Dustin Johnson was the biggest winner at the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont, but someone else won nearly as much from the tournament without having to leave his home. Meet username "MMCCONN," the latest winner of Draft Kings' Millionaire Maker contest. Rather, meet the lineup he used to win:
Not surprisingly, MMCCONN's six selections peppered the final leader board at Oakmont. In fact, they were the final leader board. Incredibly, mmcconn (He wishes to keep his identity secret) picked the top six finishers in the tournament. For those unfamiliar with the contest, fantasy players have a salary cap of $50,000 pretend money to choose as they wish. Dustin Johnson, for instance, cost $11,000, so you can't just pick all the top guys.
That certainly worked out for MMCCONN who picked big names like DJ (picked by 25.7 percent) and Sergio Garcia (12.8 percent), but also sprinkled in Shane Lowry and Scott Piercy, both of whom were selected by less than three percent of those entering. Jim Furyk (4.1 percent) and Branden Grace (13.5 percent) rounded out his lineup. Grace was also one of the most popular bets in Vegas for the week.
According to fantasywired.com, there were 178,949 entries in the contest, which paid out $3.5 million in prizes. The contest costs $20 to enter and you can have up to 200 entries (MMCCONN had only five). Username DrewDowns took home the second-place prize of $200,000.
Despite picking the top six players on the leader board and winning easily, MMCCONN didn't have a perfect entry. Because of DraftKings' scoring system, Kevin Na actually earned 1.5 more points during the tournament than Garcia and Grace despite finishing seventh. In other words, whoever MMCCONN is has something to shoot for at next month's British Open.