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2012 Golf Cheatsheet: Quick Draft Guide

Greg Vara

Greg Vara

Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.

Here's a handy 2012 fantasy golf cheatsheet. Full rankings and profiles can be found here. Golfers are ranked by predicated 2012 earnings and upside. For example, Nathan Green (No. 141) is ranked higher than Kris Blanks (No. 142) because he has a higher ceiling, even though his predicted earnings are less than Blanks'. Rankings include last season's final PGA Tour Top 125, top rookies, top foreign and non-members and sleepers who finished outside the Top 125 last season. It also includes Tiger Woods, who finished 128th last season.

# = Rookies

* = Foreign & Non-Members

^ = Sleepers


GOLFER RANKING2012 EARNINGS

1. Dustin Johnson $6,000,000
2. Luke Donald $5,500,000
3. Nick Watney $5,500,000
4. Jason Day $5,000,000
5. Webb Simpson $4,500,000
6. Matt Kuchar $4,500,000
7. Hunter Mahan $4,250,000
8. Phil Mickelson $4,250,000
9. Bill Haas $4,000,000
10. Adam Scott $4,000,000
11. *Rory McIlroy $4,000,000
12. Justin Rose $4,000,000
13. Steve Stricker $3,750,000
14. K.J. Choi $3,750,000
15. Bubba Watson $3,750,000
16. Jim Furyk $3,500,000
17. Brandt Snedeker $3,250,000
18. Keegan Bradley $3,250,000
19. Geoff Ogilvy $3,250,000
20. David Toms $3,000,000
21. Zach Johnson $3,000,000
22. Gary Woodland $3,250,000
23. Charl Schwartzel $3,250,000
24. Martin Laird $3,250,000
25. Aaron Baddeley $3,250,000
26. ^Tiger Woods $3,000,000
27. Sergio Garcia $3,000,000
28. Bo Van Pelt $3,000,000
29. Rickie Fowler $3,000,000
30. Anthony Kim $2,250,000
31. Y.E. Yang $2,750,000
32. Jonathan Byrd $2,500,000
33. Mark Wilson $2,750,000
34. J.B. Holmes $2,000,000
35. Steve Marino $3,000,000
36. Ryan Moore $2,750,000
37. Rory Sabbatini $2,500,000
38. Jason Dufner $2,500,000
39. Spencer Levin $2,500,000
40. Charles Howell III $2,250,000
41. Kevin Na $2,250,000
42. Camilo Villegas $2,250,000
43. Robert Karlsson $2,250,000
44. Vijay Singh $2,250,000
45. John Senden $2,000,000
46. Ernie Els $2,000,000
47. Fredrik Jacobson $2,000,000
48. Sean O'Hair $2,000,000
49. Jeff Overton $2,000,000
50. Lucas Glover $2,250,000
51. Tommy Gainey $2,000,000
52. Chez Reavie $2,000,000
53. Jhonattan Vegas $1,750,000
54. Retief Goosen $1,750,000
55. Ryan Palmer $2,000,000
56. Ben Crane $1,750,000
57. Chad Campbell $1,750,000
58. *Martin Kaymer $2,000,000
59. Trevor Immelman $2,000,000
60. *Kevin Streelman $2,000,000
61. Lee Westwood $2,000,000
62. Kyle Stanley $1,750,000
63. Graeme McDowell $1,750,000
64. D.A. Points $1,500,000
65. Padraig Harrington $1,500,000
66. Brendan Steele $1,500,000
67. Ian Poulter $1,500,000
68. Charley Hoffman $1,500,000
69. Bryce Molder $1,500,000
70. Kevin Chappell $1,750,000
71. Robert Allenby $1,500,000
72. George McNeill $1,500,000
73. Robert Garrigus $1,500,000
74. Chris Kirk $1,500,000
75. Carl Pettersson $1,500,000
76. Cameron Tringale $1,750,000
77. Brian Gay $1,500,000
78. John Rollins $1,500,000
79. Scott Stallings $1,250,000
80. Andres Romero $1,750,000
81. Brendon de Jonge $1,750,000
82. Jimmy Walker $1,500,000
83. ^Paul Casey $1,500,000
84. Stewart Cink $1,500,000
85. Heath Slocum $1,250,000
86. Jerry Kelly $1,250,000
87. Brian Davis $1,500,000
88. ^Tim Clark $1,500,000
89. Scott Piercy $1,500,000
90. Justin Leonard $1,250,000
91. Pat Perez $1,250,000
92. Paul Goydos $1,250,000
93. Louis Oosthuizen $1,000,000
94. Harrison Frazar $1,000,000
95. Charlie Wi $1,250,000
96. ^Stephen Ames $1,250,000
97. *Edoardo Molinari $1,250,000
98. Scott Verplank $1,000,000
99. Ricky Barnes $1,000,000
100. Ryuji Imada $1,000,000
101. ^Stuart Appleby $1,000,000
102. #Sang-moon Bae $1,000,000
103. D.J.. Trahan $1,250,000
104. Chris Couch $1,000,000
105. *Kyung-tae Kim $1,000,000
106. Michael Thompson $1,000,000
107. ^Vaughn Taylor $1,000,000
108. Briny Baird $1,000,000
109. Blake Adams $1,000,000
110. Marc Leishman $1,000,000
111. Davis Love III $1,000,000
112. Chris Stroud $1,000,000
113. *Alvaro Quiros $1,000,000
114. *Anders Hansen $1,000,000
115. ^Jason Bohn $1,000,000
116. *Bud Cauley $1,000,000
117. Brandt Jobe $1,000,000
118. J.J.. Henry $1,000,000
119. *Ryo Ishikawa $1,000,000
120. *Darren Clarke $1,000,000
121. Hunter Haas $1,000,000
122. *Francesco Molinari $1,000,000
123. *Matteo Manassero $1,000,000
124. #Ted Potter Jr. $900,000
125. *Simon Dyson $850,000
126. #Harris English $800,000
127. #Russell Knox $800,000
128. *Ross Fisher $800,000
129. #Jason Kokrak $800,000
130. Johnson Wagner $750,000
131. Tim Herron $750,000
132. Chris DiMarco $750,000
133. ^John Merrick $750,000
134. ^Graham DeLaet $750,000
135. ^Henrik Stenson $750,000
136. ^John Mallinger $750,000
137. Kevin Stadler $750,000
138. ^Kevin Sutherland $750,000
139. Greg Chalmers $750,000
140. Billy Mayfair $750,000
141. ^Nathan Green $500,000
142. Kris Blanks $1,000,000
143. ^Jamie Lovemark $750,000
144. Nick O'Hern $750,000
145. Joe Ogilvie $750,000
146. Tom Gillis $750,000
147. Troy Matteson $750,000
148. James Driscoll $750,000
149. David Hearn $750,000
150. *Miguel A. Jimenez $750,000
151. Josh Teater $750,000
152. Rod Pampling $750,000
153. #J.J. Killeen $700,000
154. #Eric Compton $700,000
155. #Danny Lee $700,000
156. #Seung-yul Noh $700,000
157. #Scott Brown $550,000
158. Sunghoon Kang $500,000
159. Michael Bradley $500,000
160. David Mathis $500,000
161. #Roberto Castro $500,000
162. ^Boo Weekley $500,000
163. ^Jeff Maggert $500,000
164. Matt Bettencourt $500,000
165. #Jonas Blixt $500,000
166. ^Kevin Kisner $500,000
167. Arjun Atwal $500,000
168. Tom Pernice, Jr. $500,000
169. *Peter Hanson $400,000
170. #Miguel Angel Carballo $350,000
171. #Charlie Beljan $250,000
172. #Gary Christian $250,000
173. ^Daniel Chopra $250,000
174. #Tommy Biershank $250,000
175. ^Michael Sim $250,000
176. #Billy Hurley III $250,000
177. *Johan Edfors $250,000
178. ^Alexandre Rocha $250,000
179. ^Mike Weir $250,000
180. #Brian Harman $200,000
181. *Thomas Bjorn $200,000
182. *Adam Hadwin $200,000
183. #Mark Anderson $150,000
184. #Richard H. Lee $100,000
185. #Edward Loar $100,000
186. #Will Claxton $100,000
187. #John Huh $100,000
188. ^Jose Maria Olazabal $50,000

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