Fantasy Tip Sheet: British Open

Lee Westwood of England during the first round of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.

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Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Babineau Matt Kuchar

He has a week in Scotland under his belt, has grown accustomed to the big arena, and controls his golf ball, which is a must at Royal St. George's. He's ready to be the Earl of Sandwich.

Davis Love III

Hit it as well as anyone in the Non-McIlroy Flight at Congressional, and putting won't be as big a challenge across the pond. The Open Championship gives us romantic stories, and what better than DL III winning a second major in the twilight of his career? They do have rainbows over there, too.

Winner: Not available; wild card: Not avaiable

Rude Lee Westwood

World No. 2 has five top-3 finishes in his last seven majors. No one in field is hungrier to win a major.

Justin Rose

Englishman has had good finishes in his last two starts. First was a T-15 at the AT&T National after shooting 134 on the weekend. And on Sunday he finished 14th in the Scottish Open.

Winner: Steve Stricker (Won); wild card: Bryce Molder (T-30)

Martin Nick Watney

I like Watney to end the Americans' winless streak in majors. He won the AT&T National and finished in the top 10 at last year's British Open.

Charles Howell III

Not a good Open record, but has finished in the top 5 in three consecutive starts. Switched to belly putter earlier this year, and has been working with instructor Kevin Smeltz to go back being a predominantly fade player. Both have paid off.

Winner: Jason Day (T-68); wild card: John Merrick (59).

McCabe Luke Donald

For a guy who missed the cut in each of his first five Open Championships, it's been a steady turnaround. He's made the cut in each of the last five and has proven capable of winning the Claret Jug. Armed with arguably the best short game in the business and coming off a win in the Scottish Open, he's primed for glory. Plus, he could end America's drought in the majors, being a Chicago guy, and all.

Darren Clarke

Fits the bill, for a couple of reasons. Outstanding links player. Pretty good Open Championship record. He's a Chubby Chandler client and they win all the majors. And he's from Northern Ireland and they win all the majors.

Winner: Steve Marino (T-65); wild card: Andres Romero (MC).

Ringler Luke Donald

Luke has just one top 10 in The Open Championship, but his form this year heading into this event suggests he is the favorite.

Adam Scott

Has been a little streaky this year with ups and downs, but a good pick as a darkhorse this week. Comng off a third-place finish at the AT&T National.

Winner: Steve Stricker (Won); wild card: Tommy Gainey (MC).

Miceli Lee Westwood

Finally Westwood will win a major. His game is where it needs to be and he is mentally in the best position with five top 3s in the last seven majors he competed in.

Louis Oosthuizen

Winning another Claret Jug is not a stretch. Finishing 9th last month at Congressional, Oosthuizen showed some goof form that could propel him into a good position this week. After all no one knew him last year and he is pretty much under the radar this year as well.

Winner: Steve Stricker (Won); wild card: Charles Howell III (T-5)

  • 1. Steve Stricker
  • 2. Matt Kuchar
  • 3. Luke Donald
  • 4. Lee Westwood
  • 5. Martin Kaymer
  • 6. Nick Watney
  • 7. Rory McIlroy
  • 8. Hunter Mahan
  • 10. Phil Mickelson
  • 11. Jason Day
  • 12. JB Holmes
  • 13. Charl Schwartzel
  • 14. Zach Johnson
  • 15. Retief Goosen
  • 16. Dustin Johnson
  • 17. Stewart Cink
  • 18. Sergio Garcia
  • 19. Charles Howell III
  • 20. Bubba Watson
  • 21. Graeme McDowell
  • 23. Rickie Fowler
  • 24. KJ Choi
  • 25. Bo Van Pelt
  • 26. Ian Poulter
  • 28. Kyung-Tae Kim
  • 29. Matteo Manassero
  • 30. Webb Simpson
  • 31. Paul Casey
  • 32. Ryan Moore
  • 33. Robert Karlsson
  • 36. Bill Haas
  • 39. Alvaro Quiros
  • 40. Martin Laird
  • 41. Jeff Overton
  • 42. Brandt Snedeker
  • 43. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 44. Edoardo Molinari
  • 45. Fredrik Jacobson
  • 47. Ross Fisher
  • 48. Aaron Baddeley
  • 50. Charley Hoffman
  • 51. Adam Scott
  • 52. Robert Allenby
  • 53. Justin Rose
  • 54. Francesco Molinari
  • 55. Ernie Els
  • 56. Peter Hanson
  • 57. Kevin Streelman
  • 58. Vijay Singh
  • 59. Jonathan Byrd
  • 60. Kevin Na
  • 61. Ben Crane
  • 62. Ryan Palmer
  • 63. Gregory Bourdy
  • 64. Spencer Levin
  • 65. Anders Hansen
  • 67. Jason Dufner
  • 68. Miguel Angel Jimenez
  • 69. Brian Davis
  • 70. Rory Sabbatini
  • 71. Thomas Aiken
  • 72. Gary Woodland
  • 73. Davis Love III
  • 74. Chad Campbell
  • 75. Jim Furyk
  • 78. Steve Marino
  • 79. Yong-Eun Yang
  • 81. Padraig Harrington
  • 82. Richard Green
  • 84. Mark Wilson
  • 85. Joost Luiten
  • 92. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 94. Darren Clarke
  • 97. Robert Garrigus
  • 100. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 103. Raphael Jacquelin
  • 104. Lucas Glover
  • 108. Simon Dyson
  • 109. Sang-Moon Bae
  • 114. Nicolas Colsaerts
  • 117. Angel Cabrera
  • 119. Camilo Villegas
  • 127. Justin Leonard
  • 129. Jerry Kelly
  • 144. Thongchai Jaidee
  • 148. Alexander Noren
  • 158. Stephen Gallacher
  • 159. Tetsuji Hiratsuka
  • 161. Ben Curtis
  • 163. Prayad Marksaeng
  • 164. Paul Lawrie
  • 168. Kyle Stanley
  • 177. Gregory Havret
  • 182. Yuta Ikeda
  • 185. Pablo Larrazabal
  • 191. Trevor Immelman
  • 195. Alejandro Canizares
  • 197. Hiroyuki Fujita
  • 200. George Coetzee
  • 201. Robert Rock
  • 208. Danny Willett
  • 219. Rhys Davies
  • 220. Gary Boyd
  • 222. Sean O'Hair
  • 237. Graeme Storm
  • 244. Harrison Frazar
  • 263. Scott Jamieson
  • 264. Seung-Yul Noh
  • 265. Hiroo Kawai
  • 270. Kenneth Ferrie
  • 281. Fredrik Andersson Hed
  • 298. Peter Whiteford
  • 302. Nathan Green
  • 308. Henrik Stenson
  • 309. David Duval
  • 323. Thorbjorn Olesen
  • 360. Anthony Kim
  • 366. Bob Estes
  • 389. Brad Kennedy
  • 394. Tadahiro Takayama
  • 404. Markus Brier
  • 420. Neil Schietekat
  • 421. Todd Hamilton
  • 448. Simon Khan
  • 477. Jason Knutzon
  • 483. Floris De Vries
  • 517. Chris Tidland
  • 533. Prom Meesawat
  • 534. John Daly
  • 552. Richard McEvoy
  • 785. Kurt Barnes
  • 814. Rick Kulacz
  • 974. Mark Laskey
  • N/R. Lucas Bjerregaard
  • N/R. Mark Calcavecchia
  • N/R. Lee Corfield
  • N/R. Simon Edwards
  • N/R. Craig Hinton
  • N/R. Jung-Gon Hwang
  • N/R. Andrew Johnston
  • N/R. Chih-Bing Lam
  • N/R. Bernhard Langer
  • N/R. Tom Lehman
  • N/R. Tom Lewis
  • N/R. Simon Lilly
  • N/R. Sandy Lyle
  • N/R. Bryden Macpherson
  • N/R. Martin Maritz
  • N/R. Francis McGuirk
  • N/R. Matthew Millar
  • N/R. Mark O'Meara
  • N/R. Thomas Shadbolt
  • N/R. Andy Smith
  • N/R. Peter Uihlein
  • N/R. Tom Watson
  • N/R. Adam Wootton
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