Masters Fantasy Golf Picks for 2019

David Kaestle
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The week that every professional golfer and golf fan circles on their calendars is finally here. The grass is cut, the tee boxes are set and the Pimento cheese sandwiches are made. It's Masters week.

The first major of the year, and the most prestigious tournament, brings together the most impressive field of professional golfers on the calendar to date.

Trying to sort through such a star-studded field can be difficult, so let's take a look at some golfers to pick when putting together your fantasy team this week.

Tiger Woods

Now that Tiger is officially "back", grabbing a win in the last event of an impressive comeback tour in 2018, why not grab his first major win in over a decade at the place it all started? Tiger comes in ranked as the 12th best player in the world and has already grabbed two top-10 finishes and one top-5 finish this season. If comfort is what Tiger needs to get back on the winning track at a major, Augusta is the place where he'll find that.

Matt Kuchar

Kuchar has quietly put together an impressive season and is playing some of the best golf of his career heading into the Masters. He's currently No. 1 in the FedExCup rankings and has already grabbed two wins this season. Additionally, he has five top-10 finishes, including a T-7 at last week's Valero Texas Open. Kuchar ranks 1st on tour in greens in regulation (GIR) and 6th in driving accuracy percentage (DAP), both of which are paramount in being able to tackle Augusta's fast greens and undulating fairways.

Rory McIlroy

Rory has put together an equally-impressive season to Kuchar. The Northern Irish golfer has also had his fair share of close calls and disappointments at Augusta. After watching a couple of great opportunities slip through his fingers to win this tournament in the past, this could be Rory's year. He already has a win at golf's unofficial fifth major, THE PLAYERS Championship, and a total of seven top-10 finishes. He ranks second in the FedExCup standings and is 3rd in Eagles per hole, which could come in handy on some of Augusta's par 5's.

Paul Casey

Casey might not have a major win in his career yet, but he's playing some great golf heading into the Masters. He's got four top-10 finishes this year, including a win at the Valspar Championship, a second-place finish at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and a third-place finish at WGC-Mexico Championships. He ranks 10th in DAP and 2nd in Eagles per hole, right in front of Rory. If you're looking for some value this week, Casey could be it.

Rickie Fowler

Similar to Casey, Fowler doesn't have a major in his trophy case yet, but he's had a handful of top-5 finishes in them, finishing in second place at Augusta last year. He has three top-10 finishes this season, including a win at the Waste Management Open and a T-2 at the Honda Classic. Fowler is the best player on tour to never win a major, so if anyone is due, it's him.

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