Andalucia Valderrama Masters fantasy picksOctober 16, 2018 The Scoop
Our fantasy expert Matthew Beedle successfully predicted Eddie Pepperell's win at Walton Heath last week so who's in his team this week?
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Valderrama Masters fantasy picks
This week the European Tour heads to Spain for the Valderrama Masters. Sergio Garcia was victorious at this event last year, defeating Joost Luiten by a single shot.
Course form is hard to find here with last year being the first Valderrama Masters since 2011, in between that the course has only hosted the 2016 Open de Espana which was won by Andrew Johnston.
The aim of our fantasy game this year is to pick the right players to match the RankBuster. This week’s is set at 192 so who can you fit in your team to beat it? Here are my Valderrama Masters fantasy picks.
Fantasy Rank: 1
It’s rare that a player will win a tournament back-to-back but it doesn’t mean you can ignore them, especially when you have a world class player like Garcia.
The Spaniard finished third in 2016 at the Open de Espana before delivering a victory last year. This will be Garcia’s first start since his Ryder Cup heroics in France.
Fantasy Rank: 18
Larrazabal is another Spaniard who loves playing in his home country. Last year he opened up with a fantastic round of 67 but couldn’t capitalise on it and shot a pair of 73’s on Friday and Saturday before carding a final round of one under par to finish T12.
Fantasy Rank: 25
A streaky player that has had some good finishes in the last few weeks which have included a T7 at his home event at the Portugal Masters and he comes off the back of a T9 finish in a relatively strong field at the British Masters.
Has made the cut the last two times he has played at Valderrama and finished T23 last year despite a disappointing final round of 74.
Fantasy Rank: 18
The 33 year old hasn’t missed a cut since the Made in Denmark at the start of September. In that period he hasn’t finished outside the top 40 and has two top 25 finishes to his name.
Fantasy Rank: 48
The Frenchman has hit some good form since his missed cut at the KLM Open, finishing inside the top 40 in his last three starts with an improving record.
His form since his missed cut has been a T40 at the Portugal Masters, T28 at the Dunhill Links and T16 at the British Masters last week.
Fantasy Rank: 83
Last week’s sleeper pick of Robert Karlsson paid off with a T34 finish so I’ll be hoping for more of the same this week, if not better.
Despite his form prior to last week it’s hard to ignore a player with a high fantasy rank who is coming off the back of a T9 finish so Oliver Farr gets the nod this week.