Top 20 Fantasy Golfers For 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Fantasy Golf Rankings For Byron Nelson Championship
Tournament: HP Byron Nelson Championship
Date: May 16, 2013
Location: TPC Four Seasons Resort – Irving, TX
Past Winners: Jason Dufner (2012), Keegan Bradley (2011), Jason Day (2010), Rory Sabbatini (2009), Adam Scott (2008), Scott Verplank (2007), Brett Wetterich (2006), Ted Purdy (2005), Sergio Garcia (2004), Vijay Singh (2003), Shigeki Maruyama (2002), Robert Damron (2001), Jesper Parnevik (2000)
2012 Results: 1. Jason Dufner (-11) 2. Dicky Pride (-10) T3. Joe Durant (-9) T3. Marc Leishman (-9) T3. Jonas Blixt (-9) T3. J.J. Henry (-9) T7. Ken Duke (-6) T7. Phil Mickelson (-6) T9. Robert Garrigus (-5) T9. Ryan Palmer (-5) T9. Jason Bohn (-5) T9. Pat Perez (-5) T9. Vijay Singh (-5) T9. Jason Day (-5) T15. David Mathis (-4) T15. Padraig Harrington (-4) T15. Matt Kuchar (-4) T15. Scott Piery (-4) T19. Danny Lee (-3) T19. D.A. Points (-3) T19. James Driscoll (-3) T19. Andres Gonzales (-3) T19. Rich Beem (-3)
The 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship will once again be a popular event this week in Texas. The event may not have the big names like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, or Phil Mickelson, but there are still some popular fantasy golfers worth taking a shot on this weekend.
Additionally, Guan Tianlang will also be attending the event. The 14-year-old sensation from China will be making his third PGA appearance this year and could surprise people. He may not have much of a chance to win this weekend, but he could still have a couple solid rounds.
To help you draft this weekend, here are the top-20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship.
20. Ken Duke
Ken Duke – Over the last seven weeks, Duke has been extremely unpredictable. He has missed the cut three times, but has also finished inside the top-21 three times. Duke shot a seven under here last year, so put a little more faith in him this week.
19. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Schwartzel has been somewhat quiet lately, but he still has five top-25 finishes in just seven PGA events.
18. Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman – Hoffman has not cracked the top-20 at the Byron Nelson since 2008 when he finished seventh. He does have three top-10 finishes on the year, though, so consider him a hit-or-miss option in Texas.
17. Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington – Harrington has two top-10 finishes this season in only nine stateside appearances.
16. J.J. Henry
J.J. Henry – Henry shot an outstanding nine under last year at the Four Seasons and was in contention for the lead all tournament. The Texas native has also made the cut 10 out of his 11 appearances at this course.
15. Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth – Spieth finished 16th at Four Seasons in his PGA debut back in 2010. The 19-year-old is another Texas native and surprisingly finished ninth at the RBC Heritage last month.
14. Freddie Jacobson
Freddie Jacobson – The Swede’s 48th place finish at THE PLAYERS ended his streak of seven consecutive top-25 finishes. He has been dealing with a nagging hip injury, though, but it appears to be behind him. Look for him to once again be among the top-25 at the Four Seasons.
13. Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen – The Ozzie has been stuck on rapid fire this year. He has played in seven stateside tournaments, but has not made the cut in two tourneys in a row. He still has three top-19 finishes in limited starts, so consider him worth a mid-level pick.
12. Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker – Walker has three consecutive top-22 finishes this season.
11. Robert Garrigus
Robert Garrigus – Garrigus finished ninth at the Byron Nelson Champ in 2012, 20th in 2011, 26th in 2010, and 16th in 2009.
10. Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh – Singh may not have a top-10 finish this far into the 2013 season, but his first top-10 of the 2012 season was a ninth place finish at the HP Byron Nelson.
9. Dicky Pride
Dicky Pride – Pride finished second in the 2012 Byron Nelson after four rounds of sub-70 golf (66-68-69-67).
8. Ben Crane
Ben Crane – Crane has put together some strong rounds lately, as he has two top-eight finishes in his last four weeks.
7. Ryan Palmer
Ryan Palmer – A Texas native, Palmer lead for 18 holes last year at the Byron Nelson, but settled for ninth place. He always plays hard on this course and could surprise people this week.
6. Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner – Dufner won the BN Champ last year and also placed eighth here in 2011.
5. D.A. Points
D.A. Points - The Four Seasons course is a personal favorite of Points. He finished third here in 2009, seventh in 2010, and 19th in 2012.
4. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar – Kuchar has two consecutive top-15 finishes in Irving.
3. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley has been a wreck lately, as he has missed the cut in two straight weeks. However, Bradley did win this tournament back in 2010, so he will still be a popular pick this week.
2. Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman – The Australian has come out of nowhere to finishes inside the top-nine in three straight tournaments.
1. Jason Day
Jason Day – Day has three top-30 finishes in his last three tournaments, including his third place finish at the Masters.