Nedbank Golf Challenge Fantasy Golf picksNovember 5, 2018 Golf News
Who's our fantasy expert Matthew Beedle picking for this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge?
Need help with your Nedbank Golf Challenge fantasy golf picks? Don’t worry, our NCG 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 European Tour event in South Africa.
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Nedbank Golf Challenge Fantasy Golf picks
This week the European Tour heads to South Africa for the Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player.
There’s a relatively strong field with Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in town alongside home favourites Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace.
The aim of our fantasy game this year is to pick the right players to match the RankBuster. This week’s is set at 108 so who can you fit in your team to beat it? Here are my Turkish Airlines Open fantasy picks.
Fantasy Rank: 3
Li seems to be the man to beat this week with the form that he has shown over the past month with three top 10 finishes in his last four starts. His worst finish in those four starts was a T11 at the HSBC Champions which included some of the biggest names in the game.
He couldn’t gain any momentum in the final round of last week’s Turkish Open as he slumped to a final round of 71. However, a fourth placed finish last year factored in with his current form makes it hard to avoid him for this week’s event.
Fantasy Rank: 11
The 2016 Masters champion seems to be slowly getting his game back to where he had it two years ago.
In his last two starts he has finished T23 at The CJ Cup and last week had a fantastic T7 finish at the Turkish Open.
He didn’t play here last year but in his two previous starts at Sun City he has won and finished T11.
Fantasy Rank: 17
The South African made a run of three top 10 finishes in as many starts between April and May which included a T2 finish at the Players Championship.
Since then Schwartzel hasn’t made the top 30 in seven starts so comes into his home event as a major sleeper. He’s also finished inside the top 15 in two of his last three starts at this tournament.
Fantasy Rank: 21
The Englishmen has had a great season to date but has slipped away but luckily for fantasy users who want him in their teams that has also seen a dip in his fantasy rank
However, in the last couple of weeks his best finish was a T16 at the British Masters and you have to go back to his victory at the Made in Denmark for his last top 25 finish prior to the event at Walton Heath.
Fantasy Rank: 26
The Italian hasn’t missed a cut since the European Masters and since then has hit a good run of form that has seen him finish inside the top 25 in four out of five starts.
His best finish in that period came at the Dunhill Links Championship where he finished T5 after shooting even par on the final day.
Fantasy Rank: 38
The Austrian has hit a good run of form since his missed cut at the KLM Open and has finished inside the top 30 in his last four starts which includes a T18 at last week’s Turkish Airlines Open and a T10 finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
However, the downside to the European Tour rookie is the fact he is making his debut at this event so there is no course form to judge him by, hence his higher fantasy rank.
Last week’s picks: Tommy Fleetwood (T7), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (T23), Mikko Korhonen (T35), Jorge Campillo (T35), Matthew Southgate (T60), Nacho Elvira (T68)