This week’s fantasy golf selections find themselves playing an extremely difficult course.
The Quicken Loans National takes place at the challenging Congressional Country Club, which measures in at 7,569 yards and plays to a par 71. The course was opened in 1924, and founding life members include former U.S. presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Gerald Ford, and Woodrow Wilson. The course features a slope rating of 142, and the overall rating is 73.6. My fantasy golf selections will have to dig deep if they hope to be in contention on Sunday, as the Congressional affords little room for mistakes.
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Fantasy Golf Selections
Tiger Woods $19,850 - After a long hiatus he’s back. Coming off back surgery in March, Woods hasn’t been able to work on his game much except for putting. This will be key as this course plays well for great putters. I don’t think many will pay up for Tiger in his first week back so this may be the only time he is a contrarian play. I don’t believe he would come back early and embarrass himself if he was not 100%. Vegas says he has a great shot to win.
Brendon Todd $17,050 - Todd is red hot with five consecutive top-five finishes including a win. I’m riding the hot streak here because I can’t find a reason for it to end this weekend. Last year he finished T13 in this event after an abysmal opening round of 76. To me that just shows his potential on this course. A few bad shots in the opening round may have cost him the victory.
Jordan Spieth $20,000 - This one will cost you, but he is so tough to ignore. 19 top-10 finishes in 38 events in 2013-2014. If I play any cash games this week he will be used for sure. There’s a very slim chance that he will disappoint your team this weekend, and will almost certainly make the cut. He’s the safest play on the board with a top-20 finish in six of his last seven starts.
Billy Horschel $16,100 - This course caters nicely to his game from the tee box. In his last four events he has not finished worse than 26th despite an opening round of 75 at the Open. He recovered well in that tournament, and is playing great for the price tag.
Morgan Hoffman $13,350 - This is where I will be saving my salary cap this weekend. Hoffman has shown the potential to post a great finish in the past. This is more of a gut pick with not much rhyme or reason to it, but I do feel confident to target him as my primary source of salary relief. If he can make the cut and post a top-40 finish that will be excellent for his price tag.