Tour Championship OAD

09-20-17

They say dreams do come true!

Marc Leishman’s performance at the BMW has given me my first win of the season in the penultimate event.

Better late than never!

Right?

Right?!?!?!

He’ll have his hands full this week!

One-and-done

 

Each week I painfully writhe and wretch trying to figure out the proper strategy to find a player that will hit the top 10. Wins are great but aren’t likely, so I’m satisfied with having a chance to hit the big money. Missed cuts are absolutely the death in this game, but even the surest of things don’t always happen in the reality world of fantasy golf. Remember, fade or follow, it’s up to you.

Gamers who are new to OAD must remember that the most lucrative purses, the majors, WGC events, THE PLAYERS and FedExCup Playoffs, are down the road and you’ll need to save some big boys for these events, all 12 of them.

Last Season: Il Disastro

Season total: $5,978,929; 47 events

  • Wins: 2 (Matsuyama, Hoffman)
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 9
  • Top 25s: 18
  • MC: 8 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC; Hearn, RBC Canadian; McGirt, Wyndham; Justin Thomas, DBC)

 

2016-17 season: Brand New Day

Season total: $6,356,759; 44 events

  • Wins: 1
  • Seconds: 1
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 13
  • Top 25s: 19
  • MCs (10): Grayson Murray (Safeway Open); Patton Kizzire (SFC); Jamie Lovemark (CB Challenge); Jimmy Walker (FIO); Charl Schwartzel (Genesis); Russell Knox (Honda); Henrik Stenson (API); Thomas Pieters (Zurich); Kevin Kisner (WFC).

 

Event Golfer Place Money
       
Safeway Open Grayson Murray MC $0
CIMB Classic Hideki Matsuyama T-2 $756,000
WGC-HSBC Champions Martin Kaymer T-40 $62,000
Sanderson Farms Patton Kizzire MC $0
Shriners Chris Kirk T-61 $14,190
OHL Mayakoba  Emiliano Grillo T-10 $175,000
RSM Classic Russell Henley T-10 $150,000
SBS TOC Brandt Snedeker T-14 $122,000
Sony Open Charles Howell, III T-8 $180,000
CB Challenge Jamie Lovemark MC $0
Farmers Insurance Jimmy Walker MC $0
WMPO Brendan Steele T-16 $90,952
AT&T Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson 65th $15,120
Genesis Open Charl Schwartzel MC $0
Honda Classic Russell Knox MC $0
WGC-MC Justin Rose T-38 $64,000
Valspar Bill Haas T-41 $21,451
Arnold Palmer Henrik Stenson MC $0
Puerto Rico Open Luke List T-37 $12,900
WGC-Match Play Rory McIlroy T-30 $74,000
Shell Houston Open Jon Rahm T-10 $182,000
Masters Jordan Spieth T-11 $223,200
RBC Heritage Matt Kuchar T-11 $114,045
Valero Texas Open Charley Hoffman T-40 $21,727
Zurich Classic Thomas Pieters MC $0
Wells Fargo Kevin Kisner MC $0
THE PLAYERS Sergio Garcia T-30 $65,205
AT&T Byron Nelson Brooks Koepka T-50 $18,090
DEAN & DELUCA Bud Cauley T-41 $24,050
Memorial Dustin Johnson MC $0
FedEx St. Jude Classic Billy Horschel T-4 $252,000
U.S. Open Rickie Fowler T-4 $420,334
Travelers Paul Casey T-5 $248,200
Quicken Loans Patrick Reed T-17 $99,400
Greenbrier Tony Finau T-7 $228,975
John Deere Classic Daniel Berger T-5 $189,840
The Open Adam Scott T-22 $88,000
RBC Canadian Bubba Watson T-42 $42,200
WGC-BI Branden Grace T-28 $73,562
PGA Championship Tommy Fleetwood T-61 $21,300
Wyndham Webb Simpson 3rd $394,400
THE NORTHERN TRUST Justin Thomas T-6 $283,281
DTC Louis Oosthuizen T-30 $54,337
BMW Marc Leishman WIN $1,575,000

 

Thermometer:

The long national nightmare is over.

Do you remember where you were for last year’s Valero Texas Open?

I do.

It was my last winner in OAD, too many months ago to count.

Last week:

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Part of me was upset I didn’t use him at TPC Boston.

That was the DUMB part of me.

My Choice: Marc Leishman — WIN

Close Second: Brian Harman — T-40, Kevin Chappell — T-12

Outliers: Pat Perez — T-12, Adam Hadwin — T-40

Gut Shot(s): Patrick Cantlay — T-9

Rank Outsider(s): Xander Schauffele — T-20, Luke List — T-20

The last 10 Playoff winners have been in the top 15 in the OWGR at the time of their victory. This is a recording.

Time to change my greeting! Now, 10 of the last 11 Playoff winners have been in the top 15 as Marc Leishman, No. 22 last week, broke this trend.

Keys this Week:

If you’ve saved a premium player for this week, I hope it’s one of the top five, Justin Rose, Paul Casey or Jason Day.

Read why here.

If you have fired all of your bullets, I have evaluated all 30 players in my preview linked above.

Last of the Mohicans

Patrick Cantlay

Kevin Chappell

Jason Day

Adam Hadwin

Pat Perez

Xander Schauffele

Kyle Stanley

Jhonattan Vegas

Gary Woodland

 

My Weekly Finalists:

My Choice: Jason Day

Close Second: Kevin Chappell, Patrick Cantlay

Outliers: Pat Perez, Gary Woodland

Gut Shot(s): Patrick Cantlay

Rank Outsider(s): Xander Schauffele

 

QUESTION(S) OF THE WEEK:

Remember, if you don’t see a guy in my choices, it’s more than likely that I have already selected them.

The winner this week will be…

With the most cash and the entire enchilada on the table, I’d be surprised if it was NOT one of the biggest names in the business, no offense to Marc Leishman.

With excellent weather and the course in premium shape, there will be no funny business determining the winner. Tee-to-green players that have found some success with the putter seem to stick out here but Brandt Snedeker and Jordan Spieth might argue short-gamers have just as good of a chance. It shouldn’t be easy to forecast with this many great players and this much on the line!

Enjoy!

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