OAD: Sanderson Farms Championship 2019-2020

Another wide-open week in fantasy land!

I’m not sure it’s THAT wide-open to endorse a 17-year old but he’s really, really good!

 

One and Done

After a decent start I’ve decided to come back for another week of torture. Being easier to quit, it’s good to know I’m a glutton for punishment, just like the rest of you reading this.

Last Week’s Recap – A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

THE PICK

Scottie Scheffler – T7

If you’re wondering why the BOLD FONT it’s simple: I hit the top 10. Do that a lot and you’ll be just close enough to the prizes/money that you’ll believe you know what you’re doing! The name of this game is picking winners. As Chadders says: I want winners!

Sheff was solid as it gets for a guy without much success on the big TOUR. Opening 65-62 allowed BIG, FIRST WEEK THOUGHTS to enter my mind. His 71-69 weekend had me hanging on for dear life.

Remember, the best part about this game is the DONE part. I never have to consider Scheffler for my own use again.

Safety:

Russell Henley (T57) and Robert Streb (66) are proven TOUR winners who excel here.

Henley was never going to contend at seven under heading into Sunday but his 73 made sure he wasn’t sneaking in the back door. Rubbish.

Streb’s double hockey sticks on Saturday sank any chance of his continued success at this track. Now we can put that trend to bed.

Spicy:

Viktor Hovland (T10), Sungjae Im (T19) and Joaquin Niemann (WIN).

Hovland posted another sub-65 on Sunday. That’s a habit. Never panic too much with him!

Im needed a Hovland-esque round on Sunday but limped home in 71.

Niemann did his Hovland impersonation with another 64 on Sunday at The Greenbrier. This one was good enough for an easy six shot victory to break his maiden.

See where “safety” got you this week in an impossible event to handicap?

3AM at the Blackjack Table:

Sebastian Munoz (T7), Kristoffer Ventura (MC) and Brendon Todd (MC).

Congrats to Bassy for taking over the Robert Streb mantle next year! Nice to have a flurry of top-10 activity in Week 1.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG???

 

THIS WEEK – Sanderson Farms Championship

Five years of hosting for the Country Club of Jackson.

Five first-time TOUR WINNERS.

Three rookies.

All first-timers in the event other than Armour.

No winning score less than 16-under.

The last three years the winner has won by four, five and four shots respectively.

Nobody has repeated.

No winner has found the top 10 again.

So here we are.

THE PICK

Sungjae Im

I understand that he has course form on other tracks but if birdies and Par-5 scoring are required, and they are, I’d rather FIRE FIRE FIRE this week against a less-than-top-heavy field. Some of you will save him for the CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGES, his home course, and I won’t stop you. I’ll also remind you that field is apples to this week’s oranges.

Safety Dance:

Lucas Glover and Roberto Castro are veterans who have trashed CCofJ in the last few years.

Spicy:

Denny McCarthy, Grayson Murray, Vaughn Taylor

Something for everyone.

3AM at the Blackjack Table:

D.J. Trahan, Brian Harman, Aaron Wise

 

Check out my previous results below if you need a history lesson:

History Channeled:

2018-19

My majors contributions and PLAYERS selection were worse than bad so to still break the $10 million mark with those awful results was encouraging.

Another valuable lesson learned is that the Playoffs are for the big boys. Now, WHICH big boys makes this more and more difficult and that’s why it’s enjoyable and maddening all at the same time. Only McIlroy and Woods have won the FedExCup twice so start there.

Event Golfer Place $$
       
Safeway Open Brendan Steele T53 14,610
CIMB Classic Ryan Moore T66 12,740
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Gary Woodland 2nd 1,026,000
WGC-HSBC Champions Ian Poulter 21st 93,500
Sanderson Farms Cameron Davis MC 0
Shriners Aaron Wise T15 101,675
Mayakoba Golf Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
The RSM Classic J.J. Spaun MC 0
Sentry TOC Jon Rahm T8 191,000
Sony Open Marc Leishman T3 307,200
60th Desert Classic Andrew Putnam T34 29,975
Farmers Insurance Patrick Cantlay MC 0
WMPO Hideki Matsuyama T15 113,600
AT&T Pebble Beach Jason Day T4 334,400
Genesis Open Justin Thomas 2nd 799,200
WGC-Mexico Champ Xander Schauffele T14 128,000
Puerto Rico Open Graeme McDowell T42 10,500
The Honda Classic Adam Scott MC 0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rickie Fowler T40 35,490
THE PLAYERS Championship Sergio Garcia T22 125,000
Valspar Championship Patrick Reed MC 0
Corales Punta Cana Trey Mullinax T61 6,450
WGC-Match Play Paul Casey T9 167,000
Valero Texas Open Billy Horschel MC 0
Masters Rory McIlroy T21 107,956
RBC Heritage Matt Kuchar 2nd 745,200
Zurich Classic Ryan Palmer WIN 1,051,200
Wells Fargo Championship Phil Mickelson MC 0
AT&T Byron Nelson Keith Mitchell T59 17,301
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Charles Schwab Challenge Jordan Spieth T8 197,100
Memorial Tony Finau MC 0
RBC Canadian Open Jim Furyk T27 55,100
U.S. Open Tiger Woods T21 117,598
Travelers Championship Bubba Watson T54 16,560
Rocket Mortgage Classic Sungjae Im T21 68,528
3M Open Bryson DeChambeau T2 563,200
John Deere Classic Collin Morikawa T4 264,000
The Open Championship Rafa Cabrera Bello MC 0
Barbasol Championship Denny McCarthy T11 77,000
WGC-FESJI Dustin Johnson T20 113,500
Barracuda Championship Martin Laird T7 105,437
Wyndham Championship Webb Simpson 2nd 669,600
THE NORTHERN TRUST Tommy Fleetwood T43 27,565
BMW Championship Brandt Snedeker T5 351,500
       
Total Events: 45 Top 10s: 14 MC: 10 $10,024,685
       

 

2017-18 Thermometer: FINAL

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
WGC-Match Play Patrick Reed T9 163,000
Corales Puntacana Patrick Rodgers T22 27,850
Houston Open Luke List T24 54,162
Masters Jordan Spieth 3rd 748,000
RBC Heritage Cameron Smith T32 35,510
Valero Texas Open Billy Horschel T11 136,400
Zurich Classic Bud Cauley MC 0
Wells Fargo Championship Bryson DeChambeau 4th 369,600

 

THE PLAYERS Francesco Molinari MC 0
Ft. Worth Invitational Adam Scott T52 16,472
AT&T Byron Nelson Jimmy Walker T6 257,950
Memorial Tiger Woods T23 76,985
FESJC Henrik Stenson T26 50,820
US Open Justin Rose T10 270,151
FESJC Xander Schauffele MC 0
Quicken Loans National Kyle Stanley T32 36,841
A Military Tribute Bubba Watson T13 121,632
John Deere Classic Zach Johnson T16 81,366
British Open Rory McIlroy T2 694,250
RBC Canadian Open Charley Hoffman T29 37,743
Barracuda Martin Laird T15 51,000
WGC-Bridgestone Invite Rickie Fowler T17 104,250
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Wyndham Brandt Snedeker WIN 1,080,000
THE NORTHERN TRUST Jason Day T20 101,160
Dell Technologies Marc Leishman T21 100,800
BMW Championship Gary Woodland T12 189,000
TOUR Championship Justin Thomas T7 279,900
       
Total Events: 47

 

Top 10s: 15 MC: 7 $10,967,909

 

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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