This is Event 3/5 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).
Cut here last year, but a decent streak of recent events. Cut at Honda Classic, but 16th at Northern Trust, 26th at Dubai.
Won here in 2005. Top 10’s in 2004 and 2010. Finished 49th at Doral and a 2nd round exit at Match Play.
First time here. Has a 30th place finish at Puerto Rico and 7th at Pebble Beach in his last 4 starts.
7/7 in made cuts at this event. 4 Top 25’s and 1 Top 10 in that span. 49th at Doral and 2nd round exit at Match Play.
Other Nike athletes in the field; Stephen Ames, Kevin Chappell, Ross Fisher
Recent finishes – 8th Doral, 1st Honda
16th here last year. He could be a good sleeper this week.
Recent finishes – 3rd Doral, 33rd Match Play, 10th Northern Trust
28th here in 2010.
Recent finishes – 3rd Doral, 17th Match Play, 13th Northern Trust,
16th and 15th here in the past two years.
Recent finishes – 18th Puerto Rico, 3rd Honda, 21st Northern Trust, 26th Pebble Beach
First time here.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER – Tiger Woods (not playing)
WINNER FROM WEEK BEFORE LAST – Michael Thompson
best finishes – 10th in ’12, 2nd in ’11, 13th in ’10
Last 4 starts have been great as well; 20th at Doral, 5th Match Play, 6th Northern Trust, 26th Pebble Beach
Best finishes at this event – 2nd in ’12, 13th in ’11, 1st in ’10
Last 4 starts; 35th Doral, 17th Match Play, 13th Northern Trust, 30th Pebble Beach
Best finishes at this event – 1st in ’12, 6th in ’10
Coming off of 43rd at Doral, 2nd round exit at Match Play, 16th Northern Trust.
Best finishes at this event – 1st in ’06 and ’02, 6th in ’07, 2nd in ’10
Coming off of 56th at Puerto Rico, 33rd Match Play, 33rd Northern Trust, 36th Phoenix
DEFENDING CHAMP – Luke Donald
Alan :: Adam Scott, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Nick Watney
Bob :: Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Nick Watney
Damian :: Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia and Seung-yul Noh
Damian’s Final Four
The Nike pick was tough. The top two choices are Watney and Pettersson, but I just like Noh. He’s had good finishes in world-class fields.
Adam Scott is playing great. Hard to overlook this week.
Webb Simpson has great history here and has been under the radar all year.
Sergio is number 1 in my books this week. He’s playing so consistently and has enough history here to be comfortable.
Other notables in the field :: Martin Kaymer, Jason Dufner, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Scott Piercy, Louis Oosthuizen, Geoff Ogilvy, Retief Goosen
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
damian [at] ngnation.com