Fantasy Golf: The Players Championship preview


This week's TG Fantasy Golf is The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Florida. The PGA Tour's flagship event is seen by many as the unofficial fifth Major and it always attracts a world class field.

The Pete Dye design is a standard par 72 that measures 7,215 yards off the tips and features lots of water, most notably at the famous par-3 17th hole.

The layout is quirky in spots but it's typical American target golf so players who can hit their targets will be rewarded and good ball-strikers usually do well here.

All four par-5s are real scoring opportunities and putting might not be as critical this week as it can be at other venues.

Here’s Team TG for The Players Championship:

Zach Johnson, £3.5m
Zach's red-hot winter form may have tailed off a little in the spring but he has a T6 and T14 in his last four starts. He has a great course record with six top 25s in nine visits to TPC Sawgrass.

Matt Kuchar, £3.0m
The 2012 champion has four straight top 5s coming into this week including a win in his last start at the RBC Heritage - another Pete Dye course - with a closing 64.

Luke Donald, £3.0m
The swing changes with Chuck Cook seem to be bearing fruit and the former world number one has notched three top 10s in his last six events, including runner-up at the RBC Heritage. Top 20s in his last three visits to Sawgrass.

Jim Furyk, £2.2m
The Sawgrass resident's recent form reads T20-T6-T14-T7-2. He's made 14 of 18 cuts at The Players and has eight top 25s here on his CV.

Kevin Na, £1.0m
He has six top 20s and two missed cuts in his last eight events, including a T18 last week. He finished T3 at TPC Sawgrass in 2009 and T7 on his last visit in 2012.

JB Holmes, £0.8m
Last week's Wells Fargo champion had also recorded four top 20s in five starts before the victory. He has four top 20s in The Players.

>> Click here to sign up to Fantasy Golf 2014

>> Fancy a flutter on this weekend's tournament? Check out our betting tips with odds from William Hill