Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Crowne Plaza Invitational - Fantasy Picks



Crowne Plaza Invitational:
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Course: Colonial Country Club
Par: 70
Length: 7,204 yards
Prize Pool: $6,400,000
Last Years Champion: Zach Johnson

We're now well into the PGA Tour season, however it doesn't seem to be getting any easier making my fantasy golf predictions.  We've seen repeat winners this year like Tiger Woods as well as others who have captured their first Tour victories, like Bae Sang-moon last weekend.  In any event, I've reviewed the field, and think that I've identified players who have as good a shot as any at winning this weeks Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Zach Johnson - It's hard to argue with a two time winner of this event (2010 & 2012).  Zach has a great history at this event and I think he'll be on his game again this year.  Although he hasn't had a stand our year in 2013, I think he'll be looking to turn that around this week.

Harris English - I always enjoy cheering for the young players on tour and at 23 years old Harris is the youngest player registered for this event.  He had a great showing here last year where he finished T5, coupled with a solid start to 2013 including three top 10 finishes, I'll be keeping an eye on him this week.

Chris Kirk - In the game of golf, consistency is a key component and with 10 consecutive cuts made, Kirk is playing great consistent golf.  He's already chalked up two top 10s and another four top 25s this season and I'm sure he'll be looking to improve those stats.

Charl Schwartzel - Although this will be his first visit to Colonial, Schwartzel has been on fire recently, including a third place finish in last weeks HP Byron NElson Championship. He's a great ball striker and also at finding greens in regulation, if his putting is on this week, look out!

Charley Hoffman - Hoffman has been lingering around the top of the leaderboard several times this season, with three top 10s in his last five starts.  He finished T13 at Colonial last year, which I think he'll improve upon this year.

Jim Furyk - No stranger to Colonial, this will be Furyk's 18th start at this event.  He's been in the top 10 several times and undoubtedly knows all the ins and outs of this golf course.

Here's a closer look at my completed fantasy picks:



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This article was written by Scott Stevens and is part of the Eat Sleep Golf - Fantasy Golf series which focuses on introducing upcoming PGA Tour events as well as evaluating the field of players. We encourage you to comment below and/or join in the conversation with us on Twitter using #FantasyGolf & #PGATour. Be sure to connect with us @EatSleepGolf