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Fantasy Golf: Time for Tiger to roar

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There is a high-quality field to choose from for Fantasy Golf this week as the latest World Golf Championship event takes place at the Bridgestone Invitational.

In the build-up to the event everybody seems to be talking about the glut of low scores recently, not Tiger Woods - and that will suit the world number one just fine.

If ever there was a time for Tiger to break his title duck this season then this is finally the week for him to do it.

Woods has won this tournament an incredible seven times, including four of the last five stagings of the event, and for that reason he is our top Group A pick this week.

We will pick Luke Donald as our alternative, although we don't intend to use him. His track record here is nothing special but his third-place finish in Canada last time out was yet another impressive result for the Englishman.

In Group B we are going to go for Lee Westwood as our top pick, another no-brainer. He is still playing consistently brilliantly and has had some joy on this course in the past. He finished second here in 2008 then ninth last year.

Our other B starter is Jim Furyk, because he ticks all the boxes. Quality talent, in-form, and has decent history here.

On the bench we are going with Rory McIlroy - because he is Rory McIlroy. And also Ross Fisher, who finally sprang back to life with his win at the Irish Open last weekend. A lot of people won't have him in their team so he might be a good sleeper.

Finally, in Group C we are going to start with Paul Casey, who has played here six times before and finished in the top 20 every time but one. On the bench we will have Justin Rose, who - let us not forget - had two wins in three starts before missing the cut at The Open.

 

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The current Road to Ireland group leaders are:

Group 1: Royal Calcutta - 4,695 points

Group 2: mightymacs05 - 4,440

Group 3: tantsumar - 4,588

Group 4: padmole Fiso - 4,676

Group 5: Strandhill golf club xi - 4,752

Group 6: watch that tree tiger - 4,373

Remember, the player who tops the Road to Ireland standings for each group at the end of the season will be put in a draw to win our great prize which includes:

- 3 nights bed and breakfast at the Dundrum House Hotel in Tipperary for 2 people
- 2 rounds of golf at Dundrum House Golf Resort for 2 people
- Return flights to Cork from a selection of UK airports

The prize is donated by the fabulous Dundrum House Hotel as part of the new Club Choice Ireland golf alliance! Visit Club Choice Ireland for more details or e-mail for more information.

If you missed the deadline you can still join, and remember all group leaders at the end of the year will be eligible for the overall prize. Just CLICK HERE and enter the Group 6 id: 11786 and password: bunkermentality.

The deadline to select or edit your active round 1 players for this tournament is 13:25 BST on Thursday.

There are more research tools here to help you pick the right squad, while this week's experts selections are in the table below. 

THE EXPERTS A LIST B LIST C LIST

     
Bunker Mentality

Bunker Mentality


Bunker Mentality

Eurosport

  1. Tiger Woods 
  2. Luke Donald
  1. Lee Westwood
  2. Jim Furyk
  3. Rory McIlroy
  4. Ross Fisher
  1. Paul Casey
  2. Justin Rose

     
Greg Vara

Greg Vara


Greg Vara

RotoWire.com

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Luke Donald
  1. Padraig Harrington
  2. Lee Westwood
  3. Rory McIlroy
  4. Hunter Mahan
  1. Carl Pettersson
  2. Ricky Barnes

     
Erik Planer

Erik Planer


Erik Planer

Yahoo! Sports

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Steve Stricker
  1. Lee Westwood
  2. Sergio Garcia

  3. Camilo Villegas

  4. Retief Goosen
  1. Paul Casey
  2. Justin Rose

     
Matt Romig

Matt Romig


Matt Romig

Yahoo! Sports

  1. Stephen Ames
  2. Steve Marino
  1. Sergio Garcia
  2. JB Holmes
  3. David Toms
  4. Kevin Na
  1. Matt Kuchar
  2. Ricky Barnes

     
Michael Arkush

Michael Arkush


Michael Arkush

Yahoo! Sports

  1. Steve Stricker
  2. Tiger Woods
  1. Lee Westwood
  2. Retief Goosen
  3. KJ Choi
  4. Dustin Johnson
  1. Ricky Barnes

  2. Brendon de Jonge

 

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