Fantasy Golf: GolfChannel.com Memorial

06-01-16

 

Y’all come back and see us now, ya here?

The Tour says goodbye to Texas and heads to Jack’s place at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Big-name players Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth racked up wins the last two weeks in the Lone Star State and it wouldn’t surprise me to see another one added to the list at Memorial.

David Lingmerth pulled the upset last year when he beat Justin Rose in a playoff but the list of winners at Muirfield Village is pretty thick so keep that in mind this week.

 

GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf

2016 Earnings: $10,804,296

2016 Rank: 9,531

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

 

Last Week 

Rank: 8,227 ($1,236,669)

Click here for last week’s preview

BOOM.

A winner.

And a steaming pile of shite to go along with it.

Whatever.

Shut up.

 

What happened at Colonial:

Group 1

Did Spieth things. Balls out on that track. Looked to easy in hindsight and nothing feels better than that. More proof that he must be played in unlimited start games when McIlroy and Day aren’t around. Set it and forget it.

Group 2

The slide stopped but the Kurse of Kevin Chappell followed me everywhere last week as I left him out of my preview accidentally. I tried to make amends by using him as my OAD and my Group 2 play but my mistake was punished with MC. I should have just left Colonial member Ryan Palmer in there from last week but I’m too smart for my own good.

Group 3

Knost’s fantastic run came to an end (T-67) on a course he plays well so that was disappointing. If I would have known that SIXTY PERCENT of the players were on him, I would have run like the cops were chasing me. Only FORTY PERCENT were on Spieth! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?!

Group 4

Last minute change of Wilkinson for Marino pocketed me an extra $17k instead of a big, fat 0. Every dollar counts when you’re as far behind as I am!

 

This Week

Check out my preview by clicking HERE

Group 1: Jordan Spieth

Group 2: Hideki Matsuyama

Group 3: Jason Dufner

Group 4: Bud Cauley

Total Birdies: 22

Analysis

Group 1: Five Guys only and no, not the burger joint. Spieth is the best putter of the big three and has the best finish of them all. Watson and Fowler won’t get much action this week if you need a contrarian selection but I’m not thrilled with either one.

Group 2: Matsuyama would have been my No. 1 pick regardless of group he fell into as he flat-out rakes it here. This is where this contest will be won or lost this week as this group is LOADED. I’d bet the winner comes from Group 2.

Group 3: Came down to Kirk and Dufner for me with Duff Daddy just edging it. Gary Woodland and Francesco Molinari should get some looks from the desperate-to-make-up-ground crew but it’s native Ohioan Kyle Reifers who should be the dark horse.

Group 4: If Spieth and Matsuyama do the business, this pick should just be cake icing so I’m taking a flier on Cauley. David Hearn and Thomas Aiken make for delightful sleepers as well. Actually, this whole group is a sleeper and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Keegan Bradley was the highest owned…Silly…

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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