Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fantasy Golf: Travelers Championship Preview

Ah the life of an unpaid blogger cranking-out an overdue golf preview while sitting in my son's orthodontist office as the money I'm not currently earning gets attached to his teeth. Speaking of dental work, how about those U.S. Open picks last week? Am I right? (I'm here all week . . . try the veal). As discussed in my previous post, I'm taking little or no responsibility for whiff-shanking those picks because the intel I was provided on Erin Hills combined with the USGA's decision to set the course up for the Franklin Templeton Shootout made analyzing the event as a U.S. Open the gambling equivalent of trying to fold a fitted sheet.

But the beauty of the PGA Tour is that every week brings a new chance to redeem myself. (Much like my life after a three day member-guest . . . or back to back three day member-guests as the case may be). This week we head to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship which is actually one of the more predictable events of the season. I can virtually guarantee you that at least one of Paul Casey, Marc Leishman and Bubba Watson will finish in the top five. Throw-in a relatively hot Justin Thomas who shot 62 here last year which would've been impressive had Jim Furyk not shot a freakin' 58 (and finished T5th), and you have a pretty solid starting five. 

(Location Update: I'm now at the barbershop listening to a hairdresser describe her son's mediocre at best life talents like she's hoping the guys at the pizza place four doors down can hear her. I swear it's like the spirit of Joe Buck is stalking me).

Then you've got a bunch of value in the low $7,000 range with, among others, the resurgent Bud Cauley, McDonald's character William McGirt and Charley Hoffman who's always a threat on an easy course as he proved last week (let it go). And sooner or later that little scrappy son of a bitch Emiliano Grillo is going to put it together and I'm going to keep picking him until he does or until my account is fully drained, whichever comes first. If you need any other money advice, I'm here for you.  

We've had a flood of requests for
more Jena Sims (and by flood I
mean one but that's enough for me).
The One and Done Pick: Paul Casey

The DraftKings Top Ten

Justin Thomas
$10,200
Paul Casey
$9,700
Marc Leishman
$9,300
Jim Furyk
$8,500
Bubba Watson
$8,400
Bud Cauley
$7,400
Charley Hoffman
$7,300
Emiliano Grillo
$7,200
William McGirt
$7,100
Byeong-Hun An
$7,100

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