PGA TOUR Fantasy Game — Sony Open

To play them or not to play them.

That is the question.

Welcome to 2018!

In here, you’ll find my BRIEF thoughts and strategy for the PGA TOUR Fantasy game.

It’s no secret that I cannot stand substitution games but I’m always using it to my advantage when it benefits ME.

I finished in the top 100 last year so I’ve figured something out, BUT:

I’m off to a terrible start in 2017-18.

1.) I forgot to play one week.

2.) I had ALL SIX GUYS miss the cut at The RSM Classic to end my chances, er, season in 2017.

After reading that, I’m surprised any of you would read on but alas, I’ll forge ahead for those who do.

Last Week — Sentry TOC

  • Tournament Points: 1,473
  • Tournament Rank: 2,394
  • Season Points: 5,215
  • Season Rank: 4,539

I get destroyed in this game because I’m the worst GM in the business. I rode my luck with Justin Thomas when I should have been subbing in Pat Perez and/or Hideki Matsuyama. I saved a start on Matsuyama, which is good, but not playing Perez was dire. Hopefully you’re a better GM than I am.

The good news was Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler plus Perez and Matsuyama all did what was expected: Top 10’s. We ALL lost on Thomas so I’m over it.

The play last week was the chalk and the chalk came in with a vengeance.

This Week

Ahhhhhhh, choices!

144 of them to be accurate!

With 11 events left in this segment before the reset, it’s time to start paying attention. Playing Thomas and Spieth this week isn’t a terrible theory but it also guarantees nothing. You can stick them on your bench and hope. You can start them. You can avoid them all together. Thomas shot 61 here in his first visit and 59 setting the tournament scoring record last year so he’s in. Spieth goes as well as this might be the weakest field he sees all year.

Starters:

Marc Leishman

Brian Harman

Kevin Kisner

Charles Howell, III

Subs:

Jordan Spieth

Justin Thomas

Alternate Alternatives

For those of you who like to live dangerously…or like me, need to have a miracle this week to get back into business:

Russell Henley

Daniel Berger

Webb Simpson

Gary Woodland

Tony Finau

Zach Johnson

 

Good luck!

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