Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Fantasy Golf picksJanuary 15, 2019 Golf News
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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Fantasy Golf picks
The European Tour returns to the golfing calendar as it heads to Abu Dhabi for the first event of 2019.
Tommy Fleetwood is looking to win his third Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in a row after outstanding victories in 2017 and 2018.
The Englishman’s back nine of 30 on the final day meant he closed with a round of 65 to defeat fellow countryman Ross Fisher by two strokes.
The aim of our fantasy game this year is to pick the right players to match the RankBuster. This week’s is set at 200 so who can you fit in your team to beat it? Here are my Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Fantasy Golf picks.
Fantasy Rank: 5
It’s hard to ignore a player with Hatton’s ability. The Englishman has been in and around the leaders in the last two years at this event, finishing inside the top 15 on both occasions.
In 2017, Hatton was in the lead heading into the final day but a round of 75 meant he slumped to T13.
Fantasy Rank: 26
The Swede had a fairly patchy 2018 with a mix of top 10 finishes and missed cuts. Bjork also struggled here last year, narrowly missing the cut, but his T13 finish in 2017 is enough to show that if his game is on this week he is capable of finishing well.
Fantasy Rank: 34
Levy had good year in 2018, winning the Trophee Hassan II and finishing inside the top 10 on five occasions. The Frenchman performed well here last year, ending up in solo seventh place.
Fantasy Rank: 37
Fox has had a good run in his last two starts at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a T32 and a T19 finish. It’s also worth noting that Fox has only missed three cuts since the start of April.
Fantasy Rank: 40
Otaegui had an impressive end to 2018 on the European Tour with a T3 finish at the Turkish Airlines Open, tied-16th at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and tied-4th at the DP World Tour Championship
However, his best display at this event in the last three years is a T40 finish last year so pick with caution.
Fantasy Rank: 58
The Spaniard didn’t have a great end to 2018, closing with three finishes outside the top 30 but Campillo has improved year on year at this event. He was in the mix last year after opening rounds of 69 and 64. However, weekend rounds of 72 and 70 meant he was unable to make a run at the title.