Fantasy Golf: Wyndham OAD

08-17-16

No special guest this week as we hit the last regular season event before the FEC Playoffs.

Chadders told you right here in this space last week why you shouldn’t take Zach Johnson.

I also laughed when I saw what some of his OADers did the following week.

I received a massive dose of Schadenfreude on Sunday…

 

Well, lesson learned.

Don’t laugh at those suffering around you.

The Golf Gods took their wrath out on me for mocking Chadders last week by shoving Ryan Moore, my OAD the week prior, into the winner’s circle on Saturday.

What a helpless feeling.

Not a big finish for Moore but THE finish.

I’m not sure Chadders can even beat that.

And the Golf Gods also ignored my kindly gesture of allowing a reader to post to the masses on here and stuck Zach Johnson with T-34.

As I always say: You can’t make it up. Nobody would believe you.

Whatever.

Back to the grind!

 

Top Players Remaining:

 

3.) Jordan Spieth — East Lake, DBC or anywhere

11.) Justin Rose — East Lake, Barclays

22.) Jim Furyk — Ultimate utility player who might power into some fields (see: Wyndham) that he might not have played regularly.

23.) Charl Schwartzel–Barclays, BMW

25.) Scott Piercy– DBC/BMW

26.) Russell Knox — Anywhere but East Lake

32.) Bill Haas– Wyndham, Barclays

34.) Kevin Na– Another decent sub for most tracks

37.) Emiliano Grillo– Barclays

40.) Justin Thomas– Currently 15th in the FEC standings so I can wait for him to start heating up.

The good news is I have these players remaining.

The bad news is I have these players remaining.

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
U.S. Open Jason Day T-8 $247,806
Quicken Loans Patrick Reed T-39 $28,290
Barracuda Jon Rahm MDF $6,420
WGC-BI Shane Lowry T-36 $73,500
Barbasol Kyle Reifers T-35 $15,808
The Open Sergio Garcia T-5 $310,797
RBC Canadian Open David Hearn MC $0
PGA Championship Branden Grace T-4 $405,000
Travelers Ryan Moore T-17 $83,490
John Deere Classic Zach Johnson T-34 $24,240

2015-16 season

Season total: $5,729,088; 41 events

  • Wins: 2
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 9
  • Top 25s: 17
  • MC: 6 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC; Hearn, RBC Canadian)

 

Last week: Zach Johnson (T-34); $24,240

Thermometer:

More proof there are ZERO absolute truths in fantasy golf.

Here’s what ZJ “overcame” last week:

  • finished outside the top five for the first time in six years
  • posted a round in the 70’s for the first time since 2008
  • first finish outside of the top 25 since 2008

 

Keys this Week:

  • Bermuda players
  • Region rats
  • Third week in a row to bust birdies and leave bogeys at home

 

My Five Finalists:

1.) Webb Simpson*

2.) Bill Haas

3.) Scott Brown

4.) Ryan Moore*

5.) William McGirt

*burned

 

My Choice: William McGirt

Close Second: Bill Haas

Long Shot Special: Scott Brown

Stratagem: For those of you in the lead, you have an embarrassment of riches to choose from as the regular season wraps up. There are almost 10 LEE GIT fellas you could stick in there and I wouldn’t find you on them.

I’ve left Webb Simpson off because he crashed and burned spectacularly at his home club, Quail Hollow and this bothers me. Never winning anymore is another reason I’ll leave him alone this week.

Bill Haas is the Matt Kuchar-est/Safest pick of the week because he keeps his golf ball in play and keeps his card relatively clean. His track record here is also excellent and enjoys the role of NEVER being the favorite.

Patrick Reed’s return from Rio is discussed below for those of you contemplating the 2013 champion.

Scott Brown is a fire player when he gets it going but his lack of pedigree compared to the solids above him is the downside. If you’re trailing and need a big jump, no arguments against firing Brown.

 

QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK:

  • Where’s Jon Rahm?
  • Where’s Jim Furyk?
  • Are you concerned about the Olympians?

 

ANSWER(S) OF THE WEEK:

  • I have no problem using Rahm this week but I’m leaning on those with “home” games.
  • Furyk makes sense because he needs another big finish to get to Atlanta. Furyk doesn’t make sense because backing up 58 is a fruitless pursuit and can be saved for ANY Playoff event.
  • Fire away, as I’ve already burned him. He’s a previous champ here and he closed with 64 last week in Rio. I love that he rarely mails it in and no chance of that happening on the course of his first win.

Good luck chops!

As always, the picks are subject to change based on tee times or weather forecasts. Reach out on Twitter for any updates.

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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me mikeglasscott@gmail.com.

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