Fantasy Four :: Shell Houston Open

Final tune-up for the Masters and the final month of our 1st half Fantasy Contest.

Good field this week and 2 of the past 3 winners are Nike Athletes (Casey and AK). They join Schwartzel, Westwood, Stricker, Fowler, Mahan, Mickelson, McDowell, Els and more.

This is event 1/5 in Month 5 and Event 13 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).

Check here for last week’s recap post >>

Paul Casey
DNP in ’11. WD in ’10. 1st here in ’09. Last two starts were CUT at Transitions and 51st at Doral.

Stewart Cink
First time here. CUT last week at Bay Hill, 70th at Transitions, 36th at Bay Hill.

Lucas Glover
CUT here last year, but 4 Top 30’s here since ’04. Only played in 1 event in ’12 and missed the cut.

Anthony Kim
13th here in ’11, 1st in ’10, 5th in ’07. 66th last week after an opening 69 closing with an 83.

Jamie Lovemark
WD here last year. 44th at Transitions and 20th at Puerto Rico were his last 2 starts.

Carl Pettersson
50th here last year. Missed last two cuts.

Charl Schwartzel
30th here last year, 3rd in ’10. CUT at Transitions, but 4th at Doral and 5th at Honda Classic.

Jhonattan Vegas
CUT here last year. 72nd at Bay Hill, missed two cuts before that.

Other Nike athletes in the field; none

Fred Couples
recent finishes – 1st Mississippi, 8th Toshiba
Made last 7 cuts here, including 1st in ’03, 3rd in ’09 and 4th in ’08.

Keegan Bradley
Recent finishes –  8th Caddy, 12th Honda, 17th Match Play, 2nd Northern Trust
51st here last year.

Kevin Stadler
Recent finishes –  7th Puerto Rico, 9th Honda Classic, 16th Mayakoba, 24th Northern Trust
66th here last year, 6th in ’10.

Graeme McDowell
Recent finishes –  2nd API, 13th Caddy, 9th Honda
First time here since ’06, where he finished 54th.

BONUS – Ernie Els
4th at Bay Hill, 5th at Transition, 21st at Honda.. also playing to get into the Masters. He’s made 4 straight cuts here (51st, 44th, 14th, 17th).

Phil Mickelson
best finishes – 1st in ’11, 35th in ’10, 23rd in ’08, 28th in ’03
Coming off 24th at Bay Hill.

Johnson Wagner
Best finishes at this event – 1st in ’08, 9th in ’07, 36th in ’11
Coming off 4th at Bay Hill and 13th at Doral.

Scott Verplank
Best finishes at this event – 2nd in ’11, 31st in ’10, 14th in ’02
Only one start in ’12, CUT at Transitions.

Padraig Harrington
Best finishes at this event – 8th in’11
6 straight made cuts here, finishing no worse than 40th. Coming off 20th at Transitions.

Alan :: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell and Charl Schwartzel
Bob :: Ernie Els, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell and Charl Schwartzel
Damian :: Anthony Kim, Jeff Overton, Lee Westwood and Charl Schwartzel

Check out the full field here for the Houston Open >>

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

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  1. T. Jorgensen says

    I think Chris Wang is awesome. Nice playing. I can’t seem to keep up. He’s so good with his picks, I’m going to start watching who he picks them I’ll use them on other websites! Maybe I can win something that way. Way to go Wang!

    • says

      He is on fire. Not to mention he won our 2010 Fantasy Four Contest and was Top 3 in our 2010 Fall Series Contest.. He’s walked away with 3 dozen balls, a VR Tour STR8-Fit Driver and a pair of Zoom Trophy shoes, just from playing in our contests.

  2. says

    After I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when
    new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time
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    Thanks a lot!

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