Home game for Ned this week in the North Suburbs as Conway Farms hosts.
Ned drops some fantasy football tales of woe plus his picks along with mine.
Yahoo! Fantasy Golf
Summer Points: 1,814
Summer Rank: 4,679
Spring Points: 1,631
Spring Rank: 1,911
Winter Points: 1,768
Winter Rank: 2,587
Season Points: 5,213
Season Rank: 827
When you get 26 points from McIlroy and DJ it’s hardly a surprise why I’ve tumbled down the leaderboards.
Toss in not having any starts left on Spieth (2nd, 2nd) and PASS ME A TOURNIQUET SON.
Having 178 points and losing major ground is funny but not as funny as how bad I am at this game.
I can’t get a rotation right to save my life. Every sub I make is wrong and my best week this year was when I didn’t check my team.
Remember, Yahoo! is a SCORING GAME ONLY.
Nothing else matters.
Jim Furyk fired 59 here plus 61’s from Matt Kuchar and Jason Day. Dustin Johnson also added 62 so it’s hardly an episode of Poirot to figure out what goes around here: Class.
16-under has been the winning score minus Day’s 22-under in 2015. He won by six shots so he doesn’t count because EVERYONE is playing him this week.
The early rumours from Wednesday is the course is playing firm and fast and that also favors premium players.
For those of you trailing, you’re going to have to pull a couple of rabbits out of the hat.
Leaders will have the easiest job this week of plugging in chalk. Congrats, you earned it!
Starts remaining in parentheses
Rickie Fowler (1): He does too many things well and needs a big finish to have a chance at $10 million.
Jason Day (9): Since he’s dumped his caddy he should loosen up and make a ton of birdies. That’s what this game is all about!
Dustin Johnson (1): Anytime, but I’ll save him for East Lake with Fowler unless Day forgets he kills it here.
Rory McIlroy (2): He’ll win this week since I played him the last two weeks, you watch! I can’t win here. If he makes it to East Lake he’ll have cost me this week as he checks in at 40-something.
Marc Leishman (7): He was 18-under after 63 holes last week. Yahoo is a scoring game.
Paul Casey (2): Top six in his last five playoff events and a new baby. Roll on.
Kevin Chappell (8): My options in B have dwindled but his confidence should be the roof after hanging on to the last Presidents Cup spot last time out.
Justin Rose (3): Back-to-back top 10’s after doing nothing suggests he’s found something.
Justin Thomas (1): I can’t wait to mismanage him again this week!
Jordan Spieth (0)
Hideki Matsuyama (0)
Matt Kuchar (0)
Charley Hoffman (5): He’ll be anxious to show he was the proper pick for Captain Stricker. He’s in the middle of a career season, minus a win, as well.
Jon Rahm (1): Ride that T-3 and T-4 as the Playoff format hasn’t rattled him one bit.
Daniel Berger (5): Two starts in this event, two top 10’s including second alone here in 2015.
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.
Henrik Stenson (4): No cut = no problems but he might need a round or two to get his knee loose.
Brooks Koepka (2): He might push Berger out above but it will be a last minute decision.
Mike Jordan (23): Mini Tour player stepping up late in his career.
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!
Summer Points: 1,769
Summer Rank: 8,368
Spring Points: 1,625
Spring Rank: 3,611
Winter Points: 1,871
Winter Rank: 140
Season Points: 5,265
Season Rank: 444
It was different last weekend not to have fantasy golf to check up on.
Instead I had fantasy football and for the first time in 30 years in my main league I had the first pick in the draft.
Of course, I picked David Johnson and he promptly got injured and put on IR, not to return for two to three months.
Not only does he have to sit on my roster for the fantasy season, but my league insists on worst-to-first waivers, so I didn’t even get the first choice in what is a fairly deep league.
A cruel game.
This comes after I used my last starts on Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. I saw Dustin Johnson turn in that opening round at the Dell and I thought he was going to be in it for the rest of the week. He opened the second round with a pair of birdies and then faded, A decent third round got him back into position to go for the title and then a poor final round dropped him down the leaderboard.
I used Rahm in the opening round and saw that Garcia matched him with a round of 4-under-par. I decided to use Garcia is the second round, which didn’t work to well because a poor putt from off the green at the fourth hole resulted in Garcia slapping his putter on a sprinkler head. The result was to ruin the putter and it had to be taken out of play. The replays of the round showed Garcia using wedges and even a three wood to putt. I used Rahm the rest of the tournament.
A cruel game.
Jason Day (8) — Day won here when the BMW was last played at Conway Farms. His resent play has been pretty good with a T-9 at the PGA, a T-6 at the Northern Trust and T-25 at the Dell. I did see a headline go across this morning that Day is changing his caddie, so I thought I would mention it as a heads up.
Rickie Fowler (1) — I have been using Fowler pretty heavy in here, but that is because he has been a top ten machine until just recently when he was T-20 at the North Trust and T-13 at the Dell. Pretty hard to call that a slump. Last time the BMW was held at Conway Farms he tied for fourth place.
Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman, Louis Oosthuizen
Justin Thomas (1) — The two hottest golfer right now are Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. I am out of starts with Spieth and I used my last starts on Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm while trying to save a start on Justin Thomas. The result was have that idea blow up on me and drop me down the rankings. The only way I’ll be able to make it up is if Thomas wins one of the next two events, which could happen.
Hideki Matsuyama (2) — Hideki came into the Playoffs with quite a head of steam and then he missed the cut at the Northern Trust to frustrate everyone. He did come back for a T-23 at the Dell and he returns to Conway Farms this week where he tied for seventh place in ’15.
Paul Casey (3) — Like Matsuyama, Casey came into the Playoffs playing well but his momentum has carried over with a fifth place at the Northern Trust and a T-4 at the Dell.
Justin Rose (3) — Unlike Casey and Matsuyama, Rose had no momentum coming into the Playoffs, but he found some form and he tied for tenth place in the Northern Trust and the Dell.
Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Chappell
Henrik Stenson (4) — I’ve been riding Stenson pretty hard for the last couple of months and it paid off when he won the Wyndham. He took off the Dell si he has two weeks to rest up for the BMW. Last time the BMW was played at Conway Farms, Stenson tied for tenth place.
Patrick Cantlay (10) — I really want to take Daniel Berger in here based on his second place here in ’15, but he is really struggling in here. A safer play is Patrick Cantlay, who registered a T-13 at the Northern Trust and a T-10 at the Dell.
Daniel Berger, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel
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