With Rory McIlroy not competing at the BMW Masters this week, Danny Willett has an opportunity to move into a strong position in the Race to Dubai rankings.
Willett on Race to Dubai trail
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Who would have predicted that Victor Dubuisson and Russell Knox would have won the opening Final Series events?
Both have taken maximum points in Fantasy Golf over the past two weeks…but who will join them come Sunday?
In this week’s BMW Masters field are a host of names we’re most accustomed to seeing on the other side of the Atlantic. Henrik Stenson and Patrick Reed are among them as they look to work their way up the Race to Dubai rankings.
Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick both played well last week and are in the field again, with Willett aiming to overtake Rory McIlroy at the top of the leaderboard.
Once again, only players competing on the European Tour are eligible for selection in Fantasy this week.
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GM Picks for each category this week
USA 1: John Daly – The enigmatic Daly is the only available option in this category. He finished T50 at the Turkish Airlines Open, so perhaps isn’t going to score big points. However, would you put it past the Wild Thing to surprise you?
USA 2: Patrick Reed – He arrives at Lake Malaren off the back of a T7 at the WGC-HSBC Champions. If form is anything to go by, he could be in for an enjoyable week.
Great Britain: Matt Fitzpatrick – Victory at the British Masters seems like it’s just the start for Fitzpatrick. Since his win at Woburn he’s finished T3 at the Hong Kong Open and T7 at last week’s event.
Ireland: Shane Lowry – With no Rory McIlroy in the field, Lowry is likely to be top points scorer in this category. An inconsistent start to the Final Series has seen him finish eighth and T68 respectively. You wouldn’t put it past the WGC Bridgestone Invitational winner to rediscover the winning touch this week.
Scandinavia: Henrik Stenson – The Swede has been somewhat of a bridesmaid this year with four second place finishes and a T2 at the Tour Championship. This could be the week he turns second into first.
Rest of Europe: Alexander Levy – A player capable of some truly stunning shots. The Frenchman was T18 at the Turkish Airlines Open and has two top 10s to his name this year. If he can get those magic hands working again in China he’s a good outside bet for some big points.
Asia: Haotong Li – How about this for a good omen – Having finished T7 at the WGC-HSBC Champions at the weekend, this week’s venue is Haotong Li’s home course. It might not be a winning combination, but it should play into his hands.
Africa: Branden Grace – The South African didn’t play in the Turkish Airlines Open, but finished T5 at the weekend. Grace performed well on some big occasions this year and could easily be set for another top 5 this week.
Australasia: Danny Lee – An impressive run of four top 10s in five events for Lee earlier this year made people sit up and take notice. Confidence will be high for Lee having been part of the Presidents Cup team, although he has been struggling with a finger problem of late.
South America: Fabrizio Zanotti – The Paraguayan has four top 10s this season, including his recent run at the British Masters where he finished T2. He was T50 in Turkey, but is more than capable of contending.