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Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2014 Shell Houston Open

Top 25 Fantasy Golfers For 2014 Shell Houston Open

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There will be a number of heavy-hitters making the trip to Texas this year, and to help you pick your lineup, here are the top-25 fantasy golfers for the 2014 Shell Houston Open.

25. Brendon de Jonge

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25. Brendon de Jonge

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BDJ finished tied for 10th here last year, but he will always be a questionable fantasy pick. He is an emergency pick only this week.

24. D. A. Points

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24. D. A. Points

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Points is the defending champion of the SHO after shooting 16 under last year. He obviously won’t repeat his 2013 performance, but he will still be worth a late-round flyer this week.

23. Steve Stricker

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23. Steve Stricker

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Stricker finished fourth here back in 2011, but he hasn’t cracked the top-25 in any of his other appearances in Houston. The veteran will be a mid-level option at best this week.

22. Rickie Fowler

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22. Rickie Fowler

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Fowler has recorded three top-25 finishes this year, but he has also missed the cut four times. He will be the ultimate hit-or-miss pick in Houston.

21. Phil Mickelson

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21. Phil Mickelson

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Mickelson hasn’t had a single top-10 finish in eight appearances this season. Lefty has started to turn things around in recent weeks, though, as he has two top-19 finishes in his last four tournaments. He is still somewhat risky of a pick, but certainly worth a spot in the top-25.

20. Ben Crane

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20. Ben Crane

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Crane finished 24th in Houston in 2011, 29th in 2012, and recorded an impressive fourth place finish in 2013.

19. Jimmy Walker

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19. Jimmy Walker

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Walker’s stats are hard to look away from this year. He has cracked the top-25 in 10 of his 12 appearances and has won three tournaments. He hasn’t cracked the top-25 in Golf Club at Houston in eight attempts throughout his career, but he should finally get over the hump this year with his newfound confidence.

18. Louis Oosthuizen

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18. Louis Oosthuizen

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Oosthuizen has yet to hit his groove this season, but he still has four top-15 finishes in stroke/match play in five tournaments around the globe.

17. Charles Howell III

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17. Charles Howell III

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Chucky Three Sticks finished 10th here last year and 19th back in 2011. Fantasy fans shouldn't count out the veteran this week in Texas.

16. Freddie Jacobson

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16. Freddie Jacobson

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Jacobson has cracked the top-20 in four straight tournaments.

15. Charl Schwartzel

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15. Charl Schwartzel

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Schwartzel has three top-17 finishes in the states this year and another two worldwide.

14. Charley Hoffman

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14. Charley Hoffman

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Hoffman has made the cut in all seven of his appearances in Houston. Among those starts, he has three top-25 finishes. He will be a strong mid-level golfer to look for this week.

13. Lee Westwood

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13. Lee Westwood

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Westwood finished 10th here last year, 21st in 2012, eighth in 2010, and 11th in 2009. He plays like a man possessed in Houston and the Englishman should not be overlooked this week.

12. Bill Haas

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12. Bill Haas

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Haas has cracked the top-25 in nine tournaments already this season.

11. Henrik Stenson

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11. Henrik Stenson

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After a slow start to the 2014 season, Stenson has cracked the top-17 in three of his last four tourneys.

10. Luke Donald

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10. Luke Donald

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Donald has quietly finished inside the top-33 in all five of his stateside tournaments this season, including three consecutive top-25 finishes.

9. Hunter Mahan

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9. Hunter Mahan

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Mahan won the SHO back in 2012, finished eighth in 2011, and sixth in 2009. He has recovered from the back injury that plagued him earlier in the year and should be a top-10 option this week with his recent success in Houston.

8. Webb Simpson

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8. Webb Simpson

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Simpson has six top-10 finishes on the year in stroke/match play. He isn’t getting much press right now, so he could end up being a steal in Houston this week.

7. Graham DeLaet

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7. Graham DeLaet

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DeLaet has five top-10 finishes on the year. The Canadian has matured into one of the most well rounded golfers on the entire tour and will be worth a top-10 pick each week regardless of the field.

6. Matt Kuchar

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6. Matt Kuchar

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Kuchar is really heating up right now, as he has cracked the top-13 in three of the last four tournaments.

5. Sergio Garcia

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5. Sergio Garcia

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Garcia has cracked the top-19 in all eight of his stateside and worldwide tournaments this season. The Spaniard is truly having a resurgent fantasy season.

4. Jordan Spieth

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4. Jordan Spieth

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Spieth has nine top-20 finishes this season and has matured into one of the best golfers in the world.

3. Rory McIlroy

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3. Rory McIlroy

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McIlroy has finished inside the top-25 in all seven of his stateside and worldwide tournaments this year. The old Rory is finally back and will warrant a top-five pick from here on out.

2. Keegan Bradley

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2. Keegan Bradley

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Bradley continues to have a breakout fantasy campaign, as he now has eight top-20 finishes in ten tournament appearances this year. He has also finished inside the top-10 in his last two appearances in Houston and should be one of the top players drafted this week.

1. Dustin Johnson

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1. Dustin Johnson

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Johnson has finished inside the top-10 in each of the last five stroke-play tournaments. He is first on the tour in GIR (73.6%), first in putting (1.694), and second in driving distance (309.7 yards per drive). He is by far the safest pick in the field this week.