Doral. Let’s ball out. Don’t you just love WGC events? Field of 65 this week. No cut.
The field this week is amazing, just like the past two weeks. Rory is once again on a quest for redemption, while Kuchar, Mahan, Rose and others look to stay hot.
This is Event 2/5 in Month 3 and Event 10 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).
Rory is still looking for a decent finish in 2013. This is a big test for Rors. He had to play 4 rounds this week, so let’s see if he quits again. 3rd here last year. 10th in 2011.
WD last year. Top 10’s in previous 6 appearances (including 3 wins). 37th last week at the Honda. Last time Tiger finished in the 30’s was at the Barclays. He followed that up with an 3rd place finish. He bounces back well.
He’s still having an incredible start to the year. Aside from Match Play, he’s had 8 straight Top 10’s. Throw in 4th here in 2012, 24th here in ’11 and 2nd in ’10, Schwartzel is money ball.
1st place here in 2011, 17th last year, 2nd in 2009. Coming off of a 2nd round exit at Match Play.
Three appearances at this event with 3 very good finishes; 13th, 3rd and 14th. First round exit at Match Play.
Other Nike athletes in the field; Carl Pettersson, Russell Henley, Thorbjorn Olesen
Recent finishes – 2nd Match Play, 8th Northern Trust, 16th Pebble Beach, 16th Phoenix, 15th Farmers
He’s hot. 24th here last year, 9th here in 2011.
Recent finishes – 3rd Match Play, 6th Pebble Beach, 9th Farmers
20th here last year.
Recent finishes – 25th Honda, 9th Match Play, 3rd Northern Trust, 7th Pebble Beach
68th here last year.
Recent finishes – 1st New Zealand, 2nd Queensland, 4th Lexus of Blackburn
Cut here last two years, but 27th in ’09, 15th in ’08 and 31st in ’07.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER – Michael Thompson
best finishes – 8th in ’12, 5th in ’11, 3rd in ’10
Coming off of a win at Match Play. Hot one!
Best finishes at this event – 10th in ’11, 3rd in ’10, 20th in ’09, 19th in ’07
First round exit and two missed cuts prior to this, but 9th at Phoenix Open before that.
Best finishes at this event – 6th in ’12, 6th in ’11
Second round exit at Match Play, bu 16th at Northern Trust before that.
Best finishes at this event – 6th in ’12, 11th in ’10
First round exit at Match Play, but 27th at Torrey Pines.
DEFENDING CHAMP –Justin Rose
Rose is also really hot.
4th Honda Classic,2nd Round Match Play, 16th Qatar, 2nd Abu Dhabi
Alan :: Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel
Bob :: Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy
Damian :: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel
Damian’s Final Four
I’m taking Keegan again. I like this kid. Also taking Schwartzel again this weekend. Duh.
Luke D somehow feels like a sleeper this week, so I’ll roll with him.
Jason Day needs a big win and I think this is it.
Hard to pass on Rose and Kuchar this week. They’re hot ones and I’m sure Rory and Tiger will have some good finishes as well.
Other notables in the field :: everyone.
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