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Tuesday, January 21, 2014




SEASON TOTAL: $550,474



Frys.com: Gary Woodland, MC. Well, at least I don’t have to worry about when I’m using GARY WOODLAND again!


SHFC Open: Hideki Matsuyama. Time to break through, son. Matsuyama WD with injury so he was replaced with Nick Watney. He finished T48 for $15,264


CIMB Classic: Let’s try this again: Hideki Matsuyama. There’s no cut. This pleases me. His T25 after 74 on Sunday does not please me. Oh well. Here’s $53,433 into the piggy bank.


WGC-HSBC: Martin Kaymer. There’s no other place I would consider using him and he’s the defending champ on this track. #hangsonfordearlife. Kaymer’s third round 62 dared me to dream but his T8 and $161,667 is a nice deposit.


The McGladrey Classic: David Toms. He’s finished T3 in 2010 and second last year. His recent form suggests he’s playing well and I don’t see another chance to burn him down the road. It was him or CH III. Well, BOTH of my selections finished T27. I should have listened to O…T27 was good for $39,050.


OHL Mayakoba: Brian Gay. When form meets course history…  Well, that was a nice theory but it resulted in T45 and $18,060. I’m glad 2013 is now over.


HTOC: Martin Laird. Since I’m off to a woeful start I see no reason to burn a premium player. Chris Kirk was my second choice but nobody wins in back-to-back starts plus he’s just had another child. Laird is the horse-for-course. The Scot finished T20 in a 30-man field for $87,000.


Sony: Charles Howell III. He plays great in the early part of the season and his record at Waialae has everything BUT a win. If you notice, I saved most of my heavy hitters for the latter part of 2013 last year and that strategy worked out. Hey, a top 10 and $119,000! Feels like a winner!


Humana: Webb Simpson has been on fire to get 2013-14 started and going low has never been a problem. It’s time to start firing at ‘em. Sigh. Another week brings another disappointing selection as I add a whopping $57,000 to my morbid total.


FIO: Same as last year, Rickie Fowler. He’s working with Butch Harmon to get to the next level and he’s played SoCal courses plenty in his young life. He finished up last week at Humana 67-66 and he’s finished T5, T20, T13 and T6 last year in four career starts at FIO. I’ll save Woods and Mickelson for down the road for bigger winner’s checks. Snedeker and Walker were also considered and are solid options for this week.




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Farmers Insurance Open


Glass ($1,448,972; Rank: 13,012)


Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Bill Haas

Group 3: Pat Perez

Group 4: Martin Flores


Rob Bolton ($1,444,177; Rank: 13,895)


Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Jimmy Walker

Group 3: K.J. Choi

Group 4: Hudson Swafford


Ryan O’ Sullivan ($1,330,327; Rank: 16,067)


Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Bill Haas

Group 3: John Rollins

Group 4: Lucas Glover


Ned Brown ($1,564,960; Rank: 11,396)


Group 1: Tiger Woods

Group 2: Bill Haas

Group 3: Brian Stuard

Group 4: Camilo Villegas



Ned said, “…


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Group A


Tiger Woods-- He had a poor TOUR Championship to end the '13 season, but he played well in the off season with a T3 at the Turkish Airlines Open and second place at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. His history at Torrey Pines is the all-time best with eight overall championships, so this is not the place to take a stand against him.


Phil Mickelson-- It's a very tough call between Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker and Bubba Watson for the second slot. All three have great course history going for them, but Mickelson gets the nod due to his play last week in Abu Dhabi, where he really should have won.




Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker



Group B


Bill Haas-- He really played great last week at the Humana, where he tied for sixth place, and he has a great recent history at the FIO of three consecutive top 10s (T in '11, T4 in '12 and a T9 last year.)


Jason Day-- His off-season was excellent with a championship at the World Cup of Golf, a T6 at the Australian Open and a T9 at the NW Mutual World Challenge. His best finish at the FIO came last year when he tied for ninth place.


Hunter Mahan-- This is his first event on this year's TOUR, but he played well in the off-season events with a 12th place in the NW Mutual World Challenge and a T13 in the Thailand Golf Championship. His recent history in the FIO has been good, with a T6s in 2011 and 2012.


Brian Stuard-- Picking Ian Poulter here is perhaps the safer play, but Stuard has been on fire with a second place at Mayakoba, a sixth at the Sony Open and a fifth place last week at the Humana. His course history at Torrey Pines is average, so he is all about playing the current hot hand.




Ian Poulter, Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley, Graham DeLaet





Nick Watney-- He was almost unusable for fantasy golf last summer, but he came alive in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, where he tied for ninth place at The Barclays and had a solo second place at the BMW Championship. He didn't do much in the off-season events, but his recent history at the FIO is very strong with five top 10s ( T9 in '07, Win is '09, T9 in '10, T6 in '11, T4 last year) is his last seven starts.


Jimmy Walker-- He won the Frys.com in the fall and validated it with a championship last time out at the Sony Open. Walker's recent history at the FIO is very good with a T8 in '12 and a T4 last year.




KJ Choi, Charley Hoffman, Justin Leonard



“Pure Spin”

Points this season: 594

Rank: 4,940

Percentile: 93rd



Coming Wednesday


And the analysis doesn't end here. Rotoworld's Rob Bolton and I will be co-hosting a one-hour live chat WEDNESDAY at NOON p.m. ET. We will be breaking down the field at the FIO and answering your questions. Simply return to the golf home page to join in on the chatter.


Fantasy Golf columnist Mike Glasscott joined Rotoworld in 2012. He can be contacted via email at RotoworldGlass@gmail.com or on Twitter.
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