Golfweek Fantasy Tip Sheet: Northern Trust

Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim

Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim

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This week the PGA Tour returns to an iconic venue, Riviera Country Club, for the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles. See who our Golfweek experts are picking this week.

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Babineau Phil Mickelson

OK, so Lefty has three West Coast starts and no trophies yet (though one close call at Torrey). He really needs a victory to build a little momentum toward the Masters, and he’s pretty comfortable around the Riv.

Tom Gillis

Quietly has recorded five top-25 finishes dating to last fall’s Deutsche Bank Championship, and was third at Pebble. This week won’t be a birdiefest; the tougher the track, the more he likes his chances.

Winner: Dustin Johnson (T-55); wild card: Mike Weir (MC)

Rude Phil Mickelson

Two top 10s in three starts this year. Has exceled at Riviera.

Steve Marino

Two-way stuff here. Tied for fourth last week at Pebble Beach. Tied for fifth last year at Riviera.

Winner: Dustin Johnson (T-55); wild card: Vijay Singh (T-26).

Martin Dustin Johnson

A rainy forecast favors a long hitter. Johnson finished third at Riviera last year, and 10th in 2009.

Alex Prugh

He finished 10th here a year ago. Has three top 25s in five starts this year.

Winner: Nick Watney (T-6); wild card: Kevin Chappell (T-69).

McCabe Robert Karlsson

For all the noise about European stars not joining the U.S. tour, Karlsson has decided to give it a whirl and that’s good news. The big Swede with immense power and a well-rounded game is a blast to watch. At 41, he’s got to be the best Rookie of the Year candidate ever.

Rory Sabbatini

No, we’re not suggesting it be re-named Rory’s Alley, but the South African has obviously forged quite a fondness for Riviera. A win in 2006, a second, two other top 10s, and a T-12 and T-15 all since 2001. Factor in a steady start to 2011 (T-13, T-15, T-22) and he appears in good form.

Winner: Padraig Harrington (T-63); wild card: David Duval (T-66).

Miceli Anthony Kim

Fresh and rested, Kim is finally in a good place with his game and his health.

Fred Couples

Loves Riviera, and even with a bad back Couples is a better choice than most.

Winner: Geoff Ogilvy (MC); wild card: Tom Gillis (3).

Ringler J.B. Holmes

Recent form is good, having made the cut in all three starts this year, including back-to-back top 15s at Pebble Beach and the Waste Management Open. Holmes has had success at Riviera as well. In only three starts he has placed in the top 7 each time, including a T-3 last year.

Tom Gillis

Gillis has been a common name on the weekend tee sheet. Making eight of his past nine cuts on the PGA Tour, he turned in a career-best result last week with a third-place finish at Pebble Beach.

Winner: J.B. Holmes (T-13); wild card: Vijay Singh (T-26).

The Northern Trust Open field based on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

  • 2. Matt Kuchar
  • 3. Steve Stricker
  • 4. Luke Donald
  • 8. Phil Mickelson
  • 10. Paul Casey
  • 11. Retief Goosen
  • 12. Dustin Johnson
  • 14. Bo Van Pelt
  • 15. Jason Day
  • 17. J.B. Holmes
  • 21. Jim Furyk
  • 22. K.J. Choi
  • 23. Justin Rose
  • 24. Jeff Overton
  • 25. Tim Clark
  • 26. Stewart Cink
  • 27. Kyung-Tae Kim
  • 28. Bill Haas
  • 30. Hunter Mahan
  • 32. Rickie Fowler
  • 33. Zach Johnson
  • 34. Bubba Watson
  • 35. Ricky Barnes
  • 37. Brendon de Jonge
  • 38. Robert Karlsson
  • 40. Padraig Harrington
  • 42. Charles Howell III
  • 46. Chris Kirk
  • 48. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 51. Charlie Wi
  • 53. Vijay Singh
  • 54. Kevin Na
  • 55. Ryan Moore
  • 58. Sean O’Hair
  • 59. Robert Allenby
  • 65. Angel Cabrera
  • 66. Spencer Levin
  • 67. Tom Gillis
  • 70. Martin Laird
  • 72. Bryce Molder
  • 73. Y.E. Yang
  • 74. Aaron Baddeley
  • 75. Justin Leonard
  • 76. Charley Hoffman
  • 77. Chad Campbell
  • 78. Pat Perez
  • 79. Brandt Snedeker
  • 80. Jason Dufner
  • 81. John Senden
  • 84. J.J. Henry
  • 87. Greg Chalmers
  • 88. Steve Marino
  • 90. Kevin Sutherland
  • 91. Carl Pettersson
  • 93. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 94. Marc Leishman
  • 96. Anthony Kim
  • 97. Lucas Glover
  • 102. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 104. Chris DiMarco
  • 108. Jonathan Byrd
  • 109. Steve Elkington
  • 110. Michael Connell
  • 116. Tommy Gainey
  • 117. Arjun Atwal
  • 119. Tim Petrovic
  • 122. D.J. Trahan
  • 123. D.A. Points
  • 125. Jason Bohn
  • 126. Stuart Appleby
  • 128. Jimmy Walker
  • 131. Shaun Micheel
  • 133. Andres Romero
  • 134. Chris Riley
  • 135. Vaughn Taylor
  • 138. Ben Curtis
  • 139. Joe Durant
  • 140. Rory Sabbatini
  • 144. Daniel Summerhays
  • 145. Matt Jones
  • 149. Kevin Streelman
  • 150. Hunter Haas
  • 153. Brendan Steele
  • 155. Michael Putnam
  • 156. Chris Stroud
  • 160. Jhonattan Vegas
  • 161. Yuta Ikeda
  • 168. William McGirt
  • 173. Will MacKenzie
  • 179. Mark Wilson
  • 188. Keegan Bradley
  • 189. Alex Cejka
  • 190. Ryuji Imada
  • 191. Peter Tomasulo
  • 195. Brian Davis
  • 201. Steven Bowditch
  • 204. Kris Blanks
  • 205. Ryan Palmer
  • 207. Chad Collins
  • 212. Scott McCarron
  • 215. Michael Sim
  • 220. Scott Piercy
  • 227. Nathan Green
  • 228. Josh Teater
  • 229. Zack Miller
  • 230. Alex Prugh
  • 233. Dean Wilson
  • 237. Robert Garrigus
  • 239. Jarrod Lyle
  • 247. Blake Adams
  • 252. John Rollins
  • 255. J.P. Hayes
  • 258. Kevin Stadler
  • 261. Mike Weir
  • 262. Trevor Immelman
  • 270. Jason Gore
  • 280. Troy Matteson
  • 281. Paul Goydos
  • 296. Billy Mayfair
  • 298. Matt Bettencourt
  • 307. Bill Lunde
  • 321. David Duval
  • 327. Michael Bradley
  • 334. Cameron Beckman
  • 340. Chez Reavie
  • 355. Rocco Mediate
  • 358. Jeff Maggert
  • 360. Derek Lamely
  • 367. Steve Flesch
  • 375. Roland Thatcher
  • 433. Cameron Tringale
  • 458. Troy Merritt
  • 560. Harrison Frazar
  • 636. Brad Faxon
  • 788. Rich Beem
  • N/R. Joseph Bramlett
  • N/R. Fred Couples
  • N/R. Jon Fiedler
  • N/R. Ben Martin
  • N/R. Corey Pavin
  • N/R. Marc Turnesa
  • N/R. Erik Compton
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