Hot field this week, too. Rory, DJ, Phil, Keegs, Sneds, Mahan, Stricker, Westy, Oosty.
This is Event 5/5 in Month 3 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).
Cut here in 2010, 19th in 2009. Coming off of a nice rally at Doral to finish 8th. a lot to prove.
2nd here last year. 21st last week.
7th last week, first time here.
Won here in 2009, cut last year. Last start was 76th in Puerto Rico.
Very hot. 13th at Bay Hill, 27th at Tampa, 1st in Puerto Rico, 7th in Columbia. First time here.
Other Nike athletes in the field; Kevin Chappell, Ross Fisher, Russell Henley, Seung-yul Noh, Patrick Reed, Kyle Stanley, Nick Watney
Recent finishes – 7th Tampa, 2nd Puerto Rico, 4th Columbia, 7th Panama
first time here.
Recent finishes – 3rd Bay Hill, 7th Doral, 4th Honda
4th here last year. Stars may be aligned for Keegs.
Recent finishes – 2nd Doral, 5th Match Play, 2nd HTOC
Three Top 10’s here since 2006 and 36th here last year.
Recent finishes – 7 straight Top 25’s
Won here last year, Top 10’s in 2011, 2009 and 2007.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER – Tiger Woods (not playing)
best finishes – 1st in ’11, 4th in ’12
Cut last week, but 3rd at Doral.
Best finishes at this event – 3rd in ’12, 16th in ’11
Last start was a cut at Tampa, but was on a hell of a tear to end 2012.
Best finishes at this event – 3rd in ’09, 21st in ’12
Coming off of an 8th at Bay Hill.
Best finishes at this event – 4 straight Top 30’s (21, 30, 8, 11 in lat 4 years)
He’s been very quiet this year with his last 3 starts as 63rd Bay Hill, 25th Doral and 9th Honda Classic.
DEFENDING CHAMP – Hunter Mahan
Bob :: Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy
Damian :: Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney
Damian’s Final Four
Oosthuizen is underrated for being Top 10 in the world.
Westwood needs a clutch performance and has never been under the radar so much in his life.
Brandt just needed a warm-up last week and he’s ready to bounce back before the Masters.
Watney had a T11 here a few years ago and I just like him this week.
Sorry, Rory. I actually think you may win this week, but I’m going against the grain by not taking you or Keegan.
Other notables in the field :: Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Chris Kirk, Gary Woodland, Charles Howell III, Michael Thompson, Bill Haas, Jeff Overton
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