Expert Picks for World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Allenby has one of the stronger CA Championship resumes you'll find in this field, but he has struggled to find his game thus far in 2011. He has only one finish of fantasy strength thus far, but his work at the TPC Blue Mountain commands respect.
Phil Mickelson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #8
It may be fair to suggest the name and respect attached put Mickelson on the fantasy radar. He lacks positive history at this course. He hasn't earned as much money as you would anticipate this season. However, he's still Phil Mickelson.
Geoff Ogilvy [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #157
The desire to push Ogilvy up the ranks for this particular event is strong. He has enjoyed low rounds at this event, he owns a CA Championship win, and we've seen signs of improved consistency that could easily lead to support for fantasy employment.
Villegas owns one of the more positive CA Championship histories available for hire this week, but he has been off his mark of late and we worry the state of his bag today may be too troubled to overlook in lieu of history.
Padraig Harrington [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #178
Paddy has fallen so far off the scent of the chase that we are a bit shocked to find him in the field, but when you review his resume of work at this event as well as his scores at the TPC Blue Mountain, you find him blipping on the fantasy radar.
Ian Poulter [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #22
Having Poulter listed at 18th indicates just how troubled we are by his work thus far at the TPC Blue Mountain. However, there have been rounds that indicate he could improve. Still, recent work pushes him down our wish list.
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #11
Rose may be one of the more promising fantasy commodities on the Tour this season and we've seen more than enough to put him in consideration against the game's elite. He lacks strong history but his recent surge shouldn't be ignored.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #49
Watney has earned rights to higher rank but he lacks the history we desire for the TPC Blue Mountain faith. Still, we know his mix of power and precision could prove worthy of rank as an unforeseen savior this week.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #31
Haas may prove us wrong in ranking him too low this week. He pushed to compete for an oversized check at this event last season and his work thus far in 2011 suggests he is improved. He clearly ranks as a top "sleeper" for this week.
Jason Day [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #5
If we are wagering on momentum, it becomes difficult to keep Day off the list of potential roster candidates for this week. He's come into his own and is playing so well, we are tempted to ignore his complete lack of history at this event.
Francesco Molinari [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #51
Neither of the Molinari brothers are putting up the numbers we anticipated thus far on the 2011 edition of the Tour, but both clearly possess the skills needed to compete on this track. Francesco was the better half at the TPC Blue Mountain last year.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #34
Mahan joins the list of elite talents with lacking trust due to lackluster performance at the TPC Blue Mountain. In the past this writer has suggested you stay away from Mahan at this event, but if we are listing 30 golfers for the week, he's on the radar.