Welcome to Colonial! Tradition lives on these grounds and a champion will rise!
Pretty awesome field this week. That being said, there are 3 guys that initially stand head and shoulders in terms of the ultimate combination; HOT + HISTORY!
Let’s check out these three gems that caught my eye (one of them is even a Nike athlete);
Stewart Cink – coming off T19 at Players, T9 at Wells Fargo, T30 at Heritage
(last 10 appearances at Colonial; 2 Top 10s, 7 Top 25s, 0 MCs, Averaging 21st place)
David Toms – coming off 2nd at Players (including 5 Straight Top25s – with 2 Top 3’s in there)
(last 10 appearances at Colonial; 4 Top 10s, 6 Top 25s, 0 MCs, Averaging 18th place)
Zach Johnson – coming off T12 at Players, T6 at Wells Fargo
(last 5 appearances at Colonial; 2 Top 10s, 3 Top 25s, 0 MCs, Averaging 16th place)
This is Event 3 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).
Ames is blazin’ at Colonial. 9 apperances, 3 Top 10’s, 0 MC’s, averaging 29th at the event. JUST missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass with an opening 77, followed by a 68. Great sign for the Canuck.
In Leonard’s last 11 appearances here, he’s had 2 Top 10s, 6 Top 25s, 0 MCs averaging 29th place. Coming off of a T57 at TPC, he should make the cut this week.
This is probably the week where we all count out AK after last week and the Masters and he comes out and wins the event. Honestly, I would not be surprised. He’s played here in ’07, ’08 and ’08, finished 18th, 40th and 54th.
other Nike athletes to choose from :: Lucas Glover
recent finishes – T6 Players, T9 Heritage, T2 Masters
Pair that with a T4 here in ’09 and you could have your winner.
recent finishes – T6 Players, T9 Wells Fargo, T11 Texas Open
J.B. is hot, too. Two appearances here at Colonial (MCs in ’09 and ’07).
recent finishes – T6 Players, T3 Zurich, T14 Heritage
I didn’t know Dufner was playing this week. He only has 1 MC all year in his 11 events. Two appearances here with a T59 in ’09 and MC in ‘07
recent finishes – T19 Players, T21 Wells Fargo, T6 Zurich
Solid finishes for Matt Jones. He also had a T13 here last year. SLEEPER ALERT.
Of course, Toms and ZJ could go here, too.
best finishes – 1st in ’10, T9 in ‘09
best finishes – T2 in ’02, T3 in ’05, T4 in ’00, T8 in ’01, T13 in ‘10
best finishes – 1st in ’96 and ’85, 2nd in ’90 and ’92, 7th in ‘10
Sure, Pavin has old history, but he also has 3 straight top 25’s here in ’10, ’09 and ’08. Coming off of a T45 at TPC. SLEEPER ALERT!
best finishes – 1st in ’05 and ’03, 2nd in ’02, T22 in ‘10
Last 11 appearances, only 1 MC, averaging 28th place. Coming off of a T39 at TPC.
Alan :: Jason Day, Kevin Na, Hunter Mahan and Stephen Ames
Bob :: David Toms, Jason Day, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink
Damian :: Ben Crane, Steve Marino, Matt Kuchar and Stewart Cink
I almost took Jeff Overton over Matt Kuchar…sure, Kuchar just came off of a T54, but he’s going to bounce back! I actually like Sergio this week. He was on fire in his final round at Sawgrass and is a former winner at Colonial.
A grown-man dream team would be Cink, Toms, ZJ and Pavin.
A modern dream team would probably be Fowler, Day, Kuchar and AK.
Other big names in the field :: Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Robert Karlsson, Martin Laird, Ben Crane, Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas, Rory Sabbatini, Mark Wilson, Jeff Overton, Sean O’Hair, Kevin Na, Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Brian Gay, Spencer Levin
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