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DraftKings Championship Series: The Open Championship Millionaire Contests Recap

Matt Meiselman recaps the events of The Open Championship and the results of the DraftKings Championship Series millionaire contests.

The last of the four golf majors wrapped up this past weekend across the pond as Collin Morikawa emerged victorious at The Open Championship from Royal St. George’s. The tournament also produced three more millionaires and three subsequent entrants into the DraftKings Championship Series - Tournament of Champions. The $10, $100 and $4,444 were taken down by IGETMONEY651, coggio0605 and Ponta01, respectively, and you can view those contests here:

$2.5M FANTASY GOLF MILLIONAIRE [$1M TO 1ST + TOC ENTRY] (PGA) - $10

$2.25M FANTASY GOLF MILLIONAIRE [$1M TO 1ST + TOC ENTRY] (PGA) - $100

$2M FANTASY GOLF MEGA MILLIONAIRE [$1M TO 1ST + TOC ENTRY] (PGA) - $4,444


The DraftKings Championship Series is the king of competitions, minting 100 millionaires in the 2021-22 season. For more info on the series and all of the events, visit our DraftKings Championship Series Information page.


Collin Morikawa was the Clear Difference Maker

There’s been a run of tournaments this season where the winning lineup didn’t contain the winning golfer, either because they were too expensive or because they were contrarian enough to not be needed. Neither of those things were true for The Open Championship, where a moderately priced and moderately owned Morikawa showed up in most of the top-end lineups. Morikawa was cheaper than most of the high-end golfers at $9,200, and his ownership hovered around 10% across these contests. In hindsight, it seems strange Morikawa wasn’t more popular, and it’s not like he was in bad form entering The Open Championship either. Morikawa’s results in the first three majors this year were pretty strong, coming in 18th, eighth, and then fourth place — he also won last year’s PGA Championship. Nonetheless, there was substantially higher ownership on some more expensive golfers, including Jon Rahm ($11,300), Brooks Koepka ($10,700), Jordan Spieth ($9,700) and Louis Oosthuizen ($9,300).

Here’s a look at the lineups that took down these tournaments:


Fantasy Golf World Championship

In addition to the millionaire contests, there were a handful of qualifiers — 23 to be exact — for the upcoming $4M Fantasy Golf World Championship, which is scheduled to take place from Aug. 19-22 at THE NORTHERN TRUST, located at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. For that event, 250 entrants will qualify for Round 1, which will be held during the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational from August 5-8. The top 100 will move on from there to Round 2, which will be held the following week during the Wyndham Championship from August 12-15. Finally, the top 40 will earn a trip to the live final at THE NORTHERN TRUST. This event will have yet another $1M top prize and another ticket to the DraftKings Championship Series - Tournament of Champions, and because it’s a live final, the competitors will be able to attend!

For more info on the series and all of the events, visit our DraftKings Championship Series Information page.


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