Limited, top-heavy field will test the patience of most gamers this week.

The prize pool should help influence that decision!


2021-2022 One and Done

Gamers, we all get a break this year and will only have 48, instead of 50, events to wield our swords! I know some leagues, like mine, won’t start until the turn of the year but that won’t stop me from putting out my weekly column.

The purpose of this column is to free my mind and have some fun all while trying to find some winners. From a transparency standpoint, most of my recent years are below so you can take it or leave it.

The price is the same as last year but my Venmo is @Mike-Glasscott if you would like to donate. You might even get your name on the column!

Sometimes we gotta look back before we look forward so I’ll post my thoughts from last week before breaking down the field this week.

Last Week – CJ CUP @ SUMMITpresented by Dave Kateeb

The message last week was picking the right big boy in a big boy field and one of the biggest proved us right.

Rory McIlroy picking up TOUR win No. 20 at age 32 and doing so while wielding a white-hot putter. He LOST strokes on approach and won the golf tournament. Let’s just say that’s not how I would have envisioned ANY win for the great Ulsterman! I’m not sure if anyone had any confidence in playing McIlroy this week after watching the Ryder Cup but those who did won handsomely.

I had five below in the top 10 including four in the top five so that’s a pretty solid week.  I give Kateeb all the credit. #Inspiration.

Another new Tom Fazio track, another million under to win, I’ll make a note of that as well!

THE CHOICE: Viktor Hovland – T18

He won during this portion of the season last year at Mayakoba so I don’t have to worry about his level of commitment. Rust buster last week after a disappointing Ryder Cup should have him locked in and ready to go. Unfamiliar greens will skew in his favor and he made 23 birdies last week on a track he’s never seen. Deep field won’t concern him one bit!

Make it 23 more birdies this week but that wasn’t enough to keep up with Mitchell early and McIlroy on the weekend. He also lost strokes on approach, which is odd to say the least. In an even where 25-under wins, can’t sign for a 70 on Saturday unless you had a hyper-low one before or after. 

Warm Blankets: The guys who should. Safe selections that will help maintain leads. Opinions on why or why not for this event or save for later.

Collin Morikawa: Member here and that should count for something. Some guys love home games and some guys are distracted. I don’t know enough about him yet to differentiate. Plus, his record in major championships has to be evaluated before burning him here. I can see either side. Once he got comfortable, he rattled off 17-under on the weekend, closing with 62 for 2ND.

Xander Schauffele: Quick, name how many FULL FIELD EVENTS has this dude won? Right, one. Uno. His other five (Olympics included) have been limited field events (TOUR Championship twice, WGC-HSBC Champions and Sentry). Remember, you can only pick ONE guy for the US Open at Brookline! 63 on Sunday moved him to T18 in an otherwise disappointing showing.

Louis Oosthuizen: Before you pull the trigger here, you might want to look up his record at The Old Course St Andrews. Then, you might want to look up where they are playing The Open Championship this summer. This is what two rounds in the 70s and 15-under looks like: T38

Marc Leishman: After T3 and T4 in his first two TOUR events this season, I can’t see why not. I’m still struggling to remember why I didn’t list him last week. It’s Australian summer and he usually heats up this time of year. This is what two rounds in the 70s and 15-under looks like: T38. Closed with 64.

Tony Finau: Now that he’s got Win No. 2 in his back pocket, it’s time just to play golf. Should decimate this place tee-to-green and he’s another who will enjoy unfamiliar greens. T45, 14-under.

Spicy: This might be a week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a start. You just might get lucky. Or MC.

Sungjae Im: Heaters gonna heat. Deeper field this week but led in GIR last week in victory.  Putter is figured out. Made nothing but was T7 GIR. Sizzling with another top 10 (T9).

Sam Burns: The good news is he can probably be here in most and any non-major (not yet) events. Nothing better than 66 but nothing worse than 68 for T5.

Tyrrell Hatton: Showed up here last year and played well. Will arrive on the back of T2 at Dunhill Links two weeks ago. T2 at Congaree and T3 at Shadow Creek. Ran out of gas on Sunday as 71 dropped him from T6 to T18.

Abraham Ancer:  We’ll have plenty of uses for him down the road, as with most in a deep field, but I’m expecting a big bounce back after last week’s MC at TPC Summerlin. Played in the final 3-some with McIlroy and Dick Fowler, PI but couldn’t back up 63 on Saturday. Also closed 71 for T14.

Talor Gooch: I can’t ignore T11-T4 to start. 62 on Sunday for T5. Dammit.

Harold Varner III: Nappy Factor. Imagine signing for 16-under and not sniffing a top 25. T32.

3 AM at the Blackjack Table: Caution is thrown to the wind. Maybe not the best for this format but what the hell, right? Might throw these in if you’re in need of a miracle.

Aaron Wise – T5, Alex Noren – T59, Jason Kokrak – T54, Kevin Streelman – T49, KH Lee – T25

My game begins with the Sentry the first weekend of January.

2021-2022 EventsGolferPlaceTotal $$
Fortinet ChampionshipKevin NaMC0
Sanderson Farms ChampionshipWill ZalatorisT14127,750
Shriners Children’s OpenCameron TringaleT5615,820
CJ CUP @ SUMMITViktor HovlandT18116,331
Total Events: 4Top 10: 0MC: 1$259,901


Another week, another ALL CAPS event.

It’s also another BIG PURSE (9.95 million/$1.791 winner) and another invitational.

Except this week we’re not in the desert but rather the suburbs of Tokyo.

Oh, and there are only NOYNE players in the OWGR top 50 making the trip.

Should feel like fall and the parkland course should provide a nice change of pace even though seeing 2 greens on every hole will be weird.

The Olympians who were here in late July and are back should have a slight advantage but none more so than my selection.

Please read Horses for Courses and Expert Picks if you need more ideas!

THE CHOICE: Hideki Matsuyama

No point in over-thinking this one, folks!

This will already be his fourth event of the fall so I don’t have any rust issues to deal with.

Obviously it’s a home game so that angle is also covered.

He’s free rolling after winning the Masters and being recognized by the Japanese government.

Made nothing last week (T74 Putting) so that will change.

Looking down the road, he’s has been a menace at TPC Scottsdale BUT that’s usually a loaded field. Bigger bucks this week.

This field is skinnier than Will Zalatoris for OAD this week so let’s go fishing!

Warm Blankets: The guys who should. Safe selections that will help maintain leads. Opinions on why or why not for this event or save for later.

Collin Morikawa: I mean, yeah, EVERY week but he’ll only be in here in the BIG MONEY weeks. Not sure he’s going to win a major every year but I haven’t talked myself out of that just yet…

Rickie Fowler: OK, I’ve seen enough evidence that he’s no longer lost. 54 hole leader last week got the heart rate up on Sunday for the first time in a while and that should bring all of the feels back. He’ll be disappointed he didn’t close the door but excited he knew how to open it again.

Xander Schauffele: Gold medal winner last time over here might be more of a distraction as he’ll be asked to relive that week all of this week.  10 birdies last Sunday caught my eye as well.

Tommy Fleetwood: I don’t have all of the numbers but I know he STINKS in the HUGH ESSAY. Like one top 10 in the last 10 months STINKS. Rolls in on three top 12s  from Europe before breaking up his trip with T38 in Vegas last week. Sneaky.

Spicy: This might be a week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a start. You just might get lucky. Or MC.

CT Pan: Should have nothing but great memories returning to this part of the world as Bronze medalist.  His form is tight as well.

Keegan Bradley: Gonna find enough GIR to be a bother. Let’s see if his putter clears customs…

Si Woo Kim: Gotta catch him on the ON week! Surely bounces back after almost DFL last week. Right? RIGHT???

Emiliano Grillo:  It’s much easier to follow 61 the next WEEK than it is the next ROUND.  Only made 3 bogeys last week too.

Maverick McNealy: Two weeks in his own bed didn’t help so let’s get UNCOMFORTABLE on the road!

3 AM at the Blackjack Table: Caution is thrown to the wind. Maybe not the best for this format but what the hell, right? Might throw these in if you’re in need of a miracle.

Harry Higgs, Adam Schenk, Henrik Norlander, Troy Merritt, Lanto Griffin

History Channeled:

2020-2021 EventsGolferPlaceTotal $$
Safeway OpenBrendan SteeleT2941,391
120th United States OpenJon RahmT23101,797
Corales Punta CanaPat PerezT2139,000
Sanderson FarmsDoc RedmanT2846,200
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenPatrick CantlayT8190,750
CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEKMatthew Wolff73rd16,575
ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIPTyrrell HattonT2850,137
Bermuda ChampionshipWill ZalatorisT1661,000
Vivint Houston OpenTony FinauT2458,450
84th Masters TournamentJustin Thomas4th552,000
The RSM ClassicRussell HenleyT3039,552
Mayakoba Golf ClassicAbraham AncerT12147,600
Sentry TOCCameron SmithT2463,200
Sony Open in HawaiiDaniel BergerT7200,475
The American ExpressScottie SchefflerMC0
Farmers Insurance OpenMarc LeishmanT1880,761
Waste Management WMPOHideki MatsuyamaT4223,852
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmJason DayT7228,930
The Genesis InvitationalAdam ScottT3840,455
WGC- Championship (Concession)Xander SchauffeleT3955,000
Puerto Rico OpenEmiliano GrilloT1172,750
Arnold Palmer InvitationalRory McIlroyT10195,300
THE PLAYERS ChampionshipTommy FleetwoodMC0
The Honda ClassicJoaquin NiemannT2554,950
WGC- Dell Technologies Match PlayJason KokrakT4247,571
Corales PuntacanaThomas PietersT1355,350
Valero Texas OpenCharley Hoffman2nd839,300
85th Masters TournamentJordan SpiethT3667,000
RBC HeritageKevin KisnerMC0
Valspar ChampionshipPatrick ReedMC0
Wells Fargo ChampionshipCorey ConnersT4325,069
AT&T Byron NelsonRyan PalmerT4720,958
PGA ChampionshipViktor HovlandT3059,750
Charles Schwab ChallengeBrian HarmanT8198,875
Memorial TournamentCollin MorikawaP21,013,700
Palmetto ChampionshipMatt FitzpatrickT10177,025
121st United States OpenBrooks KoepkaT4498,176
Travelers ChampionshipPaul CaseyT3630,743
Rocket Mortgage ClassicSungjae ImT8211,875
John Deere ClassicZach JohnsonT3430,955
The Open ChampionshipLouis OosthuizenT3682,500
Barbasol ChampionshipCharl SchwartzelT2626,075
3M OpenRobert MacIntyreMC0
Barracuda ChampionshipRyan ArmourMC0
WGC – FESJIDustin JohnsonT10220,000
Wyndham ChampionshipWebb SimpsonT7201,666
THE NORTHERN TRUSTHarris EnglishT3148,925
BMW ChampionshipBryson DeChambeauP21,026,000
Total Events: 50Top 10: 16MC: 6$8,441,638


The GreenbrierScottie SchefflerT7235,625
Sanderson FarmsSungjae ImP2719,400
Safeway OpenByeong-Hun AnMC0
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenScott PiercyMC0
Houston OpenHenrik StensonMC0
CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGESMarc LeishmanT4331,785
ZOZO ChampionshipHideki Matsuyama2nd1,053,000
WGC-HSBC ChampionsXander Schauffele2nd1,095,000
Bermuda ChampionshipDenny McCarthyT1551,750
OHL Mayakoba ClassicRussell KnoxT3336,810
The RSM ClassicHarris EnglishMC0
Sentry TOCRickie FowlerT5285,000
Sony OpenCharles Howell IIIT12116,500
The American ExpressPhil MickelsonMC0
Farmers Insurance OpenTony FinauT6253,125
Waste Management PhoenixBubba WatsonT3386,900
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmBrandt SnedekerMC0
Genesis InvitationalJustin ThomasMC0
Puerto Rico OpenViktor HovlandWIN540,000
WGC-Mexico ChampionshipDustin JohnsonT4845,500
The Honda ClassicDaniel BergerT4280,000
Arnold Palmer InvitationalTommy FleetwoodMC0
THE PLAYERS ChampionshipAbandonedNo Result0
Charles Schwab ChallengeJordan SpiethT10181,875
RBC HeritagePatrick ReedMC0
Travelers ChampionshipBryson DeChambeauT6233,470
Rocket Mortgage ClassicTyrrell HattonT4300,000
Workday Charity OpenJustin RoseMC0
MemorialPatrick CantlayT3251,925
3M OpenWill GordonMC0
WGC-FESJ InvitationalBrooks KoepkaT2695,000
BarracudaBrendan SteeleT538,277
PGA ChampionshipJon RahmT13192,207
Wyndham ChampionshipWebb SimpsonT3312,400
BMW ChampionshipCollin MorikawaT20106780
Total Events: 36Top 10: 14MC: 110


My contributions for the major championships 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 make 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.

Safeway OpenBrendan SteeleT5314,610
CIMB ClassicRyan MooreT6612,740
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGESGary Woodland2nd1,026,000
WGC-HSBC ChampionsIan Poulter21st93,500
Sanderson FarmsCameron DavisMC0
ShrinersAaron WiseT15101,675
Mayakoba Golf ClassicCharles Howell IIIMC0
The RSM ClassicJ.J. SpaunMC0
Sentry TOCJon RahmT8191,000
Sony OpenMarc LeishmanT3307,200
60th Desert ClassicAndrew PutnamT3429,975
Farmers InsurancePatrick CantlayMC0
WMPOHideki MatsuyamaT15113,600
AT&T Pebble BeachJason DayT4334,400
Genesis OpenJustin Thomas2nd799,200
WGC-Mexico ChampXander SchauffeleT14128,000
Puerto Rico OpenGraeme McDowellT4210,500
The Honda ClassicAdam ScottMC0
Arnold Palmer InvitationalRickie FowlerT4035,490
THE PLAYERS ChampionshipSergio GarciaT22125,000
Valspar ChampionshipPatrick ReedMC0
Corales Punta CanaTrey MullinaxT616,450
WGC-Match PlayPaul CaseyT9167,000
Valero Texas OpenBilly HorschelMC0
MastersRory McIlroyT21107,956
RBC HeritageMatt Kuchar2nd745,200
Zurich ClassicRyan PalmerWIN1,051,200
Wells Fargo ChampionshipPhil MickelsonMC0
AT&T Byron NelsonKeith MitchellT5917,301
PGA ChampionshipBrooks KoepkaWIN1,980,000
Charles Schwab ChallengeJordan SpiethT8197,100
MemorialTony FinauMC0
RBC Canadian OpenJim FurykT2755,100
U.S. OpenTiger WoodsT21117,598
Travelers ChampionshipBubba WatsonT5416,560
Rocket Mortgage ClassicSungjae ImT2168,528
3M OpenBryson DeChambeauT2563,200
John Deere ClassicCollin MorikawaT4264,000
The Open ChampionshipRafa Cabrera BelloMC0
Barbasol ChampionshipDenny McCarthyT1177,000
WGC-FESJIDustin JohnsonT20113,500
Barracuda ChampionshipMartin LairdT7105,437
Wyndham ChampionshipWebb Simpson2nd669,600
THE NORTHERN TRUSTTommy FleetwoodT4327,565
BMW ChampionshipBrandt SnedekerT5351,500
Total Events: 45Top 10s: 14MC: 10$0

2017-18 Thermometer: FINAL

Safeway OpenTony Finau2nd669,600
CIMB ClassicPaul CaseyT7218,166
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGESKeegan BradleyT4723,759
WGC-HSBC ChampionsHideki MatsuyamaT5051,875
Sanderson FarmsChesson HadleyT2464,400
ShrinersPatrick CantlayWIN1,224,000
OHL ClassicKevin ChappellMC0
The RSM ClassicCharles Howell IIIMC0
Sentry TOCKevin KisnerT1799,333
Sony OpenBrian HarmanT4256,266
CareerBuilder ChallengeJason DufnerT3627,189
Farmers InsuranceJon RahmT2943,872
WMPOAlex NorenT2180,040
-AT&T Pebble BeachPhil MickelsonT2488,400
Genesis OpenDustin JohnsonT16111,600
Honda ClassicGraeme McDowellMC0
WGC-MexicoTommy FleetwoodT14126,500
Valspar ChampionshipRyan MooreMC0
Arnold PalmerTyrell HattonT6918,067
WGC-Match PlayPatrick ReedT9163,000
Corales PuntacanaPatrick RodgersT2227,850
Houston OpenLuke ListT2454,162
MastersJordan Spieth3rd748,000
RBC HeritageCameron SmithT3235,510
Valero Texas OpenBilly HorschelT11136,400
Zurich ClassicBud CauleyMC0
Wells Fargo ChampionshipBryson DeChambeau4th369,600
THE PLAYERSFrancesco MolinariMC0
Ft. Worth InvitationalAdam ScottT5216,472
AT&T Byron NelsonJimmy WalkerT6257,950
MemorialTiger WoodsT2376,985
FESJCHenrik StensonT2650,820
US OpenJustin RoseT10270,151
FESJCXander SchauffeleMC0
Quicken Loans NationalKyle StanleyT3236,841
A Military TributeBubba WatsonT13121,632
John Deere ClassicZach JohnsonT1681,366
British OpenRory McIlroyT2694,250
RBC Canadian OpenCharley HoffmanT2937,743
BarracudaMartin LairdT1551,000
WGC-Bridgestone InviteRickie FowlerT17104,250
PGA ChampionshipBrooks KoepkaWIN1,980,000
WyndhamBrandt SnedekerWIN1,080,000
Dell TechnologiesMarc LeishmanT21100,800
BMW ChampionshipGary WoodlandT12189,000
TOUR ChampionshipJustin ThomasT7279,900
Total Events: 47Top 10s: 15MC: 7$10,967,909

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).

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)

Thanks for reading!

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