Top 20 Fantasy Golfers for 2013 WGC-Accenture
Top 20 Fantasy Golfers at WGC-Accenture
Tournament: World Gold Championship-Accenture Match Play
Date: February 20-24, 2013
Location: The Golf Club of Dove Mountain – Marana, Arizona
Course Par: 72
Past Winners: Hunter Mahan (2012), Luke Donald (2011), Ian Poulter (2010), Geoff Ogilvy (2009), Tiger Woods (2008), Henrik Stenson (2007), Geoff Ogilvy (2006), David Toms (2005), Tiger Woods (2004), Tiger Woods (2003), Kevin Sutherland (2002), Steve Stricker (2001)
Number One Seeds:
Luke Donald – Sam Snead Bracket
Tiger Woods – Gary Player Bracket
Rory McIlroy – Bobby Jones Bracket
Louis Oosthuizen – Ben Hogan Bracket
This may be one of the most competitive tournaments of the year, as the World Golf Championship is head-to-head match play event. It pits the best golfers in the world against each other, and only one of them will walk away with the hardware.
Last year Brandt Snedeker ruled the WGC, but this year will be a different story. Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, and Rory McIlroy will all be attending the event, and together the threesome has accounted for the number open world rankings for close to a decade. They will easily be the most watched golfers of the week.
Hunter Mahan will also be attending the event. Mahan won this event last year and will be a great sleeper to keep an eye out for. Also Ian Poulter, the 2010 WGC-Accenture winner, will be making the trip to the desert. Both golfers will have outside shots to win the tournament this week.
Here are the top-20 fantasy golfers to watch for this week at the World Golf Championship-Accenture:
20. Jason Dufner (#3 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Jason Dufner - Dufner has a very rough road in the tournament, that could include Hunter Mahan and Lee Westwood. It would be better to pass on the Duffman this week.
19. Nick Watney (#5 Seed – Sam Snead Bracket)
Nick Watney - Watney is another mid-seed that has a tough road, so avoid him in fantasy drafts this week.
18. Jim Furyk (#7 Seed – Bobby Jones Bracket)
Jim Furyk - The Ferocious Furyk has been somewhat timid lately, so it would be better to wait until he shows some signs of life before investing a high fantasy pick on him.
17. Steve Stricker (#4 Seed – Sam Snead Bracket)
Steve Stricker - Stricker won the event in 2001, which seems like ancient history, but it at least shows that he can have success here. Stricker will be a sneaky pick this week.
16. Jason Day (#11 Seed – Bobby Jones Bracket)
Jason Day - Day is getting a lot of attention this week, but is still ranked 11th in his side of the bracket. He first has to beat Zach Johnson before even advancing to the second round, so don’t put too much faith in the kid just yet.
15. Bill Haas (#7 Seed – Ben Hogan Bracket)
Bill Haas - Haas struggled last week at the NTO, but he still managed to finish third. He has cracked the top-nine in three consecutive tournaments, but will miss out in this super tournament.
14. Ian Poulter (#3 Seed – Sam Snead Bracket)
Ian Poulter - Poulter won this event in 2010 and will be a former champ to grab after the big names come off the board.
13. Justin Rose (#2 Seed – Ben Hogan Bracket)
Justin Rose - Rose heads to Arizona with a second seed in his bag and JR has been playing extremely well as of late.
12. Adam Scott (#2 Seed – Sam Snead Bracket)
Adam Scott - Scott placed 10th at the Northern Trust Open last week and will be a decent international player to keep an eye out for.
11. Webb Simpson (#4 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Webb Simpson - Simpson received a very impressive four seed and will face two very beatable opponents. Consider Simpson a true dark horse for the WGC this year.
10. Bubba Watson (#2 Seed – Bobby Jones Bracket)
Bubba Watson - Watson looked awful last week, as he missed cut at the NTO. He may bounce back this week, but anything beyond a top-10 finish is just wishful thinking.
9. Dustin Johnson (#4 Seed – Bobby Jones Bracket)
Dustin Johnson - DJ has a pretty easy road to the quarterfinals (Alexander Noren and the winner between Paraig Harrington/ Graeme McDowell), so expect him to have another strong showing in the WGC.
8. Keegan Bradley (#4 Seed – Ben Hogan Bracket)
Keegan Bradley - Bradley is not getting much attention this week, obvious by his fourth seed, but don't count out Keegs just yet. He can sink any putt on the course, which will make him dangerous in every event he is in.
7. Hunter Mahan (#6 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Hunter Mahan - Mahan won here in 2012 and is always dangerous with his driver, so don’t count him out this weekend.
6. Lee Westwood (#2 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Lee Westwood - Westwood is amazing with his woods and will shine in the open fairways of Dove Mountain.
5. Louis Oosthuizen (#1 Seed Ben Hogan Bracket)
Louis Oosthuizen - The Oozie will be looking to do some damage in Arizona this week. He has one of the best short games in the world and the open course at Dove Mountain will fit his game perfectly.
4. Charl Schwartzel (#3 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Charl Schwartzel - Schwartzel could get pretty far in the WGC, but would eventually have to face off with Rory McIlroy, so draft accordingly.
3. Rory McIlory (#1 Seed Bobby Jones Bracket)
Rory McIlroy - This is the first PGA appearance of the year for Rory, so expect him to be a little rusty. However, fantasy owners should still anticipate on him making the final four.
2. Tiger Woods (#1 Seed – Gary Player Bracket)
Tiger Woods - Woods is the three-time champ at this event, so he is always a threat to win, especially after what he did at the Farmers Insurance Open, again.
1. Luke Donald (#1 Seed – Sam Snead Bracket)
Luke Donald - Donald was having a strong showing last weekend at the Northern Trust Open, but eventually fell apart in the final round. He is still swinging a beautiful club right now, and no one is more dangerous one-on-one than Donald.
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