Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fantasy Golf: The Quicken Loans National Preview

If you thought last week's preview was light, prepare yourself to done on half a rice cake spritzed with olive oil this week because I just spent the past twenty-four hours trucking my family up the east coast and all over Massachusetts to end-up in a house with one TV (that's smaller than my laptop) and no air conditioning. In other words, I don't have much to give. Say what you want about the value of abandoning modern conveniences for the sake of blah blah blah. Go ahead. Say whatever you want because I'm not listening anyway.*

But dammit we have a golf tournament to preview and, even thought it sports a field that only goes three deep with real talent, it deserves our undivided attention for at least the fifteen minutes it's going to take me to bang-out these three paragraphs. I couldn't even find a creative pick in the second tier as it appears that the games of guys like Bill Haas, Gary Wooodland and Harris English have all gone south. It therefore has all the makings of a first time winner which is why we're throwing some love at Justin Thomas and Will Wilcox. Who knows? Maybe we'll get another gift like last week when the three favorites and a local hero made it interesting down the stretch. Yeah, and maybe they're delivering the 60" plasma to this sweat lodge tomorrow morning. 

The Quicken Loans National Odds
You know what I always say.
When life hands you lemons . . .

1. Justin Rose - 8/1
2. Rickie Fowler - 9/1
3. Jimmy Walker - 14/1
4. Justin Thomas - 25/1
5. Tony Finau - 33/1
6. Bill Haas - 33/1
7. Gary Woodland - 40/1
8. Harris English - 40/1
9. Brendan Steele - 40/1
10. Danny Lee - 40/1

The FGR Quicken Loans Picks

1. Jimmy Walker
2. Rickie Fowler
3. Justin Rose
4. Justin Thomas
5. Will Wilcox

The FGR One and Done Pick: Justin Thomas

The FGR Sleeper Pick: Scott Brown (But really who in the hell knows with this field?)

Last Week's Report Card: B
. . . bitch about them relentlessly . . . 

1. Jim Furyk - 4th
2. Matt Kuchar - T7th
3. Charley Hoffman - T7th
4. Tony Finau - T22nd
5. Luke Donald - T74th


One and Done Picks to Date

Hyundai: Kevin Streelman - $70,667
Sony: Chris Kirk - $42,280
Humana: Russell Knox - M/C
Phoenix: Hunter Mahan - $36,729
Farmers: Hideki Matsuyama - M/C
AT&T: Dustin Johnson - $281,067
Northern Trust: Jimmy Walker - $24,120
Honda: Keegan Bradley - M/C
WGC-Cadillac: Bubba Watson - $540,000
Valspar: Jim Furyk - $23,600
Palmer: Brooks Koepka – W/D
. . . . and then turn them into a
sweaty winning FGR theme.
Texas Open: Matt Kuchar - $99,200
Houston Open: Louis Oosthuizen - M/C
Masters: Rory McIlroy - $480,000
Heritage: Patrick Reed - M/C
Zurich: Rickie Fowler - M/C
Match Play: Graeme McDowell - $49,385
Players: Henrik Stenson - $130,857
Wells Fargo: Webb Simpson - $624,800
Colonial: Zach Johnson - $78,780
Byron Nelson: Gary Woodland - $15,407
Memorial: Justin Rose - $669,600
FedEx St. Jude: Billy Horschel - $168,000
U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson - $23,822
Travelers: Brandt Snedeker - $147,200
Greenbrier: Kevin Kisner - $500,267
John Deere: Robert Streb - $84,600
British Open: Sergio Garcia - $305,878
Canadian Open: Charley Hoffman - $174,725

Season Total: $4,570,984


Footnote

* Being deep in the heart of enemy territory ain't helping. I've only been here one day and I'm already about to start punching-out cardboard cutouts of Gronk. 

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