Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fantasy Golf: The Hero World Challenge Preview

Cool trophy Rick. Grrrrr.
As I see it, the most important factor one needs to look for in a golfer competing to win an event like the Hero World Challenge is that he actually gives a shit about a title that is almost less than meaningless. Who will show-up in the Bahamas and smile for four days like he's just goofing around when deep down he's really yearning to win this beauty pageant to prove that he belongs in such elite company? The perfect guy would have "A" level talent but a bit of an inferiority complex. (Are you talking about Rickie Fowler?) Of course I'm talking about Rickie Fowler you buffoon!

Rickie loves this low-pressure shit. And you know who else loves this tournament but for different reasons? Patrick Reed. For him it's about sticking it to the big name guys he will never be favorably compared to because he'll never be favorably compared to anyone except maybe Grayson Allen. He's had two top fives since the tournament moved to its current location and he finished tied for 3rd the last time they played it somewhere else. 

So for this limited edition preview, I'm going with those two guys plus the best player in the world (Justin Rose), a couple of bombers (Tony Finau and Bubba Watson) and the guy who fit perfectly under my salary cap after I'd picked the other five (Jon Rahm). If I did another one of these, I'd go with Keegan Bradley and Bubba then load-up on more high priced talent like Justin Thomas. Here is your historical performance chart going back three years because that's when they started playing the Albany resort course to help promote Tiger's much needed new revenue stream. 


DK Price
2017
2016
2015
Justin Rose
$11,100
T5
W/D
13th
Dustin Johnson
$10,500
T14
T3
15th
Tiger Woods
$10,300
T9
15th
DNP
Rickie Fowler
$9,800
1st
T3
3rd
Justin Thomas
$9,200
11th
DNP
DNP
Bryson DeChambeau
$8,700
DNP
DNP
DNP
Jon Rahm
$8,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
Jason Day
$7,700
DNP
DNP
DNP
Tony Finau
$7,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
Xander Schauffele
$7,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
Patrick Reed
$7,100
T5
10
2nd
Hideki Matsuyama
$6,900
T5
1st
T17
Patrick Cantlay
$6,700
DNP
DNP
DNP
Henrik Stenson
$6,600
17th
2nd
DNP
Alex Noren
$6,500
T12
DNP
DNP
Bubba Watson
$6,400
DNP
T6
1st
Gary Woodland
$6,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
Keegan Bradley
$6,200
DNP
DNP
DNP

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