OAD — Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

I haven’t followed the sheep and I have paid the price.

I’m going to try and dig myself out this week on my own.

My bracket and pick can be found at pgatour.com/fantasy.

Give your money to charity instead folks!

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.

2018 Thermometer:

Event Golfer Place $$
Safeway Open Tony Finau 2nd 669,600
CIMB Classic Paul Casey T7 218,166
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Keegan Bradley T47 23,759
WGC-HSBC Champions Hideki Matsuyama T50 51,875
Sanderson Farms Chesson Hadley T2 464,400
Shriners Patrick Cantlay WIN 1,224,000
OHL Classic Kevin Chappell MC 0
The RSM Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
Sentry TOC Kevin Kisner T17 99,333
Sony Open Brian Harman T4 256,266
CareerBuilder Challenge Jason Dufner T36 27,189
Farmers Insurance Jon Rahm T29 43,872
WMPO Alex Noren T21 80,040
AT&T Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson T2 488,400
Genesis Open Dustin Johnson T16 111,600
Honda Classic Graeme McDowell MC 0
WGC-Mexico Tommy Fleetwood T14 126,500
Valspar Championship Ryan Moore MC 0
Arnold Palmer Tyrell Hatton T69 18,067
Total Events: 19 Top 10s: 6 MC: 4 $3,885,000

Last week:

Top 20 player in the world? Check.

Top 10 in this event last year? Check.

Two podiums in his last three starts worldwide, including a WGC event? Check.

T69? Nice.

If I would have followed the flock the last two weeks I would have another $600k or so in the bank. Instead I don’t have enough to buy a decent new car.



My Choice: Tyrrell Hatton

Close Second: Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC, Francesco Molinari T26

Outliers: Jamie Lovemark T41, Luke List T7, Jason Kokrak MC

Gut Shot(s): Tiger Woods T5, Brian Harman T54

Rank Outsider(s): Patton Kizzire MC, Ben Martin MC, Emiliano Grillo T26

This week:

The money won with Hatton last week wouldn’t be enough to cover my nut in Punta Cana.

Get ready this week for a #BirdieFest in paradise.

Check The Confidence Factor at PGATOUR.COM for all other details.

My Choice: Patrick Rodgers

Close Second: Emiliano Grillo, Rory Sabbatini, Graeme McDowell

Outliers: Trey Mullinax, Harris English

Gut Shot(s): see: “my choice”

Rank Outsider(s): Roberto Diaz, Augusto Nunez, Eric Axley


Key Questions this Week:

Fade or follow, I’m not worried either way!

Bombs Away

At almost 7,700 yards I’m having a hard time sticking Furyk or old dudes in here. Find one of those rubber bands that make a ton of birdies and save Furyk for Harbour Town or Colonial, if necessary.

Don’t forget to check Rob Bolton’s Twitter feed for all the PGATOUR.COM/Fantasy info!

Argue? Disagree? Whatever is clever!

You do you.

I’ll do me.

We can learn from each other.


History Channeled:

2015-16 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 total: $6,533,509 45 events

  • Wins: 1
  • Seconds: 1
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 12
  • Top 25s: 20
  • 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).


Thanks for reading!

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