to be the forgotten man. But here’s my hot take for the week: I expect Min Woo Lee to place the highest of the three $7,600 golfers this week.

Lee has gradually become a force on the DP World Tour this season, finishing top-15 in each of his last seven overseas starts. He then further proved his game can translate against all the best players in the world with a T6 showing at THE PLAYERS Championship, where he went toe-to-toe with Scottie Scheffler in the final pairing on Sunday. The 2023 form is no sudden thing either, as Lee had previously burst onto the scene with wins on the DP World Tour in 2020 and 2021. Top-5 in this week’s field in Driving Distance, his skillsets of elite distance and short game have already proven to translate well at Augusta National with a T14 in his debut last year.

Patrick Reed (, $7,300)

You probably don’t want to play or bet Patrick Reed this week, hoping for an embarrassingly early exit so he can fade back into obscurity on the LIV tour. Unfortunately, however, you should find yourself some exposure to the 2018 Masters champion at this price.

It’s clear that in general, LIV players have descended into the Masters sleepers zone across the board given the question marks that surround the validity of their recent results on this new tour. Is a T12 at LIV Jeddah impressive? Are we hitting the panic button because of a 38th at LIV Mayakoba? How differently would we judge the PGA TOUR players if we could only see three rounds of data and could remove 90 of their competitors? These questions are all rhetorical and impossible to answer but I think the takeaway is this: LIV players did not get worse simply because they moved on to play a different tour. The way we evaluate LIV players has just become more veiled.

Patrick Reed has finished top-10 in three of the last five Masters appearances, and I don’t think he’s significantly less likely to achieve a similar result in 2023. He’s finished T25 and 2nd in his latest full-field starts this year, and is the only player priced cheaper than $8,200 on DraftKings to rank top-25 in SG: TOT at The Masters, Majors (L5 Years), and Comp Difficult Courses.

Keith Mitchell (, $7,100)

It’s a homecoming week for the Georgia Bulldog and Sea Island, Georgia resident. The 31-year-old has surprisingly made just one prior appearance at The Masters over his eight-year pro career, but it was a solid display in 2019, finishing T43 with a final round 69 – no small task for a debutant.

2023 has been the best statistical season of Mitchell’s career, racking up a pair of top-five finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Genesis Invitational. Contending at Riviera is a great indicator for better results to come at Augusta, as players like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, and Jon Rahm have all leaned on their shot-making ability to find success across both.

Mitchell ranks top-10 in SG: OTT, Driving Distance, Par-4 Scoring: 450+, Par-5 Scoring, and SG: TOT (Comp, Difficult Conditions), all encouraging signs for improved results his second time around at Augusta National.

Jason Kokrak (, $6,500)

It’s an ugly week to dig deep into the $6K range on Draft Kings, with most options below $6,500 being amateurs, senior past champions, or players completely devoid of form. Kokrak, perhaps a beacon of light in this range, was serviceable (I assume?) at LIV Orlando in his previous start, finishing T11. I’m assessing Kokrak in a time capsule, and just assuming he’s not too far removed from his form through May 2022 when he last played on the PGA TOUR. At that time, Kokrak was a long and accurate driver who thrived on Bentgrass greens, and had piled up three wins over a two year stretch between the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, Charles Schwab Challenge, and Houston Open.

Kokrak’s last appearance at Augusta National in 2022 was a solid one, finishing T14. He’s finished T18 and T13 in his only two full-field starts this year, and makes for an appealing placement bet this week, given the top-20 upside he’s shown in scarce opportunities.

Best of luck if you choose to bet these Masters sleepers!


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