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Fantasy Golf: WGC-Mexico Office Pool Picks

Are you looking to hold the top spot on your office pool or yearlong team pick-’em? This week the WGC event makes a stop in Mexico at the Club de Golf Chapultepec. This field is stacked and includes the World’s Top 50 including Jordan Speith, Phil Mickelson and the rare Henrik Stenson. Duly noted is a mid-week withdraw from Jason Day (health reasons), so make sure you are not picking him in offline formats. Here you will find some options for your WGC-Mexico office pool picks. Most formats have you pick one from A-List, two from B-List and yet one more from C-List.

List Credit: Yahoo! Fantasy Golf

Key

Top Lock – Quality pick , usually highly regarded and may not help differentiate your lineup.

Good Picks – These are quality players that have a few stats or trends that could lend to success.

Neutral – Any given week these players could have solid performances.

Risky – One per Group has a red flag that has a possibility of effecting their play and ultimate result.

A- LIST

Dustin Johnson – Cannot count out the world’s No. 1 golfer, as Dustin is playing great golf and I believe it continues this week. Mexico’s elevation is going to allow DJ to send the ball into orbit.  His wedge game has taken a positive turn and it will be key as the his driver will be putting him close on approach.  DJ has been applauded for his conservative and mature game-plan which, has helped him manage a lead.

Rickie Fowler

Louie Oosthuizen

Steele

Gary Woodland- This guy’s game has been strong lately and was in touch at Honda Classic.  The distance he produces off the tee and consistent approach game gives him an opportunity to go low. He needs to tune up his putting as a few missed putts took him out of contention late, falling to Rickie Fowler by 4 strokes.

Adam Scott- A solid pick as the Aussie has put together a pretty good early part of the season. Scott has had some success in this tournament in the past, winning it last year.

Jhonattan Vegas – Vegas slid up to top list with a good finish at the Honda. Tough pick for a top slot, but he could create an opportunity to give a different look to your lineup for a high reward.

Patrick Reed

Bill Haas

Roberto Castro

Branden Grace

Rory McIlroy – A risky pick coming off of a rib injury.  Rory should be watched for a week to make sure he’s back to full health, especially with the crazy altitude level at the Club de Golf Chapultepec. Thinner air causes deeper breathing and any tweak could be extrapolated, leading to a tournament ending withdrawal. Disclaimer: Rory is a freak and could easily make a wanker out of me and have a good tournament.

B – LIST

Jordan Spieth – He had been on a great run in the early season with a setback in mid-February after his win at Pebble.  I look for Jordan to bounce back big here.  But, there is still a little left to be seen to give him a nod as a lock.

Justin Rose – I’m big on Justin Rose’s chances here.  He has a history of stepping up in big international tournaments, which the WGC offers. (i.e winner of the Olympic gold medal this summer)

Hideki Matsuyama

Justin Thomas

Kevin Kisner

Phil Mickelson

Matt Kuchar – “The funniest man on tour is a quality pick this week. He shook off a few missed cuts lately and his production was good at the last stop of the World Golf Championship.

Francesco Molinari

Brandt Snedeker

Kevin Na

Ryan Moore

Jimmy Walker- This dude was in it the whole way last week, outside of a few sloppy stretches and getting snagged in the Bear Trap. He can get the putter going and is not one to let a few tough breaks shake him at all. I always think Walker’s competitive character gives him a chance to produce week-in and week-out.

Paul Casey  –  Casey has been striking the ball straight lately. 

William McGirt

Jim Furyk

Russell Knox- The Englishmen has put in some good finishes this year and he could produce again.  The way he has played thus far has him due for another strong finish.

Kevin Chappell

Danny Willett

Bubba Watson

C – LIST

Jon Rahm- The Spainyard has had a solid game lately.  His aggressive nature could lend to some risk-taking and would not be as much as a lock being a younger player who hasn’t been in this spot often.

Martin Kaymer –  The German gains the opposite prediction than that of Jon Rahm.  Kaymer has been in this position often.  His game is honed right now and he knows how to maintain it once it shows up.  Martin knows how to put his work in during the week to prepare himself for success. Kaymer represents great value as I believe he has potential for a top ten finish.  

Tyrrell Hatton

J.B. Holmes

Rafael Cabrera Bello

Byeong-Hun An

Thomas Pieters

Zach Johnson

Sergio Garcia- So far, Sergio has been putting it all together this season.  The accuracy with which he is driving the ball could lend to some low scores early in Mexico.  It is yet to be seen if he can close out a tournament and be in contention on Sunday.

Sean O’Hair

Pat Perez

Jason Dufner

Emillio Grillo

Daniel Berger

Mackenzie Hughes

Scott Piercy

Matt Fitzpatrick – Young kid with some solid potential.  Fitzpatrick can show up with the level of competition high and he could be a solid reach to make the cut and contribute down the stretch.

Brooks Koepka  Right now he is trending in a downwards direction since a solo second in November.  I expect a bit of a comeback from two missed cuts in a row –shooting a 75 and 78 — but that certainly still makes him a risk until he gets back in touch with his game.

Kjeldsen

Si Woo Kim

Schwartzel

Lee Westwood

Chris Wood

Wiesberger

Andy Sullivan

Henrik Stenson – The Machine Swede has taken some time off in this early season. He has looked great in each return to play and he should be a great value pick by sliding to the back of the List.                           

Good luck with your WGC-Mexico Office Pool Picks! Be sure to check out this week’s DFS picks and come back next week for a wrap up of the tournament.

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