Fantasy Tip Sheet: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Dustin Johnson during Round 3 of the Cadillac Championship.

Dustin Johnson during Round 3 of the Cadillac Championship.

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Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

6:48:01 AM ET. 04/18/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
T1Matt Kuchar-5F-5
T1Scott Langley-5F-5
T1William McGirt-5F-5
4Harris English-3F-3
T5Russell Knox-2F-2
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Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Babineau Edoardo Molinari

Italian is here to get some good work done in the run-up to the Masters, and finished runner-up a year ago, shooting four rounds of 70 or better.

Vijay Singh

Man comes in rested and has an amazing SEVEN top-3 finishes at Bay Hill, including a victory in 2007 and runner-up finishes in 1993-94 and 2005. His game seems to be getting better and better.

Winner: Jim Furyk (T-13); wild card: Ryo Ishikawa (T-93)

Rude Dustin Johnson

Helps to be a bomber and have a complete game at Bay Hill. Johnson fits both. Plus he's in form, given his runner-up finish at Doral.

Martin Laird

He's been the best Martin in golf this month, and that's saying something. He tied for 10th at Doral and fifth at the Transitions. World No. 1 Martin Kaymer went T-24 and T-20 in those two.

Winner: Retief Goosen (T-28); wild card: Martin Laird (T-5).

Martin Kevin Na

Na was runner-up last year and 11th in 2009 at Bay Hill. He already has two top-5s this year.

Martin Laird

The Scotsman is quietly turning into a world-class player. He continues to pop up on leaderboards. Laird has finished 10th and 5th in his past two starts.

Winner: Nick Watney (T-13); wild card: Jonathan Byrd (T-20).

McCabe Rickie Fowler

Only because he's going to win soon and I'd hate not to be able to say, "told you so." But the timing is perfect – following in the footsteps of Nick Watney and Gary Woodland, it will provide the third straight victory for an American under the age of 30, and coming in front of an icon, Arnold Palmer, who has to appreciate bold, aggressive play.

Sean O'Hair

No question he has a feel for the course – T-21 last year, and second, T-3, T-14 each of the previous three seasons. Now the question is, is his 2011 form ready to flourish?

Winner: Paul Casey (T-37); wild card: Martin Laird (T-5).

Ringler Justin Rose

A week where it appears there could be dozens of players who could be the favorite, but I will go with Rose. Rose has quietly made the cut in each start on the PGA Tour this year and is coming off his best finish - T-5 last week at Transitions.

Aaron Baddeley

Baddeley has improved 36 spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index since the start of the year. With a win under his belt already this year and his form improving, he's a good choice just about any week.

Winner: Retief Goosen (T-28); wild card: Martin Laird (T-5).

Miceli Dustin Johnson

Long and has a lot of game. Great combination for Bay Hill.

Gary Woodland

Long and has a lot of game. The difference between DJ and Woodland is that Woodland won.

Winner: Bubba Watson (T-28); wild card: Martin Laird (T-5).

The Arnold Palmer Invitational field, based on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

• 5. Graeme McDowell

• 9. Tiger Woods

• 10. Phil Mickelson

• 11. Dustin Johnson

• 15. Bo Van Pelt

• 16. J.B. Holmes

• 18. Stewart Cink

• 19. Charl Schwartzel

• 22. Jeff Overton

• 23. Peter Hanson

• 24. Hunter Mahan

• 25. Ernie Els

• 26. Zach Johnson

• 27. Justin Rose

• 28. Jim Furyk

• 29. Ricky Barnes

• 30. Rickie Fowler

• 31. Bill Haas

• 32. Ryan Moore

• 34. Bubba Watson

• 35. K.J. Choi

• 36. Brendon de Jonge

• 37. Kevin Na

• 38. Edoardo Molinari

• 39. Matteo Manassero

• 43. Spencer Levin

• 45. Ian Poulter

• 49. Robert Allenby

• 50. Fredrik Jacobson

• 52. Martin Laird

• 53. David Toms

• 56. Charles Howell III

• 57. J.J. Henry

• 60. Vijay Singh

• 62. Scott Verplank

• 64. Chris Kirk

• 65. Sean O'Hair

• 69. Justin Leonard

• 70. Aaron Baddeley

• 72. Camilo Villegas

• 73. Stuart Appleby

• 74. Marc Leishman

• 75. Steve Marino

• 77. Chad Campbell

• 78. John Senden

• 79. Jason Dufner

• 80. Brian Gay

• 81. Charlie Wi

• 85. Heath Slocum

• 86. Tommy Gainey

• 87. Ben Curtis

• 88. Carl Pettersson

• 93. Brandt Snedeker

• 94. Tom Gillis

• 97. D.A. Points

• 99. Jhonattan Vegas

• 101. Kenny Perry

• 105. Sergio Garcia

• 106. Stephen Ames

• 107. Boo Weekley

• 115. Chris DiMarco

• 121. Jason Bohn

• 123. Ryo Ishikawa

• 128. Hunter Haas

• 129. Vaughn Taylor

• 134. Webb Simpson

• 141. Chris Couch

• 144. Richard S. Johnson

• 149. Kevin Streelman

• 153. Jimmy Walker

• 154. Alex Cejka

• 155. Arjun Atwal

• 163. Gary Woodland

• 164. Brendan Steele

• 165. D.J. Trahan

• 167. Mark Wilson

• 171. Brian Davis

• 173. William McGirt

• 177. Yuta Ikeda

• 178. Brandt Jobe

• 190. Kyle Stanley

• 192. Trevor Immelman

• 193. Henrik Stenson

• 194. Matt Every

• 195. Daniel Summerhays

• 197. Keegan Bradley

• 207. Robert Garrigus

• 212. Paul Goydos

• 213. Tim Herron

• 216. Erik Compton

• 221. Johnson Wagner

• 223. Alex Prugh

• 224. Zack Miller

• 232. Troy Matteson

• 234. Jarrod Lyle

• 236. Michael Sim

• 240. David Duval

• 251. Bill Lunde

• 279. Roland Thatcher

• 285. Matt Bettencourt

• 300. Cameron Beckman

• 317. Nick O'Hern

• 334. Lee Janzen

• 351. Rocco Mediate

• 387. Dicky Pride

• 423. Rod Pampling

• 433. Skip Kendall

• 441. Mike Weir

• 449. Sam Saunders

• 587. Robert Damron

• 614. Robert Gamez

• 641. Daniel Chopra

• 718. Brad Faxon

• N/R. Andy Bean

• N/R. Alex Carpenter

• N/R. Billy Hurley III

• N/R. Andrew Magee

• N/R. Ben Martin

• N/R. Rod Perry

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