This would be THE week for those trailing to make up ground IF they get their action correct.
With a cornucopia of winners here since 2008, EVERYONE has a chance this week especially if it stays wet. #Darts.
I’d be surprised if this fella wasn’t in your lineup this week:
Yahoo! Fantasy Golf
PGA Championship: 172
Summer Points: 1,275
Summer Rank: 7,237
Spring Points: 1,631
Spring Rank: 1,911
Winter Points: 1,768
Winter Rank: 2,587
Season Points: 4,674
Season Rank: 975
I hung out with my brother all weekend for his bachelor party so I didn’t make any changes to my roster.
Once I pulled the trigger on McIlroy in Group A, I wasn’t going back anyhow so I still have a start left on Fowler.
In Group B I used the final start for Spieth and Matsuyama and won’t have to worry about including them in any FEC Playoff events. Matsuyama stung but since EVERYONE played him last week, it just washed out.
The all-or-nothing Brooks Koepka outscored McIlroy by two points this week and he had all four rounds in Group C.
I moved into the top 1,000 for the season and gained almost 800 spots in the summer segment.
Maybe I should drink 10934830 beers every weekend and forget…
Remember, Yahoo! is a SCORING GAME ONLY.
Nothing else matters.
Five events left so be aware of that.
The winning score at Sedgefield the last three years has been -17, -17 and a tournament record -21 last year.
The course took a 61 and multiple 62’s in 2015.
Last year it took a 60 by champion Si Woo Kim.
With rain in the forecast and barely 7,100 yards, find guys who make birdies for fun and you should be fine.
Starts remaining in parentheses
Bill Haas (6): He’s done everything here but win and there’s nobody in the group that outshines him.
James Hahn (10): Although Bermuda is not my preferred surface with him, his recent play suggests not much is bothering him right now.
Vaughn Taylor, Kevin Streelman
I’m playing Haas all four days.
Kevin Kisner (4): After being THIS CLOSE last week, two things THIS week are gonna happen: He goes APE and wins or he flames out big-time on Thursday. I’m leaning on the former as he closed here with 63 on Sunday last year.
Webb Simpson (8): Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to over-think it. He named his daughter after this tournament and it’s not because he doesn’t like playing here…
Scott Brown (9): Find the day with the best conditions and chuck him out there for a go if you’re trailing and need a big round.
Ryan Moore (7): The former champ was slowed by a shoulder injury earlier in the summer. That didn’t seem to bother him last week on 7,600 yards of Quail Hollow (T-13). Plenty of red numbers here in his last few years.
Kevin Na, Lucas Glover
Henrik Stenson (6): He added this tournament to his schedule recently and that’s fine by me since he’s finished T-11, T-17 and T-13 (two of those are majors) in his last three starts worldwide.
Grayson Murray (10): I’m sticking with a Carolina boy in the Carolinas. He gave it a great run last week and with Stenson leading off, I might not even need him.
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.
Bud Cauley, Brandon Hagy, Keegan Bradley
Remember, I reserve the right to change my lineup if weather, injury or whatever else pops up at the last minute.
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!
PGA Championship: 174
Summer Points: 1,306
Summer Rank: 3,774
Spring Points: 1,625
Spring Rank: 3,611
Winter Points: 1,871
Winter Rank: 140
Season Points: 4,802
Season Rank: 130
So close last week.
I thought Hideki was going to take charge and win last week, but when the pressure was on the problems with the putter popped back up.
If Molinari had won I would have been golden in the First-Timers Pool and the Majors Pool.
That was looking good for awhile, but Thomas chipped in for a birdie at the par-3 and I knew that wasn’t going to happen.
Bill Haas (8) — Haas was playing better at the start of the summer then right now, but his recent record here is pretty good with three top 7s (T-7 in ’12, a T-2 in ’14 and a T-6 in ’15) in his last five starts here.
James Hahn (10) — Hahn has been playing pretty well in here with a T-10 at the Canadian Open and a T-13 last week at the PGA Championship. His record here is one made cut in two starts, so he is all about trying to play the hot hand.
Shane Lowry, Luke Donald, Kevin Streelman
Kevin Kisner (4) — Kisner opened up last week with a pair of 67s to lead the PGA and he stayed at to front until Sunday. I’m a bit concerned the situation and the heat might have taken a bit out of him, but this is a pretty thin field this week and Kisner will be heavily taken after his play last week at the PGA.
Webb Simpson (9) — I always think of Simpson when the Wyndham is mentioned because he named his daughter after the tournament. As you can imagine he has a very good record here of four top 10s in eight career starts, including a championship in ’11.
Ryan Moore (8) — Moore broke out of his mini-slump at the WGC-BI with a T-28 and then he followed it up last week with a T-13 at the PGA. He won a championship here in ’09 and had a T-10 as recently as ’15.
Robert Streb (10) — The choices thin out at this point. I’m going with Streb for the first time this season. He is coming off a T-22 at the PGA and he has made the cut in all three of his starts here with his best finish being a T-18 in ’14.
Kevin Na, Harris English, Russell Knox
Henrik Stenson (6) — I’ve been riding Stenson for weeks in much stronger fields and this week’s field is by far much weaker than those. Now his record here of two missed cuts and a withdrawal does give me pause, but they were back when he was really struggling on the TOUR.
Jason Dufner (9) — I want a steady pick in this spot. I watched Dufner a bit at the WGC-BI and I thought he was playing well. I didn’t see him at the PGA, but this field is pretty thin, he should make it to the weekend.
Seamus Power, Bud Cauley, Keegan Bradley, Chris Stroud
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