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Last Week’s Whole in One Picks:
Brandt Snedeker pulled out the win last week. His consistency finally paid off as he posted us a 1st place finish.
Phil Mickelson finished at one under par and tied for 6oth. He did what we asked him to and made the cut.
Robert Garrigus just about got us our top-20 as he finished t-22nd. I really thought that he would make a top-10 push with his strong weekend play.
Webb Simpson had a decent outing and posted a t-26th at 7 under par.
Jim Furyk posted a -5, t-30 finish and didn’t give us the typical choke.
All of our picks did exactly what we needed and made the cut. Remember, making the cut is the most important thing to do in fantasy golf.
The consistency of Brandt Snedeker finally paid off as he posted 19 under par and left the field in a cloud of dust to win the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro Am.
Now, for the 3rd time this season we have picked a winner. We are 3-1 on the year and this week we tackle the Northern Trust Open. The Northern Trust brings a lot of big names to the Riveria Country Club Course in Los Angeles, California. We will see a bunch of our international favorites tee up for the first time on American soil this year. One thing that makes my job a lot harder is the lack of Brandt Snedeker in the field, with his consistency as of late, it is hard to ever pick against him. So, my job gets harder, but it doesn’t mean we won’t get the job done. I love the field this week and I love the Riveria Course. I look for some exceptional golf, but not necessarily low-scoring, golf. Last year’s winner, Bill Haas, posted a 7 under par to take down the $1,188,000 prize. Lets take a look at the course to get our research rolling.
The Riveria Country Club was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. in 1927 after a request by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. This is a course enriched in history and, in my mind, an “old style” course. This is also the course that saw the 1992 debut of a future star, Tiger Woods. This week the course plays at 7,279 yards and is a Par 71. The course requires players to dial in on certain holes for scoring opportunities and allows its set up/length to be the detriment. Haas will return to defend his 2012 title but does not seem to be the threat he was last year. I do, however, like one of the past champions in the field a lot this week. Check out my 5 picks below that will score for your PGA daily fantasy golf team and potentially get us another win.
Last week we finished with a 5-0 record against the cut and selected the winner (Check it out here.) Our value plays did well and helped a lot of daily fantasy golf players cash. Make sure you check out the value plays and make informed decisions when it comes to filling our your PGA daily fantasy golf lineups. We are at it again this week, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see similar names at the top of the leaderboard. Make sure to listen to Daily Fantasy Radio Live at 5:00 PM Eastern for tournament info and follow @Tobinator44 on the Twitterverse to make sure there are no last minute changes.
This Week’s Whole in One Picks:
Adam Scott: Scott will be playing his first tournament golf this season at the Northern Trust. He has only missed one cut in the last five outings at the Riveria Course. He even posted a victory at the 2005 Nissan on this course. I look for him to be well-rested, and if he can contain his sometimes erratic style of play he should see a top-10 finish.
Aaron Baddeley: No, I am not starting with an Australian-themed pick ‘em, but the Aussies have seen a lot of success at this course. Baddeley posted a 12 under par round in 2011 to take down this same tournament. Baddeley has not missed the cut at this course in the last ten outings. Baddeley has also not missed a cut in the last four outings this year. His ability to putt lights out should make him a competitor this week.
Sergio Garcia: Sergio is a guy that allows me to reminisce. I fell in love with golf because of Tiger Woods, but Sergio carried me through the tournaments that Tiger decided to skip over. Sergio is a guy that breathes consistency, like Snedeker. And like Scott, he opens up his PGA Tour with the Northern Trust. I have him as a top-5 contender and with two top-10 finishes in his last four appearances I’d say the chances are pretty good.
Dustin Johnson: DJ has got to get hockey and his woman out of his mind. His not “up to par” (you like what I did there?) performance last week threw a lot of fantasy golfers off, but don’t let that persuade you against DJ. DJ placed in the top-5 last year and has only missed one cut in the last five outings here. I look for his length of the tee and his new “Ryder Cup” short game to push him to a top-10 this week.
Honorable Mention- Keegan Bradley: The Patriots lost a chance at the Super Bowl and the Celtics lost Rondo, but New England has not yet lost one of their most promising golf professionals. Bradley posted a 1.55 putting average last year on this course which was number 1. Bradley finished 2nd last year and was knocked out of first in the playoff with eventual winner Bill Haas. If Bradley’s putting is on, then he could be a runaway for a tournament win.
Fantazzle: $1,000,000 Cap
1. James Hahn – $170,000
2. Adam Scott – $190,000
3. Luke Donald – $200,000 (Not a value, but way too cheap for him)
4. Rory Sabbatini – $170,000
5. Patrick Cantlay – $160,000
BuzzDraft: $100,000 Cap
1. Retief Goosen – $11,300
2. Patrick Cantlay– $5,500
3. Rory Sabbatini – $9,500
4. Brian Gay – $11,700
5. Pat Perez – $10,600
DraftStreet: $100,000 Cap
Salaries not posted at the time of release
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