PLAYOFFS?! Don’t talk about…. PLAYOFFS?! You kidding me.. PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we can win a game.
We return to the site of the 2009 US Open for the 2012 Barclays. Welcome back to Bethpage Black. Too bad Lucas Glover isn’t here.
This is Event 1/4 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, 4th last in the 2nd Half of the Season and overall. Here’s a reminder of the prize structure;
- Season Grand Prize: VR_S Iron Set
- Season Second Prize: VR_S Driver
- Season Third Prize: VR_S Fairway Wood
- First and second half winners: VR_S Hybrid
- FedEx Cup Monthly Winner: Method or Method Core Putter (your choice)
- Monthly winners and 2nd place FedEx Cup Winner: 12 20XI-X balls
For a refresher on the rules, hit the link — Contest Guidelines and leave your Fantasy Four below (don’t forget your ONE Nike Athlete).
Tiger Woods (1)
His recent results are great and he finished 2nd and 12th here in ’10 and ’09.
Carl Pettersson (7)
Underdog of the year. He’s coming off of 4th at the Wyndham and 3rd at the PGA and finished 32nd here last year.
Charl Schwartzel (90)
First time here and he’s coming off of (a quiet) 14th at the Wyndham.
Kevin Chappell (104)
He WD from the Wyndham (not injury related) but finished 14th at the Reno-Tahoe before that and 32nd here last year.
Other Nike Athletes in the Field; none
Rory McIlroy (3)
recent finishes – 1st PGA, 5th WGC Bridgestone
56th here in 2010, but 10th at Bethpage Black in 2009 US Open.
Keegan Bradley (8)
Recent finishes –3rd PGA, 1st WGC Bridgestone
CUT here last year, DNP at 2009 U.S. Open
Justin Rose (12)
Recent finishes – 3rd PGA, 5th Bridgestone
6th here last year, 15th in ’10 and CUT in 2009 US Open.
Steve Stricker (10)
Recent finishes – 7th PGA, 2nd Bridgestone, 23rd Open Championship, 5th John Deere
5 straight Top 25’s at the Barclays (3 Top 3’s) and T23 at 2009 US Open
Phil Mickelson (14)
Best finishes here – 2nd at 2009 US open, 7th here in ’07
Not much luck at the Barclays, but a good track for Phil. Coming off 36th at the PGA and 43rd at the Bridgestone. Sleeper.
Matt Kuchar (9)
Best finishes here – 1st in ’10, 2nd in ’11, CUT in ’09 US Open
Cut at PGA, but 8th at Bridgestone before that.
Dustin Johnson (26)
Best finishes here – 1st in ’11, 9th in ’10, 15th in ’09, T40 at ’09 US Open
Coming off of 36th at PGA
Hunter Mahan (6)
best finishes here – 7 straight made cuts, T6 at ’09 US Open
Recent starts are poort (CUT PGA, 55th Bridgestone, 48th Canadian Open)
Alan :: Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott, Tiger Woods
Bob :: Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods
Damian :: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Ryan Moore and Tiger Woods
Top 5 – Leading the Pack;
Bottom 5 – Bubble Boys;
- Harrison Frazar
- Jerry Kelly
- Boo Weekley
- Heath Slocum
- Jason Bohn
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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