Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fantasy Golf: The Puerto Rico Open Preview

We don't usually do this but it's a slow Tuesday and we just cracked a second bottle of low rent Cabernet so, per Laura's request (this week's lone commentator . . . thanks assholes), we're going to preview what would otherwise be a non preview worthy tournament. First the obvious. If you have to pick a player for this event, go with Scott Brown or Graham DeLeat. Why would you pick anyone else (other than maybe Freddie Jacobson, Patrick Rodgers or Tony Finau) and when else are you going to use one of those scrubs? (By the way, DeLeat's beard is the most annoying gimmick on tour since Ryan Moore used to wear a tie . . . and no one is topping that).

So now that we've taken our shots, we have to acknowledge that this is a decent gambling opportunity. As far as we can tell, certain gambling websites have chosen not to fashion a game around the match play for reasons that are inexplicable. That leaves this event and we're fairly confident that at least three of the top five are going to come from the list of "Ten Guys We Like" including 250/1 shot Michael Bradley who fell off the golf map sometime after winning at Doral in 1998 but then reappeared to win the Puerto Rico Open in 2009 and 2011. Last year he finished T27 for the only cut he made so he clearly likes the course and the level of competition.       

The Puerto Rico Odds

1. Scott Brown - 16/1
What can brown do for you?

2. Graham Deleat - 18//1
3. William McGirt - 22/1
4. Freddie Jacobson - 25/1
5. Patrick Rodgers - 25/1
6. Chesson Hadley - 25/1
7. George Coetzee - 30/1
8. Ian Poulter - 33/1
9. Boo Weekley - 33/1
10. Tony Finau - 33/1

Ten Guys We Like

Scott Brown - 16/1
Graham Deleat - 18/1
Freddie Jacobson - 25/1
Tony Finau - 33/1
Jerry Kelly - 40/1
Cameron Smith - 50/1
Will Mackenzie - 55/1
Jhonattan Vegas - 80/1
Ricky Barnes - 100/1
Michael Bradley - 250/1

One and Done Pick: Scott Brown

Sleeper Pick: Will Mackenzie

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