NCG Fantasy Golf: Who are we picking for the Wyndham Championship?August 14, 2018 The Scoop
Who is our Fantasy Golf expert picking in his team for the Wyndham Championship? Check out his tips
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NCG Fantasy Golf: Who are we picking for the Wyndham Championship?
This week the PGA Tour heads to North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship with plenty of players trying to cement their place in the FedEx Cup play-offs.
Henrik Stenson was victorious at Sedgefield CC last year with a record championship score of 22 under par to earn his sixth PGA Tour win.
The aim in this year’s game is to pick the right players to match the RankBuster. This week’s is set at 234 so who can you fit in your team to beat it? Here are my picks…
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Fantasy Rank: 5
The Spaniard comes off the back of a fantastic tied 10th finish at Bellerive, his best at a PGA Championship. He also still has the motivation of trying to nail down a place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team with qualification and wildcard picks just around the corner.
He’s a fantastic driver of the golf ball, hitting over 65% of fairways on average. At Bellerive, he found 71% of fairways throughout the championship and was seven under par on par fours – two key stats he will need to carry into this week if he wants any success.
Fantasy Rank: 30
Kirk is on a streak of making cuts on the PGA Tour and hasn’t missed one since the Houston Open, if you discard his missed cut at the Zurich Classic with J. T Poston in the team event.
In between, he has enjoyed some notable finishes including a tied 6th at the FedEx St Jude, tied 11th at Fort Worth and tied 8th at the Valero Texas Open. Kirk also ranks inside the top 15 for par 4 scoring average.
Fantasy Rank: 42
Has had some good finishes in his last four starts, including a T16 at the John Deere Classic where he opened up with rounds of 64 and 66.
He could only manage a pair of 70s over the weekend, which prevented him from having a charge at the title.
Wagner hasn’t missed a cut since June and has a fantastic short game. He sits 16th in strokes gained in putting and 32nd in strokes gained around the greens.
Fantasy Rank: 43
Hasn’t had the best of years but is starting to hit some form having gone T50-T12-T11 in his last three events after four missed cuts in five events.
Like Cabrera Bello, he is a good driver of the golf ball – hitting 65% of fairways on average and he also has a good GIR percentage of 69%.
J. T. Poston
Fantasy Rank: 55
Poston is a streaky player who has missed six cuts this season but who likes to make birdies – with a birdie average of 3.87. He also ranks inside the top 35 on tour for strokes gained off the tee.
He has six top 25 finishes this season, including a fifth placed finish at the Barbasol Championship a couple of weeks ago.
Fantasy Rank: 61
Was forced to withdraw at the Barracuda Championship but was on a good run of form prior to that with five made cuts in six events and form of T18-T12-T23-CUT-T55-T22.