Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The RBC Heritage Preview

Now we go through the same painful ritual that comes every April when we roll over, crack an eyelid and discover that we have a CAT 5 golf hangover. Then we realize that it's a work day so we have to drag ourselves out of bed, wash off the stench of booze, cigarettes and Aqua Velva before getting back at it for the RBC Heritage because some poor sap of a golf tournament has to follow the Masters and this poor sap has to write about that poor sap.

The good news is that picking this thing ain't rocket surgery (that line never gets old . . . I hope). Just find a credible guy who has finished in the top five here over the past few years and there's a good chance he'll finish top ten this year. And for the love of Harry Vardon, do not pick Jason Day. This is a tree-lined short hitters course that guys like Day play once in their career for the hell of it never to return. Jim Furyk has two wins and Luke Donald has two runner-ups here since 2009. Enough said. 

I've got Kevin Kisner ready to roll but you can't go wrong with Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar or Zach Johnson. ZJ could be a nice play because he's probably pissed-off and well rested (in that order) from missing the cut last week. The safe pick is Kuch who won here in 2014, finished 5th last year and showed signs of life at the Masters and the Match Play. If you're feeling really frisky, throw Bryson Dechambeau in there for his first pro start and maybe you'll look like a genius.         

On a completely unrelated note, when I wasn't watching golf last weekend, I went and saw Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and here is my three word review . . .    

The RBC Heritage Odds*
. . . Wonder . . .

1. Jason Day - 11/2
2. Paul Casey - 16/1
3. Brandt Snedeker - 18/1
4. Matt Kuchar - 20/1
5. Zach Johnson - 25/1
5. Kevin Kisner - 25/1
7. Matthew Fitzpatrick - 30/1
8. Justin Thomas - 35/1
9. Bill Haas - 40/1
9. Billy Horschel - 40/1
9.  Branden Grace - 40/1
12. Kevin Na - 45/1
13. Jason Dufner - 50/1
13. Graeme McDowell - 50/1
13. Luke Donald - 50/1 
13. Charley Hoffman - 50/1
13. Jamie Lovemark - 50/1
18. Danny Lee - 55/1
19. Bryson Dechambeau - 60/1
19. Ian Poulter - 60/1
. . . . Freakin' . . . 

Ten Guys We Like

Paul Casey - 16/1
Brandt Snedeker - 18/1
Matt Kuchar - 20/1
Kevin Kisner - 25/1
Bill Haas - 40/1
Luke Donald - 50/1
Jason Dufner - 50/1
Harris English - 65/1
Ben Martin - 70/1
Scott Brown - 80/1

The FGR's One and Done Pick: Kevin Kisner

The FGR's Sleeper Pick: Scott Brown

Picks to Date
. . . Woman.

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
Valspar Ryan Moore $414,800
Palmer: Henrik Stenson $365,400
Match Play: Branden Grace $90,900
Houston Open: Phil Mickelson $160,760
Masters: Adam Scott $37,000
Total $4,051,361

Footnote

* Note that we doubled the odds list to accommodate an extra picture because our motto at the FGR is "When it Stops Being About Us, It's All About You."  

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