Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fantasy Golf: The Deutsche Preview

I am trapped this week in the perfect storm of the FedEx Playoffs, two fantasy football drafts and actually playing golf for the first time in 29 days. (I picked-up my 5-iron and it felt like shaking hands with an old friend I haven't seen in five years. I was just glad not to injure anyone, especially myself). I'm sure you know where I'm headed with this. Another week, another excuse for a lame entry that was scratched-out in about ten minutes on the way out of the office and, if that's what you were thinking, DING DING DING DING DING!!!

As for the picks this year, unless you've been using them as a guide on who to avoid, then I apologize. Nick Watney at the Barclays was just the latest entry in a year long run of putrid performance that began when I passed on Rory McIlroy in my season long draft opting for Matt Kuchar instead. Kuch has been solid but that's like passing on the carving station at the buffet because ooohhh there's a make your own taco bar. The fact that I took Hunter Mahan in the second round is small consolation because his win got me just close enough to the money that I can almost reach it. And that pretty much sums-up the FGR's 2014 fantasy golf season. I'm the kid at the party who needs the dad to guide him to the Pinata and even then, I'm barely making contact.
   
The Deutsche Odds
Does anyone else feel a change in
topic coming on? I know I do.

1. Rory McIlroy - 9 to 2
2. Adam Scott - 12 to 1
3. Jason Day - 16 to 1
4. Rickie Fowler - 18 to 1
5. Matt Kuchar - 18 to 1

The FGR One and Done Picks

1. Ryan Moore*
2. Jason Day
3. Rory McIlroy
4. Adam Scott
5. Rickie Fowler

Last Week's Report Card: D

1. Nick Watney - M/C
2. Henrik Stenson - T38th
3. Rory McIlroy - T22nd
4. Rickie Fowler - T9th
5. Jim Furyk - 8th

(There will be no Season Total Report this week because you can just look at last week's and add Watney's M/C. What's the damn difference? It's clearly time to start writing about football).

Footnote

* The weekly reminder that I don't pick the same player twice and you should be looking elsewhere anyway.

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