Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fantasy Golf: The American Express Preview

I look forward to recounting the five days I spent in Florida last week in a way that would make Cliff Clavin proud but I need a bit of time to reflect and recover before I can do it justice. I'll just tease it by saying that I accepted an airport to golf course ride from a random guy who walked-up out of nowhere and offered to drive me. His minivan had no passenger seat and ten minutes in he claimed to have been part of the construction team that built the gallows for Mike Pence on January 6th. And I believed him. More on that soon. 

TWEET OF THE WEEK

I have long considered Applebees the gold standard of sit-down chain restaurant mediocrity and I had already planned on making a Cheers reference so imagine my delight when Chase Mitchell* delivered this gem last night.


GOLF ANALYSIS WITH NO GRADE POINT AVERAGE

I'm running kind of a spread offense this week as this event tends to give you a lot more Adam Longs than Jon Rahms. Not to mention, there is so much value under $10,000 that I couldn't help but fill my cart with it. 

Now I could write this post with conventional analysis but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No no no, in this case, I think I have to go all out. I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part. And I'm just the guy to do it. 

With that being said, all of my picks are pretty much based on the chart below plus a hunch about Dylan Wu. Hey look at it this way, I analyzed the shit out my picks the first two weeks and they sucked.  

One and Done Pick: Talor Gooch
That's right.
It's "Gooch Week."

Other Guy I'd Pick: Abraham Ancer

Sleeper  Pick: Dylan Wu

DraftKings Top Ten Values

Sungjae Im

$9,900

Talor Gooch

$9,700

Abraham Ancer

$9,200

Patrick Reed

$8,800

Brian Harman

$7,900

Adam Hadwin

$7,900

Russell Knox

$7,800

K.H. Lee

$7,400

Andrew Landry

$7,200

Dylan Wu

$6,900


Damn if we didn't lose another hall of famer this week in Sidney Poitier. One random day in college I found myself tired of watching reruns of The Rockford Files. So I clicked around until I stumbled onto In the Heat of the Night. One of the best college decisions I ever made (low bar). As I recall, the whole movie is as good as this clip. I swear Rod Steiger won the Oscar for his 2 second reaction to the pivotal moment.

                                         THE SIDNEY POITIER MEMORIAL 
                                     HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE CHART

We've got some intriguing value picks based on past performance in Joh Huh, Andrew Putnam and Brendan Steele. No one will fault you for throwing them in your line-ups. Serious, it's ok.

 

DK Price

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Jon Rahm

$11,300

DNP

DNP

6th

1st

T34

Patrick Cantlay

$10,900

2nd

DNP

T9

DNP

DNP

Scottie Scheffler

$10,600

MC

3rd

DNP

DNP

DNP

Tony Finau

$10,200

4th

T14

DNP

DNP

DNP

Sungjae Im

$9,900

T12

T10

T12

DNP

DNP

Talor Gooch

$9,700

T21

T17

4th

T67

DNP

Seamus Power

$9,500

DNP

DNP

MC

T11

T21

Corey Conners

$9,400

DNP

DNP

MC

T50

DNP

Matthew Wolff

$9,300

T40

T61

DNP

DNP

DNP

Abraham Ancer

$9,200

T5

2nd

T18

76th

DNP

Will Zalatoris

$9,100

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Russell Henley

$9,000

MC

MC

MC

DNP

MC

Cameron Tringale

$8,900

T56

T43

T51

MC

MC

Patrick Reed

$8,800

MC

DNP

DNP

MC

T12

C. Bezuidenhout

$8,700

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Justin Rose

$8,600

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Rickie Fowler

$8,500

T21

T10

DNP

DNP

DNP

Alex Noren

$8,400

T40

T14

DNP

DNP

DNP

Si Woo Kim

$8,300

1st

W/D

T40

DNP

DNP

Carlos Ortiz

$8,200

DNP

T48

T65

DNP

DNP

Charles Howell, III

$8,000

MC

MC

T34

T20

T12

Adam Hadwin

$7,900

T32

DNP

T2

T3

2nd

Brian Harman

$7,900

T8

T21

MC

T20

T3

Cameron Champ

$7,800

MC

T21

DNP

DNP

DNP

Chris Kirk

$7,800

T16

DNP

MC

MC

T21

Russell Knox

$7,800

T16

T37

T18

T29

DNP

Brendon Todd

$7,700

DNP

T37

DNP

DNP

DNP

Chez Reavie

$7,700

MC

MC

T28

T36

T12

Gary Woodland

$7,700

T16

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Adam Long

$7,600

69th

MC

1st

DNP

DNP

Emilliano Grillo

$7,600

T37

DNP

DNP

DNP

MC

Harold Varner, III

$7,600

DNP

MC

T18

MC

MC

Lucas Glover

$7,600

MC

MC

T12

T29

T41

Doug Ghim

$7,500

T5

MC

DNP

DNP

DNP

Lanto Griffin

$7,500

MC

DNP

DNP

MC

DNP

Michael Thompson

$7,500

T5

MC

T9

DNP

MC

Sebastian Munoz

$7,500

DNP

T21

MC

DNP

DNP

Denny McCarthy

$7,400

MC

T48

MC

MC

DNP

K.H. Lee

$7,400

T32

T21

MC

DNP

DNP

Kevin Streelman

$7,400

MC

MC

T34

T29

MC

Phil Mickelson

$7,400

MC

MC

T2

MC

T21

Jason Day

$7,300

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Patrick Rodgers

$7,300

MC

T64

DNP

DNP

DNP

Patton Kizzire

$7,300

53rd

MC

MC

T42

T50

Taylor Moore

$7,300

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Troy Merritt

$7,300

MC

T68

DNP

MC

MC

Andrew Landry

$7,200

64th

1st

T28

2nd

DNP

Brendan Steele

$7,200

T21

T43

T57

T20

T6

Aaron Rai

$7,100

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Andrew Putnam

$7,100

T21

T10

T34

T17

DNP

Danny Lee

$7,100

MC

MC

DNP

DNP

DNP

John Huh

$7,100

T21

T48

T70

T3

MC

Tom Hoge

$7,100

MC

T6

MC

T57

DNP

Vincent Whaley

$7,100

MC

T29

DNP

DNP

DNP

Adam Schenk

$7,000

T37

T14

T67

MC

DNP

Scott Piercy

$7,000

MC

T61

T57

T6

T41

Francesco Molinari

$7,000

T8

MC

DNP

DNP

T12

Brandt Snedeker

$6,900

MC

DNP

DNP

MC

DNP

Dylan Wu

$6,900

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Henrik Norlander

$6,900

T12

T68

DNP

DNP

T50

Rory Sabbatini

$6,900

T12

T48

T57

DNP

T72

Wyndham Clark

$6,900

T54

MC

T18

DNP

DNP

Zach Johnson

$6,900

T62

MC

T28

T20

MC

C.T. Pan

$6,800

MC

DNP

T51

MC

MC

Davis Riley

$6,800

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

Harry Higgs

$6,800

DNP

MC

DNP

DNP

DNP

Hudson Swafford

$6,700

MC

MC

T65

T29

1st


Footnote

* I feel like I'm a pretty tough if not harsh judge of what is funny and what is not and I'm here to tell you that Chase Mitchell is fucking funny. Almost every damn time he tries. 

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