I’m not a player, I just crush a lot. One thing that bugs me is that Westwood and McIlroy aren’t playing. Other than that, the field is top-notch..but not as good as WGC or Majors.
This is the 1 year anniversary of the NG Nation Fantasy Four! We started this contest one year ago! We’ve already given away multiple Nike ONE Vapor Speeds, a bunch of Nike Golf shoes in the Fall Contest and a VR Tour STR8-FIT driver along with a Nike SQ Machspeed Black driver. Not too, shabby. Let’s show up big, for the 1 -year anniversary.
Since then; myself, Alan, Lendell, no3putt, Courtney Zylstra and Chris Wang still remain! Thanks for staying with us everyone! (take a look at the original post)
One thing of note;
2010 – Tim Clark won (finished T9 in 2009)
2009 – Henrik Stenson won (finished T10 in 2008)
2008 – Sergio Garcia won (finished 2nd in 2007)
2007 – Phil Mickelson won (finished T14 in 2006)
I’ll let that speak for itself.
This is Event 2 of Season 2, Month 1 (Month 5 overall). For a refresher on the rules, hit the link — Contest Guidelines and leave your Fantasy Four below (don’t forget your ONE Nike Athlete).
G’Lover should be a popular pick this week, as he won last week and finished 3rd here last year.
I honestly didn’t think Tiger would play this week after he WD from the Wells Fargo. Tiger doesn’t peak for the Players, but he still has good results. Tiger was having a solid round last year, but WD through the final round. If Tiger shot 70 or 71 (like his previous 3 rounds) he’d have a Top 25. Finished solo 8th in 2009, DNP in 2008, T37 in ’07. I think it would still be a good win for Tiger. Won in 2001.
Solo 9th last year. He fits the bill for the trend above. Missed the cut at the Masters and Heritage, but has the game with his WGC win and a T3 at the WGC Cadillac. 9th here last year is pretty good too.
Coming off of a T9 and 9 of 10 made cuts, Cink is always a threat to contend at events like this. T3 here in 2007. Just missed the cut last year, MDF in 2009, T21 in ’08.
I’m just gonna mention Stephen Ames. Won here in 2006, 5th in 2008.
I need to say something about Charl Schwartzel, too. After winning the Masters, he finished T11 in Malaysia. He’s hot and I think he’ll get a Top 10.
other Nike athletes to choose from :: Paul Casey, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Jhonattan Vegas
10 to choose from this week. (would have been 11, but Lovemark is injured)
recent finishes – T8 Zurich, 2nd Heritage, T4 Masters, T6 WGC Caddy, T10 Honda Classic, 1st WGC Match Play
Hotter than my oven. T26 last year, T37 in ’09, T27 in ’08, T16 in ’07, CUT in ’06, T2 in ’05. Gotta be worth a shot. I just don’t like his history.
recent finishes – 5th Wells Fargo, T9 Heritage
Since blowing up at the Texas Open, Na is out to prove himself. CUT here last year, but T3 in ’09. GOtta like that.
recent finishes – T3 Zurich, T8 Masters, T6 API
Choi is super hot and rested. T34 last year, MDF in 09, CUT in ’08, T23 in ’07. I think he’s worth a shot since he’s playing so well.
recent finishes – T21 Wells Fargo, 2nd Zurich, T14 Heritage, T16 Houston
Webb is playing well and finished with a 69 a the Wells Fargo. Hasn’t made a cut here though.
Holmes and Stricker could probably go here too. Same with Kevin Na I can’t list them all!
HISTORY STAT OF THE WEEK :: see the above winners
best finishes – T17 in ’10, T21 in ’08, 1st in ’07, T14 in ’06, T3 in ’04
Coming off of a quiet T9 at the Wells Fargo, and a T27 at the Masters before that and a win the week before that. Can’t be discounted and you also can’t predict when Phil will win.
best finishes – T4 in ’10, T5 in ’09, T6 in ’08
Coming off of a T6 and T20. I wouldn’t be surprised if he won this week.
best finishes – 1st in ’10, T9 in ’09, T21 in ’03
I think he’s forced his starts this year and still isn’t healthy.
Davis Love III
best finishes – T4 in ’10, 1st in ’94 and ’03
Coming off of a T16 last week. Don’t forget about him.
Alan :: Adam Scott, Ben Crane, Bill Haas and Tiger Woods
Bob :: Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink and Tiger Woods
Damian :: Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker and Anthony Kim
I really like Poulter and Fisher this week. Heck, I really think Crane and Na are big sleepers this week. I hate to ditch Watney and Mahan, too. Adam Scott is a good look, too.
I think the most popular Fantasy Four will be :: too hard to tell this week… Phil…Donald..Kuchar..Glover?! We’ll see
Other big names in the field :: Martin Kaymer, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Mark Wilson, Edoardo Molinari, Ricky Barnes, Charles Howell III, J.B. Holmes, Jeff Overton, Padraig Harrington, Steve Marino, Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman, Davis Love III, Nick Watney, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els
Leave your Fantasy Four in a comment below.
Remember, you have to pick at least ONE Nike Golfer and have your picks in by WEDNESDAY at Midnight (PST).
It is also your responsibility to sub your player if they WD before the deadline.