Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Farmers Insurance Open - Fantasy Picks

Farmers Insurance Open Quick Stats:
Location: La Jolla, California
Course: Torrey Pines Golf Course
Par: 72
Length: 7,569 yards
Prize Pool: $6,000,000
Last Years Champion: Brandt Snedeker

The Farmers Insurance Open is the second tournament of 2013 to be hosted in California.  Played at the world renown Torrey Pines Golf Course, we should be in for some exciting golf.  As many players are still finding their groove, it will be interesting to see who steps up this week.  As always, there's lots of talent in the field, but here's my favorites:

Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson): I know the saying "Drive for show, putt for dough" but how can you not bet on a guy that has an average driving distance of over 315 yards?  Bubba won this event in 2011 and finished T13 last year.  He's played this course plenty of times, and I think he'll be raring to go after a little break since playing in Hawaii.

Ben Crane (@bencranegolf):  As one of my personal favorites for his work both on and off the course, I'm hoping Ben Crane will string together some solid rounds.  Winning the Farmers Insurance Open in 2010, Ben knows what it takes to be victorious.

Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA): After withdrawing midway into his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii due to flu-like symptoms, I think Dustin will have had the much needed rest. With a win already under his belt in Kapalua, he's already shown that he means business in 2013.

Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley): With two top 25 finishes at Torrey Pines, I think Keegan will be firing on all cylinders this week. He led the field in total driving distance last year as he went on to finish T22.

Here's a look at my completed fantasy picks...

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