On the eve of golf’s second major of the season, it seems like no better time to put some rankings not in terms of teams, but rather in terms players owned in the SSF league. Here are the top 20 through the first 22 weeks of play.
1 – Luke Donald (Brent) – Hard to argue with this choice at the top, as Luuuke as done nothing except for pick up 8 straight top 10s, a win, and 525 (with Osicki’s) points, equating to 36% of his owner’s total points.
2 – Matt Kuchar (Beast) – He may not have a win, but there are few more consistent players in the game today than Kuch. Seven top tens already, and a good chance of another one at Congressional.
3 – Nick Watney (James) – We knew he was good, but this good? Watney has surpassed most pundits expectations this year, and is likely to have a big second half of the season.
4 – Phil Mickelson (James) – We can’t leave lefty out of the top 5 can we? His totals may not be as good as some others, but he was always a threat to win whenever he sets foot on a golf course.
5 – Hunter Mahan (Fuchs) – Has put up solid numbers all year, and is hoping for a break out week at the US Open
6 – Steve Stricker (Beast) – The only complaint Big John has from this guy is the fact he doesn’t play enough. But when he has, he’s been lights out.
7 – Dustin Johnson (Bryce) – Okay, he hasn’t had a great year, but there are few golfers with as much potential on tour as this chap, and coming off a 4th place finish at the Memorial, look for big things in the final third of the season.
8 – Jason Day (Beast) – Let me tell you, I wasn’t sold on this guy after his 2nd place at the Masters, but I am now. Three top 10s in four starts since Augusta, and anything is possible for the ‘Thunder from Down Under’
9 – Bubba Watson (Dave) – Hasn’t done much when he isn’t winning, but luckily is tied for the tour lead in wins. Needs a big final third to convince Dave he’s worth keeping.
10 – Martin Laird (James) – A man who think should miss the cut on a regular basis always seems to end up in the top group of each tournament. Certainly a potential keeper.
11 – KJ Choi (Brent) – This years PLAYERS champion is one of the calmest players on tour (not to mention a steadfast Christian), and has shown some big time game this year.
12 – Rory McIlroy (James) – Whenever he tees it up (which is seldom), he’s always in contention, although he still has to prove he can win a big one.
13 – Rory Sabbitini (Beast) – Who saw this one coming! The guy is a machine, and seems to always crack is owner’s starting line-up, which is no small feat!
14 – Lee Westwood (Dave) – The #2 player in the world has to make this list, and although he’s done little for Dave this year, he can never be overlooked.
15 – Gary Woodland (Bryce) – The long-driving, good-putting, Degrassi character look-a-like is turning heads this year. Look for a good showing at the US Open
16 – Aaron Baddeley (James) – Another pleasant surprise on tour, as he is one of the few players have kept up their good play AFTER being owned.
17 – JB Holmes (Fuchs) – The long bomber has put together a very consistent season
18 – Justin Rose (Dave)- He got off to a great start, but has slowed a little in the last month
19 – Steve Marino (Beast) – He may have never won, but Beast doesn’t care considering he picked him in the last round
20 – Brandt Snedeker (Fuchs) – A bounce back year for this American, including a win.
There it is boys. Enjoy the weekend.