PGA Northern Trust Open Preview – 02/16/16

PGA Northern Trust Open

Fantasy Golf preview

 

As the PGA Tour heads to California into the Northern Trust Open, get your Fantasy Golf picks ready. Play Daily Fantasy Golf and Win great prizes at Fanpicks.

The PGA Tour rankings rankings were shook this past weekend by the the tremendous wins of Vaughn Taylor and Charl Schwartzel respectively in Pebble Beach and South Africa. The golfers will be heading into one of the toughest golf courses on the on the tour. With a scoring average of 72.592, the Riviera Country Club was the most challenging par 71 for the last 5 seasons.

James Hahn, the defending champion of the tournament will be joined by many big names including 5 of the top ten players in the world. The prestige of this event and fame of the course will attract players such as Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and more. But don’t be fooled by this star-studded open after we’ve seen this past weekend and last year in this tournament.

Jordan Spieth, world’s number 1 golfer is a favourite for this event and is the only golfer to average a finish in the top 10 or better every tournaments this season. Charl Schwartzel will be a player to watch, coming off a runaway win in South Africa after taking a 2 month-break but mostly being present in the top 5 at Riviera in 2013 and 2014. Rory McIlroy will be making his course debut and hoping to get back on his consistent winning ways. Hideki Matsuyama will also be a player to watch and is featured atop the Power Rankings of the PGA for this tournament after his playoff win on Superbowl weekend and finished 4th on this course last year.

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