Golfweek Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zurich Classic

Luke Donald

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Babineau Steve Stricker

Quietly played pretty well at Augusta, and all parts seem to be there to win again soon.

Pat Perez

He's a sound ballstriker who is coming off a pair of top-6 finishes at San Antonio and Hilton Head.

Winner: Luke Donald (2); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-14)

Rude Luke Donald

Five consecutive top 10s, including playoff loss at Heritage Classic on Sunday. Short-game wizard playing best golf of anybody lately.

Brandt Snedeker

Hot-hand theory applies here as well. Won last week. Enough said.

Winner: Luke Donald (2); Wild card: Brian Gay (T-36)

Martin Luke Donald

Five consecutive top-10s are good enough for me. He could contend on Mars right now.

Chris Couch

The former Zurich Classic champion has made seven consecutive cuts this year, and has three top-10s in that span. He was 37th at TPC Louisiana last year, but only because of a final-round 77.

Winner: Matt Kuchar (T-18); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-14).

McCabe Bubba Watson

Not much of a stellar history here, nor has he been burning it up of late. (Closing 78s in each of his past two tournaments is disconcerting.) But with a guy named Bubba in New Orleans . . . too good to pass up.

Jason Dufner

If you value the viewpoints of those who play the PGA Tour and don't just watch it, here's a guy they speak glowingly about. The fact that he hasn't won is a real surprise.

Winner: Matt Kucahr (T-18); wild card: Webb Simpson (T-14).

Ringler Luke Donald

I see no concrete reason not to select Donald, who is ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Donald lost in a playoff last week at The Heritage and has posted five consecutive top 10s.

Charles Howell III

He has been a little up and down this season, but has managed to record six top 20s. His form is also worth noting in this event, with two second-place finishes.

Winner: Luke Donald (2); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-14).

Miceli Nick Watney

Back in the saddle and looking for a second win in 2011.

Charles Howell III

Playing well in 2011, look for him to get in the winner's circle.

Winner: Luke Donald (2); wild card: Spencer Levin (T-14).

The Zurich Classic field, based on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

  • 1. Luke Donald
  • 4. Steve Stricker
  • 5. Graeme McDowell
  • 6. Nick Watney
  • 13. Justin Rose
  • 21. Ben Crane
  • 25. Bubba Watson
  • 27. Brendon de Jonge
  • 32. Rickie Fowler
  • 33. Jeff Overton
  • 34. Charley Hoffman
  • 35. K.J. Choi
  • 36. David Toms
  • 41. Robert Allenby
  • 48. J.J. Henry
  • 51. Peter Hanson
  • 52. Charles Howell III
  • 54. Brandt Snedeker
  • 56. Brian Gay
  • 62. Spencer Levin
  • 63. Charlie Wi
  • 67. John Senden
  • 69. Pat Perez
  • 71. Rory Sabbatini
  • 74. Vijay Singh
  • 75. Tommy Gainey
  • 76. Camilo Villegas
  • 83. Vaughn Taylor
  • 84. Jerry Kelly
  • 85. Jason Dufner
  • 89. Hunter Haas
  • 90. Steve Elkington
  • 95. Justin Leonard
  • 96. Carl Pettersson
  • 99. D.A. Points
  • 102. Webb Simpson
  • 105. Tim Petrovic
  • 108. Stephen Ames
  • 113. Andres Romero
  • 114. Sean O’Hair
  • 120. Greg Chalmers
  • 122. Kevin Sutherland
  • 126. Ryan Palmer
  • 128. Chris Couch
  • 129. Chris DiMarco
  • 135. Kevin Streelman
  • 139. Fabian Gomez
  • 142. Michael Putnam
  • 143. Matt Jones
  • 146. Alex Cejka
  • 148. Brandt Jobe
  • 149. Richard S. Johnson
  • 153. Chris Riley
  • 155. Chris Stroud
  • 157. Scott Gutschewski
  • 158. Brian Davis
  • 162. Blake Adams
  • 163. Jason Bohn
  • 164. David Mathis
  • 166. Matt Every
  • 167. William McGirt
  • 168. Boo Weekley
  • 169. Bryce Molder
  • 172. Scott McCarron
  • 174. Joe Durant
  • 177. Troy Matteson
  • 180. D.J. Trahan
  • 184. Nick O’Hern
  • 185. Woody Austin
  • 186. Tag Ridings
  • 188. Shaun Micheel
  • 189. Justin Hicks
  • 196. Keegan Bradley
  • 200. Peter Tomasulo
  • 208. Michael Connell
  • 209. Jim Herman
  • 210. Chad Collins
  • 212. Garrett Willis
  • 213. Chez Reavie
  • 214. Daniel Summerhays
  • 215. Will MacKenzie
  • 221. Kyle Stanley
  • 224. Paul Stankowski
  • 227. Tim Herron
  • 228. Dean Wilson
  • 232. Nathan Green
  • 234. Ryuji Imada
  • 236. Scott Stallings
  • 242. David Duval
  • 244. Bob Estes
  • 249. Kevin Chappell
  • 251. Matt Bettencourt
  • 252. Colt Knost
  • 253. Steven Bowditch
  • 255. Kevin Stadler
  • 257. Zack Miller
  • 259. Josh Teater
  • 264. John Rollins
  • 273. David Hearn
  • 274. Nate Smith
  • 276. D.J. Brigman
  • 278. Bobby Gates
  • 282. John Mallinger
  • 284. Scott Piercy
  • 286. Kris Blanks
  • 287. Briny Baird
  • 288. Jarrod Lyle
  • 291. Aron Price
  • 294. Bio Kim
  • 296. Billy Mayfair
  • 298. Alex Prugh
  • 302. James Driscoll
  • 305. Michael Thompson
  • 311. Michael Sim
  • 321. Lee Janzen
  • 328. Michael Allen
  • 332. Michael Bradley
  • 342. George McNeill
  • 346. Ben Martin
  • 347. Steve Flesch
  • 348. Marc Turnesa
  • 366. Joe Ogilvie
  • 368. John Daly
  • 375. Martin Piller
  • 392. Joe Affrunti
  • 395. Cameron Tringale
  • 397. Troy Merritt
  • 401. Jeff Klauk
  • 402. Chris Tidland
  • 412. Kevin Kisner
  • 434. Jesper Parnevik
  • 436. Harrison Frazar
  • 437. Joseph Bramlett
  • 458. Sam Saunders
  • 495. Andres Gonzales
  • 512. Jeff Maggert
  • 519. Alexandre Rocha
  • 551. Shane Bertsch
  • 595. Matt McQuillan
  • 620. Billy Horschel
  • 666. Will Strickler
  • 703. Craig Bowden
  • 739. Brad Faxon
  • 752. Rich Beem
  • 770. Chris Baryla
  • N/R. Fred Funk
  • N/R. Scott Gordon
  • N/R. Sunghoon Kang
  • N/R. Carl Paulson
  • N/R. Jim Renner
  • N/R. Phil Schmitt
  • N/R. Duffy Waldorf
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