After the last few weeks with star-studded fields and an incredibly run by Rory, the PGA Tour switches things up a bit as they head to the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although the field isn’t nearly as full of big names, the Wyndham always is full of drama since it’s the last week for players to qualify and get into the FedEx Cup playoffs which tee off next week.
Coming down the stretch in our fantasy golf group on Yahoo! the Harbor Dogs reclaimed the top spot in the summer segment while maintaining their grip on the season-long lead as well. The win for last week went to Poges who put up an impressive 255 with all four starters finishing in the top 15.
This week, it’s a more wide open event with few favorites in the field and plenty of depth from the B and C list. Here is who I’m rolling with for the week:
Brandt Snedeker: Sneds is rounding into form just in time to chase another FedEx Cup. The 2012 FedEx champion will be in lots of lineups in the next few weeks and looks ready to deliver with six top 25’s in his last seven starts and back-to-back top-15’s the last two weeks. He also has two career top ten’s at the Wyndham.
Patrick Reed: Reed won this event last year for his first PGA Tour win and went on to add a pair more titles this season. He hasn’t challenged at a major yet, but he did finish in the top 5 at Firestone two weeks ago, so get him in your lineups on a thing A-list this week.
Ernie Els: Els looked in form on Sunday shooting a 65 to close to a t7. He also had strong finishes in the WGC-Bridgestone (t26) and RBC Canadian Open (t12), so seems to be picking things up headed into the playoffs.
Brian Harman: Harman won at the John Deere Classic and went on to make the cut at the three big events (Open, Bridgestone, and PGA). He also shared third place at the Wyndham last season.
Webb Simpson: Simpson is a horse for the course, so I’ll put him on my roster despite his recent unpredictability. He did have a pair of third place finishes at the Greenbrier and St. Jude’s in early June and early July, but the main reason he’s on my team this week isn’t his form it’s his history. In his last four trips to this event he has been in the top 25 including a win here in 2011.
Billy Horschel: Horschel was on a run of four straight top 25’s before struggling at the last two Major Championships. Last year he didn’t play in this event but made the cut in the two previous years.
Nick Watney: Once seen as an up-and-coming star, Watney has had a rough season this year but did pick up a top ten at the Barracuda Championship in Reno two weeks ago after a t12 at Royal Montreal. Last week, he shot three solid rounds before fading to a t33 at the PGA Championship. He’s picking up his game at the right time and will try to keep his momentum this week.
Tim Clark: Clark won three weeks ago at the RBC Canadian Open, but he doesn’t have the long game to compete on the courses like Firestone and Valhalla. This week’s course is a much better fit for his game as we takes on Sedgefield where he has a pair of top ten’s and came close to winning in 2012 before finishing runner up to Sergio Garcia.