Fantasy Golf: WGC-BI & ‘Cuda Champ Recap

07-04-16

I’ve added to my recap column with extra material not found in my column.

This is for #FantasyNerds or anyone who likes more as opposed to less.

The more I preview and review, the more tuned in I am to the fantasy world.

My wrap-up column for Golfweek.com is by design, is quick serve and will still be posted here because that information is more than pertinent. Scroll down to devour all of that.

But, I’m going to expand the horizons here where time and space aren’t a hindrance and where I can do as much, or as little, as I see fit.

But first, for those of you who need to eat and get out, here you go:

and from Reno

WGB-BI Extra Time

Dustin Johnson’s victory was impressive for three reasons. One, I don’t think anyone could have assuredly predicted that he’d follow up his first major, after all of the stuff that went down on Sunday, with another win. I’m not sure forecasting him rolling in 29 of 30 putts on slick, fast Bentgrass would have been high on the list either. His past form on this course was almost non-existent so keeping his driver in play for 72 holes check off the third box. The victory was comprehensive from tee to trophy and any concerns about him fading into the background were crushed immediately….Jason Day’s ability to slam the door shut after 54 holes took a slight beating but sitting tied for the lead with three holes to play without hardly his best stuff is the point I take away…Jordan Spieth’s demise seems to be greatly exaggerated but gamers should take comfort that it was his short game and putting, his usual strengths, that were the driving factors this week…Scott Piercy is on cloud nine over his last two events, both runner-up finishes. I see no reason to start fading him now until he gives us a reason…How about William McGirt wrangling another top 10 in Ohio as he claims T-7 after winning at Memorial three weeks ago? He didn’t seem bothered one bit by the field, course or event stature as he opened with 64, one of the THREE bogey-free rounds of the week…Rickie Fowler got a mention in the preview column as I thought I saw some signs of life last week at Colonial in the first two rounds. His 68 to open was encouraging but his closing 67 to hit the top 10 was his first big finish since T-4 at Wells Fargo…WERRIED: Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama, Jim Furyk, Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker. Those fellas have had a decent month of nothingness for gamers and with two majors on the calendar approaching quickly, there’s not much time to work it out…

Barracuda Championship Extra Time

They should rename this event The Fountain of Youth after J.J. Henry, Geoff Ogilvy and now Greg Chalmers have resurrected their careers here…With the Modified Stableford Scoring System rewarding scoring, gamers would assume that the young, go-for-broke crowd would accelerate here but it’s been the smart, old dudes. I guess course management and a bit of pop in the bat isn’t the worse combination here. Neither is hitting it close because Henry, Ogilvy and Woodland aren’t going to win any after hours putting contests at the ninth hole…

Coming Tomorrow: I’ll recap the gaming column in lieu of this week’s preview since the Greenbrier Classic was cancelled due to the tragic flooding in West Virginia last week.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

 

 

 

 

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