Another week, another ALMOST to add to my collection.
If I ever write a book on fantasy golf it would be called:
“Almost: A Tale of What-If”
And in the hahahahahahahahahaha department, last week, for the first time, I took a screen shot of my team and put it in here.
Because it’s easier than writing it out. #Lazy
So, I log on to Golfchannel.com today to learn that I didn’t register a team last week.
Somehow, I have photographic evidence showing completely the opposite.
GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf
2016 Earnings: $11,352,737* (if they counted my team from last week it would be an additional $265,433 to total $11,618,180)
2016 Rank: 14,446*
Groups are listed arbitrarily by OWGR by the Golf Channel for those of you new to the game.
Rank: n/a ($265,443)
Keep reading to see why a good week was really a bad week in the end…
Last Week: QLN
Reed was in a nice position for a Sunday charge into the top 10 but was four over through 13 and that was that. Suggested grand slam Justin Thomas didn’t disappoint and finished T-12.
Bill Haas was the course horse of this group and those who dismissed his current form were very well rewarded with T-3. Hoffman didn’t break par in his final three rounds and T-57 wasn’t much consolation.
Yep, completely sucked in by Castro and didn’t collect 15k for my efforts. Only saving grace is that I whiffed on EVERY suggested pick on the group. #FAIL
All three of my suggestions would have cashed you a check. Garrigus’ top 10 for $200k is usually a BOOM for Group 4 but when I see I suggested Hurley III as an option, it just doesn’t feel as good.
This Week: WGC-BI
Group 1: Hard to fade DJ here but coming off his first major and lack of success here makes Day the easier choice. I’d read my preview before selecting Watson this week yet I won’t talk you out of Spieth.
Group 2: I’ve gone safety first here with a man with serious course form but only the last few in this group should be avoided.
Group 3: Loved Thomas here but the prudent play is the defending champ after his tough finish at Oakmont. Knox piqued my interest as well.
Group 4: Dufner is my sucker pick of the week as his excellent current form intersects with a course where he’s played well twice in three tries. Not crazy about first-timers here but McGirt caught my attention but it’s his first rodeo.
Any questions on any games you can hit me up on Twitter (@MikeGlasscott) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Good luck chops!