BMW International Open Fantasy Preview

Keeping it simple again this week as he prep for the BMW International in Germany.

The course has been used recently in 1997, 2011, 2013, and 2015, for all you gamers looking at course history. It’s a par 72 that plays to 7,181 or 7,235 yards (depending on which page you click on at EuropeanTour.com). Either way, it should be a birdie fest with the average winning score over the last three editions played here being 271 (-17).

Stenson recently had this about the course, “It’s a low-scoring golf course,” he said. “You’re going to make a lot of birdies. The winning score is normally close to 20 under around there.

One thing I will mention is to double check the field list if you are entering DraftKings lineups. Over the past month, they’ve been hit-or-miss on whether they pull the correct withdraw information. Two weeks ago, for example, they had no OUT next to Bourdy’s name even though he was not in the field at the time I wrote my preview. He ended up being over 10% owned, so make sure you don’t fall into those mistakes.

Another thing to consider is jetlag for any golfers flying straight from the U.S. Open. Guys who played all four rounds last week may be able to keep the momentum rolling this week, but they are also at risk for packing it in early if they get off to a sloppy start.

With that being said, let’s have a look at our top performers on a few key angles this week…

Top Performers on Bentgrass Greens (since 2015)

Henrik Stenson
Bernd Wiesberger
Martin Kaymer
Thongchai Jaidee
Sergio Garcia
Andy Sullivan
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Joost Luiten
Richard Sterne
Tommy Fleetwood

Top Performers in Europe (since 2015)

Henrik Stenson
Bernd Wiesberger
Martin Kaymer
Andy Sullivan
Thongchai Jaidee
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Joost Luiten
Tommy Fleetwood
James Morrison
Sergio Garcia

Top Performers on Easy Courses (since 2015)

Henrik Stenson
Bernd Wiesberger
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Victor Dubuisson
Peter Hanson
Tommy Fleetwood
Thongchai Jaidee
Andy Sullivan
Martin Kaymer
Jaco Van Zyl

Top Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2015)

Henrik Stenson
Bernd Wiesberger
Martin Kaymer
Sergio Garcia
Thongchai Jaidee
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Joost Luiten
Jaco Van Zyl
Alexander Bjork

Golfers that show up on all four lists: Henrik Stenson, Bernd Wiesberger, Martin Kaymer, Thongchai Jaidee

Golfers that show up on three-of-four lists: Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Joost Luiten, Andy Sullivan, Tommy Fleetwood

Golfers that show up on two-of-four lists: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Jaco Van Zyl

My Top 25 for the 2017 BMW International

1. Henrik Stenson
2. Bernd Wiesberger
3. Sergio Garcia
4. Martin Kaymer
5. Joost Luiten
6. Thongchai Jaidee
7. Tommy Fleetwood
8. Rafa Cabrera Bello
9. Pablo Larrazabal
10. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
11. Peter Hanson
12. Jaco Van Zyl
13. Andy Sullivan
14. Jordan Smith
15. James Morrison
16. David Horsey
17. Alexander Bjork
18. Mikko Korhonen
19. Brandon Stone
20. Victor Dubuisson (Always a WD threat)
21. Maximilian Kieffer
22. George Coetzee
23. Dean Burmester
24. Nicolas Colsaerts
25. Mike Lorenzo-Vera

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