Northern Trust fantasy picks: Who should you pick for the first FedEx event?
Need help with your Northern Trust fantasy picks? Don’t worry our fantasy golf expert Matthew Beedle has you covered with a run down of the big names, value for money players and sleeper picks for the first event of the FedEx Cup play-offs.
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Northern Trust fantasy picks
This week the PGA Tour returns to Ridgewood Country Club for the first time since 2014 where Hunter Mahan’s last victory on tour came at The Barclays.
There is plenty riding on the play-offs this year for European and American golfers with the 2018 Ryder Cup just around the corner and places still up for grabs in Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn’s teams.
The aim in this year’s game is to pick the right players to match the RankBuster. This week’s is set at 183 so who can you fit in your team to beat it? Here are my Northern Trust fantasy picks.
Fantasy Rank: 4
The Australian has a fantastic record at Ridgewood, finishing T5 and T2 at the 2010 and 2014 Barclays respectively.
Day has also started to hit some form at the right time as the season heads into the business end, he hasn’t recorded a victory since May at the Wells Fargo.
However, since his missed cut at the US Open his form reads T12-T17-T10-T19 and you can’t help but feel another victory is just around the corner in his bid to become the first Australian to win the FedEx Cup.
Fantasy Rank: 7
Rose’s form speaks for itself. Sean Foley seems to have turned the Englishman into a machine.
He has finished inside the top 25 on 12 occasions, eight of those being inside the top 10 with two victories and since October his lowest finish is T52 at the Houston Open in January.
Fantasy Rank: 19
It hasn’t been the best season for Kuchar but he’s another player that likes playing at Ridgewood as he was victorious there in 2o10 and also finished T5 in 2014.
The American could easily be overlooked this week with him being a higher price bracket player. However, if he is successful he could be a player that could help you gain points on other players in your Northern Trust fantasy picks this week.
Fantasy Rank: 34
Poulter is one of the names with plenty riding on the play-offs away from the mouth watering prize purses and bonuses.
He’s enjoyed a good year so far and has hit form again in recent weeks. Since his missed cut at The Open he has gone T12-T10-T31 and the Englishman will be hoping a good finish at this week’s Northern Trust will get him over the final hurdle and make the plane to Paris.
Fantasy Rank: 51
The Argentinian has been extremely streaky towards the back end of this season and you could even put him under the ‘sleeper’ category heading into this week with 3 missed cuts in his last five starts with his highest finish in that period being a T19 at the Travelers.
Despite this, Grillo sits inside the top 50 in the FedEx rankings and boasts nine top 25 finished this season, five of those being inside the top 10.
Fantasy Rank: 73
Tway has gone under the radar over the last couple of weeks and currently sits 85th in the FedEx standings. Two weekend rounds of 65 meant he finished T11 at the Wyndham Championship and also finished T23 at the Barracuda Championship and T17 at the Canadian Open.
The big question is whether Tway can mix it with the big names in town this week.