Fantasy Golf: BMW Italian Open preview


The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, is back on the European Tour this week after the excitement of the first three FedEx Cup Play-off events on the PGA Tour.

The BMW Italian Open is taking place at Royal Park I Roveri, Turin, for the third successive year.

The 7,282-yard layout doesn't require massive length off the tee and good ball strikers who hit plenty of greens have done well in the past.

With many of the European Tour's leading lights taking part in the FedEx Cup play-offs or resting ahead of the Ryder Cup in two week, this week will be a test of managers' knowledge of the middle and lower ranks of the Tour.

Here is TG's six-man team for the BMW Italian Open:

Martin Kaymer, $4.0m
The former world number one hasn't had a good year but he showed some form with a 65 and a 68 on the way to a T21 finish at last week's KLM Open. He's one of the class acts in a relatively weak field.

Francesco Molinari, $2.2m
The Ryder Cupper won his home Open in 2006, albeit on a different course. He's second on Tour in GIR and 23rd in driving accuracy and finished T6 in his last start at the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Anders Hansen, $1.9m
The solid Dane has finished T15-T9-T8 in his last three starts and sits 18th in driving accuracy. A good week will guarantee his place at the Dubai Tour Championship.

Nicolas Colsaerts, $1.4m
The longest hitter on Tour has won twice in the last 18 months and has a Ryder Cup debut to look forward to in two weeks. He has five top 20s in his last eight starts, including a T8 at the KLM Open.

Richard Sterne, $1.0m
The South African has returned well from injury this year and ranks 39th in the Race to Dubai. He has four top 10s this season and hasn't missed a cut since April.

Bernd Wiesberger, $0.9m
It's been a breakthrough year for the 26-year-old, who's won twice on the European Tour this season. He's finished T6 and T12 in his last two events.

> You can see a full list of all the golfers playing this week and their prices by clicking here. You have until 6.30am on Thursday 13th September to select your team.