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Our Picks: The FedEx St. Jude

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


 

 

 

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“Pure Spin”

 

Memorial Points: 98

Spring Segment Points: 1,331

Spring Ranking: 8,551

Season Points: 3,259

Season Ranking: 4,434

 

 

 

Group A

 

Phil Mickelson: He will get a massive amount of attention this week after he was tied to an alleged insider trading on Clorox calls in July of 2011. I'm using him because of his T2 finish here last year and that he is showing some signs that his game coming together.

 

Lee Westwood: He had a disappointing T35 at the BMW PGA Championship, but before that he had a very nice T6 at THE PLAYERS. His history at TPC Southwind is very good with a championship at first asking in '10. He followed that up in '11 with a T11 result.

 


SUPER SUBS

 

Russell Henley, Patrick Reed

 

 

Group B

 

Dustin Johnson: DJ had played well in Texas, but he disappointed last week at The Memorial with a T46 finish after a lackluster weekend. His record here is almost the same at Lee Westwood's with a championship in his first appearance in '12 and T10 finish last year.

 

Freddie Jacobson:  He played well on the Florida Swing, where he started a streak of five consecutive top 20s. He had a couple of off-tournaments and then rounded back into form with a T3 finish at Colonial. He has three top 10s in 11 career starts and has failed to make the cut here only twice.

 

Billy Horschel: His spring was lackluster, but a T26 at the Masters was followed up last week with a T15 at The Memorial. He used to have problems with this course, but he overcame that last year when he finished T10.

 

David Hearn: Even though Zach Johnson isn't in form right now, he would be a decent start here. Sadly, I’m low on starts on him so I'm going with David Hearn instead. Hearn has shown decent form in here and has made the cut in all four starts at the St. Jude with the best result being a T18 last year.

 

 

SUPER SUBS

 

Zach Johnson, Martin Flores, Ian Poulter

 

 

Group C

 

Ryan Palmer: He looked great at Colonial, where he finished tied for fifth place at Colonial and his recent history at TPC at Southwind is very good with a T3 in '12 and a solo fourth place last year.

 

John Senden: I was really toying with the idea of starting Robert Allenby due his record on this course, but I've opted for the safer play of John Senden. Senden is having a very good year with a championship at the Valspar and he looked good in the Texas tournaments with a T11 at the Byron Nelson and a T5 at Colonial. His record here is solid with two top 10s in nine career starts.

 

 

SUPER SUBS

 

Robert Allenby, Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey, David Toms

 

 

 

Ryan O’Sullivan (O)

 

The Golf Aficionado”

 

Memorial Points: 106

Spring Segment Points: 1,410

Spring Ranking: 972

Season Points: 3,444

Season Ranking: 158

 

 

Group A

 

Lee Westwood

Phil Mickelson

 

 

Group B

 

Dustin Johnson

David Hearn

Freddie Jacobson

Billy Horschel

 

 

Group C

 

Ryan Palmer

Paul Casey

 

 

 

Rob Bolton

 

“@RobBoltonGolf”

 

Memorial Points: 102

Spring Segment Points: 1,253

Spring Ranking: 23,910

Season Points: 3,258

Season Ranking: 4,485

 

 

Group A

 

Phil Mickelson

Lee Westwood

 

 

Group B

 

Dustin Johnson

Webb Simpson

Billy Horschel

David Hearn

 

 

Group C

 

Ryan Palmer

John Senden

 

 

 

Glass

 

“@MikeGlasscott”

 

Memorial Points: 118

Spring Segment Points: 1,329

Spring Ranking: 8,959

Full Season Points: 3,309

Full Season Ranking: 2,304

 

Burning one of my final two starts on Kuchar got me zero points on Thursday. Should I even continue? Replacing David Hearn with Jordan Spieth on Wednesday night looked like a stroke of brilliance on Sunday morning. On Sunday night it was a waste of time. Charl Schwartzel saddled up all four days, but like Spieth, couldn’t crack into the top three after beginning Sunday T5. I had two guys who were knocking but they went backwards. I still had the best score of the four with 118. God, that’s trrbl...

 

 

Group A

 

Phil Mickelson: That’s right, BACK INTO THE LINEUP as he tunes up for Pinehurst No.2. I have seven starts on Lefty so nothing is holding me back this week.

 

Lee Westwood: He’s turned it around this spring with top 10s at the Masters and THE PLAYERS plus a win in Malaysia. The 2010 champ loves when par is a good score and when the fairways and greens are tough to hit.

 

The others who got a brief look this week included Charles Howell III (single), Kevin Stadler (double) and John Merrick (grand slam). I’m not interested in Rickie Fowler and his new swing at the moment and I’m not going to guess which Patrick Reed shows up in his first outing after a new baby.

 

 

 

Group B

 

Dustin Johnson: The 2012 champ can overpower with his length and he hits GIR from anywhere on the planet. Hitting small greens have never been a problem for him either.

 

Freddie Jacobson: The Junkman loves a grind and will be playing here for the 12th straight year. #coverforDJ

 

Martin Flores: He hits it a mile and it is solid form with seven made cuts on the bounce. He’ll think he’ll be able to steal it this week.

 

Billy Horschel: I’ll take my chance with a ball-striker this week that has been grinding out pars recently. His T15 last week at Memorial was encouraging.

 

The others who went in one ear and out the other included Ian Poulter (single), Robert Garrigus (double) and Morgan Hoffmann (home run). There are plenty of names in that group who have played well on this track but have had rotten 2014s.

 

 

 

Group C

 

Ryan Palmer: Might as well face it, I’m addicted to love…Whoops, that’s Robert Palmer, and he’s dead. This pick is still simply irresistible because of his current and course form. WRITE DOWN THE MC NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

 

John Senden: Most people, rightly or wrongly, will plug in the defending champion but I have low starts on him and he’s been nothing short of blah since March. I’ll take the slow and steady route for my Plan B in Group C.

 

Who ISN’T left in Group C? Why does this happen every week where A and B are thin and C has 109,294,222 guys who we all would readily play. I could form THREE more TEAMS out of Group C this week. There’s no point naming the others in this group as I would run out of column space. It would be easier to pick who NOT to take! I’m leaving out Alex Aragon. Sorry, Alex.

 


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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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