The first major golf championships tournament is just a month away, and DraftKings has a series of events and promos scheduled which will generate plenty of excitement for its PGA daily fantasy fanatics.
$4M Fantasy Golf Millionaire
In true DraftKings style, the site plans to kick things off with a bang, or rather a $4 million guaranteed contest centered on the Masters, with $1 million set aside for the first place finisher. Players can secure their entry for $20, or win a ticket in any one of $.25, $3 or $5 satellites running through April 6.
Users will have the option of drafting up to 200 lineups for what the site claims is the biggest fantasy golf contest ever held. The player who emerges victorious will take home the seven-figure payday, with the runner-up pocketing $250,000 and third banking $100,000. A total of 48,733 places will be paid, with the lowest rung taking home a $30 score.
DraftKings also has something in store for its highrollers, a tournament dubbed the $600,000 Thunderdome. With its $5,300 entry fee, players will need either deep pockets or supreme confidence in their PGA drafting abilities to participate in this high-priced contest.
On April 7, competitors will draft their team and compete for a $150,000 first prize. Second-place will take home a respectable $100,000, with third pocketing $60,000. Up to 24 places will be paid, with the last nine receiving a $10,000 award. Satellites to the event will of course be running, at price points of $3, $33 and $200.
Tiger Jam Experience
DraftKings is also giving players the chance to win a golf-lover’s dream package through its Tiger Jam contest. Over three nights, qualifiers will party with golf legend Tiger Woods, attend exclusive private concerts and have a chance to win a ticket into Tigers Poker Night, a tournament presented by the World Poker Tour valued at $11,000. But there’s much more, here’s what else is included:
- A private golf exhibition, photo opportunity and Q&A session with Tiger
- A round of golf for one at Shadow Creek on Friday, 4/29 and Saturday, 4/30
- Two invites into the exclusive Tiger Jam reception and auction
- Entry into the VIP concert after-party
- Three nights stay at the MGM Grand, $1 , 000 cash for airfare and a premium swag bag filled with Nike gifts
Players can buy directly into the tournament for $300, or take their chance in satellites offered for as little as $.25. The contest wraps up on April 14 and will award 10 packages total.
Last year’s event got rave reviews from those in attendance, with DFS pro Peter ‘CSURAM88’ Jennings calling it “the best experience of my life and something I am hopeful I can do every year.”