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5 Fantasy Sleepers For 2014 U.S. Open

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The U.S. Open always brings the top names on the tour out of the woodwork. However, it makes it rather difficult to pick a successful squad. To help you pick your fantasy foursome, here are five fantasy sleepers for the 2014 U.S. Open.

5. Retief Goosen

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5. Retief Goosen

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The last time the U.S. Open was played in Pinehurst, Goosen finished 11th. The veteran isn’t being talked about in many circles right now, but he has shown that he can compete on this course. Keep an eye on the aging golfer after the first 15-20 options come off the board this week.

4. Bo Van Pelt

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4. Bo Van Pelt

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Van Pelt has quietly racked up six top-26 finishes in his last eight tournaments. The 39-year-old is one of the more experienced golfers on the tour and will be fully prepared for this week’s action. Don't count out BVP this week in NC.

3. Justin Rose

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3. Justin Rose

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Rose is the defending champion after taking down the field at last year’s U.S. Open in Merion. He may have missed the cut at Memorial, but Rose rattled off four straight top-14 finishes before that. JR will be potential dark horse to win it all this week and that alone makes him a legitimate sleeper.

2. Jason Dufner

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2. Jason Dufner

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Dufner has had amazing success at the U.S. Open, as he racked up two T4’s in the last two years at the major. Even better, he heads to Pinehurst on a bit of a hot-streak. Dufner finished 19th at Memorial and lost in a playoff hole at Colonial to settle for second place. Dufner will be a serious sleeper this week and will be an ideal second golfer for the Open.

1. Sergio Garcia

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1. Sergio Garcia

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Garcia has been playing outstanding golf this year. In eight stateside tournaments, Garcia has six top-11 finishes and a 16th place finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He also tied for third at Pinehurst during the 2005 U.S. Open, so he has had success on this course before. Look for the Spaniard to put on a serious show this week in North Carolina.