Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Frozen Predictions- 104th Canadian Open

    If somehow you missed it Phil Mickelson won the British Open with amazing round of 66 on sunday. He's back to #2 in the world and looks to be challenging conventional wisdom by doing it without a driver.  If Phil can't catch Tiger in Majors won he surely will make history with major wins and oddest bag configurations. The weirdest stat of the week Phil has won Majors with 1 driver in the bag, even with 2 drivers and now he's done the deed without one. Oh and carried 5 wedges for good measure.

     This week is a special one at the Frozen offices as it's the 104th Canadian Open, once year the tour makes it's only stop in the great white north and the normally the players bring some heat. The course on tap just happens to be a Jack Nicklaus design at Glen Abbey, which hosts for the 26th time. The Canadian Open generally has very low scores and fans can expect to see lots of birdies. three of the last four visits to Glen Abbey produced winning scores of -18, -17 and -22. When it comes to your fantasy team look for those players whom, make a lot of birdies.

The Course: 
Glen Abbey Golf Club
Par: 72   Length: 7,253
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Purse: 5,600,000 (1st- 936k)

Past Winners:
2012  Scott Piercy (-17)
2011  Sean O'Hair (-4)
2010  Carl Petterson (-14)
2009  Nathan Green (-18)
2008  Chez Reavie (-17)

      Maybe the most famous moment in Canadian Open history came in 2000 when Tiger Woods found his tee shot in a fairway bunker. After watching Waite put his second shot 30 feet from the hole, decided he had no choice but to go for the green. Woods sent a 6-iron over the flag 218 yards away, and then had a chip and a putt for the title-clinching birdie. With the victory, Woods became only the second golfer to capture the U.S., British and Canadian Opens in the same year, earning him the Triple Crown trophy. See where that shot ranks in a top ten of all time PGA fairway bunker shots;

 Yahoo Fantasy Picks:

 Starters  A-list: Bubba Watson  B-list: Graham DeLeat  B-list: Hunter Mahan  C-list: Charl Schwartzel

        Bench   A-list: Chez Reavie  B-list: Dustin Johnson  B-list: David Hearn  C-list: Billy Horschel

   It's easy to cheer for the Canucks this week so hopefully David Hearn, Graham DeLeat or Mike Weir can win for all of us...


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