Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For McGladrey Classic
Tournament: The McGladrey Classic
Date: October 18-21 2012
Location: Seaside Course, Sea Island, Georgia
Course Par: 62
Previous Winners: Ben Crane (2011), Heath Slocum (2010)
The McGladrey Classic is a somewhat new event, as it was only created back in 2010. However, it has gained quite a bit of popularity among the PGA veterans. It always has beautiful tee boxes and the fairways are always crisp.
However, the greens at the Seaside Course down in Georgia were ranked the toughest on the entire PGA tour in 2011. They are fast, run high-to-low, and are next to impossible to read. It gives a true advantage to anyone that can sink puts, especially some of the guys that are experts at two-putting.
Hole to Watch:
Hole #7 - The Seaside Course is exactly what it sounds like, a course with a ton of water hazards. However, the worst hole on the entire course is without a doubt hole number 7. It is a grueling par-5, which stretches an unthinkable 582 yards. The average score on the hole is a shocking 4.723, easily the highest on the Seaside Course. The veterans know how tough this hole can be, but it will certainly be interesting to see how the youngsters attack the monster hole.
The McGladrey may not have the names or the appeal of the Ryder Cup a couple weeks ago, but it still is worth keeping tabs on. To help you this week in your fantasy golf leagues, here are my top 10 fantasy golfers for the McGladrey Classic this week:
No. 10 Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III – Howell III is not exactly winning any majors, but the veteran loves to play on these types of tricky greens. After all, no one has more experience on the tour reading greens than CH3.
No. 9 Harris English
Harris English – Enlgish is my one stretch in the top ten. He is very streaky and has finished outside of the top 60 in two consecutive tournaments. However, he is great out of the tee box and an above average putter, two things that can carry you at Sea Island.
No. 8 Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh – Singh missed the cut here in 2011, but the veteran hardly misses a cut twice two years in a row. Singh may not win this weekend, but it is certainly worth taking a shot on him to crack the top-10.
No. 7 Chris Kirk
Chris Kirk – Captain Kirk has not missed a cut in light years, but he is still not in the same league as the other big names on this list.
No. 6 Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson – Thompson finished 13th at the JT Shriners two weeks ago and essentially a first round 70 killed his chances of winning. He will be a great sleeper to watch this weekend, as many people are still overlooking him.
No. 5 Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson –Johnson has cracked the top 15 in two consecutive tournaments. Over that time he has averaged 69.6 strokes per round and hit every necessary putt.
No. 4 Jonas Blitx
Jonas Blixt – Blixt won the Fry.com Open last weekend by shooting an amazing 16 under. The week before that he finished third at the JT Shriners Open with a score of 20 under. Blixt is swinging a very hot club right now and will easily be one of the favorites this week.
No. 3 Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk – The Ferocious Furyk has three consecutive finishes inside the top-13. He is playing angry since the US Ryder Cup defeat, so expect another strong showing from him this weekend.
No. 2 Jeff Overton
Jeff Overton – In his last four tournaments, Overton has finished inside the top-15 three times. In the three tournaments he placed, Overton is averaging a phenomenal 68 strokes per round.
No. 1 Jason Day
Jason Day – Day finished fourth at the JT Shriners two weeks ago with a score of 18 under. JD has never played at the MG Classic, so expect him to struggle a bit early. However, he is playing outstanding golf right now and will be the number one guy off the board this week.