The time has finally come. No, not the first Major of the year. It’s time for the Fantasy Race to Dubai to start. The game has undergone some upgrades since last year and is all ready to go ahead of the Masters. To help you pick your first team, here’s our Fantasy three to watch at Augusta.
When it comes to the Majors, it’s always worth keeping an eye on Justin Rose. The Englishman finished in the top six of three of the Majors last year, including a runner up finish at Augusta. Of the players who have made the cut at each of the Majors over the last two years, no one has a lower score than Rose at 36 under par. At Augusta, only Spieth has a lower score than Rose over the last eight rounds. Rose led after the first round at the Masters in 2007 and 2008 and has been consistent ever since, finishing in the top 25 in seven of the last eight years. With ten top ten finishes in his last 19 worldwide starts, Rose is showing signs of the quality that saw him notch his first Major at the US Open just three years ago.
Louis Oosthuizen may be the hottest player on Tour heading into the year’s first Major. Since missing the cut in Dubai in January, the 33 year old has strung together five straight top 15 finishes including a win at the ISPS HANDA Perth International and a runner-up finish at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Oosthuizen lost in a play-off at Augusta in 2012 to Bubba Watson and finished runner-up at The Open and US Open last year, becoming just the third player to ever finish runner-up at those events in the same season. Armed with a new putting method that has treated him well recently, along with his effortless power off the tee, the South African may be ready to win his second Major title.
Danny Willett has cemented himself as one of the top players on The European Tour in the last two years and could be on the verge of a Major breakthrough at the Masters. In the last 16 months, the Englishman has won three times and finished in the top ten 12 times on The European Tour. Whilst his first visit to Augusta last year didn’t go as he would have wanted, three under par rounds showed his potential. Having finished in the top three in three of the last six WGC events, Willett appears ready to take his game to next level.
Those are our picks, now it’s time to make yours. Select your six players in our new Fantasy Race to Dubai game and be in with a chance of winning some impressive prizes.