Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fantasy Golf: The Northern Trust Preview

Traditionally this is the time of year when the Fantasy Golf Report puts-out a full blown FedEx Cup playoff preview where we futilely try to predict which players will finish in the top thirty. (Let me guess, you're not doing that this year). Correct! Unfortunately all of that research and writing time has been clipped by other worthy distractions. For example:

On Sunday, I spent several hours watching arguably the most clutch three hole stretch of golf in the history of the game. In case you missed it, Clemson's 19 year old Doc Redman (yes, a 19 year old named "Doc") won the U.S. Amateur after being two down with two to play by making a 60 foot bomb for eagle on the 35th hole, sticking his approach on the 36th for a winning birdie and then taking the title with a conceded birdie on the 37th hole. His opponent, Doug Ghim, just checked-in to the Matt Kuchar Clinic for the What the Fuck Just Happened.

At least I'm in good
company. Or something.
On Monday, I watched the sun get blocked-out of the sky so that was cool and of course I initially glanced at it without the glasses because the lesson as always is that I'm an idiot. I did it because, when I walked outside, I wasn't exactly sure where it was so I took a peak. In my defense, next to your keys and a parking spot at the mall on Black Friday, a giant fireball in the sky may be the hardest thing to find.    

(GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT!) And finally, on Monday night, I watched about a thousand zombies pull a dead dragon out of a lake in what will absolutely go down as one of the most seminal moments in television history. Anytime you can create a fantasy show that causes a 48 year old man to lean forward on the couch and exclaim, "Oh my God now he's got a fucking dragon!", you've accomplished something. (Not sure what but something). The only question now is whether that thing will breathe fire or ice. It's gotta be ice right?

So it's been a big week for the FGR and this was all on the heels of a trip that saw me play 92 holes in 52 hours on one of the best golf courses I've ever played. And the "ambience" of eight guys in a cottage sitting around eating steak in their underwear only adds to the experience as I'm sure you can imagine. (You're welcome ladies). 

Suffice it to say that I am toast but maybe that's the mindset I need to finally get some picks right. At least that's what I'm telling myself. For what they're worth, here they are. Obviously slim pickings left for my one and done pick. 

The One and Done Pick: Jason Dufner
We miss you Amanda.


The DraftKings All Value Team

Justin Thomas
$9,400
Brooks Koepka
$9,100
Matt Kuchar
$8,700
Patrick Reed
$8,600
Kevin Kisner
$8,000
Kevin Chappell
$7,700
Jason Dufner
$7,600
Brian Harman
$7,000
Bud Cauley
$6,900
Danny Lee
$6,800

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