Fantasy Tip Sheet: Shriners Hospital Open

Chad Campbell and Nick Watney
Chad Campbell and Nick Watney ( Associated Press )

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Nick Watney

Class of Vegas field. Hasn’t played his best lately, but had three top-26 finishes in playoffs. Not far off. His coach, Butch Harmon, based in Vegas. Call it a comfort situation.

Chad Campbell

Back in Las Vegas, where he attended college. Has had a pair of top 25s since tying for fifth at British Open.

Winner: Webb Simpson (22); wild card: Brandt Snedeker (T-16)

McCabe Chad Campbell

He hasn’t missed a cut since June, quietly playing pretty steady golf. Plus, he appears comfortable in his old college town, having finished T-28 a year ago after losing in a playoff in 2009 and finishing T-3 the year before.

Cameron Tringale

Quick, who has more top 10s this year, Rickie Fowler or his roommate, Tringale? The answer is: Neither. That’s because they each have four. If you’re surprised, it’s because Tringale has snuck up on you to have a decent campaign. He was T-11 in Vegas a year ago, too.

Winner: Adam Scott (T-6); wild card: Aaron Baddeley (T-3).

Martin Martin Laird

The Scot has cooled off a bit since his sterling spring, but did finish 12th at the BMW. He won the 2009 Timberlake and lost to Jonathan Byrd’s playoff ace last year.

Cameron Tringale

His second season on Tour is going much better than his rookie season of 2010. Last year, the Timberlake tied his top finish of the season. Also look at first alternate Cameron Percy, who lost in a playoff at last year’s Timberlake and played well at last week’s Soboba Classic on the Nationwide Tour.

Winner: Luke Donald (T-3); wild card: Chez Reavie (T-28). readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.