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.
|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|
|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|
|AT&T Pebble Beach||Phil Mickelson||T2||488,400|
|Genesis Open||Dustin Johnson||T16||111,600|
|Honda Classic||Graeme McDowell||MC||0|
|Valspar Championship||Ryan Moore||MC||0|
|Arnold Palmer||Tyrell Hatton||T69||18,067|
|Total Events: 19||Top 10s: 6||MC: 4||$3,885,000|
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.
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.
I PUT ALL OF MY HOPE INTO TOMORROW.
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
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!
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.
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!