Sign up for our daily newsletter
Want latest news, reviews, analysis, deals, and events, and offers from our commercial partners? We’ve got you.
The European Tour concludes stage one of its ‘Gulf Swing’ at this week’s Saudi International.
A new event on the schedule for 2019, the $3.5million prize fund has brought some of the game’s biggest names out to play.
Question is, which of them should you be putting in your bunkered Fantasy Golf Winter League team this week?
With the Transfer Window set to close at midnight, we recommend you check out our guide to the five players to watch this week… before it’s too late.
Hit the Next button below to get started.
The Englishman has made the long trek from San Diego to Saudi Arabia having consolidated his position as the world’s top golfer with a commanding victory in last week’s Farmers Insurance Open. The 38-year-old’s win saw him become only the third European since World War II to rack up double-digit victories on the PGA Tour (following Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia) and, whilst he’ll presumably be tired after the exertions of winning and the 8,300-mile trip from the west coast of America to the Middle East, it would be a brave man who would bet against him.
After a stunning 2018 season, in which he won three times on the European Tour, English ace Wallace has largely picked up where he left off so far in 2019. After posting impressive top-20 results at the South African Open, Alfred Dunhill Championship and Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the 28-year-old finished runner-up at the Dubai Desert Classic. You have to think that a win is most certainly coming – this week perhaps?
What a difference the faith of your Ryder Cup captain makes. Despite a broadly disappointing year, Garcia was one of Thomas Bjorn’s four picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National – and since then, his form his taken a dramatic upturn. Sergio has made six European Tour starts since Bjorn picked him. These are his results: T7-1-2-T9-T6-T3. You would have to be mad not to choose him for your Fantasy Golf team this week.
The big Swede might be finding results hard to come by at the moment – he missed the cut in both the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the Dubai Desert Classic – but there is one crucial factor that makes him a possible threat this week: the weather. The forecast in Saudi Arabia is for strong winds, and few players are better when it blows than the 2016 Open champion. He’s also one of the game’s best drivers of the ball and currently ranks eighth in driving accuracy on the European Tour. Don’t write him off.
If there is such a thing as an ‘Indian Summer’ in professional golf, the 45-year-old is surely in the midst of it. Freed from the shackles of his own high expectations, the former world No.1 has posted some impressive results over the past few months: fifth in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, the winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, seventh at last week’s Dubai Desert Classic. You get the idea. If you’re looking for points for your team, you really can’t afford to look past him.
The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland
Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.Find Courses