Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2014 Honda Classic
Top 20 Fantasy Golfers
Tournament: The Honda Classic
Date: February 27 – March 2, 2014
Location: PGA National (Champion Golf Course) – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Past Winners: Michael Thompson (2013), Rory McIlroy (2012), Rory Sabbatini (2011), Camilo Villegas (2010), Y.E. Yang (2009), Ernie Els (2008), Mark Wilson (2007), Luke Donald (2006), Padraig Harrington (2005), Todd Hamilton (2004), Justin Leonard (2003), Matt Kuchar (2002), Jesper Parnevik (2001), Dudley Hart (2000)
2013 Results: 1. Michael Thompson (-9) 2. Geoff Ogilvy (-7) 3. Luke Guthrie (-5) T4. David Lynn (-3) T4. Lucas Glover (-3) T4. Erik Compton (-3) T4. Keegan Bradley (-3) T4. Justin Rose (-3) T9. Charl Schwartzel (-2) T9. Graeme McDowell (-2) T9. Graham DeLaet (-2) T9. Lee Westwood (-2) T13. Chris Stroud (-1) T13. Russell Henley (-1) T13. Darron Stiles (-1) T13. Peter Hanson (-1) T13. Rickie Fowler (-1) T18. Matt Jones (E) T18. Robert Streb (E) T18. Sean O’Hair (E) T18. Kyle Stanley (E) T18. Y.E. Yang (E)
Now that Jimmy Walker is at home and won't be participating in this week's tournament, someone else has a chance to win a tournament. All the big guns will be down in Palm Beach this week for the Honda Classic, so expect it to be an old-fashioned shootout.
To help you draft this week, here are the top-20 fantasy golfers for the 2014 Honda Classic.
20. Luke Guthrie
Luke Guthrie – Guthrie finished third at the Honda Classic in 2013 and the youngster shot a beautiful 63 in the third round. He isn't the sexiest pick, but there are worse second options to grab this week.
19. Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy – Ogilvy shockingly finished second here last year, including three rounds of 69, 68, and 66. He won’t have a similar performance, but Oggy could wind up surprisingly people again this year.
18. Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen – The Oozy won the Volvo Golf Champions at the beginning of the year and will be one of the true sleepers to grab this week in Florida.
17. Brian Harman
Brian Harman – Harman shot a course-record 61 here back in 2012 and the 27-year-old has three top-10 finishes already this year.
16. Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama – The 21-year-old prodigy has two top-10 finishes already this season.
15. Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson - Stenson has yet to crack the top-25 in four tournaments around the world and has really struggled to keep the ball out of the rough. He will be a top-5 option, but just won’t be worth reaching for this week.
14. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson – In five tourneys this season, Mickelson has only cracked the top-10 once. Lefty does have three top-19 appearances in five starts, though, and he seems to be on the verge of putting it all together.
13. Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson – The defending champ enters this week having posted three top-19 finishes in his last four tournaments. He is playing very well right now and seems primed to have another big week in Palm Beach.
12. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler – Fowler tied for 13th here last year and tied for seventh back in 2012. He will enter this week pretty hot, after winning the Ben Hogan Bracket last week, and fantasy fans can expect him to play with a little extra swagger.
11. Luke Donald
Luke Donald – Donald has two top-10 finishes at the PGA National, including a solo second place finish in 2008. He is struggling right now, but his previous success here will make him a decent mid-level option.
10. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood has cracked the top-10 at PGA National in three of his last four attempts.
9. Adam Scott
Adam Scott – Scott has cracked the top-eight in both of his appearances this season, but he also missed the cut the last time he was here. He will be rested after a six week break, though, and the veteran will do enough to earn a top-10 finish this weekend.
8. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia – Garcia has cracked the top-19 in his last eight tourneys around the globe. If he starts off hot this week, he could easily be among the leaders on Sunday.
7. Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley – Bradley tied for 12th here back in 2012 and followed it up with a fourth place finish back in 2013. Keegs is worth a flyer this week.
6. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods – Woods has become a bit of a risky pick in recent years. However, his second place finish at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, on the heels of 62 in the second round, just shows how dangerous this old man can still be. If you feel like rolling the dice this week, grab Woods and root for the red polo.
5. Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy – McIlroy has posted five straight top-10 finishes in stroke play and the Northern Irishman is finally over his yearlong slump.
4. Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel – Schwartzel has cracked the top-14 in his last three trips to the PGA National.
3. Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson – Johnson has four straight top-10 appearances, including a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and a playoff-win at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
2. Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell – McDowell has cracked the top-nine in three consecutive appearances at PGA National.
1. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose has three straight top-five finishes at the PGA National and has averaged 68.6 strokes per round.