RBC Heritage Daily Fantasy Golf Preview
The Masters is over for another year and what a tournament it was. Jordan Spieth went into the tournament after an amazing run on the PGA tour but nobody could have predicted that he would dominate the Masters the way he did and eventually pull on that green jacket. Spieth has been a breath of fresh air to the game and the new world number two will now have Rory McIlroy in his sights as he aims to go one place higher.
Jordan Spieth is currently in the field this week for the RBC Heritage, but having played in five of the last six weeks and with the emotion of winning his first major, I don’t see any great value in having him in your roster this week. This is Jordan Spieth however, so anything could happen.
RBC Heritage Fantasy Picks and Sleepers
Patrick Reed – Aside from Jordan Spieth, on current from Patrick Reed is the best player in the field this week. With a win and a runner up spot already on the PGA tour this season, Reed is a player who expects to win every week and he’ll probably be a little disappointed with his 22nd place finish at the Masters. However, if you want consistency look no further then Reed – it was back in July that Reed last missed a cut. He’ll take a look at the opposition on Wednesday night and feel he can win.
Ian Poulter – Like Reed, Poulter is a player who exudes confidence and at this moment in time he has every right to be this self-assured. A 6th place finish at the Masters is the highlight of a season that has seen five top 25 finishes in his seven starts so far. His iron play last week at Augusta was majestic and if he can get the short stick working (usually his major strength) he will be a big contender this week.
Zach Johnson – For Johnson, the 2015 season started off poorly. He either missed the cut or didn’t get into contention in four of his first five tournaments, but his form has improved in recent weeks. 9th at Bay Hill was followed by a top twenty in Texas. He started off Masters week with two rounds of 72, but improved to a 68 on Saturday and repeated this on Sunday to finish in the top ten. Johnson is a proven winner and with his game back in shape, he is a big danger.
Charley Hoffman – Although Hoffman was in contention for much of the Masters, he was perhaps the least talked about player on the leaderboard. However, his Masters run wasn’t a surprise having finished a solid tied 11th at both of his previous tournaments, actually leading in Texas early on. Hoffman has shown that he can do well at this tournament and will take great confidence from his Masters run.
Brandt Snedeker – Snedeker is a player who has seven PGA tour wins on his resume, including a win at the RBC Heritage back in 2011. A missed cut last week at the Masters doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, but I always think Snedeker looks much more comfortable and able to compete in regular tour events as opposed to Majors, his seven PGA tour wins being examples of this. Snedeker won back in February so his game is there.
Luke Donald – This pick is all about the course form, as Donald has finished T-3rd and 2nd in the last two events, with six of his eight rounds in the sixties. His form isn’t particularly great right now – a missed cut at the Masters being his 4th free weekend of the year. He did have a bright spot at the Honda Classic with a top ten finish earlier in the season, which shows his game isn’t disastrous – but this pick is something of a gamble.
Johnson Wagner (sleeper) – Wagner doesn’t even have a tour card, but came so close to winning the Shell Houston Open after missing out in a playoff just two weeks ago. This gave him an entry to this event. Wagner is a player who misses lot of cuts but when he gets into contention he knows how to stay there. Wagner could do anything this week – a top three finish wouldn’t be a surprise, but neither would two rounds of 77. Wagner is one to pick for those large entry tournaments, where you’ll want an all-or-nothing approach.
Charles Howell III (sleeper) – The best days of Howell’s career came seven or eight years ago when he was a mainstay in the top 20 of the world rankings. However there have been signs of something of resurgence this year. In his ten events so far in 2015, Howell has only missed one cut and had three top ten finishes, with a tied 5th last time out. Howell slipped out of the top 100 in the world in October last year and went as low as 148th in February, but his recent run has seen him return to the top 100.
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