Top 20 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 PLAYERS Championship

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Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 PLAYERS Championship

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Tournament: THE PLAYERS Championship

Course: TPC Sawgrass – Pointe Vedra Beach, FL

Date: May, 9-12, 2013

Past Winners: Matt Kuchar (2012), K.J. Choi (2011), Tim Clark (2010), Henrik Stenson (2009), Sergio Garcia (2008), Phil Mickelson (2007), Stephen Ames (2006), Fred Funk (2005), Adam Scott (24), Davis Love III (2003), Craig Perks (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Hal Sutton (2000)

2012 Results: 1. Matt Kuchar (-13) T2. Martin Laird (-11) T2. Zach Johnson (-11) T2. Ben Curtis (-11) T2. Rickie Fowler (-11) 6. Luke Donald (-9) T7. Bo Van Pelt (-8) T7. Jhonattan Vegas (-8) T7. Kevin Na (-8) T10. David Toms (-7) T10. Carl Pettersson (-7) T12. Geoff Ogilvy (-6) T12. Blake Adams (-6) T12. Jonathan Byrd (-6) T15. Bob Estes (-5) T15. Peter Hanson (-5) T15. Spencer Levin (-5) T15. Henrik Stenson (-5) T15. Adam Scott (-5) T15. Brendon de Jonge (-5) T15. Martin Kaymer (-5) T15. David Mathis (-5)

THE PLAYERS Championship is one of the toughest fantasy tournaments to read each year. TPC-Sawgrass is as unpredictable as it is beautiful, so almost every golfer has a shot to win this weekend. Don’t fall in love with the big names, because the relative unknown golfers could be just as valuable.

To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 PLAYERS Championship.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Webb Simpson

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Webb Simpson – Simpson has missed the cut at Sawgrass in three of the last four years. He will be a risky fantasy pick this week.

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19. Bill Haas

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Bill Haas – After four straight top-25 finishes, Haas missed the cut at the Quail Hollow last weekend.

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18. Rickie Fowler

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Rickie Fowler – Fowler has been somewhat erratic recently, as he only has one top-10 finish in his last eight tournaments.

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17. Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley – Bradley’s 35th place finish at The PLAYERS in 2012 was a career-best, but he hasn’t exactly been on the tour very long. Sawgrass is one of the toughest courses on the tour, so it will likely take another couple years for Bradley to crack the top-10.

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16. D.A. Points

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D.A. Points – Points has two top-16 finishes in the last two weeks alone.

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15. Jason Day

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Jason Day – Day finished sixth at the PLAYERS last year, and the 25-year-old is in the middle of a breakout season.

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14. Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar - Kuchar won last year at Sawgrass with a score of 13 strokes under par.

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13. Brandt Snedeker

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Brandt Snedeker – Sneeds has missed the cut at Sawgrass in four straight attempts. However, he still has six top-10 finishes this season and will be a decent sleeper pick.

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12. Graeme McDowell

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Graeme McDowell – McDowell has been relaxing ever since his win at the RBC Heritage last month. Many people may overlook GMD this week, so watch him closely during fantasy drafts.

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11. Henrik Stenson

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Henrik Stenson – Stenson has racked up two top-10 finishes in the last four tournaments. Now factor in that won it in 2009 and Stenson will be a very popular pick this week.

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10. Phil Mickelson

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Phil Mickelson – Mickelson hasn’t finished inside the top-10 at Sawgrass since winning it back in 2007. He will still be a popular pick, but his recent struggles on the course will keep him from being a top-five fantasy option.

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9. Sergio Garcia

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Sergio Garcia – Garcia has cracked the top-17 in every tournament he has played in this season, except the API in which he withdrew. When Garcia decides to play in a tournament, he always shows up.

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8. Rory McIlory

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Rory McIlroy – McIlroy has never made the cut at Sawgrass, but is finally turning his season around. Look for this to be the weekend he finally has a strong couple rounds in Pointe Verde.

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7. Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood – Westwood has finished inside the top-10 in three straight stateside tournaments.

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6. Nick Watney

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Nick Watney – Watney finished fourth at Sawgrass in 2011 and 17th in 2010. He heads down to Florida having made three consecutive top-15 appearances, making him one of the safest picks this weekend.

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5. Justin Rose

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Justin Rose - JR has cracked the top-25 in every tournament this year.

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4. Luke Donald

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Luke Donald – Donald finished sixth in 2012 and fourth in 2011 at Sawgrass.

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3. Adam Scott

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Adam Scott – Scott is coming off a win at the Masters and will be playing with more confidence than anyone else in Florida.

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2. Jim Furyk

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Jim Furyk – TPC-Sawgrass is Furyk’s home course, so expect him to have a couple very strong rounds this week.

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1. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods – Despite people making a big deal about Woods being penalized two strokes during the Masters, he has still cracked the top-four in three straight tourneys.

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Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 PLAYERS Championship

PLAYERSCover
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Tournament: THE PLAYERS Championship

Course: TPC Sawgrass – Pointe Vedra Beach, FL

Date: May, 9-12, 2013

Past Winners: Matt Kuchar (2012), K.J. Choi (2011), Tim Clark (2010), Henrik Stenson (2009), Sergio Garcia (2008), Phil Mickelson (2007), Stephen Ames (2006), Fred Funk (2005), Adam Scott (24), Davis Love III (2003), Craig Perks (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Hal Sutton (2000)

2012 Results: 1. Matt Kuchar (-13) T2. Martin Laird (-11) T2. Zach Johnson (-11) T2. Ben Curtis (-11) T2. Rickie Fowler (-11) 6. Luke Donald (-9) T7. Bo Van Pelt (-8) T7. Jhonattan Vegas (-8) T7. Kevin Na (-8) T10. David Toms (-7) T10. Carl Pettersson (-7) T12. Geoff Ogilvy (-6) T12. Blake Adams (-6) T12. Jonathan Byrd (-6) T15. Bob Estes (-5) T15. Peter Hanson (-5) T15. Spencer Levin (-5) T15. Henrik Stenson (-5) T15. Adam Scott (-5) T15. Brendon de Jonge (-5) T15. Martin Kaymer (-5) T15. David Mathis (-5)

THE PLAYERS Championship is one of the toughest fantasy tournaments to read each year. TPC-Sawgrass is as unpredictable as it is beautiful, so almost every golfer has a shot to win this weekend. Don’t fall in love with the big names, because the relative unknown golfers could be just as valuable.

To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 PLAYERS Championship.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Webb Simpson

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Webb Simpson – Simpson has missed the cut at Sawgrass in three of the last four years. He will be a risky fantasy pick this week.

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19. Bill Haas

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Bill Haas – After four straight top-25 finishes, Haas missed the cut at the Quail Hollow last weekend.

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18. Rickie Fowler

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Rickie Fowler – Fowler has been somewhat erratic recently, as he only has one top-10 finish in his last eight tournaments.

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17. Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley – Bradley’s 35th place finish at The PLAYERS in 2012 was a career-best, but he hasn’t exactly been on the tour very long. Sawgrass is one of the toughest courses on the tour, so it will likely take another couple years for Bradley to crack the top-10.

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16. D.A. Points

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D.A. Points – Points has two top-16 finishes in the last two weeks alone.

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15. Jason Day

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Jason Day – Day finished sixth at the PLAYERS last year, and the 25-year-old is in the middle of a breakout season.

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14. Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar - Kuchar won last year at Sawgrass with a score of 13 strokes under par.

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13. Brandt Snedeker

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Brandt Snedeker – Sneeds has missed the cut at Sawgrass in four straight attempts. However, he still has six top-10 finishes this season and will be a decent sleeper pick.

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12. Graeme McDowell

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Graeme McDowell – McDowell has been relaxing ever since his win at the RBC Heritage last month. Many people may overlook GMD this week, so watch him closely during fantasy drafts.

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11. Henrik Stenson

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Henrik Stenson – Stenson has racked up two top-10 finishes in the last four tournaments. Now factor in that won it in 2009 and Stenson will be a very popular pick this week.

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10. Phil Mickelson

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Phil Mickelson – Mickelson hasn’t finished inside the top-10 at Sawgrass since winning it back in 2007. He will still be a popular pick, but his recent struggles on the course will keep him from being a top-five fantasy option.

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9. Sergio Garcia

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Sergio Garcia – Garcia has cracked the top-17 in every tournament he has played in this season, except the API in which he withdrew. When Garcia decides to play in a tournament, he always shows up.

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8. Rory McIlory

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Rory McIlroy – McIlroy has never made the cut at Sawgrass, but is finally turning his season around. Look for this to be the weekend he finally has a strong couple rounds in Pointe Verde.

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7. Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood – Westwood has finished inside the top-10 in three straight stateside tournaments.

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6. Nick Watney

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Nick Watney – Watney finished fourth at Sawgrass in 2011 and 17th in 2010. He heads down to Florida having made three consecutive top-15 appearances, making him one of the safest picks this weekend.

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5. Justin Rose

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Justin Rose - JR has cracked the top-25 in every tournament this year.

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4. Luke Donald

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Luke Donald – Donald finished sixth in 2012 and fourth in 2011 at Sawgrass.

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3. Adam Scott

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Adam Scott – Scott is coming off a win at the Masters and will be playing with more confidence than anyone else in Florida.

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2. Jim Furyk

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Jim Furyk – TPC-Sawgrass is Furyk’s home course, so expect him to have a couple very strong rounds this week.

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1. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods – Despite people making a big deal about Woods being penalized two strokes during the Masters, he has still cracked the top-four in three straight tourneys.


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