Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Corales Puntacana Preview

Everything was going along somewhat swimmingly for the FGR last week until the back nine on Saturday when the wheels came off of the Patrick Reed and Jon Rahm cars as Bryson DeChambeau and Matthew Wolff were positioning themselves to make it a two horse race (wait, what kind of fucking racing metaphor is this?). From there, Bryson just bludgeoned his way to what went from a potentially great U.S. Open finish to an afternoon when most of us were thankful it overlapped with the NFL. 

Actually the wheels started coming-off for me the day before as I was undergoing a tournament experience unlike any other. Playing as a guest in the Erin Hills Flight, I proceeded to split fairway after fairway with the kind of controlled fade that would've made Nick Faldo proud. Unfortunately, I kept leaving myself really awkward yardages like 100, 105, 108, 112, 115, 120, 123, 124 and 128. My partner knew we were in trouble after we had the following exchange:

Me: "I'm between clubs again."

Him: "Which clubs?"

Me: "A gap wedge, a 9-iron and a 6-iron." 

Him: "Maybe you should putt it." 

The flashbacks are still vivid and haunting. Oh the humanity.  


I feel like this tweet means I should be having an easy year but . . . 


I really have no clue this week and neither does anyone else. The previous two winners of this thing are Graeme McDowell and Bryce Garnett and no one has finished in the top ten both times. So how did I make my picks? Well I've been to Punta Cana so there's that. Then I just tried to picture the final leaderboard really really really hard and below is what I came up with. So, as I said on more than a dozen occasions last week play hard partner!

Wait, they have golf courses in Punta Cana?
Apparently those pages of my brochure
must have been conveniently removed.
One and Done Pick: Adam Long

Other Guy I'd Pick: Sam Burns

Sleeper Pick: J.J. Spaun

DraftKings Top Ten Values

Sam Burns
Adam Long
Charley Hoffman
Adam Schenk
Brian Stuard
Patrick Rodgers
Will Gordon
Kevin Chappell
Doug Ghim
J.J. Spaun

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