Fantasy Golf: OAD THE PLAYERS

05-11-16

TPC Sawgrass

Enough with the yelling already!

Pete Dye courses aren’t for everyone especially the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

This isn’t the week to be cautionary or defensive.

There’s simply too much money on the table for top finishers and the field is deeper than most people’s student load debt.

I’ve seen arguments that Garcia is a “no-brainer” and have made the argument below that I agree to that.

In certain situations.

I don’t think you need to get out of the top 10 in the OWGR this week to find your play.

Let’s see who I have left:

Event Golfer Place Money
Frys.com Brooks Koepka T-41 $21,000
Shriners Scott Piercy T-25 $44,832
CIMB Anirban Lahiri T-21 $78,400
WGC-HSBC Champions Adam Scott T-70 $42,000
Sanderson Farms Patrick Rodgers T-20 $41,356
OHL Mayakoba Patton Kizzire T-58 $13,764
RSM Brendon de Jonge T-33 $27,049
HTOC Brandt Snedeker T-3 $381,000
Sony Kevin Kisner T-5 $220,400
CB Challenge Ryan Palmer T-17 $75,897
Farmers Phil Mickelson MC $0
Waste Management Hideki Matsuyama WIN $1,170,000
AT&T Pebble Beach Jimmy Walker T-11 $143,500
NTO Dustin Johnson 4th $326,400
Honda Luke Donald T-61 $13,115
WGC-Cadillac Champ Henrik Stenson T-28 $79,428
Valspar Danny Willett T-22 $52,959
Arnold Palmer Scott Brown T-27 $41,934
WGC-Dell Match Play Rickie Fowler T-53 $63,000
Puerto Rico Open Graham DeLaet T-11 $66,000
Shell Houston Open Louis Oosthuizen MC $0
Masters Bubba Watson T-37 $50,250
RBC Heritage Matt Kuchar T-9 $147,500
Valero Texas Open Charley Hoffman WIN $1,116,000
Zurich Classic Daniel Berger T-20 $64,909
Wells Fargo J.B. Holmes T-53 $16,589

2015-16 season

Season total: $4,267,272; 26 events

  • Wins: 2
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 6
  • Top 25s: 13
  • MC: 2 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO)

 

Last week: J.B. Holmes (T-53; $16,589)

My second choice finished T-28. McIlroy, Mickelson and Fowler all finished T-4. Only had McIlroy of those three but I’m glad I waited.

 

Thermometer:

Kicked squarely in the golf bag BUT BUT BUT at least I didn’t have to watch McIlroy lift the trophy and live with that regret .

 

Keys this Week:

  • Experience
  • Stud ball-strikers
  • Strokes-gained: tee-to-green

 

My Five Finalists:

1.) Rory McIlroy

2.) Sergio Garcia

3.) Henrik Stenson

4.) Hideki Matsuyama

5.) Jason Day

 

The Choice: Rory McIlroy

Close Second: Sergio Garcia

Long Shot Special: Chris Kirk

Verdict: Garcia is the perfect solution for most gamers this week. He’s playing well plus he rakes at TPC Sawgrass but, and there’s always a BUT with him, he doesn’t win enough. I’m going-for-broke this week with best ball-striker on the planet who has been rounding into form. With the winner’s share of almost $2 million, he’s the simple choice. Garcia is the pick for leaders or top-level guys looking to maintain and use McIlroy down the road. Big field means big choices so there are plenty of “sneaky” options as well. Kirk sticks out like a sore thumb.

 

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