2023 Masters Tournament model and fantasy golf rankings
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2023 Masters Tournament model and fantasy golf rankings

A photo of golfer Rory McIlroy DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 30: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with the winners trophy on the 18th green after the final round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 30, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Welcome to my weekly fantasy golf model for the 2023 Masters Tournament!

Beginning in 2020, I developed a weekly rubric which offers a clear-cut ranking system based on data points weighted in a formula. So far, it's been a tremendous success. Here's a look at several PGA Tour winners since November 2021 and where they landed in the model:

  • 2022 The Masters: Scottie Scheffler - No. 4
  • RBC Heritage: Jordan Spieth - No. 27
  • Mexico Open at Vidanta: Jon Rahm - No. 1
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa - No. 19
  • PGA Championship: Justin Thomas - No. 6
  • Charles Schwab Challenge: Sam Burns - No. 3
  • RBC Canadian Open: Rory McIlroy - No. 3
  • US Open: Matt Fitzpatrick - No. 13
  • Travelers Championship: Xander Schauffele - No. 1
  • Genesis Scottish Open: Xander Schauffele - No. 3
  • The Open: Cameron Smith - No. 16
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tony Finau - No. 6
  • FedEx St. Jude Championship: Will Zalatoris - No. 5
  • BMW Championship: Patrick Cantlay - No. 3
  • Fortinet Championship: Max Homa - No. 5
  • Shriners Children's Open: Tom Kim - No. 5
  • Zozo Championship: Keegan Bradley - No. 11
  • The CJ Cup in South Carolina: Rory McIlroy - No. 1
  • Butterfield Bermuda Championship: Seamus Power - No. 2
  • World Wide Technology Championship: Russell Henley - No. 6
  • Cadence Bank Houston Open: Tony Finau - No. 2
  • Sentry Tournament of Champions: Jon Rahm - No. 2
  • The American Express: Jon Rahm - No. 1
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Max Homa - No. 9
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Justin Rose - No. 18
  • Waste Management Phoenix Open: Scottie Scheffler - No. 6
  • The Genesis Invitational: Jon Rahm - No. 2
  • The Honda Classic: Chris Kirk - No. 3
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational: Kurt Kitayama - No. 17
  • The Players Championship: Scottie Scheffler - No. 2
  • WGC Dell Technologies Match Play: Sam Burns - No. 20
  • Corales Puntacana Championship: Matt Wallace - No. 15
  • Valero Texas Open: Corey Conners - No. 1

Let me walk you through the rubric's tenets and show off this week's results.

2023 Masters Tournament: Masters-Specific Model | Tournament Model | Field | Rankings | Betting Odds and First Looks | Course History & Current Form | DFS Picks | One and Done | Past Results | Cheat Sheet | PGA Tour Event History | Recent Form | Finish Database | Discord

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