2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational Fantasy Sleeper Picks


The PGA Tour is back in Texas for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. This is one of the best tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule as it is played on one of the best tracks in the Colonial Country Club. A beautiful course that rewards ball-strikers and golfers that are able to think and navigate their way through here.

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Not only is this one of the best tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule, but it is in fact the longest running tournament played on the same course. Tons of history here at Colonial.

It is a quality field and I have five golfers that you might want to take a look at this week. With that said, let’s get into the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational fantasy sleeper picks this week.

John Peterson: John Peterson is really undervalued this week. The LSU Tiger is having a strong sophomore season as he has made the cut in 15 of 16 tournaments this season. Which is a fry cry from the seven cuts he made last year.

The 26 year old isn’t only just making the cut, he is finishing high up the leaderboard. Peterson has eight top 35 finishes to his credit this season and has finished inside the top 20 in three of his last four tournaments.

The Fort Worth native has also played here at Colonial once and finished T-26. Peterson has been playing so well that he cracked the top ten in the power rankings this week. Peterson is a great pick up, but when you factor in his price tag he is pretty much a steal this week.

Bo Van Pelt: It has been a rough couple of years for Bo Van Pelt. Van Pelt has struggled making cuts and just hasn’t been too reliable anymore. However, when the PGA Tour makes the trip to Colonial how Van Pelt has played up to that point hasn’t mattered.

Van Pelt has made the cut the last five years including a T-14 last year, T-31 in 2013, T-19 in 2012, 3rd place finish in 2011, and T-10 in 2010.

Van Pelt just simply plays well at Colonial. How long will that last? Who knows. Maybe he finally struggles this year and misses the cut, but until then he’s worth mentioning as a value pick to keep an eye on.

Chris Stroud: The Texan native is right at home in Fort Worth. No matter how poorly Stroud plays during the PGA Tour season he comes to Colonial and he is a different person.

Stroud has made the cut the last three years and has had some great finishes. Last year, Stroud finished T-14, in 2013: T-7 and 2012 he finished T-13.

It is worth mentioning that this year, he is actually playing pretty well leading up to Colonial. Stroud has made the cut in four of his last five tournaments including a T-17 at the Houston Open, T-22 at the Zurich Classic, and T-42 at The PLAYERS.

Aug 24, 2013; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Fredrik Jacobson follows through on a fairway shot at the 18th hole during the third round of The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Fredrik Jacobson: Anytime you have a tournament that favors ball strikers, you have to keep your eye on Fredrik Jacobson. Jacobson is a superb ball striker and a magician with his irons and wedges.

Colonial has fit Jacobson’s eye as he has played here the last two years and has had a lot of success. Last year, Jacobson finished T-3 and in 2013 he finished T-36.

Jacobson comes in with some momentum as well making the cut in his last four tournaments including a T-37 at the RBC Heritage and T-42 at The PLAYERS.

Jonas Blixt: What the heck has happened to Jonas Blixt? After a breakout T-2 finish at The Masters last year, Blixt has fallen off a cliff. figuratively speaking, of course.

Blixt has missed 14 cuts in his last 22 PGA Tour events. That is absolutely dreadful. Blixt is just too good to be struggling like this. If golf had a season long fantasy season akin to baseball, football and what not, Blixt would be a classic buy low candidate on the free agent market.

Maybe this week he’ll turn the corner as Colonial has been great for Blixt. In 2013, Blixt finished T-11 and in 2012 he finished T-10.

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