Fantasy Tip Sheet: Transitions Championship

John Senden

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World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

Akron, OH - Firestone CC (South)

12:41:06 AM ET. 08/02/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
1Sergio Garcia-9F-11
2Justin Rose-3F-8
T3Marc Leishman-1F-7
T3Rory McIlroy-6F-7
T5Rickie Fowler-3F-6
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John Senden might not be a household name, but his play on the PGA Tour in 2012 might indicate that the Australian is ready to break through with a win.

With four top-25 finishes in five starts this season, Senden finished T-6 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship last weekend. He was also T-6 at the Humana Challenge, while also winning a match at the Match Play Championship.

Our experts didn't go with the obvious this week - Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia and Webb Simpson are all in the field - but provide you multiple options of players you can take in your league.

Charl Schwartzel seems to be heating up as his Masters defense gets closer, while Peter Hanson and Bo Van Pelt are options this week as well.

As for our yearly standings, Alex Miceli stays out front, with Jim McCabe and Jeff Rude right behind him. Miceli had the player with the best finish last week (Graeme McDowell), while Sean Martin was stung by Tiger Woods' late withdrawal.

Take a look at our picks for this week:

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Peter Hanson

Just tied for fourth at Doral. And played well last year at Transitions, tying for 15th.

Jason Dufner

Hunch pick. Grew up playing in Florida. Showed signs of life with opening 66 in wind last week at Doral before fading to T-29. Played reasonably well last year at Innisbrook, tying for 28th.

Winner: Lee Westwood ($67,500); wild card: Anders Hansen ($67,500). 2012 total: $3,729,838.

McCabe Bo Van Pelt

Just have to love the symmetry going on here. He has been T-8 in each of his last three stroke-play events and where did he finish when he played Transitions in 2009? T-8. Quiet and steady, he's perfect for Copperhead Course.

Bryce Molder

Has had three weeks off, so certainly should be rested. Seems to play his best on tough courses (T-13 at Torrey Pines; T-17 at Riviera), so perhaps the Copperhead Course will suit him.

Winner: Dustin Johnson ($60,500); wild card: Geoff Ogilvy ($45,250). 2012 total: $3,910,981.

Martin John Senden

He's quietly putting together a nice season (three top-10s in five starts) and is a two-time runner-up at Transitions.

Jim Furyk

He's fallen to No. 51 in the Sagarins. Transitions is a good place to turn things around. He's finished 13th and 1st in his last two appearances there.

Winner: Tiger Woods (WD); wild card: Anders Hansen ($67,500). 2012 total: $2,593,454.

Miceli Charl Schwartzel

Rounding into shape for his Masters defense. Tampa could be a bonus.

Tom Gillis

With a week off after his runner-up finish at Honda, Gillis simply loves to play in Florida.

Winner: Rickie Fowler ($52,000); wild card: Graeme McDowell ($101,000). 2012 total: $4,247,337

Ringler John Senden

Quietly been playing very good golf and is a two-time runner-up at this venue. Finished T-6 last week and has placed in the top 30 in 13 of last 14 starts.

Jeff Overton

Back-to-back top-20 finishes and appears to be close to gaining some of the form from two years ago.

Winner: Lee Westwood ($67,500); wild card: Sang-moon Bae ($37,750). 2012 total: $1,726,075.

This week's field, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings:

  • 4. Luke Donald
  • 5. Sergio Garcia
  • 6. Webb Simpson
  • 8. Charl Schwartzel
  • 11. Matt Kuchar
  • 12. Jason Day
  • 16. Zach Johnson
  • 17. John Senden
  • 18. K.J. Choi
  • 19. Bo Van Pelt
  • 22. Carl Pettersson
  • 23. Nick Watney
  • 29. Peter Hanson
  • 31. Pat Perez
  • 32. David Toms
  • 33. Brandt Snedeker
  • 34. Gary Woodland
  • 35. Bud Cauley
  • 36. Justin Rose
  • 38. Scott Verplank
  • 39. Ryan Moore
  • 40. John Huh
  • 41. Retief Goosen
  • 43. Harris English
  • 45. Robert Allenby
  • 46. Martin Laird
  • 51. Jim Furyk
  • 56. Jason Dufner
  • 58. Jeff Overton
  • 60. Trevor Immelman
  • 64. Mark Wilson
  • 66. Brian Davis
  • 67. Josh Teater
  • 68. Andres Romero
  • 70. Brendon de Jonge
  • 71. John Rollins
  • 72. Kevin Streelman
  • 73. Stewart Cink
  • 76. Greg Chalmers
  • 79. Charlie Wi
  • 80. Robert Garrigus
  • 83. Cameron Tringale
  • 85. Padraig Harrington
  • 86. Bryce Molder
  • 87. Ernie Els
  • 89. Charley Hoffman
  • 95. Sang-Moon Bae
  • 96. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 98. Chad Campbell
  • 101. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 103. D.A. Points
  • 104. Nick O'Hern
  • 105. George McNeill
  • 107. Kevin Na
  • 108. David Hearn
  • 112. Lucas Glover
  • 114. Vijay Singh
  • 115. Brian Gay
  • 118. Blake Adams
  • 123. Paul Casey
  • 124. Chez Reavie
  • 125. Rory Sabbatini
  • 126. J.J. Killeen
  • 128. John Mallinger
  • 129. Rod Pampling
  • 130. Chris Couch
  • 131. Billy Mayfair
  • 132. Matt Every
  • 134. William McGirt
  • 136. Jonathan Byrd
  • 137. Jerry Kelly
  • 138. Scott Piercy
  • 141. Michael Thompson
  • 142. Heath Slocum
  • 145. Jimmy Walker
  • 147. Kris Blanks
  • 149. Bill Lunde
  • 150. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 154. Camilo Villegas
  • 155. Sean O'Hair
  • 168. John Merrick
  • 171. Seung-Yul Noh
  • 172. Erik Compton
  • 179. Michael Bradley
  • 180. D.J. Trahan
  • 188. Tim Herron
  • 191. Briny Baird
  • 195. Tim Petrovic
  • 197. Kevin Chappell
  • 198. Ken Duke
  • 206. Marc Leishman
  • 207. J.J. Henry
  • 208. Chris DiMarco
  • 210. Tom Lewis
  • 212. Martin Flores
  • 224. Garrett Willis
  • 226. Troy Matteson
  • 227. Anthony Kim
  • 235. Jhonattan Vegas
  • 242. Boo Weekley
  • 246. Graham DeLaet
  • 248. James Driscoll
  • 251. Alex Cejka
  • 255. Tom Pernice Jr.
  • 267. Tom Gillis
  • 284. Stephen Ames
  • 285. Scott Stallings
  • 286. David Mathis
  • 287. Justin Leonard
  • 289. Bob Estes
  • 290. Jason Bohn
  • 298. Sunghoon Kang
  • 299. Greg Owen
  • 303. Ryuji Imada
  • 306. Tommy Gainey
  • 335. Angel Cabrera
  • 344. Arjun Atwal
  • 380. Joe Ogilvie
  • 382. Will Claxton
  • 394. Rocco Mediate
  • 407. Colt Knost
  • 413. John Daly
  • 415. Bobby Gates
  • 422. Jeff Maggert
  • 423. Cameron Beckman
  • 445. Shaun Micheel
  • 457. Matt Jones
  • 459. Brendon Todd
  • 469. Matt Bettencourt
  • 479. Jason Kokrak
  • 500. Stuart Appleby
  • 542. Scott Brown
  • 562. Chad Collins
  • 625. Derek Lamely
  • N/R. Tim Clark
  • N/R. Hank Kuehne
  • N/R. Steve Lamontagne
  • N/R. Jamie Lovemark
  • N/R. Jesper Parnevik
  • N/R. Kenny Perry

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