Excellent performance from Daniel Berger to claim his first victory in impressive fashion last week at FESJC. That’s back-to-back first-time winners and that’s NEVER good news in this chalk-heavy game.
I learned last week that Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are coin flips at this event for every format so you gotta get a bit lucky.
GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf
2016 Earnings: $11,306,567
2016 Rank: 11,479
Groups are listed arbitrarily by OWGR by the Golf Channel for those of you new to the game.
Rank: 23,783 ($313,506)
Hey! Better than Memorial!
No winner = no chance here, there or anywhere!
Last Week: FESJC
Nothing like having T-5 and that was the THIRD-BEST PICK of Group 1. Berger (WIN) and Mickelson (T-2) condemned me to mediocrity again. Berger was no doubt a surprise in here.
For the second week in a row I was shut out in Group 2. For the second week in a row I thought I had the winner in Group 2. #Nil. The best teams this week had T-26 or T-34 as their best player in this group but it was Russell Henley at T-7 who was best.
Picked up T-26 with Toms which would usually make me happy but the shutout in Group 2 did too much damage. Guess I took the wrong old guy as Stricker ran this group at T-2.
Ben Crane made the cut but his 74 on Sunday knocked him out of the top 20 and down to T-41. Wrong early 40-something as Brian Gay, the 2009 champ who hasn’t had a top 10 in 2 years, was sixth. Good to see him back from injuries.
This Week: U.S. Open
Group 1: Rory McIlroy
Group 2: Patrick Reed
Group 3: Billy Horschel
Group 4: Retief Goosen
Total Birdies: 16
Group 1: Top six players in the world fall into three categories: yes, no, maybe. Watson is the no. Fowler is the “maybe” but based on his recent results I can’t fault him over the others.
Group 2: Deeper than the Pittsburgh Steelers’ trophy case, Group 2 has too many great players to find. Safe plays will include Scott, Stenson and Matsuyama. I’m ranked 11k-something so I’m going with the man with the most top 10’s this season on Tour.
Group 3: Kaymer has the recent form and is a past champion so he edges out Horschel, Dufner and Simpson for me.
Group 4: My motto for this group: find a guy who makes the cut. Goosen has won this event twice and hasn’t MC in 12 starts on Tour.
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Good luck chops!