Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 API
Tournament: Arnold Palmer Invitational
Date: March 21-24, 2013
Location: Bay Hill Club & Lodge – Orlando, Fla.
Past Winners: Tiger Woods (2012), Martin Laird (2011), Ernie Els (2010), Tiger Woods (2009), Tiger Woods (2008), Vijay Singh (2007), Rod Pampling (2006), Kenny Perry (2005), Chad Campbell (2004), Tiger Woods (2003), Tiger Woods (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Tiger Woods (2000), Tim Herron (1999), Ernie Els (1998)
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of only five tournaments on the PGA Tour considered to be an Invitational, which means the field can be reduced to just 120 players. The smaller field only means it will be more competitive down the stretch, so anyone could win this weekend.
Tiger Woods won the API in 2012, which marked the seventh time he has won this event in the last 13 years. No one has dominated at Bay Hill like Tiger, so expect him to once again be a very popular fantasy pick this week.
There will be the usual set of characters attending the event as well. Golfers like Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley and Hunter Mahan will all be making the trip down to Orlando. It will be a star-studded field this week, so there will be plenty of big names to chose from in fantasy drafts.
To help you draft this week, here are the top-10 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational:
10. Ernie Els
Ernie Els - Els won this tournament in 2010 and finished fourth last year. He continues to be a great sleeper pick week after week.
9. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia – Garcia has two straight top-seven finishes and the veteran has finally become fantasy relevant again.
8. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson – Watson has finished inside the top-18 in four of his five tournament appearances this season.
7. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley has cracked the top-seven in his last two tournaments. Keegs is one of the best putters on the tour, and it will be interesting to see how he reads the fast greens at Bay Hill.
6. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – Mickelson tied for third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, but no one noticed since Tiger won the tournament with a score of 19 under. Mickelson is slowly getting his act together, so he is worth taking a shot on this week in Florida.
5. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – Simpson has finished under par in every tournament that he has played in this year.
4. Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker – Snedeker may have taken a short break, but he is averaging a ridiculous 67.5 strokes per round this year. He has four top-three finishes in his five tournaments this season and could be dangerous this weekend if he regains his early-season form.
3. Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell – McDowell was right on Tiger’s heels last year at the API, but finished in second place with a score of eight under.
2. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose has been on fire this year. He has finished inside the top-17 in all three of his stateside tourneys, and has two second places finishes in European play.
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods has won a record seven times at the API, including a dominating victory in 2012. Tiger is on top of his game right now, so expect him to easily win his eighth title at Bay Hill this week.