Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 U.S. Open
Fantasy Golf Rankings For US Open
Date: June 13-16, 2013
Location: Merion Golf Club – Ardmore, PA
Past Winners: Webb Simpson (2012), Rory McIlory (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), Lucas Glover (2009), Tiger Woods (2008), Angel Cabrera (2007), Geoff Ogilvy (2006), Michael Campbell (2005), Retief Goosen (2004), Jim Furyk (2003), Tiger Woods (2002), Retief Goosen (2000), Tiger Woods (2000)
2012 Results: 1. Webb Simpson (+1) T2. Michael Thompson (+2) T2. Graeme McDowell (+2) T4. Padraig Harrington (+3) T4. David Toms (+3) T4. John Peterson (+3) T4. Jason Dufner (+3) T4. Jim Furyk (+3) 9. Ernie Els (+4) T10. Casey Wittenberg (+5) T10. Retief Goosen (+5) T10. John Senden (+5) T10. Kevin Chappell (+5) T10. Lee Westwood (+5) T15. K.J. Choi (+6) T15. Steve Stricker (+6) T15. Adam Scott (+6) T15. Aaron Watkins (+6) T15. Martin Kaymer (+6) T15. Freddie Jacobson (+6) T21. Nick Watney (+7) T21. Jordan Spieth (+7) T21. Raphael Jacquelin (+7) T21. Justin Rose (+7) T21. Tiger Woods (+7) T21. Blake Adams (+7)
Tiger Woods/ Rory McIlroy/ Adam Scott - 1:14 PM/ 7:44 AM
Luke Donald/ Lee Westwood/ Martin Kaymer – 12:52 PM/ 7:22 AM
Webb Simpson/ Steven Fox/ Ernie Els - 1:36 PM/ 8:06 AM
Bubba Watson/ Dustin Johnson/ Robert Garrigus - 7:00 AM/ 12:30 PM
Phil Mickelson/ Steve Stricker/ Keegan Bradley - 7:11 AM/ 12:41 PM
Matt Kuchar/ Justin Rose/ Brandt Snedeker - 7:22 AM/ 12:52 PM
Sergio Garcia/ Stewart Cink/ Padraig Harrington - 7:44 AM/ 1:14 PM
To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers heading to the 2013 U.S. Open.
20. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson – Watson has not cracked the top-10 in seven consecutive tournaments. He will be the ultimate hit-or-miss pick this week.
19. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley may be playing awful this spring, but he still placed second at the Byron Nelson Championship. Keegs may be a bit risky this week, but we all know he can sink any putt on the green.
18. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose has cracked the top-25 at the U.S. Open three times, including a tie for 21st last year.
17. Luke Donald
Luke Donald – Donald has finished inside the top-25 in seven of his eight stateside tournaments this season, including the last five tourneys in a row. However, he has notoriously struggled on the U.S. Open courses throughout his career.
16. Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen – Goosen won the U.S. Open in 2001, and again in 2004. The veteran will be a great sleeper pick heading to Pennsylvania.
15. Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker – Stricker has finished inside the top-19 in his last two appearances at the U.S. Open.
14. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia – Garcia has cracked the top-22 at the U.S. Open in four of his last five tournaments.
13. Jason Day
Jason Day – Day is currently 20th in adjusted scoring and has four top-10 finishes on the year. He also had a solo second place finish at the U.S. Open in 2011.
12. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – Mickelson has played well since his 54th place finish at the Masters. He finished third at Wells Fargo and second at the St. Jude Classic. He will be arriving at Merion late due to his daughter's graduation, though, so the extra traveling could take a toll on Mickelson this week.
11. Rory McIlory
Rory McIlroy – This course is made for Rory’s game. Well, his old game. If he can find his swing this week, expect him to be a contender on Sunday.
10. Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson – Johnson has cracked the top-13 in four of the last five tournaments that he finished.
9. Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk – Furyk was leading last year’s U.S. Open after three rounds, but a 74 in the final round forced him to settle for fourth place. He did win the U.S. Open in 2003, though, so consider him a pretty safe pick this week.
8. Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner – Dufner finished fourth at the U.S. Open last year at the Olympic Club.
7. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood has always showed up at the U.S. Open. He finished 10th in 2012, third in 2011, 16th in 2010, 23rd in 2009, and third in 2008.
6. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – Simpson won last year’s U.S. Open Championship with a score of +1. He has eight top-20 finishes already this year and will be a popular pick in Merion.
5. Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington – Harrington finished fourth at the U.S. Open in 2012, 22nd in 2010, 26th in 2008, and fifth in 2006.
4. Adam Scott
Adam Scott – Scott will be grouped with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory for the first two rounds in Ardmore, but he has welcomed the challenge this week. He has played with extra confidence since winning the Masters this year, as he has placed in the top-19 in both of his following appearances. Scott will have a strong showing this week and will easily find himself within the top-10 in Merion.
3. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar - Kuchar won Memorial and placed second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. He will be the hottest golfer heading to Merion, so expect a couple solid rounds from Kuch this week.
2. Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell – McDowell won the open in 2010, finished 14th in 2011, and finished second in 2012.
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods has 14 major wins throughout his illustrious career, including three U.S. Open (2000, 2002, and 2008) titles. No golfer has won more this season, so consider Woods the number one fantasy option this week in Merion.