2014 WGC Bridgestone Invitational Fantasy Golf Advice & Predictions

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WGC Bridgestone Invitational

Previous WGC Bridgestone Invitational champions include: Tiger Woods (8x – 2013, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1999), Keegan Bradley (2012), Adam Scott (2011), Hunter Mahan (2010), Vijay Singh (2008), Stewart Cink (2004), and Darren Clarke (2003). Firestone Country Club will host the WGC Bridgestone Invitational for the 16th time starting in 1999, with Tiger Woods winning 8 of the previous 15 Bridgestone Invitationals. Firestone Country Club is a par 70, 7,400 yard test and definitely favors long hitters like past champions Tiger, Keegan, Adam, and Hunter.

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#1 – DAILY YAHOO FANTASY GOLF STARTERS

Group A
Group B
Group B
Group C
Round 4
Rickie Fowler
Justin Rose
Jim Furyk
Graeme McDowell
Round 4 Notes
  • Weather: 2-6mph winds in the AM; 6-9mph in the PM
  • (A) Fowler – we’ll keep Kuchar on the bench this week.
  • (B) Rose and Furyk – Rose tries to climb back into it while Furyk hasn’t gone low yet and is playing too well not to.
  • (C) McDowell has little stress compared to Garcia.


#2 – YAHOO FANTASY PICKS – 2014 WGC BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Player
Recent Finishes
“Bridgestone” Finishes
Comments
(A) Adam Scott (5) British Open
(9) U.S. Open
(4) Memorial
(1) Colonial
(14) 2013
(45) 2012
(1) 2011
(9) 2010
(51) 2009
Former champion but hasn’t has the consistency a lot of the other top golfers have had at the WGC Bridgestone. However, he’s been super consistent his past 4 tournaments – all top 10s with one victory. We are out of Adam Scott starts so we’ll be taking #3 on the list below.
(A) Rickie Fowler (2) British Open
(8) Scottish Open
(2) U.S. Open
(13) St. Jude
(21) 2013
(60) 2012
(2) 2011
(33) 2010
Rickie is #2 on the hot list this week, a fraction behind Adam Scott, so he’ll make the traveling squad this week. Came close at Bridgestone in 2011 and has the best track record in 2014’s majors thus far. Others to consider: #3 Matt Kuchar, #4 Henrik Stenson, #5 Ryan Moore, #6 Phil Mickelson, #7 Bubba Watson, #8 Brandt Snedeker, #9 Marc Leishman. We’ll be starting Matt Kuchar once again since we’ve started Adam Scott 10 times already.
(B) Jim Furyk (2) RBC Canadian
(4) British Open
(12) U.S. Open
(20) Memorial
(9) 2013
(2) 2012
(23) 2011
(6) 2010
(51)
#3 on our hot list this week. Are we the only ones who feel disappointed that he hasn’t gotten a victory this year – three 2nd place finishes over the past four months. Maybe he’ll breakthrough this week given he almost won this tournament in 2012.
(B) Justin Rose (23) British Open
(1) Scottish Open
(1) Quicken Loans
(12) U.S. Open
(17) 2013
(5) 2012
(33) 2011
(19) 2010
(29) 2009
He couldn’t pull off the three victories in a row at the British but he’s got a chance to win this week. His history is very consistent but he’s missing a top 3 at Bridgestone so we have our doubts he’ll bring home the trophy this week.
(B) Steve Stricker (11) John Deere
(35) Greenbrier
(21) U.S. Open
(6) Memorial
(13) 2013
(2) 2012
(14) 2011
(9) 2010
(6) 2009
Steve is a top 3 horse for the course this week with 5 top 15 finishes in his last 5 tries. Hopefully not heading to Europe will pay dividends this week as he gets a chance to redeem himself after a disappointing final round at the John Deere, another event he’s owned over the years.
(B) Rory McIlroy (1) British Open
(14) Scottish Open
(MC) Irish Open
(23) U.S. Open
(27) 2013
(5) 2012
(6) 2011
(9) 2010
(68) 2009
Rory has three top 10s at the Bridgestone over the past 5 years and comes in with a lot of momentum after capturing the third leg to the Career Grand Slam. Others to consider: #5 Keegan Bradley, #6 Angel Cabrera, #7 Jordan Spieth, #8 Zach Johnson, #9 Hideki Matsuyama.
(C) Sergio Garcia (2) British Open
(12) BMW International
(2) Travelers
(35) U.S. Open
(40) 2013
(29) 2012
(53) 2011
(22) 2010
(22) 2009
“The Furyk of Europe” – the 2nd place finishes are starting to pile up and comparisons to Furyk are starting to pop up. Both should be closing tournaments out and making a case for the World Golf Hall of Fame. Too bad his recent track record at the WGC Bridgestone is so lackluster.
(C) Graeme McDowell (9) RBC Canadian
(9) British Open
(1) Open de France
(5) Irish Open
(40) 2013
(24) 2012
(65) 2011
(22) 2010
(45) 2009
Similar lackluster track record as Sergio at Firestone. Hopefully one of the two will improve upon their previous performances. He’s got 4 top 10s in his last four tournaments, so he’s a clear start this week. Others to consider: #3 Francesco Molinari, #4 Charl Schwartzel, #5 Brendon Todd, #6 Stephen Gallacher, #7 Thomas Bjorn, #8 Jimmy Walker, #9 Miguel Jimenez, #10 Thongchai Jaidee

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#3 – WGC BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL GOLF BETTING ODDS / SPREAD

#1 Rory McIlroy (8.6/1) #2 Adam Scott (12.5/1) #3 Tiger Woods (17/1) #4 Justin Rose (20/1) #5 Sergio Garcia (25/1)
#5 Rickie Fowler (25/1) #7 Henrik Stenson (27/1) #8 Jim Furyk (28/1) #9 Martin Kaymer (29/1) #10 Keegan Bradley (32/1)
#11 Phil Mickelson (34/1) #11 Jordan Spieth (34/1) #13 Matt Kuchar (36/1) #14 Dustin Johnson (40/1) #15 Bubba Watson (42/1)
#16 Jason Day (44/1) #17 Zach Johnson (46/1) #18 Graeme McDowell (48/1) #19 Jason Dufner (55/1) #20 Steve Stricker (60/1)
#21 Charl Schwartzel (65/1) #21 Hideki Matsuyama (65/1) #23 Jimmy Walker (70/1) #24 Angel Cabrera (70/1) Odds by Betfair

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