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Thursday 18th Jan 2018

Alright it is time for the first Major of the 2017 season, and arguably it seems the one that proves the most interesting. Since my return to golf had been recent, I watched my first Masters as an adult last year with my brother Eric, and he was apologizing for how dull the 2016 event was, and true to life, a minute later Jordan Spieth had his infamous meltdown.

Note there are those who think Spieth will right his Masters ship this time around, but I am thinking too much thinking might make next year the more relaxed setting for Jordan to cash in.

So, we know there could be some fun antics at Augusta National over the next few days. Since the field is small, things get tougher, but here are my selections for the week, and don't forget you can duke it out against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.

Dustin Johnson ($11,300): He's rested. He's hot. He's due. (He's also averaging 99.5 points a tourney.)

Rory Mcllroy ($10,600): If it is possible to be hotter than Dustin, here is the man. Averaging a gaudy 110.5 over the three tourneys entered, Rory finished well in all three. Might as well make it four.

Daniel Berger ($7300): After a lousy first round at the Shell last week, Berger rebounded to finish fifth at 13 under. Makes us wonder how the results would look had Berger just shot par that first round. But, he is wielding a smoking putter.

Marc Leishman ($7100): Leishman is six-for-seven in cuts made, and reached the finals at the Dell Technologies Championship. He makes for a steady lower end selection.

Kevin Kisner ($6900): Kisner has been more than steady, finishing second at the Palmer fete, making the cut in all six attempts, while averaging 85.5 points in the process.

Jhonattan Vegas ($6700): Talk about "who?' Vegas has finished in the Top 20 six times over seven contests this season, and has made the cut in all, making the Venezuelan as steady a low-end play gamble as exists this week.

Do remember to keep fantasy open and regulated and fair for all by writing your local lawmakers and tell them of your love of playing and desire to keep on playing. Visit the FSTA site for more information (and thanks).

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels.

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