Fantasy Golf OAD: Memorial

06-01-16

 

Charley Hoffman’s win at Valero seems months ago…

After a MISERABLE Texas two-step, the Tour returns to my part of the country, the Midwest, for the Memorial.

I tried to find my hat that my boy Holtzie got me last year but my kids have probably buried it unceremoniously in all of their crap.

Kids, man…

 

Here’s who’s burned me or made me a few bucks

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
THE PLAYERS Rory McIlroy T-12 212,625
AT&T Byron Nelson Jason Dufner T-24 54,020
Colonial Kevin Chappell MC $0

 

2015-16 season

Season total: $4,533,917; 29 events

  • Wins: 2
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 6
  • Top 25s: 15
  • MC: 3 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial)

 

Last week: Kevin Chappell (MC; $0)

The Golf Gods were angry last week that I stuck Kuchar in my original column even though I burned him at RBC Heritage last month.

What a stupid I am.

The Gods stuck it to me on the redux as I “replaced” Kuchar with the boiling hot Kevin Chappell.

BUT.

I left Chappell out of my preview accidentally last week. I should have just stuck with it as he didn’t stick around for the weekend.

All in all, one of the biggest cluster you-know-whats in the short history of fantasy golf writing.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG THIS WEEK!?!?!

 

Thermometer:

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

 

Keys this Week:

  • Bombs Away
  • Par breakers on par fives
  • Accurate iron players

 

My Five Finalists:

1.) Hideki Matsuyama*

2.) Matt Kuchar*

3.) Rory McIlroy*

4.) Jordan Spieth

5.) Jim Furyk

*already burned

 

My Choice: Paul Casey

Close Second: Kevin Na

Long Shot Special: Francesco Molinari

Verdict: If you’re desperate, Spieth or McIlroy will test your patience and THIS WEEK with the new prize pool ($8.5 million total; $1.53 winner) there is COMPLETE VALIDATION to this theory:

1.) Only 120 players.

2.) Not the depth of a major championship or WGC.

3.) Both coming off wins and have back-to-backed it before.

 

Stratagem:

Those of you leading or contending, it’s Matsuyama or Kuchar, easy peasy.

Those of you trying to catch lightning in the bottle, try the moonshine, or one of Kevin Kisner or Jim Furyk.

Remember, Lingmerth won this last year and Na nearly the year before that so expect a healthy dose of CRAZY at some point on Sunday.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Yo, where’s Jason Day?

ANSWER OF THE WEEK: His best finish here, where he’s a member, is T-27 and he’s MC three of seven tries. Anywhere else would also be an acceptable answer.

Resources:

Jeff Sagarin Golfweek Rankings

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Official World Golf Rankings

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Current Odds

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Good luck chops!

Send your questions to mikeglasscott@gmail.com or @MikeGlasscott on Twitter

 

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