Fantasy golf power rankings: 2018 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 16: Phil Mickelson of the United States smiles on the third green during the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 16, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) Getty Images

Fantasy golf power rankings: 2018 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

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Fantasy golf power rankings: 2018 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

The PGA Tour event at The Greenbrier Resort received a new name this season: A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

But the course remains the same. The Old White TPC is a par 70 that tips out at 7,286 yards. Keys to playing well on the layout include hitting greens and making putts.

Some statistics to look at: greens in regulation, strokes gained putting and scrambling.

The field, like last week’s at TPC Potomac, isn’t particularly strong, though does include Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Webb Simpson.

Here’s a look at my top 15 fantasy golf options for the Greenbrier:

1. Webb Simpson: In seven Greenbrier starts, he has three top-10s and a T-14 finish last year. Has two MCs in his last three Tour starts, but the other was a T-10 at the U.S. Open. Ranks 80th on Tour in GIR, but also is second in scrambling and T-8 in SGP.

2. Bubba Watson: Owns a house at Greenbrier and is perfect in four trips, with two finishes of T-16 or better. Coming off his third win of the season, at Travelers. Ranks seventh in GIR and 75th in SGP, though only 123rd in scrambling.

3. Phil Mickelson: Tied for 20th last year at the Greenbrier after missing three consecutive cuts from 2011 to 2013. Had two consecutive top-15s – and seven in 11 starts – before T-48 at U.S. Open. Ranks second in SGP and 33rd in scrambling, which should help offset his No. 143 ranking in GIR.

4. Russell Henley: Finished fifth in his last two trips to Greenbrier, in 2015 and 2017. Followed T-25 at U.S. Open with T-6 at Travelers. Ranks 191st in scrambling and an unusually low 70th in SGP, but he is 22nd in GIR.

5. Brian Harman: Nothing better than T-65 in three Greenbrier starts, but also hasn’t teed it up here since 2014. Tied for sixth at Travelers for his eighth top-10 of the season. Ranks seventh in SGP and 27th in GIR. Just inside the top 100 in scrambling.

6. Charles Howell III: Tied for ninth in his Greenbrier debut, in 2010, but has missed three of six cuts since with a best finish of T-32. Has been T-26 or better in six of last seven starts. Ranks 23rd in scrambling and 28th in GIR.

7. Tony Finau: T-13 and T-7 in first two Greenbrier starts. Making first start since solo fifth at U.S. Open. Ranks 32nd in GIR, but is 104th in SGP and 80th in scrambling.

8. Andrew Putnam: Making Greenbrier debut. Followed runner-up in Memphis with T-27 at Quicken Loans. Ranks 15th in GIR, 57th in scrambling and 72nd in SGP.

9. Jimmy Walker: Owns three top-4s at Greenbrier, but none since his T-2 in 2013. He tied for 18th here last year. Has made 10 consecutive cuts on Tour. Ranks T-38 in SGP, but also 160th in GIR.

10. Ryan Moore: Making Greenbrier debut. Had four top-16 finishes in seven starts before MC at Travelers. Ranks eighth in scrambling and 46th in GIR.

11. Xander Schauffele: Defending his title this week at Greenbrier. Has been hit or miss recently with three MCs but also two top-6s in last five Tour starts. Ranks 85th or worse in GIR, SGP and scrambling.

12. Johnson Wagner: Five of seven made cuts at Greenbrier includes T-2 in 2013. Has made seven of last eight cuts on Tour with two top-20s. Ranks T-8 in SGP and third in scrambling.

13. Keegan Bradley: Perfect in five trips to Greenbrier, including T-4 in 2014. Hasn’t built well on T-7 at Players, failing to finish better than T-23 in three starts since. Ranks 12th in GIR, but 200th in SGP and 126th in scrambling.

14. Ryan Armour: T-22 at Greenbrier in 2015, but MC last year. Coming off runner-up at Quicken Loans. Ranks 53rd in GIR and 65th in scrambling.

15. Kevin Streelman: T-29 last year was his best Greenbrier finish in four starts. T-32 last week at TPC Potomac was his best finish in last six Tour starts. Ranks fourth in GIR and 46th in scrambling.

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