It was a rough week for most at Memorial in the Yahoo! format.
TPC Southwind provides the second week in a row where par is going to be a decent score.
What did we learn!
Yahoo! Fantasy Golf
Spring Points: 1,329
Spring Rank: 5,106
Winter Points: 1,768
Winter Rank: 2,587
Season Points: 3,097
Season Rank: 1,946
Group A saw 12 total points including two points from two rounds by Dustin Johnson.
Group B saw Hideki Matsuyama take two points from two rounds as well.
Group C saw Jon Rahm take four points from two rounds.
I’ve tried to delete my account but I’ve screwed that up as well.
I don’t remember ever having less points so think of it as you’re witnessing history.
Bad, shitty, no-good history.
I fight on.
Remember, Yahoo! is a SCORING GAME ONLY.
Nothing else matters.
TPC Southwind ranks inside the top 12 or so annually in most difficult courses on Tour. Where that may be the case overall contending this week will fall on those who avoid bogeys and keep it at 70 or better.
This course allows the most hole-outs on Tour and the Champions Bermudagrass rolls nice and true at 11′. Those who find the most GIR, which are average on size, will have the most chances to circle birdies.
Starts remaining in parentheses
Rickie Fowler (5): I would expect another big effort this week and an even bigger one at Erin Hills. Through the back he’s by far the class of the field this week.
Adam Scott (6): This backfired with MC at GCH at the SHO before the Masters so I’ll understand if you’re heading another direction. Now, which direction that is in THIS GAME is another story all together…
Phil Mickelson (8): Podiums in three of the last four years sticks out in this sea of shite.
Francesco Molinari (7): Recent form is irresistible with T-6 at PLAYERS and solo second at Wentworth in his last two outings.
Scott Brown (10): Because Yahoo! is a scoring game.
Daniel Summerhays (10): I’ll ride a guy who gave it a sniff last week rather than trying to make chicken salad out of the rest.
Sung Kang has quietly been making cuts without posting big numbers.
Chad Campbell is a course historian’s dream.
Harris English is a former champ who should be buoyed by qualifying earlier in the week for the U.S. Open.
Brooks Koepka (7): No point in trying to pound square pegs for me. T-19, T-3 and T-2 in his only three trips so at worst this is defense.
Russell Henley (9): Because Yahoo is a scoring game, I’ll lean on the guy who is the most well-rounded of the lot. He finds plenty of fairways and greens and gamers know how hot that putter can get on Bermudagrass.
I’ve often referred to Group C as the Rummage Sale of fantasy golf as there is something in here for any theory or style.
Kyle Stanley has a massive course form trend to break.
Billy Horschel could edge Henley for the last spot depending on tee time if you want to mix and match.
Daniel Berger has played here once and won the lot.
Ned Brown returns to drop his knowledge in Yahoo! as he did here last year. Ned is a legend in the gaming world and has cleaned up in Yahoo while most of you were in diapers! He’ll share his thoughts and picks here when he wants!
Spring Points: 1,381
Spring Rank: 1,850
Winter Points: 1,871
Winter Rank: 140
Season Points: 3,252
Season Rank: 90
An interesting week.
Dustin Johnson and Rahm both missed the cut after being super stars this season and I actually moved up on the week despite scoring only 122 points on the week.
Only a week left until the US Open and the Milwaukee radio station I am listening to just this week is starting to wonder how the logistics are going to work around the Erin Hills site because it is all two lane country roads in that area.
There is still this week at the St. Jude and as you would expect the stars for the most part are getting ready for the US Open.”
Rickie Fowler (7) — Fowler came into last week in a bit of a mini-slump, but he looked sharp and was in the hunt last week until Jason Dufner closed the door with a clutch par save on the final hole. He came in a tie for 13th place in his only start at TPC Southwind in ’14.
Adam Scott (6) — It’s been hard to get a feel for Scott’s play this season with his schedule so far. I was a bit disappointed in his play last week at the Memorial and in a normal week might skip using him, but there really isn’t anyone else in Group A that is better so he gets the nod.
Francesco Molinari (6) — The Italian has been playing well pretty much most of the year but he might be at his best right now with a sixth place at THE PLAYERS and a second place at the BMW PGA Championship. His only start here was last year when he tied for 34th place.
Phil Mickelson (7) — I was looking at the weather forecast next week for the US Open and it looks like Phil is not going to get the weather break he needs to play in it and attend his daughter’s graduation. Too bad because I think he would have liked the course. His recent record here is very strong with a T-2 in ’13, a T-3 in ’15 and a T-2 last year.
Kevin Chappell (10) — He came through with a championship at the VTO but since then has been quiet. He has played the St. Jude once in ’15 and he tied for 22nd.
Danny Lee (10) — Lee has been running hot and cold in here. His hot has been very good with a T-5 at the Byron Nelson and a sixth place at the DEAN & DELUCA. Lee has made the cut in both of his starts here and finished in the middle of the pack in both.
Daniel Summerhays, Russell Knox, William McGirt
Brooks Koepka (8) — As you would expect Group C is a treasure trove of players to chose from. Koepka snapped out of his slump around the Masters and he returns to a course that he tied for third place on in ’15 and tied for second place last year.
Kyle Stanley (10) — There a lot of ways to go with this pick, but one of the hottest player is Stanley as he’s finished with a T-8 at the SHO, a T-4 at THE PLAYERS and a T-6 at the Memorial. He doesn’t have a strong record at TPC Southwind so he is all about trying to play a hot player.
Russell Henley, Daniel Berger, Billy Horschel, Seung-Yul Noh
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