Fantasy Tip Sheet: Valero Texas Open

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Babineau Geoff Ogilvy

Made a great Sunday run at Augusta, and has some work to do to offset a 2011 season delayed by injury.

J.J. Henry

New England native has plenty of ties to Texas, where he lives now, and has been a consistent performer this season. Could step it up one notch this week in San Antonio.

Winner: Phil Mickelson (T-27); wild card: Padraig Harrington (MC)

Martin Martin Laird

Seven top 25s in nine starts this year. Good enough for me.

Ryan Palmer

The former Texas A&M Aggie is coming off a top 10 at Augusta and tied for ninth here last year.

Winner: Nick Watney (46); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-47).

McCabe Spencer Levin

Seems like every time you turn around his name is posted near the top of the leaderboard. Three top 10s already this year, which includes a playoff loss in Mexico. Was tied for ninth here a year ago and here's a guess that he finally converts a chance at victory.

Kyle Stanley

Perfect time for a youngster to break through, what with a lot of notable names taking a breather after the Masters. He's as capable as any of them, so why not?

Winner: Anthony Kim (MC); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-47).

Ringler Bo Van Pelt

Last week he snuck up on the field at Augusta with a pair of eagles on the back nine and finished T8. This week he enters the Texas Open as the top-ranked player in the field according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. He T28th last year at this event.

Chris Kirk

It's only a matter of time before Kirk reels in his first victory on the PGA Tour. Just two weeks ago in the state of Texas, Kirk was a runnerup at the Houston Open.

Winner: Phil Mickelson (T-27); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-47).

Miceli Adam Scott

The Masters was good, but defending will be even better.

John Rollins

Finally has his game going in the right direction, taking a flyer.

Winner: Phil Mickelson (T-27); wild card: Angel Cabrera (7). readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.