The number one name associated with fantasy golf over the last 10-plus years has been Tiger Woods. He has completely changed the world of golf and has become a fan favorite for fantasy owners in the process.
In typical fashion, Woods won five tournaments last season; including the Farmers Insurance, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and PLAYERS Championship. He may not have won one of the prestigious majors, but he was still a pretty dangerous fantasy option.
Unfortunately, Woods has not looked healthy during the 2014 PGA season. Tiger has only participated in four tournaments this year, and when he has played, he has looked like a shell of himself.
Tiger has been dealing with back spasms all season and it finally caught up with him when he withdrew from the Honda Classic earlier in the year. He has struggled to play pain-free golf and it has caused his availability for the rest of the season to be in question.
The Masters is just under two weeks away and every fantasy golf fan in the world is wondering if Woods will be able to play. Regardless of if he actually plays or not, he still won’t be worth drafting in standard fantasy formats. Tiger has only played one solid round of golf this year and he has been extremely sporadic from tournament to tournament.
Woods may still be one of the top-ranked golfers in the world, but he is simply too risky of a fantasy option for the Masters this year. The field will be stacked with plenty of other talented golfers; so don’t feel obligated to grab Woods this year at Augusta.