Fantasy Golf: Who to pick for the 2015 Masters?April, 2015
Pick your Fantasy Golf team for the Masters
The NCG Fantasy Golf game is back and this year we’ve got bigger and better prizes than ever.
So as things get started with the Masters the only question which remains is – who are you going to pick for the season’s curtain raiser?
The rules are slightly different in this year’s game meaning players have a budget of £100m and there are points deductions for players missing the cut.
One tactic could be to ‘front load’ your team with three or four of the world’s best and then fill the rest with cheaper players.
For example you could opt for Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth but that would only leave £60m for the reaming six players.
Another tactic could be to try and fill your team with 10 players who are all playing in this week’s Masters tournament.
Don’t forget that your captain will score you double points and The Masters is a bonus game with 50% more points on offer than a regular game week.
Either way, the most important thing to know is exactly who is in the field.
We’ve helped you out by adding the entire entry list below.
The bookies odds are also a handy place to start (they’ve done their research so you don’t have to) which we have also added to help you assemble your team.
Don’t forget to Tweet us @NCGMagazine with a screen shot of your team and we’ll RT it.
Top 10 players according to the bookies
1. Rory McIlroy – 6/1 (£15M)
2. Jordan Spieth – 11/1 (£15M)
3. Bubba Watson – 12/1 (£15M)
4. Dustin Johnson – 16/1 (£14M)
5. Adam Scott – 20/1 (£15M)
6. Henrik Stenson – 22/1 (£15M)
7. Jimmy Walker – 25/1 (£14M)
8. Phil Mickelson – 25/1 (£14M)
9. Rickie Fowler – 40/1 (£14M)
10. Justin Rose – 40/1 (£15M
Entry list in full
Angel Cabrera (2009)
Fred Couples (1992)
Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995)
Trevor Immelman (2008)
Zach Johnson (2007)
Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993)
Sandy Lyle (1988)
Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010)
Larry Mize (1987)
Mark O’Meara (1998)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1994, 1999)
Charl Schwartzel (2011)
Adam Scott (2013)
Vijay Singh (2000)
Bubba Watson (2012, 2014)
Tom Watson (1977, 1981)
Mike Weir (2003)
Tiger Woods (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)
Ian Woosnam (1991)
Major winners of the last five years
Players Championship winners of the last three years
Top 12 from the 2014 Masters
Miguel Angel Jimenez
PGA Tour winners from the last 12 months
Qualified for the FedEx Cup Tour Championship
OWGR top 50 at the end of 2014
OWGR top 50 the week before the Masters