Rebound Week! There are some guys looking to redeem themselves at the US Open this week. Most notably; Nick Watney, Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and others. However, these guys should all come back strong. Watney hasn’t played this event since 2007, but here he is.
This is the final event of Month 6. For a refresher on the rules, hit the link — Contest Guidelines and leave your Fantasy Four below (don’t forget your ONE Nike Athlete).
Last year we had 2 Nike Athletes in this event. This year, we have 7! I’m very surprised that Stewart Cink isn’t playing this week. He’s won here twice and has a bunch of Top 10’s. Oh well!
He played 4 rounds at Congressional and I think that helped. He ended with a final round of 70 and let’s hope he keeps some momentum. T11 here in ’09.
Coming off of a T42 at the US Open, where he finished with a 70 and had a round of 69, too. Finished T11 here in ’09 and T19 in ’08. Looks good to me.
He’s rested and coming off of a T8 at the St. Jude. Pettersson has a decent record here with T35 in ’10, T37 in ’08, T15 in ’07 and T31 in ’06. Solid and consistent! Sleeper alerty!
Also coming off of a T8 at the St. Jude, Ames hasn’t played here before. He followed up his other Top 10 this year with a missed cut.
other Nike athletes to choose from :: Jhonattan Vegas, Kevin Kisner and Justin Leonard
recent finishes – T14 US Open, T7 Memorial, T21 Wells Fargo, 2nd Zurich Classic
In his past 5 starts he has 2 Top 10’s and 4 Top 25’s. He hasn’t missed a cut in 2 months and has 3 made cuts at this event (T57 last year, T26 in ’09 and T37 in ’08).
recent finishes – T23 US Open, T2 Memorial, T20 HPBNC
What can I tell you about Brandt Jobe? Nothing! T54 here in ’02 and cut here in ’08. He’s playing well though.
Bo Van Pelt
recent finishes – T14 US Open, T13 Memorial, 3rd Crowne Plaza
Good streak for Bo. Also has a good history at this event. T34 last yare, T9 in ’09, CUT in ’08, T6 in ’07, T25 in ’05, T21 in ’04. I think he has a great chance to win this week.
recent finishes – T11 US Open, T15 St. Jude, T16 Crowne Plaza
Drew, you should pick him again this week! BSneds missed the cut here last year, but had a T47 in ’09. Another good sleeper this week.
Best finishes here – T4 in ’09, T2 in ’08, 1st in ’07, T2 in ’06, T21 in ’04
Cut last year, but no biggie, me thinks. Hunters only missed cuts have come at the Majors this year, and you have think he’s mad about that. I’m looking for him to bounce back big time.
Best finishes here – T13 in ’10, T4 in ’09, T13 in’08, T21 in ’06, T4 in ’05
Ben is coming off of a T14 at the US Open in addition to his great history at River Highlands. Curtis is a big sleeper this week at can definitely make a splash.
Best finishes here – 1st in ’10, T14 in ’09, T6 in ’08
Great record here and coming off of a T63 at the US Open. He’s only missed one cut all year. Meredith, your boy is in good shape!
Best finishes here – 1st in 09, T6 in ’08, T15 in ’07, 7th in ’05
Probably a really big long shot this week, but he has the history.
Others with History; Watney (T9 in ’05 ,T9 in ’06), Ryan Moore (T13 in ’10, T4 in ’09, T2 in ’06), Vijay Singh (T13 in ’10, T5 in ’08, T4 in ’07)
Alan :: Ryan Moore, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter and Anthony Kim
Bob :: Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker and Carl Pettersson
Damian :: Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson, Lucas Glover and Anthony Kim
Other big names in the field: Ian Poulter, Jim Furyk, Martin Laird, David Toms, Tim Clark, Geoff Ogilvy, Zach Johnson, Ben Crane, Padraig Harrington, Sean O’Hair, J.B. Holmes, Kevin Na, Heath Slocum, Ricky Barnes, Aaron Baddeley
I’m leaving 2 of my 4 picks from the US Open the same…Genius? I really want to take Ryan Moore and Nick Watney this week. It’ll be tough not too. I’d really like to take a gamble on Poulter too. Watney could easily win here, but I’m pretty much picking Mahan over Watney… maybe because this course is known for guys having a good track record here and multiple winners.
I think the most popular 4 this week will be; Mahan, Watney, Bubba and Pettersson.
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