Fantasy Golf Picks
I’m giving myself points for picking winners. Hopefully my picks can help you win your fantasy golf league this season. My goal is to get to 111 points for the season, or the equivlant of picking a Top 3 finisher or better each week, based on the point scale below:
Winner = 10 points
2nd Place = 5 points
3rd Place = 3 points
Top 10 = 1 point
2010 Fantasy Golf Picks Total: 55 Points
2010 Fantasy Golf Picks Weekly Average: 1.72 Points
Think you can pick better? Leave a comment with your 3 picks for the 2010 Wyndham Championship. If you Beat The Expert in any week you will win a FREE 2010 Rotoff Golf Draft Kit (a $9.99 value) with one possible Grand Prize winner at the end of the FedEx Cup season. See here for official BTE rules.
Mad Props to Cal for being one of a very few (in the world) to pick Martin Kaymer to win the PGA Championship. Cal’s money pick shoots him into 4th on the BTE LB, a little bit closer to the #1 spot. Very impressive.
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At one point early in round 3 all five of my picks were in the Top 25, with three in the Top 5. But that’s why they play 72 holes. In the end I’m happy to get 3 points for Rory McIlroy’s T3 finish and just one shot out of a playoff. Ernie Els and Jim Furyk both disappeared on Sunday while sleepers J.B Holmes and Vijay Singh played very well in spurts finishing T24 and T39 respectively. Winning the BTE contest is not gonna happen for me this year but my goal now is to finish in the Top 3. It won’t be easy as everyone’s picks have been solid week in and week out.
It was unfortunate that bunkergate is how we’ll remember this PGA Championship, but honestly if not for bunkergate we probably wouldn’t remember this one at all. With all due respect to Martin Kaymer who is at the top of his game at the right time, Dustin Johnson’s blunder will never be forgotten, even more so had he just gone on to win. Probably not the immortality that DJ was looking for but a good controversey none the less. I can’t wait for the 30 minute special on bunkergate when the PGA returns to Whistling Straits in another 5 years. Maybe by then the course will change the $%^# rule.
This week we put the majors for 2010 behind us and set our sites on the Playoffs. With only one golfer in the Top 20 World Rankings in the field this week, it wont be the star fest we’ve been used to the last few weeks. The Wyndham Championship has a long history going back to 1938 and is one of the older tournaments on tour. Expect lots of birdies and maybe even a run at a third 59 on tour this year as the average winning score the last three years has been -19.
1. Lucas Glover
It’s no suprise that Lucas Glover has struggled a bit this year, one year removed from his best year on tour. He has only two Top 10s in nineteen starts this season. On the positive side he has only missed five cuts which shows he’s at least been consistent. And though one of those missed cuts came just last week, Glover is a stud at this event. Since 2005 he has finished no worse then T24 with one Top 10. One of only a handful of major winners in the field this week, look for Glover to make some noise.
2. Jerry Kelly
Like Glover, Jerry Kelly has a great track record at the Wyndham. He has three Top 10s here in his last four starts with only two missed cuts in twelve career starts. Kelly got his first Top 10 of 2010 just two weeks ago so the stars are aligned for him to play well this week. Top 10 or bust.
3. Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker tends to play his best golf in August and September. Already a winner at this event in 2007, Sneds is showing signs of golf life again with three Top 20 finishes in his last five starts including a T8 at the U.S. Open. Snedeker is a tricky golfer fantasy wise as he has yet to find the consistency that others from the class of 2007 have found. If he can put together another good run through the end of September he just may sneak into the Top 25 Fantasy Rankings once again.