Last Week: 134 pts
Yahoo Rank: 77%
Overall Pts: 1473 pts
Bay Hill this week and the big question is Tiger Woods’ achilles tendon.
There are three excellent choices on the A list. Jim Furyk looked like his old self at Innisbrook and has a good record here. Webb Simpson already has 3 top 10s this season but doesn’t have a great record here. Sergio Garcia is showing flashes of great play and has done well at Bay Hill. I’m going with experience and rule out Simpson who’s best finish is T11. I’ll ride the hot hand and start Furyk and bench Garcia. Spencer Levin is a good sleeper pick.
The big question on the B list is Tiger Woods’ achilles tendon. He’s won at Bay Hill 6 times before. The injury WD at Doral raises plenty of red flags. That he played in the Tavistock Cup makes me worry that the injury isn’t getting proper rest. I’ll put Woods on the bench and play it safe. I’ll start two hot players in Hunter Mahan and Justin Rose. Both have wins this season and have played well at Bay Hill. Bubba Watson gets the bench. Note that Bo Van Pelt withdrew late.
Defending champion Martin Laird is an easy pick on the C list. Laird has played well so far this season and should contend this weekend. Sang-Moon Bae lost in a playoff last weekend and has yet to miss a cut, so he gets the bench.
Start: Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Martin Laird
Bench: Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Sang-Moon Bae