What Is Jock MKT?
The simplest way to outline this is daily fantasy sports meets the stock market. You’ll purchase shares of players for varying amounts, depending on how much others are willing to pay for them during the IPO. Once the Live Trading starts, you can buy players that others want to sell or sell your players during the tournament. Once the tournament has ended, you will receive money based on how well your player performs compared to the field on the Jock MKT app.
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The Masters Top Buys
Welcome into the greatest week of the year! The Masters is arguably my favorite sporting event of the year, and I couldn’t be more excited to get a sweat going on Jock MKT all weekend. As you can tell by the PGA scoring — we simply want to target players that not only will be in contention, but can avoid big numbers as well. Before I dive into my plays — here a few facts about the tournament and stats we want to target here:
-Par 72 – 7475 yards
-91 players in the field – top 50 and ties make the cut
-Average cut since 2012: +5
Stats to Target
-SG: Putting (Bentgrass)
-Course History (bigger than usual)
Overall we need guys that are long off the tee here, and can take advantage of the Par 5’s which is 100% crucial.
Potential Bid: $8.00
Break-Even Point: 18th
Augusta will be dominated by the big names per usual, but my conviction play this week has to be Shane Lowry. The Irishman doesn’t have the dominant course history of the other buys I have listed below — but a T25 and T21 in his last two appearances is nothing to scoff at. While the course history might not be elite, his recent form certainly is. Lowry has been playing some of the best golf of his career in 2022, with three T25’s or better already — including a second place finish at the Honda Classic. He also has placed T13 or better in two of his last three events. He fits well for this course as well, ranking top-ten in the field in SG: T2G and top-five in SG: Approach. It’s looking like pretty cool and windy weather to start the week in Georgia, which plays into Lowry’s game. I think we are getting a really high-upside play here for cheaper than his usually would go for given that recent form. Most will be drawn to the big names at the top, but I’m siding with Lowry as my top overall play.
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Potential Bid: $6.00
Break-Even Point: 28th
I’ll let it be known that I’m not a huge fan of Jordan Spieth, so it’s a big deal for me to write him up. You’ll read and hear a lot about Spieth’s course history at Augusta, but it’s hard to overstate how great he’s been here. In eight starts at Augusta, his average score is almost two full strokes under par. He’s also finished top-five in five of those eight tournaments. As I noted, everyone knows the course history and the biggest question is recent form. Last year, Spieth picked up a T3 here but I would be lying if I said he’s looked as good coming into this weekend as he did a year ago. He hasn’t been playing his best, but there are reasons to believe he can get it going here — course history aside. Despite a T35 in Texas last weekend, he actually gained over 10 strokes tee to green. He played very well on Sunday, and looks like he could of found something heading into his favorite week. It’s a tough evaluation because we value putting so much here, and Spieth is far from a good putter, but he always seems to find something on this course. There are few better values on Jock MKT’s pre-ranking in my opinion, and you are getting someone very live to win for a pretty cheap price.
Potential Bid: $4.00
Break-Even Point: 42nd
Cink fits into exactly what I’m looking for here at Augusta. He’s one of the longest guys on Tour off the tee despite being nearly 50 years old, and he has really strong course history. Cink is coming off a a T12 here in 2021, and has finished T25 or better in three of his last four Masters tournaments. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone with that track record of success here at this buy-in level, and due to his age and lack of brand-name value he is not going to be a sought after target. He also comes into this week in good form, with his best finish of the season coming at the Valspar. Cink’s biggest flaw is his putting, which will be crucial this week. If he putts well, he will flirt with a T15 per usual and it’s a big boost that bentgrass is arguably his best putting surface. I tend to fade these older guys, but I’m buying into the major discount on Cink this weekend.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)