|We've been a bit remiss with our |
Olympic coverage so let's start
with a look at ice hockey.
So Mahan and Poulter are the plays this week because Kuch seems to be in a bit of a slump and I'm going to hang onto him for bigger things down the road. (Scroll down for the full FGR bracket . . . if you enlarge it, you might actually be able to read it). In light of the unpredictable nature of this event, I would be very reluctant to use Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson or another big gun but if you want to go heavy on the favorites, I ran another bracket for the Golf Channel game and you can see how that final four came out over in the right hand margin. My theory is this. If you use a guy like Poulter or Ryan Moore and he plays well . . . great. On the other hand, if he bombs-out in the first or second round, you're not going to cry over wasting either one of those guys (unless you're the kind of person who cries over such things in which case I might be the last person from whom you should be seeking advice . . . about anything).
|Now let's swing over to Adler Arena|
for an update on speed skating.
1. Rory McIlroy - 12 to 1
2. Dustin Johnson - 18 to 1
3. Henrik Stenson - 20 to 1
4. Jason Day - 20 to 1
5. Sergio Garcia - 22 to 1
6. Hunter Mahan - 25 to 1
7. Webb Simpson - 25 to 1
8. Bubba Watson - 25 to 1
9. Jordan Spieth - 25 to 1
10. Matt Kuchar - 25 to 1
The One and Done Picks
1. Hunter Mahan
2. Ian Poulter
3. Jason Day
4. Ryan Moore
5. Rory McIlroy
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good and that was the case last week when the Dustin Johnson pick was a product of having already used Bill Haas. The result was a little credibility for the FGR predictions but, more importantly, it raised my total in the Golf Channel's fantasy game to $5,133,359 which is $14,959 more than Rex Hoggard who currently tops the "Expert" Leaderboard. I got your "expert" right here Golf Channel.
|And finally, we take you out to Rosa Khutor |
Extreme Park for some freestyle skiing.**
1. Dustin Johnson - 2nd
2. Bill Haas - T23rd
3. Keegan Bradley - T20th
4. Graham DeLaet - T70th
5. Hunter Mahan - T52nd
The FGR PUD Report
Hyundai: Gary Woodland - $130,000
Sony: Chris Kirk - $604,800
Humana: Charles Howell, III - $12,198
Farmers: Bill Haas - $20,740
WM Phoenix: Billy Horschel - M/C
Pebble Beach: Russell Knox - $46,860
Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson - $723,600
Season Total: $1,538,198
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* This is not a case of Fantasy Golf Report hyperbole as in 2012, Poulter birdied the last five holes to win a Ryder Cup fourball match with Rory McIlroy against Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. He went on to win all four matches he played as the Euros took the Cup by a point. (For the FGR's contemporaneous thoughts on that debacle, check-out The Ryder Cup Post Mortem). So for the record, you never get involved in a land war in Asia, you never play cards against a guy who has the same first name as a city and you never bet against Ian Poulter in match play.
** I want to point-out that these are actual photos of Russian Olympic athletes so you don't think I'm using random images for the sole purpose of driving traffic to my website. I take your opinion of me very seriously.