Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Texas Open Preview

After four straight down weeks, we are officially slumping and the only prescription to cure that is to take a half day and go play 18 or hit the track or fish or some other low-stress pursuit that inexplicably makes you too tired to do anything but go home and pass-out on the couch with the TV volume set to "barely audible" and a bag of potato chips on your chest (hand down your pants optional . . . why do we do that?). The key is to not fool yourself into thinking you can beat the slump by wasting your time on a bunch of extra research. In short, this is no time for hard work.   

Not to mention, this just feels like an off week. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the consummate Texan Jordan Spieth decided not to play in something called "The Texas Open." Though who can blame him considering he's still having Hunger Games level flashbacks and, when his swing coach went to check on him in his darkened room last weekend, he flew into a violent rage screaming "TWELVE . . . TWELVE . . . TWELVE!!!"

We will make one minor adjustment to try to shake things up by using DraftKings values instead of odds for our Ten Guys We Like segment. As always, we guarantee that some six player combination out of that ten will win you money or we will share your Sunday night misery because we lost money too. (We're here for you).


At least we're back in Texas . . .
The Texas Open Odds

1. Jimmy Walker - 16/1
2. Patrick Reed - 18/1
3. Brandt Snedeker - 20/1
4. Branden Grace - 20/1
5. Zach Johnson - 20/1
6. Matt Kuchar - 22/1
7. Brooks Koepka - 22/1
8. J.B. Holmes - 25/1
9. Bryson DeChambeau - 25/1
10. Phil Mickelson - 28/1

Ten Guys We Like

Jimmy Walker - $11,200
Bryson Dechambeau - $9,800
Charley Hoffman - $9,600
. . . which is nice from 
a theme standpoint. 
Billy Horschel - $9,400
Daniel Summerhays - $8,300
Freddie Jacobson - $8,100
Chez Reavie - $7,700
Aaron Baddeley - $7,400
Will MacKenzie - $6,800
Justin Leonard - $6,300

One and Done Pick: Charley Hoffman

Sleeper Pick: Will MacKenzie

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:
H. 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
Heritage:
Kevin Kisner
$11,859
Total
$4,063,220