Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fantasy Golf: John Deere Classic

The big golf news this week is that Rory McIlroy has injured himself and won't be able to defend his Open title next week. Does this leave the door wide open for Jordan Spieth to complete a Major hattrick? Will this distract Spieth this weekend at TPC Deere Run? A lot of big names are already in Scotland warming up for St Andrews with a run at the Scottish Open. Will Spieth be rewarded for staying in Illinois?

This week is also the last of this segment in AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf, so if you were holding back your last use of any golfer (for example, Spieth), now is the time to throw him in, as all players will be reset next week. With this in mind, players such as Speith will be popular this week, 59% AVIS, 35% Yahoo.

Spieth is not the most selected player in either game though. In AVIS, 66% of teams are going with Zach Johnson. Johnson was a winner here in 2012. The most popular player in Yahoo is Kevin Kisner from Group B at 47%. People are obviously hoping Kisner can go one better than the playoff loss from last weekend.

Yahoo Fantasy Golf could have some wildly differing scores this week too. Group A only has four golfers to choose from; Harris English, Steve Stricker, Sueng-yul Noh and Kevin Stadler. Choosing the wrong player before someone who ends up being competitive this weekend could set you back in the rankings. This is only Stadler's third event this season so he's tough to recommend. Stricker is a three time winner here and should probably be one of your two picks. He hasn't registered a top ten in a year though, so you are going on his course know-how rather than on any form to speak of.

Without further delay, here are this weeks picks.... Good luck everyone.

Group A
Harris English
Steve Stricker

Group B
Kevin Kisner
Brian Harman
Jordan Spieth
Zach Johnson

Group C
Jason Bohn
Tony Finau
Justin Thomas
Ryan Moore
Adam Hadwin
Boo Weekley
Chez Reavie
Johnson Wagner
Steven Bowditch
Scott Brown
Jerry Kelly
Shawn Stefani

AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf: Kevin Kisner, Harris English, Jordan Spieth, Jason Bohn; Tony Finau, Justin Thomas.

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