2012 US OPEN FANTASY LEAGUE CONTEST:
GolfQpons.com and ChicagoGolfGuy.com have teamed up again to bring you the 2012 US Open Fantasy League. The cost of the league is $10 and the winner will pay out a $200 Golf Gift Card of your choice. This is a guaranteed prize pool, the prizes can only go up if we get more players, so tell your friends and support the Chicago Golf Guy and our Sponsors at GolfQpons.com. Your choice of $200 credit/gift card at any golf retailer of your choice ($250 if you choose the new GolfQpons flagship store opening July 2012!) or any golf course of your choice (if they allow gift certificates must do).
If we get more than 20 players in our league the prize pool will add $10 for every player that enters. If we get more than 25 players a second place prize of $50 will be added.
You can buy your entry at GolfQpons.com or you can send payment to email@example.com via Paypal. All entries must be paid for and players picked by Thursday at 7am. No exceptions and No refunds. Please email your picks to Guy@ChicagoGolfGuy.com The Chicago Golf Guy will Post the players choices and how many players we have on Thursday Morning. Choose wisely!
Here are the rules for this year’s US Open Fantasy League:
- Choose 7 players who have qualified for the 2012 US Open
- You cannot choose more than 3 Major Champions – i.e. you cannot pick more than three players who have won either the Masters, US Open, Open Championship, or the PGA Championship.
- You must choose at least one Sectional Qualifier
- You must choose at least one International Player – any non US born player
- You must have at least 3 player make the cut in order to qualify for the Prize Pool
- Choose a winning total for this year’s US Open – i.e. -10 under par (this is the total winning score for all four days)
Here is how the US Open Fantasy League works:
- The fantasy player with the lowest combined score of his best 3 US Open contestants will be declared the winner.
- You can buy your entry at GolfQpons.com or you can send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal. All entries must be paid for and players picked by Thursday at 7am. NO Exceptions and NO Refunds for late entries. Please email your picks to Guy@ChicagoGolfGuy.com The Chicago Golf Guy will Post the players choices and how many players we have on Thursday Morning. Choose wisely!
- In case of a tie the fantasy player with the closest chosen winning total will be determined the winner. If both fantasy players are within one of the winning total the player who has not gone over will be determined the winner. For example if the winning score is -2 under and player one chose -1 under and player two chose -3 under player one would win.
- If there is still a tie then the fantasy player who chose more players who made the cut will be the winner. For example player one had 5 of his 7 players make the cut, and player two had 4 of his 7 players make the cut, then player one would be the winner.
- If there is still a tie after all tie breakers are chosen then the two fantasy contestants will split the prize pool.
Players in the field and how they qualified:
Spreadsheet of all players in the field…2012 US Open Field – Sheet1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 156 players who have qualified for the 112th U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible. (a-amateur).
U.S. Open champions (10 years): Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk.
U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: a-Patrick Cantlay.
Masters champions (5 years): Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Trevor Immelman.
British Open champions (5 years): Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington.
PGA Championship winners (5 years): Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang.
Players Championship winner (3 years): Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi, Tim Clark.
BMW PGA Championship winner: Luke Donald.
U.S. Senior Open champion: Olin Browne.
Top 10 and ties from 2011 U.S. Open: Jason Day, Kevin Chappell, Robert Garrigus, Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson, Sergio Garcia.
2011 Tour Championship field: Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, Nick Watney, Chez Reavie, John Senden, Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott, Gary Woodland, Steve Stricker, Charles Howell III, David Toms, Mark Wilson, Bo Van Pelt, Jason Dufner, Jonathan Byrd, Vijay Singh, Fredrik Jacobson.
Top 60 from the world ranking on May 21: Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter, Martin Laird, Nicolas Colsaerts, Francesco Molinari, Carl Pettersson, Thomas Bjorn, Bae Sang-moon, Alvaro Quiros, Simon Dyson, Ernie Els, Robert Karlsson, Anders Hansen, Kevin Na, Ben Crane, Kyle Stanley, Paul Casey, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, K.T. Kim, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Robert Rock, Ryo Ishikawa, Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Top 60 from the world ranking on June 11: Spencer Levin, Branden Grace.
You must choose at least one player from below:
Sectional qualifying (36 holes): Brendan Jones, Toru Taniguchi, J.B. Park, Hiroyuki Fujita, Dong-Hwan Lee, Tadahiro Takayama, Alex Noren, Marc Warren, Gregory Bourdy, Raphael Jacquelin, Lee Slattery, Matthew Baldwin, Matteo Manassero, Soren Kjeldsen, Mikko Ilonen, George Coetzee, Peter Lawrie, Anthony Summers, Tim Herron, Shane Bertsch, Michael Thompson, Will Claxton, Darron Stiles, a-Brooks Koepka, Jason Bohn, Casey Wittenberg, Bob Estes, Alistair Presnell, Charlie Wi, Blake Adams, Kevin Streelman, Brian Harman, D.A. Points, David Mathis, Davis Love III, Steve Marino, Edward Loar, Rod Pampling, Martin Flores, Scott Piercy, Alex Cejka, Michael Allen, Matt Bettencourt, Tommy Biershenk, Aaron Watkins, Joe Ogilvie, Joe Durant, Stephen Ames, Bill Lunde, Hunter Haas, Robert Castro.
Local (18 holes) and sectional qualifying: a-Cameron Wilson, Jim Herman, Brian Gaffney, Mark McCormick, Brice Garnett, John Peterson, Cole Howard, Nicholas Thompson, Jeff Curl, Scott Langley, Samuel Osborne, Tim Weinhart, Brian Rowell, Jesse Mueller, Steve Lebrun, Morgan Hoffmann, Dennis Miller, James Hahn, a-Beau Hossler, Scott Smith, a-Alberto Sanchez, Casey Martin, a-Nick Sherwood, a-Hunter Hamrick.
Alternates getting in because field wasn’t completely filled via all the categories listed above: Justin Hicks, Kyle Thompson, Colt Knost.