Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fantasy Golf: The Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview

Well if you rode with the FGR last week, then you definitely won some money because you know who hasn't seen the inside of a barbershop in over ten years and picked Adam Hadwin in his top ten? THIS GUY. Now it feels like we're due for a rebound to a big name winner with a stacked field that includes Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler and possibly the FGR as I'm currently sitting about two hours from Bay Hill contemplating an escape from my bubble to actually watch some live golf.* 

As for the picking this week, you can go with any of the big guns listed above, all of whom are qualified, or you could roll the dice on a Francesco Molinari, Tyrell Hatton or Wesley Bryan. I think it's time to go big and Swedish. Stenson should've won this thing last year but he hit a brain dead second shot into the short par 5 16th and made bogey when everyone else was making birdie (I'm going off of memory here so don't quote me on that but I do distinctly remember a ball in the water and a moment of unjustified rage). He ended-up finishing 3rd which he added to a 2nd, T5th and T8th at this event over the last four years so he's due. 

And that's it for this week as I'm on vacation and doing Google searches for "hot Swedish models" around your kids gets a bit dicey. We'll come back strong next week with multiple entries including a potential course review of a track that I've been unashamedly bashing for years without actually playing. It's cozy here in the bubble.  

Of course "big and Swedish" is just
a set-up line for introducing Johanna
Lundback to the Fantasy Golf Report.
The One and Done Pick: Henrik Stenson

The Sleeper Pick: Wesley Bryan

The DraftKings Top Ten


Rory McIlroy - $12,000
Henrik Stenson - $11,500
Tyrell Hatton - $9,100
Francesco Molinari - $8,600
Martin Laird - $8,100
Keegan Bradley - $7,800
Jim Herman - $7,500
Tommy Fleetwood - $7,200
Wesley Bryan - $7,100
Graeme McDowell - $7,000

Footnote

* Increasing the likelihood of this jaunt is the fact that the Maryland Terrapins will be playing most likely their last game of the season in Orlando on Thursday night and the FGR family will be in attendance. If you're in the market for an #11 over #6 upset, look no further than this game as the Terps have shifted to an offense built-around bricking the first available 3 point shot. It's like watching a team of 12 year olds coached by a dad who grew-up playing field hockey.