Top 20 Fantasy Golfers for 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Top 20 Fantasy Golfers for WGC-Caddy Champs
Tournament: World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship
Date: Match 7-10 2013
Location: TPC Blue Monster – Doral, Miami Florida
Past Winners: Justin Rose (2012), Nick Watney (2011), Ernie Els (2010), Phil Mickelson (2009), Geoff Ogilvy (2008), Tiger Woods (2007), Tiger Woods (2006), Tiger Woods (2005)
The WGC will once again bring some of the most exiting golfers in the world together. The number one ranked player in the world, Rory McIlroy, will be attending the event and will be looking to have his first strong tournament of the 2013 season.
Additionally, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will also be heading down to South Beach this week. Both golfers have won this tournament before, but they have looked rather shaky outside of their one win this year. It will be interesting to see if Tiger and Lefty can make some noise this week, or if they will just fade into the background once again.
This will be one of the most exciting fantasy tournaments so far. All the stars will be out this week, so this will be the deepest fantasy field of the year. To help you in your draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship:
20. Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy - Ogilvy finished seven under last week at the Honda Classic and is averaging 70.8 strokes per round this season.
19. Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson – Thompson was on fire last week and won the Honda Classic with a strong score of nine under par. He may not win this weekend's event, but we will have another respectable showing.
18. Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker - Stricker may be somewhat retired, but he can still be a valuable fantasy option. He finished second at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions earlier in the year and will have another strong showing this week in Doral.
17. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood seems to be better in tournaments that aren’t in the US, as he has never finished better than 18th at the WGC-Championship.
16. Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell – Old McDowell is one of the best out of the tee box in the world, so expect him to be on the fairway all week.
15. Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson – Since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to open the year, DJ has missed the cut twice, withdrew from one tournament, and placed outside of the top-45 twice. He is playing miserably so far, but expect him to pick it up sooner rather than later.
14. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – Simpson finished sixth at the Northern Trust Open and has finished at least seven under in three of his last four PGA events. He will be a great sleeper to target this week.
13. Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan – Mahan just missed out winning back-to-back WGC-Accenture tournaments last week. Needless to say, he will be playing extra confident this weekend down in Miami.
12. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler – In his four appearances this season, Fowler has finished inside the top-13 three times.
11. Rory McIlory
Rory McIlory – McIlroy looks like a completely different golfer this year. He won the DP World Tour Championship, but that was all the way back in November. He will start picking it up at some point, just don’t waste a high fantasy pick on him until he does.
10. Jason Day
Jason Day – Day finished third at the WGC-Accenture, but was forced to withdrawal from the Honda Classic due to an illness. He is having a career season and is worth a top fantasy pick in each tournament.
9. Bill Haas
Bill Haas - Haas tied for sixth at the TPC Blue Monster in 2010 and has cracked the top-nine in three straight tournaments. Don’t overlook him this week, because he is playing some of the best golf on the tour.
8. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods has been amazing this year, and has been awful this year, but mostly awful. He has won this tournament three times in the last eight years, though, so don’t count him out just yet.
7. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson – Watson started the year with two top-15 finishes, but after missing the cut last week, many fantasy owners will be leery about grabbing Watson. He is a fan of the open fairways in Miami and will be looking to put his miserable performance last weekend behind him.
6. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Keegs has cracked the top-24 in three straight events and is consistently underrated in fantasy circles.
5. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar – Kuchar won the WGC-Accenture after a long road that included beating 2012 champion Hunter Mahan. Kuchar may have been on fire in the last WGC event, but don’t think that he is the number one fantasy option this week. He will crack the top-five, he just won’t win it all.
4. Luke Donald
Luke Donald – Donald is having a great season and is showing why he should still be talked about as the number one golfer in the world.
3. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – Mickelson returns from a brief hiatus to play at Doral. He may have struggled earlier in the year, but look for him to rebound this week after some much needed rest.
2. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Schwartzel is playing better than any other golfer in the world right now. He has cracked the top-nine in both of his stateside and international tournaments this year.
1. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose dominated this event last year by winning with a score of 16 under par. He also placed fourth at the Honda Classic and finished second in two international tournaments. He will be the most popular fantasy golfer this week in Miami.