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Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 Shell Houston Open

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Top 10 Fantasy Golfers For Shell Houston Open

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Tournament: Shell Houston Open

Date: March 28-31, 2013

Location: Redstone GC Tournament Course – Humble, TX

Past Winners: Hunter Mahan (2012), Phil Mickelson (2011), Anthony Kim (2010), Paul Casey (2009), Johnson Wagner (2008), Adam Scott (2007), Stuart Appleby (2006), Vijay Singh (2005), Vijay Singh (2004), Fred Couples (2003), Vijay Singh (2002), Hal Sutton (2001), Robert Allenby (2000)


Last weekend at Bay Hill, we finally saw Tiger Woods win a tournament in classic Tiger fashion. He was hitting the fairways, he was chipping well, and more importantly, all of his putts were dropping. Woods will not be in the Shell Houston Open this weekend, but fantasy golf fans should at least take note of the fact that Tiger is once again the number one ranked golfer in the world.

Someone who will be attending the tournament down in Texas is the former number one ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy. McIlory has looked lost at times this year and he will be a risky fantasy option until he finally shows up in a tourney.

Some other big names attending the event are Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Vijay Singh, and Keegan Bradley. The superstar foursome will no doubt be popular fantasy picks this week, so make sure to plan accordingly.

To help you in your daft this week, here are the top-10 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Shell Houston Open:

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10. Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood – Westwood has struggled stateside this season, but he is still one of the best international players heading to Texas.

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9. Louis Oosthuizen

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Louis Oosthuizen – The Oozie has missed the cut in two of his last three stateside tournaments, but has done well in international play. He has to crack the top-10 eventually in the US, so take a shot on him this week.

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8. Brandt Snedeker

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Brandt Snedeker – Snedeker embarrassingly missed the cut last weekend after returning from a brief hiatus. He was on fire in the beginning of the year, so expect him to slowly start getting back in shape this weekend.

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7. Phil Mickelson

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Phil Mickelson – Mickelson missed the cut at Bay Hill and was eight strokes over par and Lefty has simply not been himself this year. Look for him to start turning things around at a course where he cracked the top-four in two consecutive seasons.

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6. Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy – McIlroy has been knocked off of the top spot in golf by Tiger Woods, so expect the former number one to have a fire lit under him. McIlroy has been practicing non-stop and it is only a matter of time until he cracks the top-10.

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5. Vijay Singh

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Vijay Singh - Sing has won at Humble three times and the 50-year-old can be a sneaky pick this week.

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4. Bill Haas

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Bill Haas - Haas had an amazing first two rounds at Bay Hill, but fell apart in the third round. He still has three top-12 finishes in his last five tourneys, so don't let him fall too far this week.

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3. Steve Stricker

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Steve Stricker - Stricker has cracked the top-five in all three of his tournament appearances this year.

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2. Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley – Bradley has amazingly cracked the top-seven in three consecutive tournaments.

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1. Hunter Mahan

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Hunter Mahan – Mahan won the Shell Open last year with a dominating score of 16 under. Look for him to be the most popular fantasy pick this week in Texas.