Fantasy Golf: OAD U.S. Open

06-15-16

A streak of three-in-a-row in OAD is usually reserved for a moment of celebration…

Negative Thinking

Time for a new book?

Not when the streak of three-in-a-row rhymes with Piss Butt.

Whatever.

Three weeks in a row: Miss Cut

MC

MC

MC

It stops now.

Of the current OWGR top 30 or so, I have the following players remaining:

1.) Jason Day

2.) Jordan Spieth

10.) Justin Rose

11.) Patrick Reed

12.) Branden Grace

13.) Sergio Garcia

18.) Brandt Snedeker

21.) Zach Johnson

22.) Charl Schwartzel

23.) Chris Wood

24.) Russell Knox

25.) Kevin Kisner

27.) Ben An

28.) Rafael Cabrera Bello

29.) Jim Furyk

30.) Justin Thomas

31.) Kevin Na

37.) Bill Haas

The internationals who don’t play on Tour probably will drop by the way unless Wood gets a go at Royal Troon. Based on what I have in front of him and that prize pool, there’s no reason for him to be the choice.

The good news is I have these players to choose from.

The bad news is I have these players to choose from.

With three majors, one WGC and four Playoff events left, there’s no need to keep the safety on.

Guys who aren’t playing well now (Snedeker, Haas, Furyk , Kisner & Rose (injured)) hopefully find form later in the summer. Guys like Day, Spieth, Reed will come down to which event you’ll believe them to be most comfortable. Remember, Day and Spieth both rake at East Lake. So does Furyk. And Rose. And Haas. And Snedeker. You’ll need just one of them at the end!

As of today, here’s the plan:

Jason Day: Oakmont

Sergio Garcia or Branden Grace: Royal Troon

Jordan Spieth: Baltusrol

Justin Rose: Waiting to see his return after a back injury that kept him out of the BMW PGA at Wentworth and Memorial last week.

Let’s see who has already made the ultimate fantasy sacrifice already:

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
Memorial Paul Casey MC $0
FESJC Gary Woodland MC $0

2015-16 season

Season total: $4,533,917; 31 events

  • Wins: 2
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 6
  • Top 25s: 15
  • MC: 5 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC)

 

 Last week: Gary Woodland, (MC; $0)

Man, Phil Mickelson is making TPC Southwind his playground. The weak field helps but the money in OAD still spends unlike the DOUGHNUT from Woodland

 

Thermometer:

Absolute zero, minus 2

 

Keys this Week:

  • tee-to-green performance as nobody will be able to putt these greens
  • experience in big boy events
  • handling the pressure of the event and course

 

My Five Finalists:

1.) Rory McIlroy*

2.) Jason Day

3.) Dustin Johnson*

4.) Jordan Spieth

5.) Patrick Reed/Adam Scott*

*already burned

 

My Choice: Jason Day

Close Second: Jordan Spieth

Long Shot Special: Jim Furyk

Verdict: Time to lay the trump card. Day gets the nod for two reasons: nobody repeats here and I’m looking for the winner because I’m so bad.

Stratagem: For those of you who are leading, you’ve done the work to get to this point so keeping on keeping on. For those of you desperate like me, FIRE, READY, AIM and hope that the best players in the world do the best player in the world things.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why no love for Bubba Watson as he was T-5 here in 2007?

ANSWER OF THE WEEK: Because he’s mentioned multiple times since that career-best finish that he doesn’t care for any of it. The setup. The courses. The everything. His best finish is T-32 in the last five years with three MC. That’s why.

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