DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire Recap for the 2016 U.S. Open

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Nearly 180,000 entries competed in the U.S. Open Fantasy Golf Millionaire contest at DraftKings over the weekend, and amazingly it was one entry that ran away with the $1 million top prize.

DraftKings player "mmcconn" constructed a lineup with each of the top six finishers in the tournament, including eventual champion Dustin Johnson, to finish with a score of 468.5. Jim Furyk (T2), Shane Lowry (T2), Scott Piercy (T2), Sergio Garcia (T5) and Branden Grace (T5) made up the rest of the roster. The lineup would have been perfect had it included Kevin Na, who finished 7th in the tournament but scored 1.5 more fantasy points than both Garcia and Grace.

"mmcconn" only had five entries in the $20 contest, besting dozens of fantasy players who had the maximum of 200. Here's a look at the winning lineup:

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mmcconn's winning lineup

Runner-up "DrewDowns" scored 449.5 points to earn $200,000, while third-place finisher "Evilempire2626" collected $100,000. Both players benefited from a late Jason Day eagle to climb the leaderboard, but still fell well short of the winning score.

This year's U.S. Open Millionaire contest attracted a total of 178,949 entries and paid out $3.5 million in prizes.

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Top 10 finishers


The PGA Tour heads to Congressional Country Club in Maryland for the Quicken Loans National this week. Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed, both of whom missed the cut at Oakmont, will headline the field. Stay tuned for our complete preview of the tournament to help you build your DraftKings lineups!

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Brett Collson

Brett Collson

Brett Collson is the editor-in-chief of FantasyWired.com. Formerly the managing editor of PokerNews.com, Collson made the transition to daily fantasy sports full time in 2015. He's an avid and successful DFS player, earning more than $350,000 in DFS tournament cashes under the name "bertminatti" on DraftKings and FanDuel.