Fantasy Golf: GolfChannel.com Picks

05-18-16

Would it kill McIlroy to start holing some putts?

ANY putts?

He’s the LEAST of my worries this week as the TOUR heads back to Texas at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf

2016 Earnings: $9,469,249

2016 Rank: 10,686

Groups are listed arbitrarily by OWGR by the Golf Channel for those of you new to the game.

Last Week 

Rank: 17,595 ($305,100)

Click here for last week’s preview

Best finish was T-12 in a four-man team with the highest purse rewarded on TOUR is no bueno. I should have known I was in DEEP SHIT when I saw my boy Rob Bolton trot out the exact same lineup. It never happens that way. Never. I’d tell you to go read Bolton’s stuff but everyone does already!

Group 1

McIlroy was the co-second-highest-earner of the group, a mere $1.6 million behind Jason Day…

Group 2

Should have just went with the same lineup as I did at Quail Hollow (McIlroy, Matsuyama, Streelman and Varner III) as I would have had T-7 money from the Japanese stud horse instead of T-54 from Garcia. Massive disappointment.

Group 3

If I had a nickel for every time the intersection of course form and recent form turned into a horrific crash, I’d be rich. Kirk didn’t fire in round one and didn’t stick around to finish up on Saturday morning, finishing off my hopes.

Group 4

Best pick of the four as the Canadian Hearn did exactly what gamers thought he would do. That’s five from five in his career at TPC Sawgrass.

 

This Week

Group 1: Dustin Johnson

Group 2: Ryan Palmer

Group 3: Jon Curran

Group 4: Cameron Percy

Total Birdies: 25

Analysis

Group 1: This works out REALLY WELL or REALLY F@CKING BAD for gamers this week. Facts suggest Spieth does not play well here. He’s said the course doesn’t fit his eye off the tee. It doesn’t fit his ball-flight with his irons. It’s a circus in his hometown on a course that frankly is hyper uninteresting. He’ll be tuning up for Colonial next week where I will unleash him on all fronts. Part-time gamers will blindly load up Spieth into Group 1 and the pros should vault over. Unless Spieth wins. Which is possible EVERY time he tees it up. That’s why this is fun, hard, challenging, nerve-racking.

Group 2: No less than 10 guys in this group that arguments can easily be made for using. I’m going with hometown guy who takes this week and next very seriously and has rattled off 12 cuts in a row.

Group 3: Wait, kno Knost? Where’s Molder? Yeah, that’s what I thought too. Tough to bounce back after a big week at THE PLAYERS as it wears you out. Curran shot 67 on Sunday and had two rounds withOUT making a bogey last week. Oh, and he was three off the lead on Sunday here last year and finished T-6.

Group 4: Two ways to go: Cut-maker to win a few bucks or take a chance on a James-Hahn type of performance. I’m going with neither. Percy was T-10 last year here and is out of order in Group 4. Oh, plus Kip Henley is on the bag now and he was T-4 last week on the Web.com. #HotGolfIsHotGolf

Any questions on any games you can hit me up on Twitter (@MikeGlasscott) or email me (mikeglasscott@gmail.com).

Good luck chops!

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