This week it's the Olympics and John Deere Classic, here are the five transfers you should make to your teams
Fantasy Golf Picks: Olympics and John Deere
The Olympic Games are finally here and golf is making its return after 112 years.
Just 60 men are competing in Rio whilst those who aren’t are either playing in the John Deere Classic or taking the week off.
World number five Henrik Stenson headlines the field at the Olympics and Zach Johnson is the main man at TPC Deere Run in Illinois.
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The five transfers you need to make for Fantasy Golf this week:
USA 1: Zach Johnson – The man from Iowa is favourite at the John Deere this week and it’s easy to see why. He won here in 2012 and came second in 2014, 2013 and 2009.
USA 2: Steve Stricker – Again I’ll be going for a competitor at TPC Deere Run. I’m tempted to go with Patrick Reed at the Olympics here but Stricker just edges it thanks to his three wins in a row at the John Deere Classic. The Strick won in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and, despite not winning on tour now since 2012, has come off two good major finishes including a fourth place at The Open.
GB: Justin Rose – The Englishman has made it no secret about just how excited he is for the Olympics and I fancy him to win a medal for Team GB. He’s without a win since November and this could potentially be a fantastic week for him.
Scandinavia: Henrik Stenson – Stenson could essentially complete his career with a gold medal. The Swede has now won a major, the Ryder Cup, the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai so to add an Olympic gold medal to that list would surely cement his place in golf’s Hall of Fame, although he’s surely guaranteed a spot after that 63 on Open Sunday at Troon. He could have/should have won the USPGA just a couple of weeks ago when he seemingly forgot how to putt on the final day but, as usual, he hit the ball incredibly well all week. He’s the favourite this for gold and rightly so.
Rest of Europe: Sergio Garcia – The Spaniard is regarded as one of the game’s greatest players without a major but that could end this week, kind of. It wouldn’t be a major but becoming the first player in the modern era to win Olympic gold in golf is something Sergio would certainly be deserving-of.