Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fantasy Golf: U.S. Open

It's the second Major of the year this week as we try and claw back some of last weekends lost momentum. A couple of missed cuts and two withdrawals played havoc with our point scoring ability at the St. Jude Classic last time out. This week at Chambers Bay in Washington we have a ton of the worlds biggest names to choose from, as well as a host of little known amateurs.

Big names such as six-time U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson. Phil is the most selected golfer in Yahoo Fantasy Golf (Group B) at 50%, and the fourth most selected in AVIS PGA Fantasy at 51%. Jordan Spieth is the most selected in AVIS on a whopping 65%. You can only select a golfer three times in that game, so this could well be the last throw of the dice with regards to Spieth for many players. He is the second most selected (Group B) in Yahoo on 47%.

Next up is Rory McIlroy, 58% AVIS, 46% Yahoo. Rory has been very hot and cold lately. His stretch on the European Tour was pretty much a disaster as he missed the cut at both the BMW and the Irish Open. Chambers Bay plays a lot like a British Links course, so the last two winners of The Open Championship, Rory and Phil, should have all the assets in their game to do well here.

Selections as always are divided up by groupings according to Yahoo Fantasy Golf. AVIS picks are shown at the bottom of the post. While in Official PGA Fantasy Golf you can select any combination of four golfers, and their finishing position determines your points.

Group A
Rory McIlroy
Jim Furyk
Luke Donald

Group B
Phil Mickelson
Brandt Snedeker
Dustin Johnson
Jimmy Walker
Justin Rose
Marc Leishman
Billy Horschel
Jordan Spieth
Hideki Matsuyama
Rickie Fowler

Group C
Ryan Moore
Branden Grace
Tony Finau
Francesco Molinari

AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf: Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler - Jimmy Walker, Rory McIlroy.

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