Fantasy Golf: Golf Channel.com Picks

05-25-16

Glad I didn’t fall for the Spieth trap last week but that was about all I got right.

This week at Colonial we find a different set of circumstances at the classic track.

There’s a reason why players who score well at Augusta score well here and that’s because co-designer Perry Maxwell helped shape the current Augusta layout after Dr. Alistair MacKenzie died.

We’ll need a bit of ball-striking this week but I’m leaning on experience as well as Colonial hasn’t changed much over the years. Rookies and first-timers don’t excel here so I’m fading that group this week.

 

GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf

2016 Earnings: $9,657,537

2016 Rank: 12,108

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

Last Week 

Rank: 21,382 ($188,288)

Click here for last week’s preview

For the second week in a row T-12 was my best finish. At least I had TWO of them last week.

Whatever.

Rapidly descending to the bottom half of a game with UNLIMITED starts proves once again that fantasy golf is hard. If you don’t have the winner weekly, you’re dead, but that’s what makes it interesting. I’m changing my philosophy to the GO FOR BROKE setting to try and make a run at this on the way home.

Caution, thrown to wind!

What happened:

Group 1

DJ had it to 14-under with six holes to play. He finished at 11-under as he made a double and bogey coming home. Spieth finished T-18. #SmallVictory

Group 2

Palmer broke streaks of:

  • 12 made cuts on Tour
  • 5 made cuts at the event

Group 3

Curran was in the conversation for a minute on Saturday but I was more impressed with Knost’s bounce-back week after a great finish at THE PLAYERS.

Group 4

MDF with Percy confirms I’m a MDF for going that route. Too bad Tim Wilkinson isn’t playing this week or I’d take THAT Australian.

 

This Week

Group 1: Jordan Spieth

Group 2: Kevin Chappell

Group 3: Colt Knost

Group 4: Steve Marino  Tim Wilkinson

Total Birdies: 22

Analysis

Group 1: I should go with ANYONE besides him to try and make up ground here. He showed too many signs of life last week and hasn’t played poorly here in three trips so let’s hope everyone else gets cute or suddenly believes he’s terrible.

Group 2: Let’s have it. Blazing recent form plus a week off after his runner-up finish at THE PLAYERS should have him ready to go this week. Hoffman is the simple second choice here.

Group 3: Let’s go then. #BigGravy in the form of his life. Weakest group of the four; easiest pick to make. McGirt or David Hearn if you want a “safer” option.

Group 4: Added Wednesday afternoon and is coming off a top five finish last week. Marino’s history here scoring-wise is top five all-time with a minimum of four events played and makes a delightful sleeper!

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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