2014 British Open Sleeper Picks - Longshots for The Open Championship

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2014 Open Championship Sleeper Picks

2014 British Open ChampionshipWant to win your fantasy golf contest for the British Open? Better find some good sleeper picks!

To fill a fantasy golf lineup with favorites just costs too much, so here are some underdogs all at longshot odds at various bookmakers which means that their salary cap values should be in the middle to low range at DraftKings.com for their $300K Royal Golf Championship.

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Every sleeper pick below ranges in odds from 40-1 to 100-1 and we have looked at a few Vegas sportsbooks online and included for you the range of their odds as well.

 

Jimmy WalkerJimmy Walker (80/1) – The quietest top golfer of 2014 had an 8th place finish at the Masters and a 9th at the US Open. Missed the cut last year at Muirfield in Scotland, but he is much better this year. Walker started off hot and has been replaced as a favorite by other top golfers, but that just means he is a lower salary cap price and that is a huge bonus for you if you can fit him into your lineup. **Note – We originally had Walker as one of our top fantasy golf picks for the Open Championship, but since the bookmakers consider him a longshot to win The Open, we have put him on the Sleeper Picks list instead**

Bill HaasBill Haas (80-100/1) - An unspectacular golfer having an unspectacular year…but he makes cuts! I wouldn’t put a penny down on him to win The British Open, but to pick him for my fantasy golf lineup to make the cut and score me points all four rounds…I would make that choice in a heartbeat.

Hideki MatsuyamaHideki Matsuyama (45-66/1) – Played in last year’s Open and came in 6th…not bad for a rookie! In 2014, he has shown why he will be a great player for years to come on the PGA Tour and already has a win at the Memorial Tournament. Made the cut at a tough Pinehurst course, so Royal Liverpool should be a breeze!

Jason DufnerJason Dufner (50-66/1) – Already a major champion, Dufner kind of plods along in a tournament and then finishes strong. He missed both cuts in the other 2 majors this year, but Dufner is the kind of golfer that comes from nowhere to contend. He won’t win at Hoylake, but he should make the cut and get you the points you need to win your fantasy golf pool.

 

Expert Golf Picks

 

Brandt SnedekerBrandt Snedeker (40-66/1) – Will the real Brandt Snedeker please stand up? Is it the one that dominated in 2013, even though he lost time due to injury? Is it the average golfer who was an afterthought so far in most of 2014, or is it the Snedeker that finished 9th at Pinehurst and 11th at The Travelers Championship? If Sneds is finally healthy, he could be a great fantasy sleeper provided the Top Fantasy Golf Sites don’t overvalue him.

Victor DubuissonVictor Dubuisson (100/1) – Doobie ranks in the top 20’s in the Official World Golf Rankings, but is forgotten by most when picking fantasy lineups. He has a great short game and is a solid fantasy pick. I wouldn’t bet on him to win, but I would take him and take his four rounds of fantasy points easy! Not sure why he is such a huge longshot.

Rickie FowlerRickie Fowler (40-50/1) – Don’t let the wild clothes fool you…the kid can play! He finished 5th at the Masters and 2nd at the US Open. He missed the cut at this tourney last year, but came in 5th in 2011. Fowler can play...and it is more of a question of "when" will he win a major as opposed to "if" he will win. He could easily be the sleeper pick of the tourney.

 

I wonder how our Open Championship Sleepers and Longshots match up against the always solid Expert Golf Picks at Golfbanker.com? They have a great record for cashing in on major tournaments - so you may have to check them out and compare their picks to ours.

 

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