The week after the Masters sees events on the PGA and European Tours with the RBC Heritage and Open de España. Here are GM Fantasy Tipster's picks for week 2.
Week 2 of Fantasy Golf is here.
This week on the PGA Tour it’s the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Last year, Jim Furyk won the title on a day he had 11 birdies, with two coming in the play-off where he beat Kevin Kisner.
On the European Tour it’s the Open de España at Valderrama, hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.
James Morrison won the trophy last year at Real Club de Golf El Prat by four strokes.
Last week marked the first week of Fantasy Golf at The Masters and the game runs up until the DP World Championship in November.
See our round up of Fantasy Golf week 1.
The GM Tipster has posted his betting tips for both the RBC Heritage and Open de España and wants you to join the ‘Take On The GM Tipster’ mini league!
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GM Fantasy Tipster’s picks for Fantasy Golf this week:
USA 1: Kevin Kisner – RBC Heritage
Kisner had a decent week at The Masters, finishing T37th on his Augusta debut. He won his first PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic in November and came second to Jim Furyk at the Heritage last year where he lost out to a birdie at the second extra play-off hole.
USA 2: Brandt Snedeker – RBC Heritage
Sneds had a good Masters. He finished T10th at +1 for the tournament and came T26th at the Heritage last year despite a first round of 6-over-par. He also won the event in 2011.
Great Britain: Paul Casey – RBC Heritage
Casey came close at Augusta last week where he closed with a 5-under-par 67 for a T4th finish. He’s back in the world’s top 25 as well so surely another win is just around the corner.
Ireland: Graeme McDowell – RBC Heritage
G-Mac won the Heritage in 2012 by defeating Webb Simpson in a play-off. The Ulsterman didn’t have the best Masters tournament but his course knowledge and experience of winning at Harbour Town could prove valuable this week.
Scandinavia: Soren Kjeldsen – Open de España
The Dane came T7th at last week’s Masters, despite his 275 yard PGA Tour driving distance, ending the tournament at level par. Kjeldsen won the Volvo Masters in 2008 at Valderrama and with his knowledge and experience of the course, his current form and with the course measuring just 6991 yards – Kjeldsen is one of the favourites.
Rest of Europe: Sergio Garcia – Open de España
All eyes will be on Sergio this week and, if he can handle the pressure and balance his tournament duties with his golf, he can definitely win once again around Valderrama. He won the Andalucia Masters in 2011 at Valderrama and is in good form this season – he could have won the Honda Classic in late February but came 2nd to playing partner Adam Scott in a two-horse race.
Asia: SSP Chawrasia – Open de España
Africa: Louis Oosthuizen – RBC Heritage
Louis played the weekend at Augusta in two-under-par which included an ace at the 16th to finish T15th at +3. He also finished T7th at the Heritage last year and is having a good season – he tied 7th at the Valspar Championship, came 2nd at the WGC-Dell Match Play and won the ISPS Handa Perth Invitational where he hit an inredible 93% of greens in regulation.
Australasia: Jason Day – RBC Heritage
The World Number one had a good Masters, finishing T10th, and was 5-under-par after the opening nine holes of the tournament but ended day one at level par. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Match Play in back-to-back weeks and has won six of his last 14 tournaments.
South America: Fabian Gomez – RBC Heritage
The Argentine played his first Masters last week and missed the cut but won the Sony Open in January and is just one victory away from the world’s top 50, his current ranking is 61.