The Today’s Golfer Fantasy League stays in Asia this week for the European Tour and Asian Tour co-sanctioned Barclays Singapore Open.
A truly international field has assembled at Sentosa GC, with a sprinkling of Americans and South Americans joining a strong European, Asian and African contingent.
Phil Mickelson is the highest ranked player in the field and former Major champions Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Retief Goosen and YE Yang will also be teeing it up.
The field features over 200 golfers because the opening two rounds are played over two courses. The Serapong, which will also host the weekend rounds, and the shorter and traditionally easier Tanjong.
The Serapong is an American-style target golf course that features heavy bunkering and large undulating greens. Good ball strikers fared well in the first two stagings of the tournament in 2009 and 2010, and you should also favour players who can get up-and-down from sand when it matters.
TG’s six-man Fantasy League team for the Barclays Singapore Open is:
Anders Hansen, $1.9m
The Dane currently lies sixth in the Race to Dubai and has fantastic form in this event having finished fifth and second the last two years.
Gregory Havret, $1.0m
Havret has been quietly coming into a rich vein of form in recent weeks. He’s finished T3-T11-6 in his last three starts and his accuracy off the tee and solid putting stats should stand up well at Sentosa.
Graeme McDowell, $4.0m
G-Mac bounced back from a disappointing weekend in the Andalucia Masters with four rounds in the 60s at last week’s WGC – HSBC Champions on his way to third place. Has finished fifth and third here the last two years.
Louis Oosthuizen, $2.2m
Last year’s Open champion has found some form at the back end of a quiet season. He’s recorded three top-sevens in his last four tournaments and is 9th on the European Tour in greens in regulation.
Jhonny Vegas, $1.2m
The Venezuelan has had an impressive debut PGA Tour season that included a win at the Bob Hope Classic. He posted rounds of 65 and 68 last weekend to finish 10th at the HSBC Champions.
YE Yang, $2.0m
Yang usually performs very well on Asian soil and comes in off the back of a fourth-place finish at Kolon Korea Open four weeks ago. He’s not the biggest hitter but he does possess a very handy sand game.
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