This week’s fantasy golf picks may be forced to contend with adverse weather.
The winds have a tendency to rage at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Situated on the Irish Sea, legendary golf writer Bernard Darwin quipped “Hoylake, blown upon by mighty winds, breeder of mighty champions.” Being precise with long irons is a necessary skill, as keeping the ball low can help mitigate the weather.
Located in the small town of Hoylake, the 7,218 yard masterpiece plays to a par 72. It was established 145 years ago, and is one of nine rotating courses that play host to the British Open.
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Fantasy Golf Picks - The British Open
Jordan Spieth $19,600 - I’m sure your tired of reading his name at the top of my fantasy golf picks, but I’m not tired of playing him. He has five consecutive top-20 finishes and there are 10 golfers with a higher salary. That is just bollocks. Get him in your lineups and don’t think twice about it.
Mikko Ilonen $11,900 - He won the 2000 amateur at this course and posted a T16 at the 2006 Open. His price is extremely cheap and he knows this course well. That is one trait I love to have in my value plays. This salary will allow for multiple heavy-hitters this weekend.
Adam Scott $21,900 - Scott is my pick to win. In his last three PGA events he has finished top-10 with a win at Crowne Plaza. He hasn’t been playing much golf on tour, but I guarantee you he is putting in the work to keep his game sharp.
Francesco Molinari $16,850 - Molinari has been fantastic this year only missing one cut. He has made the cut at both majors, finishing T12 at the US Open. He comes at a discounted price that I will be taking advantage of this weekend.
Martin Kaymer $20,000 - This pick is not just chasing the win at the US Open, although that doesn’t hurt. He also won the Players Championship on May 8th and those were two of the last three events he has competed in. If that wasn’t enough he has two top-15 finishes in the last four years at this event. Dickie V would certainly consider him a PRIME TIME PLAYER!!!!!