Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Mulligan: Jack's Tournament

This week the Tour makes a stop in my backyard in Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial Tournament. The beautiful Muirfield Village is always a great venue, and the biggest names come out to play here. The course ranked 5th toughest last year on tour, and we can expect a tough layout again this year. Jack Nicklaus is the host of the tournament, and I cant wait to get it underway.

This is a tough field this week, so expect some big names on the leaderboard. I have some good fantasy golf picks for you this week.

Kenny Perry is the obvious pick here. He is the defending champion, and has 3 victories at Muirfield. There is just something about this tournament that seems to bring out the best in Perry. He has been playing well all year in 2009, and he is a no-brainer for this week.

Paul Casey has played in 7 PGA events this year, and has 6 top-25 finishes. He has 3 victories this year (non PGA) and he is an easy guy to cheer for. I remember the first time I discovered Paul Casey was at The Memorial, probably 3 or 4 years ago. He was walking between the 11th Green to the 12th Tee, when a kid asked him for a golf ball. Casey fumbled around, and eventually got a ball out of his golf bag and tossed it to the kid. I thought it was great that he took a few seconds out of his round to make that kids day. That gesture really touched me, and I have been a Paul Casey fan ever since.

Sean O'Hair has finished in the Top-15 twice in 4 appearances at Muirfield. He has 3 Top-5 finishes, and 6 Top-10 finishes this season including a victory at Quail Hollow. He should play well this week.

SLEEPER ALERT: Ryan Moore has finished in the top-10 here the past two years, and he could make some noise this year. If you want to go out on a limb, put him in your fantasy golf lineup. He could suprise this week.

Good luck this week and lets keep moving to the top of the fantasy golf rankings!

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