Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fantasy Golf: The Wyndham Preview

After starting slower than a Russian novel, the FGR's one and done picks have heated-up since Webb Simpson took second at the Wells Fargo and we finally hit paydirt with Jason Day at Whistling Straits. This week we look to keep that momentum going with Bill Haas. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is your Wyndham Championship Preview. Sorry for the brevity but as you will see shortly, I got a bit carried away on a tangent that diverted my attention this week ("do you guys want to go ride bi . . . hey, check-out the cloud that looks like an Iguana"). Most of what you want to know can be found in the Draft Kings Top Ten List anyway so I don't want to waste your, my or our time. So let's just get to the picks and an introduction to the new friend I made listening to the radio today (that came out a bit creepy).

The Wyndham Championship Odds

1. Brooks Koepka - 16/1
Meet ESPN personality and
new FGR favorite, Sarah Spain.

2. Hideki Matsuyama - 16/1
3. Brandt Snedeker - 18/1
4. Adam Scott - 18/1
5. Martin Kaymer - 22/1
6. Webb Simpson - 22/1
7. Branden Grace - 22/1
8. Justin Thomas - 25/1
9. Bill Haas - 28/1
10. Ryan Moore - 33/1

The FGR Wyndham Picks

1. Brandt Snedeker
2. Bill Haas
3. Billy Horschel
4. Justin Thomas
5. Brooks Koepka

The FGR One and Done Pick: Bill Haas

The FGR Sleeper Pick: Cameron Smith

The FGR Deep Sleeper: Brad Miller*

Huge sports fan. 
Total wise-ass.**

Last Week's Report Card: A

1. Jason Day - 1st
2. Bubba Watson - 21st
3. Jordan Spieth - 2nd
4. Justin Rose - 4th

5. Henrik Stenson - T25th
6. Rory McIlroy - 17th
7. Robert Streb - T10th
8. Rickie Fowler - T30th
9. Zach Johnson - M/C

10. Brooks Koepka - T5th

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
And she can shoot the 3.
What's not to love?**
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
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
Quicken Loans: Justin Thomas - $242,875
Bridgestone: Adam Scott - $55,000
PGA Championship: Jason Day - $1,800,000

Season Total: $6,668,859


Footnote


* Brad Miller is a young pro from Baltimore who shot 63 on Monday to earn a spot in his first PGA Tour event. Depending on his schedule, the rules for professionals participating and whether my game shows-up for the qualifier, I could have the privilege of playing 11 or 12 holes against him if I sneak in as a low seed for our club championship. (My hand just started shaking like Gene Wilder's in Blazing Saddles). Good luck Brad . . . for now.  


** Spain, who played hoops in high school and was a college track and field star at Cornell, was on the Russillo show today and it's her birthday. When asked what she planned to do, she said probably nothing because she had to be on the air early the next morning and didn't want to come in with her "party voice." Suffice it to say, she had me at "party voice." 

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