Top 20 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 Masters
Top 20 Fantasy Golfers At Masters
Tournament: The Masters
Date: April 11-14, 2013
Course: Augusta National Golf Course – Augusta, Georgia
Past Winners: Bubba Watson (2012), Charl Schwartzel (2011), Phil Mickelson (2010), Angel Cabrera (2009), Trevor Immelman (2008), Zach Johnson (2007), Phil Mickelson (2006), Tiger Woods (2005), Phil Mickelson (2004), Mike Weir (2003), Tiger Woods (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Vijay Singh (2000), Jose Maria Olazabal (1999), Mark O’Meara (1998), Tiger Woods (1997)
2012 Results: 1. Bubba Watson (-10)* 2. Louis Oosthuizen (-10) T3. Lee Westwood (-8) T3. Matt Kuchar (-8) T3. Phil Mickelson (-8) T3. Peter Hanson (-8) 7. Ian Poulter (-5) T8. Adam Scott (-4) T8. Justin Rose (-4) T8. Padriag Harrington (-4)
* - denotes playoff win
The Masters is finally here and fantasy golf fans couldn’t be happier. This is the most star-studded field of the year and happens to be the most prolific event on the tour card. There are easily 25 golfers that could win this tournament, so make sure to pay attention to every fantasy selection this week.
Tiger Woods is coming off two consecutive wins and will be the heavy favorite this week. However, Bubba Watson won the Masters in 2012, so expect him to be a popular pick as well.
Rory McIlory and Phil Mickelson will also be heading to Augusta. Both have been up and down this year, but appear to be playing their best golf heading into the major tournament.
To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Masters.
20. Nick Watney
Nick Watney – Watney finished seventh at the Masters in 2010, but has failed to finish inside the top-30 since. He will be a risky pick this week.
19. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood is coming off a 10th place finish at the Shell Houston Open, but he has really struggled stateside this year.
18. Ernie Els
Ernie Els - Els finished 18th at Augusta in 2010 and the 43-year-old will be worth a late pick this week.
17. Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan – Mahan has struggled since placing second at the WGC-Accenture earlier in the year. He has become the ultimate hit-or-miss golfer.
16. Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington – Harrington is coming off a 10th place finish at the Valero Texas Open.
15. Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker – After starting off the year on fire, Snedeker has missed the cut in two straight PGA appearances. He has cracked the top-19 in two consecutive trips to Augusta though, so expect another top-19 performance this weekend.
14. Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen – The Ozzie finished 10 under last year at the Masters, but lost to Bubba Watson on a playoff hole. Oosthuizen's past success at Augusta will make him a solid option to target in fantasy drafts this week.
13. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – Simpson has two top-six finishes this year.
12. Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter – Poulter has finished under par at four straight trips to the Masters, which says a lot considering Zach Johnson won here in 2007 with a score of one stroke over par.
11. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar – Kuchar won the WGC-Match Play Championship this year and is having a career season. Kuchar is also coming off a third place finish at the Masters in 2012, so expect the K-Man to have another strong showing in 2013.
10. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Keegs has four consecutive top-10 finishes and is one of the hottest golfers on the tour right now. Expect him to finish much better than his 27th place finish last year at Augusta.
9. Bill Haas
Bill Haas – Haas has five top-10 finishes already this season, but yet no one is talking about him. He will be an amazing sleeper to target once the top-five golfers come off the board.
8. Luke Donald
Luke Donald - Donald has three top-10 finishes in eight appearances at Augusta.
7. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Schwartzel won the Masters in 2011 with a score of 14 under.
6. Adam Scott
Adam Scott – Scott has to love playing at Augusta. He finished eighth in 2012 with a score of four under and second in 2011 with a score of 12 under.
5. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – Mickelson only has one top-five finish in his last five tournaments. He has won at Augusta three times, though, so don't count him out just yet.
4. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson - Watson won the Masters last year and has been on top of the world since. He has finished 18th or better in five of his six appearances in 2013 and will be one of the safest picks this week.
3. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners this year. He has cracked the top-eight in three straight PGA appearances.
2. Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlory – After nearly three months of subpar golf, Rory stepped up last weekend. McIlroy finished with a score of 12 under at the Valero Texas Open and finally looks ready to compete with the big boys again.
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Tiger has won three of his last five tournaments heading into the Masters. He is looking like the Tiger of old and should be the number one fantasy golfer taken this week.