Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Travelers Championship Preview

After about five words my Travelers Championship Preview morphed into a rant about the ridiculousness of Olympic golf so we've moved that idea over to a different post for later publication. The problem is that we now have to generate something interesting to say about a tournament that delivers as much charisma as a Buick (sorry Buick, all you're accomplishing with those ads is reminding us that you're the third most mind numbingly boring American made product behind the Corn Flake and the Golf Channel).

The forecasting this week couldn't be more straightforward. You've got Bubba followed by a handful of second tier guys and then everyone else. If you still have Bubba available (and I'm hoping that a select few of you don't), you will either start him or set a new standard for overthinking it. He's won this thing twice, finished 2nd once and has a tie for 4th when he mis-clubbed on a par 3 in the final round, hit it into the water and then blamed his caddie thus adding to the lore of Bubba.

On an unrelated note, we're going to be changing the theme of the pictures on the FGR for the foreseeable future. We've got a nasty trend of objectification/denigration of women going on in this country right now and this website ain't gonna remotely be a part of it. Not pointing any fingers. Just following our partially functioning moral compass.

"I don't know Ted. I seem to remember a guy
who looks a lot like you handing me that club."
The Travelers Odds

1. Bubba Watson - 12/1
2. Brooks Koepka - 14/1
3. Branden Grace - 14/1
4. Patrick Reed - 18/1
5. Matt Kuchar - 20/1
6. Zach Johnson - 28/1
7. Jim Furyk - 33/1
8. J.B. Holmes - 33/1
9. Paul Casey - 33/1
10. Daniel Berger - 33/1

One and Done Pick: Bubba Watson

Sleeper Pick: Jon Curran

"Hey, we're still friends right."

Ten Guys We Like in DraftKings

Bubba Watson - $12,300
Zach Johnson - $10,200
Brendan Steele - $8,500
Marc Leishman - $8,200
Martin Laird - $8,000
Ryan Moore - $7,800
Luke Donald - $7,300
Colt Knost - $7,100
Jon Curran - $6,500
Chris Stroud - $6,300

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
Valspar
Ryan Moore
$414,800
Palmer:
Henrik Stenson
$365,400
Match Play:
Branden Grace
$90,900
Houston Open:
Phil Mickelson
$123,760
Masters:
Adam Scott
$37,000
Heritage:
Kevin Kisner
$11,859
Texas Open:
Charley Hoffman
$1,116,000
Zurich:
Billy Horschel
$28,029
Wells Fargo:
Kevin Chappell
$22,642
Players:
Rory McIlroy
$212,625
Nelson:
Marc Leishman
$0
Colonial:
Jason Dufner
$216,913
Memorial:
Paul Casey
$0
FedEx:
Brooks Koepka
$462,933
US Open:
Jason Day
$247,806
Quicken:
Brendan Steele
$28,290
Bridgestone:
Jim Furyk
$66,500
British:
Louis Oosthuizen
$0
Canadian:
Emiliano Grillo
$20,060
PGA:
Justin Rose
$75,636

Total
$6,523,654