Need help with your fantasy-golf lineups for this week’s Shell Houston Open? Our fantasy-golf experts are here to help.
From picks to win to DraftKings bargains to players to avoid, here are some options for you to consider:
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- Projected champion: Phil Mickelson. Playing at a very high level and has a great track record here. Won in 2011 and hasn’t been worse than T-17 since.
- Also like: Henrik Stenson and Russell Henley. Can’t see Stenson turning in another poor performance after missing the cut at Bay Hill. He’s good here. Henley has had a solid season and his putter is his biggest weapon, which explains why he’s done well in Houston.
- Sleeper: Bryson DeChambeau. Found something in Tampa and then built off it with T-2 in Puerto Rico last week. He’ll need to putt well, but I’m a believer in B.A.D. this week.
- DraftKings bargain: Bernd Wiesberger ($6,700). What a steal for the 41st-ranked player in the world, who was T-27 last year in Houston. Also like Chris Stroud at $6,900. This is a course where he’s been good.
- Fade: Chris Wood. Don’t be fooled by his world ranking, Wood hasn’t notched a top 10 since before last year’s U.S. Open (T-6, Lyoness Open).
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- Projected champion: Justin Rose. Only one appearance from Rose here in the last six years (T-37 in 2015), but his early hot form in 2017 is still carrying through after a T-13 at the API. This is a positioning course. Rose’s driving accuracy may be down in 2017, but his combination of precision and power should play well on a long track in Texas.
- Also like: Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson. Both of these guys…