Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Shell Houston Open Preview

In an effort to create some cheap space filler over the past few weeks we've posted a couple of brackets that included the following final fours: Kansas, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Virginia . . . Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace and Danny Willett. What do all eight of those teams/players have in common other than the fact that none of them have ever been in my kitchen? (Cliff Clavin reference). You guessed it. None of them made it to a final four which means it's time to get back to what we're good at (sulking like a five year old when you bogey the first two holes?). No the other thing. Picking stroke play tournaments.

Case in point. Last week, we boasted that our hastily compiled Puerto Rico Open list would produce three of the top five finishers. And while we didn't quite pull that off, we did get three of the top eight including the winner (Tony Finau (1st), Scott Brown (T5th) and Will Mackenzie T8th). To the extent that we can call that momentum, we're going to ride it like Gene Wilder on a mechanical bull into Houston and then hopefully onto the tradition unlike any other (ooh don't tease me). 

This week you could make a pretty good case for any of the top ten guys on the odds list, especially Louis Oosthuizen who was clearly the second best player at the Match Play. However, Louis can be very enigmatic and, just when you think he's grooving it, he'll get distracted and check-out like a 12 year old soccer team or the 2015-16 Maryland Terrapins basketball team (still a tad bitter). That could absolutely happen coming off seven matches in five days and looking ahead to Augusta so I'm avoiding Louis.

Instead, here is the scenario I envision and we have to take a trip down memory lane for this one to make sense. Back in 2006, Phil Mickelson got off to a very solid start to the season with a bunch of top tens and everyone started chattering about how he was going to win his second green jacket. It seemed like if you put the quality of his game on a graph, it was going to peak at Augusta but it ended-up peaking a week earlier at the BellSouth Classic where he shot 28 under (yeah, 28 under) and blistered the field by 13 strokes. He went on to win the Masters the following week.

This season has the same feel to it. He already has three top five finishes and, if he hadn't gotten buzz sawed by Patrick Reed in his third match in Austin, he easily could've gone deep into the weekend. Now he's headed to a course where he has a great track record including a win in 2011 and many of the favorites may be looking ahead. If I thought he had a shot at Augusta, I'd consider saving him but those are going to be shark infested waters this year with so many studs playing at the tops of their games. This is Phil's week. I gotta feelin'. 

The Houston Open Odds

1. Jordan Spieth - 13/2
Nothing like a Texas tourney to
help get the FGR back on track.
2. Rickie Fowler - 12/1
3. Henrik Stenson - 12/1
4. Dustin Johnson - 14/1
5. Phil Mickelson - 18/1
6. Louis Oosthuizen - 20/1
7. Patrick Reed - 22/1
8. J.B. Holmes - 25/1
9. Charl Schwartzel - 25/1
10. Sergio Garcia - 25/1

Ten Guys We Like

Jordan Spieth - 13/2
Phil Mickelson - 18/1
Patrick Reed - 22/1
Charl Schwartzel - 25/1
Charles Howell - 60/1
Bernd Wiesberger - 66/1
Cameron Tringale - 80/1
Matt Jones - 80/1
Freddie Jacobson - 90/1
Derek Fathauer - 150/1

One and Done Pick: Phil Mickelson

Sleeper Pick: Cameron Tringale

Picks to Date

Hyundai:Dustin Johnson $148,000
Sony:Matt Kuchar $77,604
CareerBuilder:Ryan Palmer $75,897
FarmersBrandt Snedeker$1,170,000
PhoenixHideki Matsuyama$1,170,000
Pebble Beach:Jimmy Walker$143,500
Northern Trust:Sergio Garcia$0
Honda:Patrick Reed$0
Cadillac:Rickie Fowler$197,500
ValsparRyan Moore$414,800
Palmer:Henrik Stenson$365,400
Match Play:Branden Grace$90,900

Email the Fantasy Golf Report at fgr@fantasygolfreport.com.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Puerto Rico Open Preview

We don't usually do this but it's a slow Tuesday and we just cracked a second bottle of low rent Cabernet so, per Laura's request (this week's lone commentator . . . thanks assholes), we're going to preview what would otherwise be a non preview worthy tournament. First the obvious. If you have to pick a player for this event, go with Scott Brown or Graham DeLeat. Why would you pick anyone else (other than maybe Freddie Jacobson, Patrick Rodgers or Tony Finau) and when else are you going to use one of those scrubs? (By the way, DeLeat's beard is the most annoying gimmick on tour since Ryan Moore used to wear a tie . . . and no one is topping that).

So now that we've taken our shots, we have to acknowledge that this is a decent gambling opportunity. As far as we can tell, certain gambling websites have chosen not to fashion a game around the match play for reasons that are inexplicable. That leaves this event and we're fairly confident that at least three of the top five are going to come from the list of "Ten Guys We Like" including 250/1 shot Michael Bradley who fell off the golf map sometime after winning at Doral in 1998 but then reappeared to win the Puerto Rico Open in 2009 and 2011. Last year he finished T27 for the only cut he made so he clearly likes the course and the level of competition.       

The Puerto Rico Odds

1. Scott Brown - 16/1
What can brown do for you?

2. Graham Deleat - 18//1
3. William McGirt - 22/1
4. Freddie Jacobson - 25/1
5. Patrick Rodgers - 25/1
6. Chesson Hadley - 25/1
7. George Coetzee - 30/1
8. Ian Poulter - 33/1
9. Boo Weekley - 33/1
10. Tony Finau - 33/1

Ten Guys We Like

Scott Brown - 16/1
Graham Deleat - 18/1
Freddie Jacobson - 25/1
Tony Finau - 33/1
Jerry Kelly - 40/1
Cameron Smith - 50/1
Will Mackenzie - 55/1
Jhonattan Vegas - 80/1
Ricky Barnes - 100/1
Michael Bradley - 250/1

One and Done Pick: Scott Brown

Sleeper Pick: Will Mackenzie

Email the FGR at fgr@fantasygolfreport.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Fantasy Golf Report's WGC-Dell Match Play Bracket

Fantasy Golf: The WGC Dell Match Play Preview

I have to admit I was caught off guard by the short week as in I just looked at the schedule and said "holy shit it's a short week." So now I find myself in a condo somewhere in Florida trying to crank-out this preview as my mother in-law blares the soundtrack from "Cats." (I did not and could not make that up). The good news is that it's the match play so there is only so much you can predict, especially with it being played at a new venue this year (oh my God now she's whistling along with the tune).  

The simple rule for picking a match play winner is, when in doubt, pick a European. There's a reason they've been kicking our ass in the Ryder Cup. They thrive on the individual match-ups and generally seem to make more clutch putts than their American counterparts in this format. That leads us to favor guys like Paul Casey, Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer and matchplay savant Victor Dubuisson. (I just switched rooms, put on headphones and still can't drown it out).

If you feel the need to play a favorite this week, Jason Day would be the obvious choice because no one is better at maintaining momentum. As for the Americans, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed eat this stuff up but nothing would make for a more entertaining week than Phil Mickelson advancing, however, he's a huge risk reward pick because he could just as easily check-out and go 0-3 in the Group Stage. 

I'm currently going with Casey but his group is brutal with Day and Graeme McDowell. Mickelson would have to survive Reed and Matthew Fitzpatrick which is a tall order. Based on the group stage match-ups, Willett or Branden Grace* would be the best plays. Sorry for the short shrift but my ears are now bleeding and I need to go drown myself in Heineken and the Gulf of Mexico.     

The Dell Match Play Odds

1. Rory McIlroy - 9/1
"Wouuld you prefer I sing some Phantom
of the Opera
for you?" NOOOOOOO!!!
2. Jason Day - 11/1
3. Rickie Fowler - 12/1
4. Jordan Spieth - 12/1
5. Adam Scott - 14/1
6. Bubba Watson - 16/1
7. Justin Rose  - 20/1
8. Dustin Johnson - 22/1
9. Paul Casey - 28/1
10. Charl Schwartzel - 28/1

Ten Guys We Like

Jason Day - 11/1
Rickie Fowler - 12/1
Paul Casey - 28/1
Danny Willett - 33/1
Patrick Reed - 33/1
Branden Grace - 40/1
Andy Sullivan - 66/1
Bill Haas - 70/1
Martin Kaymer - 80/1
Victor Dubuisson - 125/1

The One and Done Pick: Paul Casey

The Sleeper Pick: Victor Dubuisson


* UPDATE: I've already bailed on Casey due to his potentially brutal path and switched to Grace. Stay tuned throughout the night for continued coverage. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Battle for the Golden Boat Shoe

"So that’s the bet Blane. A week in my East
Hampton beach house on the Blue Devils against
a week in your Aspen Chalet on the Bulldogs."

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The FGR's 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket

If you want to gauge exactly how much the FGR knows about college basketball this year, take the amount of our golf knowledge and cut it in half, then divide that number by 3. The resulting number represents roughly twice our knowledge. With the exception of games involving the Terps, we probably watched about two total hours of college hoops and most of that was devoted to the end of Duke games that they were losing. 

So based on that foundation, here is how we see the tournament shaking-out. Note that we went into this with two objectives: (1) Take Duke out early and (2) find a winner other than Kansas, North Carolina or Michigan St. They are a lot more vulnerable than people think as evidenced by their fifteen combined losses (when was the last time the top three had that many?) and there is way too much love flowing in their directions. In case you think there may be some hidden allegiance behind our championship pick like it's the alma mater of our favorite uncle, just know that if picking Duke makes us feel like we need to set ourselves on fire, picking Virginia makes us feel like we need to take a radiation shower. It burns!!!      

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview

We got just what we expected from Ryan Moore last weekend. A top five finish that should've been a win if half of his final round birdie putts had made it to the hole. I'll tell you that you haven't lived until you've spent a rainy Sunday afternoon on the couch futilely rooting for Ryan Moore to make a move that you know will never come. (My poor wife. If she only knew the petty things that affect my moods). Then again, Charl Schwartzel and Bill Haas weren't even on our radar so we'll take the third place money and run with it. If you' ve hung with the FGR since the Hyundai and you were smart enough to interpret the real meaning of our Cadillac Championship analysis and go with Adam Scott or Bubba Watson, then you should be winning something. We'll take that start.

Wait, did someone say "Rosie Jones?"
No? OK never mind. Please continue.
Now, however, it gets a bit dicey for a few weeks. Your back to back winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational is Matt Freakin' Every (and I'll give you one hint who we're not picking this week). Then you have the crapshoot that is the Match Play followed by the Houston Open which has arguably the most random track record of winners on tour over the past ten years (what do Matt Jones, D.A. Points, Anthony Kim and Johnson Wagner have in common?). Spin me around and point me at the donkey.  

As for this week, Scott is the obvious pick but is he really going to win three in a row? Then again, we didn't pick him at Doral because we didn't think he could win two in a row so continue reading with caution, especially considering he finished third here last year after opening with a 62. Rory McIlroy is getting warmer after his T3 at the Cadillac and Justin Rose comes in playing well and sports a solid history at Bay Hill including a runner-up in 2013.

They are all fine choices which is why we're going with Henrik Stenson. If nothing else, we are suckers for trends and here are his last four finishes at the Arnold Palmer* - T15, T8, T5 and 2nd. Boom. All he has to do is putt a little bit which we know is asking a lot from the big Swede who has the touch of a drunken lumberjack but his otherworldly 3-wood and iron game have carried him to enough wins in the past that we think he's up to it this week. Cue up the ABBA and pass the Svedka. I feel another win coming on. 

The Arnold Palmer Odds

1. Rory McIlroy - 5/1
In light of this week's Stenson pick,
we're featuring Lindsey Kevitch who
might be Swedish but probably isn't.
2. Adam Scott - 7/1
3. Henrik Stenson - 11/1
4. Jason Day - 14/1
5. Justin Rose - 14/1
6. Hideki Matsuyama - 25/1
7. Kevin Na - 30/1
8. Ryan Moore - 33/1
9. Matt Kuchar - 35/1
10. Paul Casey - 35/1

Ten Guys We Like

Henrik Stenson - 11/1
Justin Rose - 14/1
Ryan Moore - 33/1
Kevin Kisner - 40/1
Jason Kokrak - 60/1
William McGirt - 70/1
Billy Horschel - 70/1
Keegan Bradley - 80/1
Matt Every - 80/1
David Lingmerth - 100/1

One and Done Pick: Henrik Stenson

Sleeper Pick: David Lingmerth  

One and Done Picks to Date

Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar
Ryan Palmer
Brandt Snedeker
Hideki Matsuyama
Pebble Beach:
Jimmy Walker
Northern Trust:
Sergio Garcia
Patrick Reed
Rickie Fowler
Ryan Moore


* You know you've achieved icon status when a "the" is regularly placed in front of your name for positive reasons. "The Arnold Palmer" could be a drink or a prominent golf tournament. Speaking of which, we need to starting calling vodka and Gatorade a "FGR." What's right is right.

Email the Fantasy Golf Report here.

The Pre Super Tuesday II Presidential Power Rankings

Let's squeeze in a quick rankings update before the tires go completely flat on Marco Rubio's tricycle.

1. Hillary Clinton

It was close but we're going to give Hillary the top spot despite Bernie taking a chunk out of her momentum in Michigan. It also didn't help her credibility when she was apparently overcome by the methane leak in California and started talking gibberish about how the Reagans started a national conversation on HIV/AIDS back in the 80's. For those of you who weren't around back then, the Reagans started a national conversation about HIV/AIDS in the same way that your mom would start a Thanksgiving dinner conversation about your dad's drinking problem. She wouldn't and they didn't.

Nope. You can't use "Whitewater."
Hillary appears to still be operating under the delusion that she can make Republicans like her. She needs to understand that inventing nice things to say about Nancy Reagan isn't going to change the fact that most of them believe that she and Gaddafi used to share a Gmail account and played Words with Friends using missile codes.  

2. Donald Trump

There really isn't anything I can say about the Donald that you haven't heard somewhere else so instead, allow me to offer this little anecdote. Back when we had lives, the FGW and I went to an all day music festival at RFK Stadium that found us thirty feet from the stage swaying to the dulcet sounds of Toad the Wet Sprocket's Walk on the Ocean. As Toad finished and the crowd exhaled in one big collective yoga cool down, I noticed the demographics around me beginning to shift from granola to gravel. Before I knew it, the MC was on the stage asking the crowd if they were ready "TO HAVE THEIR MINDS RIPPED APART!?!?" (nice segue) at which point Henry Rollins burst onto stage screaming his brains out and we found ourselves in the middle of a mosh pit with the cast of Sons of Anarchy. I grabbed the FGW by the hand and we bolted for the back of the stadium like Keanu Reeves outrunning an explosion. 

So in that scenario, did Henry Rollins cause the crowd's behavior? Of course he did. Were the FGW and I in the wrong place at the wrong time? Yes we were. Did we stick around and start yelling "Henry Rollins sucks!"? No we did not because (a) we're not suicidal and (b) it wouldn't have changed anyone's opinion of Henry Rollins anyway. In a related story, 88% of Trump supporters said that they were as likely or more likely to vote for Trump in light of the ruckus that occurred in Chicago last week. 

3. Ted Cruz

There has been a lot of speculation among the pundits about why so many Democrats are voting for Trump. While it is true that many of them can't stand Hilary and don't lean left enough for Bernie, the real reason may be a case of addition by subtraction in that Trump winning the nomination would mean no Ted Cruz. To Democrats, the prospect of President Cruz is more frightening than a love child born of Karl Rove and Ann Coulter.

4. Bernie Sanders

The Bern scored a nice win in Michigan but let's face it, his campaign has the permanency of a game of hacky sack at a Phish concert. When it's over, we'll all agree that it was fun while it lasted but dude, those are the opening chords of Sample in a Jar.

5. Marco Rubio

Down in front!
The doomed bobsled ride that Chris Christie started by cutting his brakes and giving him a big push in New Hampshire appears to be coming to an end as indicated by the sparse turnout at this rally in Hialeah last week. You have to give Rubio credit for one thing. At least he initiated the juvenile back and forth with Trump in Houston that led to Trump assuring everyone that there was no problem with his manhood. If not for that, we may never have touched the bottom of the campaign pool.

DFL. America

We're fucked.

Email the Fantasy Golf Report . . .  fgr@fantasygolfreport.com.     

Friday, March 11, 2016

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 6, Episode 9

[If you've been looking for the Episode 8 recap, you can call-off your search because it never happened. Then again, Episode 8 barely happened so maybe the FGR's omission was in itself a clever bit of criticism. At least that's what we'll tell ourselves].

Regular readers of the Fantasy Golf Report know that I have an affinity for many things British such as the British Open, British porn stars and drinking as a problem solving tool. How else to explain my borderline obsession with a TV show that seemingly has no place among my list of all-time favorites which are (in approximate order): The Wire, The Sopranos, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Shield, The Americans, Hill Street Blues, Homeland and 24.* (That's a lot of booze and violence. Feels like I may be compensating a bit).   

I think it had to with the fact that just about every fifth line of dialogue was a barb fired at someone. And when the show was at it's best, you'd have two characters trading verbal baskets like Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins in their classic game 7 from 1988 (still compensating). Whatever it was, it got me and now I feel the need to say goodbye with one final entry (no I'm not crying, you're crying . . . shut-up!). 

Let's dispense with some of the throw away story lines first. We had Tom and Henry opening a Carmax with an inventory that a sloth could count on one hand. We're glad to see that Henry is going to have something to get him out of the house because he's going to be a father and you don't want to be sitting around the abbey all day with your kid asking a bunch of annoying questions like "who are you?" as Barrow gives him a piggy back ride while trying to pour the brandy in a manner that will win Mr. Carson's approval (more on that later).

I feel ya Spratt.
Idiots abound.
Septimus Spratt had his moonlighting job validated by the Countess (in your FACE Denker!). Spratt and I actually have much in common. We both toil away at night as anonymous writers while busting our humps at a thankless day job to keep food on the table. We both have a cousin who tends to run afoul of the law. And we both tend to wear a look of constant disapproval. 

Daisy got a haircut which momentarily made her more attractive until she started speaking again at which point I wanted Mrs. Patmore to turn her face into the shape of a frying pan Wil E. Coyote style. 

Molesly was offered a promotion and, despite spending his whole life longing for the very opportunity that was presented to him, he figured he better mull it over a bit before giving-up his job as a guy who carries tea around and is regarded about as highly as Lord Grantham's fifth favorite bathrobe.   

Lord Merton got some unexpected good news when he learned that he din't have pernicious anemia (death sentence) but instead had iron deficiency anemia (take two pills and call me in the morning). This was heart-warming but, with all due respect to the Baron, who gives a shit about Lord Merton. I guess when Julian Fellowes was doling-out more happy endings than a strip mall massage parlor, he realized that Isobel didn't have one so bring on Lord Merton. On the other hand, it did lead to the classic line he dropped on his son like an anvil when he basically said, "Larry, you're my son so the rules say I have to love you but I never really liked you . . . asshole." If you don't watch the show, trust me, Larry deserved it.

The centerpiece of the finale was of course the fact that Herbert grew a pair worthy of the 7th Marquess of Hexham and came back for Edith. Anyone who didn't see this coming probably found the ending of Titanic far more suspenseful than then rest of us. This led to a temporary burying of the hatchet between Edith and Mary. At least until the first time Mary gets hammered and asks Marigold in front of everyone if she ever wonders what happened to her real daddy. For now, however, everything is blissful for the nobility, especially for Lord Grantham who finally managed to get his daughters married off and, more importantly, lived to see it happen (I would've lost that bet). 

Grab our sticks and a bottle
of rye Barrow. We're going
out for a booze nine.
The only character who didn't find himself a love connection was Mr. Barrow but we need to keep in mind that (a) he's gay, (b) this is England in 1928 and (c) he's a gay man in 1928 England. Remember how that worked-out for Alen Turing in The Imitation Game (Spoiler Alert: Not well). Barrow will have to settle for the consolation prize of getting re-hired as the lead butler at a Division I house after getting a taste of life working for the Havercamps. At least he'll have the ever patient and amenable Mr. Carson looking over his shoulder to make sure he doesn't screw it up.

And with that, we say goodbye to a show that captivated the hearts of housewives, interior decoraters, English literature professors and me. Now let's fire-up season 4 of The Americans. I'm ready to see some dead bodies stuffed in suitcases again.


* When making these lists, you have to seperate comedies from dramas. Anybody who makes a list that contains both Bosom Buddies and The Wire is a jackass.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Valspar Championship Preview

I'm an idiot but we already kind of knew that. Case in point, I concluded last week's preview by writing, "So after spending a paragraph making a case for the four guys you should absolutely choose from this week, we added a paragraph manufacturing a bunch of sketchy excuses for why we're picking someone else. And we wonder why we're in a slump." I then proceeded to pick Rickie Fowler* over the aforementioned four guys who were Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and J.B. Holmes. So theoretically I still had a 50% chance of screwing-up the pick but not really when you consider that:

(A) I had already used D.J. so he wasn't part of my equation (which is really the only solace I can take from this debacle after his Sunday 79); and 

(b) I would never pick a borderline second tier player like Holmes in a WGC caliber event.

That left Scott and Watson who of course finished 1-2 and systematically ruined my Sunday afternoon by dominating the back nine. I tried to get my heart into rooting for Danny Willett but when it comes to his resume, we'll quote the great Richard Masur** and say, "you've done a lot of solid work here but it's just not Ivy League now is it?" His tee shot into the water on 18 was very University of Illinois. I never really considered Rory because he's in one of those spazzy Rory ruts where he plays one round per tournament like a guy who lost a contact lens which may also explain his choice of shirts. We'll wait until he sorts-out his putting stroke and his wardrobe before calling his number.

In the meantime, we have to press-on to the next tournament because that's what fantasy golf writers do when they're not pondering how in the hell they wound-up being fantasy golf writers (Good Lord snap out of it man!). The Valspar Championship is played on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on the left side of Florida. Along with Harbour Town, it's one of the few courses on tour where it doesn't help to be Bubba or J.B. which is why most of the bombers aren't playing and those who do probably won't fare very well (Gary Woodland won here in 2011 but that was an anomaly). 

Aside from not being long off the tee, the players who have been 
historically successful at this event share one other trait. They are mind numbingly boring. Here are the winners from 2008-2014: John Senden, Kevin Streelman, Woodland, Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen and Sean O'Hair. Holy shit someone pass me the Adderall and smelling salts before I lose consciousness and my forehead hits the coffee table. 

So with that trend in mind and because I'm not risking Jordan Spieth, I'm going with the player who makes watching paint dry feel like taking an Olympic luge run naked (it had to be naked right?). I don't even want to write his name here because I'm so disgusted with myself so you'll have to scroll down to see it. And to think it was less than a month ago that I was soaking in the glory of picking back to back winners. Can a brother get a little cheering-up from an award winning British actress with the same last name as this week's pick and her co-star from the critically acclaimed Girl on Girl Tickle Wards?

The Valspar Favorites
Thanks Carmel Moore.

1. Jordan Spieth - 5/1
2. Henrik Stenson - 11/1
3. Patrick Reed - 20/1
4. Danny Willett - 22/1
5. Louis Oostuizen - 28/1
6. Justin Thomas - 28/1
7. Charl Schwartzel - 30/1
8. Graeme McDowell - 30/1
9. Matt Kuchar - 33/1
10. Branden Grace - 33/1

Ten Guys We Like

Jordan Spieth - 5/1
Henrik Stenson - 11/1
Jason Dufner - 35/1
Harris English - 35/1
Ryan Moore - 45/1
Luke Donald - 45/1
Also thought you were superb in
Spicy Wrap Girls Lindsay Marie.
K.J. Choi - 45/1
John Senden - 70/1
Sean O'Hair - 80/1
Vijay Singh - 125/1

One and Done Pick: Ryan Moore

Sleeper Pick: Vijay Singh

Picks to Date

Hyundai: Dustin Johnson  $148,000
Sony: Matt Kuchar  $77,604
CareerBuilder: Ryan Palmer  $75,897
Farmers Brandt Snedeker $1,170,000
Phoenix Hideki Matsuyama $1,170,000
Pebble Beach: Jimmy Walker $143,500
Northern Trust: Sergio Garcia $0
Honda: Patrick Reed $0
Cadillac: Rickie Fowler $197,500
Total $2,982,501


* If Fowler doesn't play the 3rd hole six over on Friday and Saturday, he finishes tied for second and we're not having this conversation. Hey Rickie, you might want to add that hole to #15 at Scottsdale on your 2016 "Lets Try a New Strategy" list. You big dummy. (It's impossible to say anything really mean about Rickie. Believe me, if I can't do it, it's impossible).  

** If you've never seen Head Office with Masur, Rick Moranis, Judge Reinhold and Wallace Shawn, give the first hour a look the next time it's on Showtime 2 but shut it down as soon as the first seen with Father Guido Sarducci as the limo driver is over. That's the point where you realize they're trying to ruin it with a plot and a message.  

Email the Fantasy Golf Report at fgr@fantasygolfreport.com