Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Fantasy Golf: The 3M Open Preview

Pretty solid week for the FGR as I pointed you in the direction of Spieth (2nd), Oosthuizen (T3), Koepka (T6), Finau (T15) and Garcia (T19). Of course I missed on Morikawa but I'm in good company with that failure and, by "good company," I mean almost everyone. No one wins the British Open against that field on their first try just like nobody D.O.R.'s after 11 weeks! NOBODY!!! 

But I digress and no one born after 1978 has any fucking clue what I'm talking about. The good news is that the list of players who have won more majors than Bryson DeChambeau just grew by another name. So WAY TO GO PAULA!!! WAY TO GO!!! (Can't . . . stop . . . digressing). 


This 'bout made me spit-out my damn coffee . . . 


In the hopes of finding some inspiration for previewing this week's tournament, I referred back to last year's preview which literally begins, "In the hopes of finding some inspiration for previewing a tournament that will feature just three of the top twenty-five players in the world on a TPC course . . ." The post final major of the year hangover really is a kick in the nuts isn't it? At least we have the Ryder Cup in September even if we're trending towards a fan-free event (womp womp). 

The field is a little better this year in that we have not three but FOUR of the top twenty-five players in the world but the fact is that Cameron Tringale is going for $9,500 and you know that means. With that being said, I almost picked Tringale this week and, based on his solid play of late including a T26 at the British Open, it might be time to recalibrate and change it from the "Tringale Rule" to the "Kizzire Rule." I do, however, have some reservations about picking a big boy from Alabama who I'm pretty sure owns a few firearms. Maybe I'll just make it the "Dahmen Rule" because no one has ever felt threatened by a guy in a white floppy hat.  

This is the third year they've played this event in Minnesota. The first time Matthew Wolff edged DeChambeau and Morikawa by a stroke. The second time Michael Thompson held-on to beat Adam Long by two. Ascribe whatever relevance you want to that (because you know that I'm not going to do it) but the more intriguing result from 2020 was that Tony Finau and Emiliano Grillo tied for 3rd so I like them.

Of course Grillo is always a huge gamble and this year is no different. He has missed the cut in 8 of his last 17 events and 3 of the last 4 but the one he just did make was a T12 at Royal St. George's. Also, over that span he has 7 top 20's, 4 of which are top 10's. At this point I honestly don't know whether I'm talking myself more into him or back out of him. Tringale is looking better by the minute.  

The rest of the picks are a combination of hunches and guys I poached from other websites though I STILL believe for no definable reason that either Maverick McNealy, Doc Redman or Denny McCarthy is going to win this year. I think some of that has to do with the fact that I can't tell them apart. 

One and Done Pick: Emiliano Grillo
Everyone knows that you pick
the Argentinian when they play in
Minnesota. It's like splitting aces.

Other Guy I'd Pick: Cameron Tringale

Sleeper Pick: Byeong Hun An

DraftKings Top Ten Values

Tony Finau


Cameron Tringale


Emiliano Grillo


Rickie Fowler


Maverick McNealy


Luke List


Hank Lebioda


Steve Stricker


Brendon Todd


Byeong Hun An


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