Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

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Fantasy Rankings For Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

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Tournament: Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

Date: December 5-8, 2013

Location: Sherwood Country Club

2012 Results: 1. Graeme McDowell (-17) 2. Keegan Bradley (-14) 3. Bo Van Pelt (-10) T4. Jim Furyk (-9) T4. Rickie Fowler (-9) T4. Tiger Woods (-9) 7. Webb Simpson (-7) 8. Steve Stricker (-6) T9. Hunter Mahan (-5) T9. Bubba Watson (-5) T11. Matt Kuchar (-4) T11. Nick Watney (-4) T13. Brandt Snedeker (-3) T13. Dustin Johnson (-3) T15. Jason Dufner (-1) T15. Jason Day (-1) 17. Ian Poulter (E) 18. Zach Johnson (+5)

Past Winners: Graeme McDowell (2012), Tiger Woods (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), Jim Furyk (2009), Vijay Singh (2008), Tiger Woods (2007), Tiger Woods (2006), Luke Donald (2005), Tiger Woods (2004), Davis Love III (2003), Padraig Harrington (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Davis Love III (2000), Torn Leham (1999)

Preview:

The World Challenge only has 18 participants, with one of them being the founded Tiger Woods. Regardless of the field size, however, this is the perfect chance for fantasy golf fans to get their fix. The World Challenge features some of the biggest names in the sport and will no doubt be a very exciting tournament.

To help you this week, here are the top-18 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

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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18. Ian Poulter

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Ian Poulter – Poulter finished second at the WGC-HSBC Champions last month and will always be a top-10 threat. However, he isn't exactly a threat to win this week with the star-studded field traveling to California.

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17. Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood – Westwood has never appeared at the World Challenge and the veteran will go through some growing pains.

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16. Jordan Spieth

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Jordan Spieth – The Texas native had a breakout season last year with one win and nine top-10 finishes. This will be the 20-year-old’s first appearance in the Northwestern Mutual, but it won’t be the last.

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15. Jason Day

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Jason Day – Day has never done well in the World Challenge, as he finished 15th last year and 15th in 2011.

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14. Jason Dufner

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Jason Dufner – Dufner has never cracked the top-10 at Sherwood and the 2013 PGA Champion will only be worth a late pick this week.

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13. Bill Haas

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Bill Haas – Haas had 16 top-25 finishes last year, and while he isn't the most exciting golfer to watch, he knows how to limit his mistakes. He should be good for at least a top-15 finish this week.

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12. Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar – Kuchar finished seventh at the McGladrey Classic and the Florida native has been playing outstanding golf in recent weeks.

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11. Zach Johnson

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Zach Johnson – Johnson lives on the fairways and is third on the Tour in driving accuracy (75.9%). The veteran should put on a show in Sherwood this week.

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10. Steve Stricker

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Steve Stricker – Stricker ended the season red-hot, as he cracked the top-13 in seven straight tournaments.

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9. Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy – McIlroy looked absolutely awful last year, as he quickly fell from the number one rankings in the world. He has picked up his game already this year, though, as he recently finished sixth at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He won't be worth an early pick this week, but he can certainly be a decent mid-level option.

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8. Bubba Watson

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Bubba Watson – Watson finished ninth here in 2013, ninth in 2012, and sixth in 2011. He won’t be an All-Star selection this week, but Bubba will certainly worth a top-10 pick.

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7. Hunter Mahan

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Hunter Mahan – Mahan may have finished ninth here last year, but Mr. Cool finished fifth in 2010 and fourth in 2011.

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6. Jim Furyk

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Jim Furyk – Furyk won here back in 2009, finished sixth in 2011, and finishes fourth in 2012.

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5. Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley – Bradley has started this season out very determined. He has finished inside the top-11 in both of his tournament appearances and has only shot one round over par.

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4. Graeme McDowell

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Graeme McDowell – McDowell has two wins at Thousand Oaks and the Scotsman will be an experienced option to take a shot on this week.

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3. Dustin Johnson

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Dustin Johnson – Johnson was called in to replace Ernie Els, which turned out to be a good choice since DJ just won the WGC-HSBC Champions with an incredible score of 24 strokes under par.

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2. Webb Simpson

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Webb Simpson – Simpson won the Shriners back in October and finished seventh in at the McGladrey Classic last month.

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1. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods – Woods has won the World Challenge five times throughout it’s history and will be the heavy favorite for this week.

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Fantasy Rankings For Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

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Tournament: Northwestern Mutual World Challenge

Date: December 5-8, 2013

Location: Sherwood Country Club

2012 Results: 1. Graeme McDowell (-17) 2. Keegan Bradley (-14) 3. Bo Van Pelt (-10) T4. Jim Furyk (-9) T4. Rickie Fowler (-9) T4. Tiger Woods (-9) 7. Webb Simpson (-7) 8. Steve Stricker (-6) T9. Hunter Mahan (-5) T9. Bubba Watson (-5) T11. Matt Kuchar (-4) T11. Nick Watney (-4) T13. Brandt Snedeker (-3) T13. Dustin Johnson (-3) T15. Jason Dufner (-1) T15. Jason Day (-1) 17. Ian Poulter (E) 18. Zach Johnson (+5)

Past Winners: Graeme McDowell (2012), Tiger Woods (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), Jim Furyk (2009), Vijay Singh (2008), Tiger Woods (2007), Tiger Woods (2006), Luke Donald (2005), Tiger Woods (2004), Davis Love III (2003), Padraig Harrington (2002), Tiger Woods (2001), Davis Love III (2000), Torn Leham (1999)

Preview:

The World Challenge only has 18 participants, with one of them being the founded Tiger Woods. Regardless of the field size, however, this is the perfect chance for fantasy golf fans to get their fix. The World Challenge features some of the biggest names in the sport and will no doubt be a very exciting tournament.

To help you this week, here are the top-18 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

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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18. Ian Poulter

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Ian Poulter – Poulter finished second at the WGC-HSBC Champions last month and will always be a top-10 threat. However, he isn't exactly a threat to win this week with the star-studded field traveling to California.

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17. Lee Westwood

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Lee Westwood – Westwood has never appeared at the World Challenge and the veteran will go through some growing pains.

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16. Jordan Spieth

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Jordan Spieth – The Texas native had a breakout season last year with one win and nine top-10 finishes. This will be the 20-year-old’s first appearance in the Northwestern Mutual, but it won’t be the last.

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15. Jason Day

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Jason Day – Day has never done well in the World Challenge, as he finished 15th last year and 15th in 2011.

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14. Jason Dufner

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Jason Dufner – Dufner has never cracked the top-10 at Sherwood and the 2013 PGA Champion will only be worth a late pick this week.

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13. Bill Haas

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Bill Haas – Haas had 16 top-25 finishes last year, and while he isn't the most exciting golfer to watch, he knows how to limit his mistakes. He should be good for at least a top-15 finish this week.

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12. Matt Kuchar

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Matt Kuchar – Kuchar finished seventh at the McGladrey Classic and the Florida native has been playing outstanding golf in recent weeks.

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11. Zach Johnson

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Zach Johnson – Johnson lives on the fairways and is third on the Tour in driving accuracy (75.9%). The veteran should put on a show in Sherwood this week.

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10. Steve Stricker

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Steve Stricker – Stricker ended the season red-hot, as he cracked the top-13 in seven straight tournaments.

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9. Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy – McIlroy looked absolutely awful last year, as he quickly fell from the number one rankings in the world. He has picked up his game already this year, though, as he recently finished sixth at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He won't be worth an early pick this week, but he can certainly be a decent mid-level option.

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8. Bubba Watson

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Bubba Watson – Watson finished ninth here in 2013, ninth in 2012, and sixth in 2011. He won’t be an All-Star selection this week, but Bubba will certainly worth a top-10 pick.

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7. Hunter Mahan

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Hunter Mahan – Mahan may have finished ninth here last year, but Mr. Cool finished fifth in 2010 and fourth in 2011.

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6. Jim Furyk

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Jim Furyk – Furyk won here back in 2009, finished sixth in 2011, and finishes fourth in 2012.

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5. Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley – Bradley has started this season out very determined. He has finished inside the top-11 in both of his tournament appearances and has only shot one round over par.

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4. Graeme McDowell

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Graeme McDowell – McDowell has two wins at Thousand Oaks and the Scotsman will be an experienced option to take a shot on this week.

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3. Dustin Johnson

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Dustin Johnson – Johnson was called in to replace Ernie Els, which turned out to be a good choice since DJ just won the WGC-HSBC Champions with an incredible score of 24 strokes under par.

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2. Webb Simpson

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Webb Simpson – Simpson won the Shriners back in October and finished seventh in at the McGladrey Classic last month.

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1. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods – Woods has won the World Challenge five times throughout it’s history and will be the heavy favorite for this week.


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