Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2014 U.S. Open

Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2014 U.S. Open

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Almost the entire PGA Tour will be heading down to Pinehurst this week, but it will make it rather difficult to pick a squad. So to help you pick your foursome, here are the top-30 fantasy golfers for the 2014 U.S. Open.

30. Zach Johnson

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30. Zach Johnson

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Johnson has never performed well at the U.S. Open. In his last five appearances alone, ZJ has missed the cut twice and hasn’t cracked the top-30.

29. Gary Woodland

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29. Gary Woodland

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Before last week’s 57th place finish at Memorial, Woodland had seven consecutive top-26 finishes. The veteran will be a great sleeper as a second golfer.

28. Ryan Palmer

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28. Ryan Palmer

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Palmer quietly five top-10 finishes on the year and the vet has developed into a worthy late-round sleeper.

27. Harris English

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27. Harris English

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After six top 10’s in his first 10 tournaments, English has hit a serious skid. English has missed the cut four times over his last six tournaments and he has failed to crack the top-25. He will be a risky pick with the loaded field.

26. Keegan Bradley

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26. Keegan Bradley

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Bradley has been maddeningly inconsistent this year. He has just one top-25 finish in his last six tournaments and that was an eighth place finish at the Zurich Classic back in April. He has never cracked the top-60 at the Masters and Keegs will be a long-shot to even make the cut this week.

25. John Senden

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25. John Senden

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In his last six tournaments, Senden has five top-30 finishes, including an eighth place finish at the Masters.

24. Graeme McDowell

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24. Graeme McDowell

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McDowell has cooled off after a hot start, but he is still putting together decent fantasy performances. In his last three tournaments, he has two top-25 finishes. The veteran will be worth a late-round flyer this week.

23. Rickie Fowler

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23. Rickie Fowler

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Fowler finished with a T13 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, but it was his first top-15 finish since finishing fifth the Masters. Fowler has been all over the place this season and the youngster will be too risky to grab as a number one golfer for the U.S. Open.

22. Henrik Stenson

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22. Henrik Stenson

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Stenson has four top-20 finishes on the year, including another three top-10’s in Europe over the last five weeks. He appears to be ready to compete at a high level again and will demand attention as a second golfer this week.

21. Luke Donald

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21. Luke Donald

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Donald has done well at the U.S. Open in the past. The Englishman finished 8th in 2013, 10th in 2007, and 12th back in 2006. He won’t be worth a top-20 pick, but he will have value as a second or third golfer due to his experience.

20. Billy Horschel

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20. Billy Horschel

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After a serious rough patch, Horschel is starting to come alive. He has three straight top-26 finishes and is now fifth on the tour in Greens Hit In Regulation.

19. Hideki Matsuyama

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19. Hideki Matsuyama

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Matsuyama has three straight top-23 finishes, including a big win at Memorial. However, he will have a tough time making up ground with the all the heavy-hitters coming out this week. Matsuyama will be worth a top-20 pick, but don't feel like you have to reach for the 22-year-old.

18. Bill Haas

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18. Bill Haas

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Haas has 13 top-25 finishes on the year and has made the cut in every tournament. The 32-year-old will be one of the safest picks for the U.S. Open.

17. Jimmy Walker

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17. Jimmy Walker

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After three quick wins to start the year, Walker quickly hit a wall. However, he has continued to put together top-25 finishes, as he has 14 on the year. He has started to heat up again and JW has quietly racked up three top-10 finishes in his last five tournaments alone.

16. Graham DeLaet

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16. Graham DeLaet

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After a mid-season slump, DeLaet has bounced back nicely. He has cracked the top-20 in four of his last five tournaments.

15. Jason Day

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15. Jason Day

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Day hasn’t golfed much this year, as he has been dealing with lingering thumb injury for months. He may have placed 20th at the Masters, but his lack of serious tournament play will be somewhat concerning this week.

14. Charl Schwartzel

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14. Charl Schwartzel

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Schwartzel quietly has three top-12 finishes in his last four tournament appearances. He also three career top-16 finishes at the U.S. Open.

13. Lee Westwood

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13. Lee Westwood

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Despite having never a won major, Westwood always shows up at the big tournaments. He has cracked the top-16 in four straight appearances at the U.S. Open, including a third place finish back in 2011.

12. Jim Furyk

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12. Jim Furyk

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Furyk is the 2003 Champion and owns six top-five finishes at the U.S. Open. He is in contention nearly every year and will be one veteran to keep an eye on.

11. Jordan Spieth

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11. Jordan Spieth

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Spieth has cracked the top-19 in five of his six tournaments since his prestigious second place finish at the Masters. The 20-year-old has proven that he can compete with the big boys and will be hanging around all week long.

10. Dustin Johnson

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10. Dustin Johnson

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Johnson has three top-25 finishes in the last four tournaments. He is one of the best all-around golfers on the tour and his style of play transitions well to Pinehurst.

9. Jason Dufner

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9. Jason Dufner

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Dufner has two straight T4’s at the U.S. Open, but the veteran continues to fly under the radar this week. Duffman will be a great sleeper to look for after the first run of golfers come off the board.

8. Justin Rose

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8. Justin Rose

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Rose has finished inside the top-14 in four of his last five tournament appearances. He is the defending champion and will be ready to defend his crown this week.

7. Sergio Garcia

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7. Sergio Garcia

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Garcia has five top-11 appearances in eight stateside events. Even better, the Spaniard tied for third in 2005 at the U.S. Open that last time it was at Pinehurst. Look for Garcia to have another superb performance this week in North Carolina.

6. Webb Simpson

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6. Webb Simpson

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The North Carolina native won the U.S. Open in 2012 after shooting a 68 in the final round at Olympic. He knows this course extremely well and can certainly handle the pressure of the major. Look for Webb to be in the near the top of the scoreboard on Sunday.

5. Matt Kuchar

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5. Matt Kuchar

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Kuchar is on a historic pace right now. The veteran has 13 top-17 finishes in 14 tournament appearances this season and surprisingly hasn’t missed the cut once.

4. Phil Mickelson

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4. Phil Mickelson

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Mickelson has seven career top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open, including a T2 in 2013. He is just starting to heat up this spring, as he has five top-20 finishes in the last 10 tournaments. Lefty will finally be a top-tier fantasy option this week.

3. Bubba Watson

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3. Bubba Watson

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No one on the tour is hitting the ball off the tees like Watson right now. He is averaging well over 300 yards per drive (314.2 yards/drive) and the southpaw should shine on the crisp fairways down in Pinehurst.

2. Rory McIlroy

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2. Rory McIlroy

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McIlroy has cracked the top-25 in all 13 tournament appearances this year. He is also coming off a big win the BMW PGA Championship on the Euro Tour and the 25-year-old seems primed to make a serious run the at U.S. Open this week.

1. Adam Scott

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1. Adam Scott

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The new No.1 has earned his title. In nine events this season, Scott has seven top-15 finishes and has made every cut. He will be the heavy favorite to win it all this week at Pinehurst.


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