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2013 Open Championship Preview

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



SEASON TOTAL: $3,827,189

So that’s what it’s like to pick a winner!


HTOC: Steve Stricker (2nd; $665,000)

Sony: Charles Howell III (T3; $324,800)

Humana: Tim Clark (MC)

Farmers: Rickie Fowler (T6; $204,350)

WMPO: Jason Dufner (MC)

AT&T Pebble: Hunter Mahan (T16; $94,250)

Northern Trust: Bill Haas (T3; $343,200)

WGC-Match Play: Charl Schwartzel (T33; $46,000)

Honda: Lee Westwood (T9; $156,000)

WGC-Cadillac Championship: Matt Kuchar (T35; $68,500)

Tampa Bay: Jim Furyk (T7; $148,892)

Bay Hill: Sergio Garcia (WD after three rounds)

Shell Houston: Jimmy Walker (T50; $14,838)

Valero: Cameron Tringale (MC)

Masters: Phil Mickelson (T54; $18,320)

RBC Heritage: Luke Donald (T3; $336,400)

Zurich Classic: Bubba Watson (T15; $102,500)

Wells Fargo: Webb Simpson (T32; $37,073)

THE PLAYERS: Nick Watney (MC)

HPBNC: Jason Day (T27; $46,565)

Colonial: Kevin Streelman (MC)

Memorial: K.J. Choi (T21; $58,202)

FESJC: Ryan Palmer (4th; $273,600)

US Open: Graeme McDowell (MC)

Travelers: John Rollins (MDF; $11,041)

AT&T National: Billy Horschel (T61; $14,040)

The Greenbrier Classic: Graham DeLaet (T30; $36,618)

John Deere Classic: Jordan Spieth (WIN; $828,000)

The Open Championship: Adam Scott


GolfChannel.com Fantasy Challenge


The Open Championship

(I play as “Glass” for ALL fantasy games


Mike Glasscott (Rank: 2,580; $15,824,486)

Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Ernie Els

Group 3: Miguel Angel Jiminez

Group 4: Danny Willett


Ryan O’Sullivan (Rank: 6,231; $14,241,327)

Group 1: Adam Scott

Group 2: Ernie Els

Group 3: Thomas Bjorn

Group 4: Vijay Singh

Ned Brown (Rank: 2,373; $15,939,180) “Pure Spin”

Group 1: Phil Mickelson

Group 2: Ernie Els

Group 3: Jordan Spieth

Group 4: Brooks Koepka


Rob Bolton (Rank: 9,562; $13,235,150)

Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Charl Schwartzel

Group 3: Hideki Matsuyama

Group 4: Camilo Villegas



Sanderson Farms Championship



Group 1: Chris Kirk

Group 2: Daniel Summerhays

Group 3: Steven Bowditch

Group 4: Eric Meierdierks



Group 1: Chris Kirk

Group 2: William McGirt

Group 3: D.J.Trahan

Group 4: Matt Bettencourt



Group 1: Chris Kirk

Group 2: Chad Campbell

Group 3: Steven Bowditch

Group 4: Matt Bettencourt



Group 1: Chris Kirk

Group 2: Chez Reavie

Group 3: Steven Bowditch

Group 4: Matt Bettencourt



Ned said, “…


Group A


Phil Mickelson-- It's only in recent years that Phil has played well on links courses, with the highlight coming last week when he won the Scottish Open. He has won before a major before, so he will be a popular pick this week.


Graeme McDowell-- Many players will use Tiger Woods in this spot, but I'm low on starts with him and there is a question how well his elbow injury will hold up this week. Instead, I'm going to use Graeme McDowell, who has notched three championships in his last seven worldwide starts. Besides the championships he also has four missed cuts, so he is not a pick for those that want to avoid risk.




Bill Haas, Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker


Group B


Justin Rose-- He broke through last month for his first major title and has played well since. Rose could be like Phil Mickelson, who quickly added more majors to the resume after his first major title.


Luke Donald-- It been a bit of a disappointing season for Donald, but he has a nice recent history at the British Open of  a T11 in '10 and a pair of T5s in '09 and last year


Ernie Els-- Yes, Els missed the cut last week at the Scottish Open, but before that he tied for fourth at the US Open and won the BMW International Open. He also this week is the defending champion and he returns to Muirfield , where he won his first British Open title.


Dustin Johnson-- Johnson is in just ok form right now, but I can't ignore his recent record at the British Open of a T14 in '10, a T2 in '11 and a T9 last year.




Matt Kuchar, Web Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk


Group C


Henrik Stenson-- He is very good form right now and he was in the hunt for the title last week at the Scottish Open before bogeys at the 70th and 71st holes dropped him into a tie for third place. Stenson also has a nice recent history at the British Open of T3s in '10 and '08.


Adam Scott-- One of the angles I like to play weekly is to pick a player that was in second place in last year's event. Scott had a heartbreaking meltdown in last year's Open and I can see him rebounding this week to add a second major title to his resume.




Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Ian Poulter




“Pure Spin”

Points last week: 194

Points this year: 4,573

Overall Ranking: (333; 99th percentile)



Coming Wednesday


And the analysis doesn't end here. Rotoworld's Rob Bolton and I will be co-hosting a one-hour live chat WEDNESDAY at NOON ET. We will be breaking down the field at The Open Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship and answering your questions. Simply return to the golf home page to join in on the chatter. Don’t forget to follow Rob (http://twitter.com/RobBoltonGolf) and Glass (http://twitter.com/GlassWGCL) on Twitter.




Fantasy Golf columnist Mike Glasscott joined Rotoworld in 2012. He can be contacted via email at RotoworldGlass@gmail.com or on Twitter.
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