Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fantasy Golf: The Sentry TOC Preview

So you sit on your ass for a couple of weeks and watch a lot of football and the whole time you're wondering "when does the real 2019 PGA Tour season start" because you still refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of the wraparound schedule. A couple of times you actually ponder the dates and think that, if New Years Day is on a Tuesday, then the season probably starts that week but you're not really sure and you don't really care because it's like December 28th or something and what fucking day is it anyway?

Then you actually go to PGATour.com, look-up the schedule and boom, there it is. Time to get your ass back to work. At least you get to ease into it with a limited field event so the research takes about seven minutes or half as long as usual. 

I'm not going to over think this because the winner of the Sentry Tournament of Champions is usually the guy who enters the season in the best form. I'm also not going to over think it because I really just want to sit here and stare at the sun-soaked beauty of the Rose Bowl after another day in the Mid-Atlantic that made you feel like you'd been dropped into a dystopian novel. ("Mommy why did the mole people take the sun away?").

So I'm going with current world #1 Brooks Koepka who has now proven that on any given day he can hit it and putt it better than anyone in whatever conditions you throw at him. If you're the kind of person who doesn't like to throw a big chip on the pile this early in the season, then take a look at Xander Schaffele or Marc Leishman. Schauffele will probably get you at least a top five and, if you use Leishman now, you will avoid having him disappoint you later. So there's that.

As for more affordable options, Keegan Bradley appears to have returned to some semblance of his formerly world class self and Billy Horschel is definitely worth a flyer at $7,000 which means that Patton Kizzire is most definitely worth a flyer at $6,200. The guy won twice last year including once in Hawaii before deciding to take a little well deserved "me" time in the form of a bunch of missed cuts but he's now made eight in a row with a T15 his last time out. Apparently someone showed him what his bank account is going to look like if he keeps flying around the country just to play casual rounds on Thursdays and Fridays. 

We are officially switching to soft-core
weather/scenery porn until further notice.
One and Done Pick: Brooks Koepka

Back-up Pick: Xander Schauffele

Sleeper Pick: Keegan Bradley

DraftKings Top Ten Values

Brooks Koepka
$10,200
Jon Rahm
$9,800
Webb Simpson
$8,500
Xander Schauffele
$8,300
Gary Woodland
$8,000
Marc Leishman
$7,700
Matt Kuchar
$7,600
Keegan Bradley
$7,300
Billy Horschel
$7,000
Patton Kizzire
$6,200

And everyone else you might want to consider a/k/a the entire field. Not a whole lot to go on here other than the stellar track records of Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed. Of course I'm not picking either of those guys because you know, trying not to over think it. 


DK Price
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
Dustin Johnson
$11,000
1st
T6
T10
DNP
T6
Justin Thomas
$10,500
T22
1st
T21
DNP
DNP
Brooks Koepka
$10,200
34th
DNP
T3
DNP
DNP
Jon Rahm
$9,800
2nd
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Rory McIlroy
$9,600
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Jason Day
$9,000
DNP
T12
T10
T3
DNP
B. DeChambeau
$8,700
26th
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Webb Simpson
$8,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
T3
F. Molinari
$8,400
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
X. Schauffele
$8,300
T22
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Patrick Reed
$8,200
DNP
T6
2nd
1st
T16
Cam Champ
$8,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Gary Woodland
$8,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
T13
Paul Casey
$7,900
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Bubba Watson
$7,800
DNP
T25
T10
10th
DNP
Marc Leishman
$7,700
T7
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Matt Kuchar
$7,600
DNP
DNP
DNP
T17
T6
Aaron Wise
$7,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
B. Snedeker
$7,400
DNP
T14
T3
DNP
T11
Keegan Bradley
$7,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Charles Howell
$7,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Billy Horschel
$7,000
T11
DNP
DNP
T22
T6
Kevin Na
$6,900
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Andrew Putnam
$6,600
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Kevin Tway
$6,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Bryce Garnett
$6,400
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Patton Kizzire
$6,200
T15
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Andrew Landry
$6,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Michael Kim
$6,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
S. Kodaira
$6,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Ted Potter
$6,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
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