Fantasy Aces: The Barclays

Fantasy Aces: The Barclays


Fantasy Aces: The Barclays


Best bet: Hunter Mahan. A year ago, this was a golden time for a new force (read: Camilo Villegas) to step up, was it not? Well, Hunter Mahan, here in the Big Apple, this is your time to shine!

Ace up my sleeve: Padraig Harrington. The guy definitely has figured something out, and as long as he can keep those pitch shots from making rings in the water, should be fine.

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Best bet: Tiger Woods. There is no better way to combat the dreaded Y.E. Yang Hangover than to win a playoff opener. And it matters very little that he’s never seen the course before. Chances are, none of them will see it again.

Ace up my sleeve: Angel Cabrera. Something about a 487-yard par-4 finishing hole and 7,400 total yards makes me latch on to the big man from Argentina.

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Best bet: Lucas Glover. He likes New York, so here’s hoping some good vibes – and recent good play – will carry him to a win.

Ace up my sleeve: Michael Allen. Let’s make his first PGA Tour victory a FedEx Cup event. Now that would be a good story.

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Best bet: Tiger Woods. Not sure how you don’t pick Tiger. Never seen Liberty National, which may be a reason, but when you’re No. 1, ites hard to pick against him.

Ace up my sleeve: Stewart Cink. Why the British Open winner is not in the top 50 is hard to understand, but he’s not – so he’s my pick.

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Best Bet: Tiger Woods, period.

Ace up my sleeve: No real reason, but I like Stewart Cink to make a little bit of noise in the playoffs.

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Best bet: Hunter Mahan. Will leave no doubt that Fred Couples should pick him for Presidents Cup.

Ace up my sleeve: Stewart Cink. Big-time player who happens to be ranked outside our top 50.

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Best bet: Tiger Woods. Let’s get this out of the way. I still have four available starts for Woods, and I’m going to use them all. I am also predicting he banks one off the Statue of Liberty for an eagle.

Ace up my sleeve: Todd Hamilton. A links course in the middle of Manhattan? Just like Royal Troon! Uh… yeah. (But seriously, Hamilton told me he feels really good about his swing and if he can just get his putting together could have a big week. It’s as big of a roll of the dice as you can get, but I’m sticking to the plan. Like I have anything to lose down here.)

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Field based on Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

1. Tiger Woods

2. Hunter Mahan

3. Jim Furyk

4. Steve Stricker

7. Geoff Ogilvy

8. Kenny Perry

9. Camilo Villegas

10. Luke Donald

12. Zach Johnson

13. Sergio Garcia

15. Phil Mickelson

17. Lucas Glover

18. Ernie Els

20. Ben Curtis

22. Robert Allenby

23. David Toms

24. Tim Clark

25. Nick Watney

26. Kevin Sutherland

28. Woody Austin

29. Sean O’Hair

30. Ian Poulter

31. Retief Goosen

33. Anthony Kim

34. Justin Leonard

35. Mike Weir

36. Jeff Overton

39. Charley Hoffman

40. Steve Marino

41. Scott Verplank

43. Davis Love III

44. Vijay Singh

45. Chad Campbell

48. Pat Perez

51. Kevin Na

55. Ben Crane

57. Stephen Ames

58. Stewart Cink

59. Michael Letzig

61. Boo Weekley

62. Bob Estes

64. Michael Allen

65. Brian Gay

66. Mark Wilson

67. Dustin Johnson

68. Angel Cabrera

69. Robert Garrigus

70. Ryuji Imada

74. J.J. Henry

75. Jonathan Byrd

77. Jason Day

80. Y.E. Yang

81. Jeff Klauk

82. John Senden

83. Rory Sabbatini

86. Charlie Wi

87. Charles Howell III

88. Fred Couples

89. Brian Davis

90. Bubba Watson

91. Aaron Baddeley

92. Nick O’Hern

94. Justin Rose

101. Bryce Molder

103. John Mallinger

104. Kevin Streelman

105. George McNeill

106. Matt Kuchar

107. Padraig Harrington

109. Mathew Goggin

111. Steve Flesch

112. Jason Dufner

114. Paul Goydos

115. Scott McCarron

116. Rod Pampling

117. Cameron Beckman

118. John Rollins

121. John Merrick

122. Bo Van Pelt

123. Marc Leishman

126. Briny Baird

127. Tim Herron

128. Chris DiMarco

129. Chris Stroud

131. Jerry Kelly

136. Jason Bohn

137. K.J. Choi

138. Matt Bettencourt

139. Fredrik Jacobson

140. Ryan Moore

141. Kevin Stadler

143. Nathan Green

145. D.J. Trahan

149. Mark Calcavecchia

159. Bill Lunde

160. Greg Owen

163. Harrison Frazar

165. Brett Quigley

166. J.B. Holmes

168. Richard S. Johnson

173. Joe Ogilvie

174. James Nitties

175. Troy Matteson

178. Tim Petrovic

186. Ted Purdy

187. Bill Haas

197. Vaughn Taylor

202. Lee Janzen

203. Brandt Snedeker

204. Heath Slocum

213. Webb Simpson

216. Greg Chalmers

220. Scott Piercy

221. Chris Riley

233. Jeff Maggert

246. D.A. Points

256. David Mathis

269. Jeff Quinney

276. Daniel Chopra

288. James Driscoll

292. Adam Scott

296. Todd Hamilton

302. Alex Cejka

434. Roland Thatcher


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