Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Fantasy Golf Rankings For Bridgestone Invitational
Location: Firestone Country Club –Akron, OH
Date: August 1-4, 2013
Past Winners: Keegan Bradley (2012), Adam Scott (2011), Hunter Mahan (2010), Tiger Woods (2009), Vijay Singh (2008), Tiger Woods (2007), Tiger Woods (2006), Tiger Woods (2005), Stewart Cink (2004), Darren Clarke (2003), Craig Parry (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Tiger Woods (2000), Tiger Woods (1999)
2012 Results: 1. Keegan Bradley (-13) 2. Steve Stricker (-12) 3. Jim Furyk (-12) 4. Louis Oosthuizen (-11) T5. Justin Rose (-8) T5. Rory McIlroy (-8) 7. Jason Dufner (-6) T8. Aaron Bradley (-4) T8. Matt Kuchar (-4) T8. Tiger Woods (-4) T8. K.J. Choi (-4) T8. David Toms (-4) T8. Lee Slattery (-4) T8. Bo Van Pelt (-4) T16. Kyle Stanley (-3) T16. Simon Dyson (-3) John Senden (-3) T19. Bubba Watson (-2) T19. Nick Watney (-2) T19. Dustin Johnson (-2) T19. Scott Piercy (-2) T19. Bill Haas (-2) T24. Charl Schwartzel (-1) T24. Geoff Ogilvy (-1) T24. Kyung Kim (-1) T24. Graeme McDowell (-1)
With the PGA Championship just a week away, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is the last chance for golfers to perfect their swing. All the big names will be in attendance so expect some exciting golf in Akron.
To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational.
20. Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel – Horschel is 12th in total driving on the tour, so expect him rely heavily on his driver in his first appearance at the WGC.
19. Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy – McIlroy is having a miserable 2013 season. He has just four top-10 finishes in his 11 stateside tournaments and is currently ranked 57th in FedEx points (650). He may still be the third ranked golfer in the world, but he has not been a reliable fantasy contributor at all this year.
18. Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama – Matsuyama continued his breakout campaign last week by finishing 16th at the RBC Canadian Open. The 21-year-old has now finished inside the top-16 in all three of his stateside tournaments this year.
17. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – This is Simpson’s first appearance at Firestone, but he still has four top-10 finishes on the year. He may not win it all, but expect him to still crack the top-20.
16. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson – Watson has three top-25 finishes at Firestone.
15. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Schwartzel has seven top-15 finishes in his 13 stateside appearances.
14. Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson – Johnson has two top-10 finishes in his last four tournaments.
13. Bill Haas
Bill Haas – Not counting majors, Haas has three straight top-nine finishes. Haas is also ranked ninth on the tour in Green Hit in Regulation (69.2%) and should stay in contention all week in Ohio.
12. Jason Day
Jason Day – Day finished fourth here in 2011 after shooting a 63 in the first round. JD will be a great sleeper to target after the big names come off the board.
11. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood finished 15th at the U.S. Open and third at the Open Championship.
10. Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson – ZJ has finished inside the top-six in his last two tourneys.
9. Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker - Snedeker is coming off a three-stroke win at the RBC Canadian Open last week. Sneeds has quietly racked up four straight top-17 finishes.
8. Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker – Stricker finished second in Akron last year, 14th in 2011, ninth in 2010, and sixth in 2009.
7. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley shot a 64 in the final round to win last year’s Bridgestone Invitational. He has two top-18 finishes in his last three tourneys and Keegs appears to have broken through his midseason slump.
6. Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson – Stenson is coming off a second place finish at the Open Championship and a third place finish at the Scottish Open. He enters the tournament as one of the hottest golfers on the tour.
5. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar – Kuchar has seven top-10's on the year. He has also finished inside the top-19 in his last three appearances at Firestone.
4. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Since winning the U.S. Open, Rose placed 13th at the Travelers Championship and withdrew from the Open Championship. He will be looking to rebound on a course where he finished fifth in 2012 and 19th in 2010.
3. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – Mickelson won the Open Championship at Muirfield and placed second at the U.S. Open Championship. Lefty has officially returned to the world of competitive golf.
2. Adam Scott
Adam Scott – Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational in 2011 and the most recent Masters Champion will be worth grabbing early this year.
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods has won this event seven different times since it has been established in 1999. Needless to say, Tiger should be the number one fantasy option this week at the Bridgestone Invitational.
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