2014 Fantasy Golf: 5 Most Surprising Performances

5 Most Surprising Performances

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Fantasy golf was once comprised of a handful of players (Tiger, Phil, Vijay), while the rest of the field was worthless from a fantasy perspective. The 2014 season has changed that, though, as each week a new golfer has a chance to win it all. Among all the strong starts to the 2014 PGA season, here are five players that have taken the fantasy world by storm so far.

5. Charles Howell III

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5. Charles Howell III

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Not many fantasy golf fans expected Chuckie 3 Sticks to tied for third on the tour with top-10 finishes, but the veteran has already racked up five on the year. He has also made 15-of-17 cuts this season and the super veteran has surprisingly been competitive in almost every tournament.

4. Graham DeLaet

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4. Graham DeLaet

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DeLaet started the season by going on a run in which he cracked the top-seven in four straight tourneys. He now has five top-10's on the year and the Canadian is shockingly first on the tour in Greens Hit in Regulation (73.1%). The 32-year-old has matured tremendously this season and has quickly become a fan-favorite around the fantasy community.

3. Harris English

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3. Harris English

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English is another youngster that has dominated the tour this season. The 24-year-old has six top-10 finishes already, including a win at the OHL Classic. He is also seventh on the money list and is truly having a breakout fantasy season.

2. Jimmy Walker

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2. Jimmy Walker

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Walker may have cooled off in recent weeks, but he started off the year on fire. He won the Frys.com Open, Sony Open, and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Walker has cracked the top-25 13 times this season and has become a great sleeper to find on a weekly basis.

1. Jordan Spieth

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1. Jordan Spieth

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Spieth’s second place finish at the Masters officially showed that the 20-year-old can compete with the big boys. He now has 12 top-20 finishes on the year, including four top-five finishes. Spieth is having another strong showing at the PLAYERS Championship and the youngster has established himself as the future of the PGA.


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