Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fantasy Golf: The Genesis Open Preview

Two missed cuts in a row has me seriously doubting my ability to do something I was never very good at anyway. The simple task of picking one golfer per week is clearly not the game for someone who likes to overthink even the most simple processes (you should see me elaborately make a sandwich). But this is how it's been going for me lately. A lot of losing. Losing as a gambler. Losing as a golfer. Losing as a coach. Losing. Lots of losing. Not that it's starting to take its goddamn mutherfucking toll on my psyche. No I'm just fucking great. Thanks for fucking asking.    

So this week I'm going to make the obvious pick in Dustin Johnson and, if he doesn't finish in the top five, I will fucking quit this racket (for a day). Someone please just keep him away from jet skis, slippery wooden steps and any of the other things that have derailed him in the past. Then again, he'll be in Los Angeles so what could go wrong? (Shit).


"Wait , what did you mean when
you yelled 'single column?'"
In my ongoing effort to improve in every area of my life and to stop the fucking losing, I've upgraded "The Chart" yet again by adding a column for DraftKings prices. (I watched Gladiator again the other night and was inspired by Maximus barking "SINGLE COLUMN . . . SINGLE COLUMN!" . . . I'd love an excuse to yell that one day). I've also put the players generally in the order of how I think they'll finish this week. A few high profile types like Daniel Berger, Alex Noren and Tiger Woods have been excluded because what fun would it be if I didn't call for a few favorites to flail it around and miss the cut? (Not much fun at all).

Below "The Chart" you will find a list of the ten players that I think are the best values. I like to call them value bets because I'm clever. Please do not reconcile that list with "The Chart" and point-out the fact that, if I think that Jimmy Walker is going to finish higher than Sang-Moon Bae and they're the same price then Walker would be a better value. This is true, however, I (a) already noticed that flaw, (b) acknowledge that there are probably several others and (c) am too lazy to fix them. I'd ditch that second list altogether if it didn't fit so nicely with the neighboring pictures. 

THE GENESIS OPEN GUIDE TO WINNING MONEY CHART

DK Price
2017
2016
2015
2014
1
Dustin Johnson
$11,900
1st
4th
T2
2nd
2
Paul Casey
$10,200
T39
T39
T2
DNP
3
Phil Mickelson
$9,900
T34
DNP
DNP
DNP
4
Jordan Spieth
$11,300
T22
M/C
T4
T12
5
Matt Kuchar
$8,400
T22
T8
DNP
M/C
6
Thomas Pieters
$7,700
T2
DNP
DNP
DNP
7
Marc Leishman
$8,500
M/C
T5
M/C
T59
8
Keegan Bradley
$7,600
T34
M/C
T4
T20
9
Ollie Schnieds
$7,600
T8
DNP
DNP
DNP
10
Tommy Fleetwood
$9,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
11
Justin Thomas
$10,700
T39
T54
T41
DNP
12
Jimmy Walker
$7,200
T11
M/C
T41
T20
13
Sang-Moon Bae
$7,200
DNP
DNP
T8
T12
14
Bubba Watson
$7,800
W/D
1st
T14
1st
15
Rory McIlroy
$11,100
DNP
T20
DNP
DNP
16
Adam Scott
$7,400
T11
T2
DNP
DNP
17
Martin Laird
$6,900
T8
T11
DNP
T65
18
Brandon Grace
$9,000
T22
DNP
DNP
DNP
19
Brendan Steele
$7,900
T39
T39
T14
T10
20
Kevin Chappell
$7,700
M/C
T26
M/C
T23
21
Chez Reavie
$8,000
M/C
7th
DNP
DNP
22
Charl Schwartzel
$7,800
M/C
T45
T41
5th
23
Charley Hoffman
$7,400
T4
T63
T30
T12
24
Adam Hadwin
$7,100
T34
T16
T22
DNP
25
Bill Haas
$8,100
T11
M/C
M/C
T23
26
Jason Kokrak
$7,500
T22
T2
T41
M/C
27
J.B. Holmes
$7,600
T34
T11
T22
T52
28
Cameron Tringale
$6,700
T8
T68
T47
T12
29
K.J. Choi
$7,000
T17
T5
T30
T12
30
William McGirt
$7,100
DNP
T20
T14
T6

The One and Done Pick: Dustin Johnson
This week's theme . . . Fuck losing! 

The Sleeper Pick: Cameron Tringale


The Top Ten DraftKings Values


Dustin Johnson
$11,900
Paul Casey
$10,200
Phil Mickelson
$9,900
Bubba Watson
$7,800
Thomas Pieters
$7,700
Ollie Schnieds
$7,600
Keegan Bradley
$7,600
Sang-Moon Bae
$7,200
Martin Laird
$6,900
Cameron Tringale
$6,700

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