Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For The 2013 Honda Classic
Top 10 Fantasy Golfers
Tournament: The Honda Classic
Date: February 28-March 3, 2013
Location: PGA National Champion Course – Palm Beach Garden, Florida
Past Winners: Rory McIlroy (2012), Rory Sabbatini (2011), Camilo Villegas (2010), Y. E. Yang (2009), Ernie Els (2008), Mark Wilson (2007), Luke Donald (2006), Padraig Harrington (2005), Todd Hamilton (2004), Justin Leonard (2003), Matt Kuchar (2002)
The 2012 Honda Classic was a tournament for the history books. Not many people would have thought that it would end up being between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, but that is exactly what happened. It was the classic old school vs. new school golf argument, with the new school golfer, Rory, taking this face off.
However, people still forget that Tiger was making a run in the final round and almost caught up with Rory. In the fourth round, Rory shot a mediocre 69, while Tiger shot an unbelievable round of 62. Rory finished 12 under to win the Classic, but Tiger was only two strokes back, as he tied Tom Gillis for second place. This was ironically the tournament that really put Rory on the map, but it could have gone a completely different way with one more double bogey.
The 2013 Honda Classic promises to be just as exciting, as both Tiger (the #2 ranked player in the world) and Rory (#1 ranked player in the world) will face off again. The duo have become really good friends and actually played two rounds together after being eliminated from the WGC-Accenture last week. However, it of course ended with one star winning one round each. It will be exciting to see them both back at Palm Beach this weekend.
To help you win this week, here are the top-10 fantasy golfers to draft for the 2013 Honda Classic:
10. Ernie Els
Ernie Els - Els won here in 2008, finished 22nd in 2009, and 21st in 2012. He has never missed a cut at the PGA National Course and will be one of the best value picks this weekend.
9. Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen – The Ozzie has never been able to play this course at 100%, but has always shown up strong. He is looking great right now and is primed to finally have a dominating performance at Palm Beach.
8. Jason Day
Jason Day – Day has finished inside the top-nine in three of his four PGA appearances this season.
7. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley finished 12th here last year, but he shot under 68 in each of his first three rounds, and the only thing that killed him was the 73 on the final round. Look for Bradley to finish better than 12th at the Honda Classic this year.
6. Fredrik Jacobson
Fredrik Jacobson – Jacobson finished ninth at the WGC-Accenture last week, third at the Northern Trust Open, and seventh at Pebble Beach.
5. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose finished fifth at the Honda Classic in 2012 and third in 2010.
4. Rory McIlory
Rory McIlory – McIlroy may be struggling right now, but what better course to get his groove back then a course where he shot 12 under last year.
3. Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell – McDowell shot an amazing 64 last year in the second round of the Honda Classic along with a 69 in both the third and fourth round. Old McDowell finished ninth here last year and will easily crack the top-10 this week.
2. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods shot a 10 under last year at the Honda Classic and finished in second place behind Rory. He may have struggled last weekend in match play, but expect him to bounce back this week in Palm Beach.
1. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Excluding the WGC last weekend, Schwartzel had finished inside the top-five in seven starts at worldwide tourneys. He is still the hottest golfer in the field, so don’t hesitate to draft him first overall.