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Playing the Tips

Our Picks: Quicken Loans

by Mike Glasscott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

 

 

Welcome to Playing the Tips!

 

Each week this will be the one-stop resource to soak in all the picks from our group of fantasy staffers from Rotoworld.com. We’ll have all of our selections from the GolfChannel.com, Yahoo! Fantasy Golf, my weekly selection for One-and-Done players plus DFS love from Josh Culp and European Tour insight from Dave Tindall.

 

 

GolfChannel.com Fantasy Golf

 

 

Quicken Loans National

 

 

Glass


@MikeGlasscott

 

 

2015 Earnings: $17,762,322

2015 Rank: 10,194

 

Guess I should have gone with my No. 1 player in my rankings last week! Oh well, had he winner with Willett in Europe, just like everyone else so my season of mediocrity continues.

 

 

Group 1: Justin Rose

Group 2: Justin Thomas

Group 3: Will Wilcox

Group 4: Chad Campbell

 

 

ANALYSIS: Not sure what would get me off of Rose this week but Fowler is the only other player that interests me in Group 1. I've gone youngsters in Groups 2 and 3 while shoving in veteran ball-striker Campbell in the final spot after his 36-hole lead last week. Wilcox was second alone on the RTJ Trail Grand National Lakes Course his last time out.

 

 

 

Rob Bolton


@RobBoltonGolf

 

 

 

2015 Earnings: $22,181,055

2015 Rank: 1,418

 

 

Group 1: Justin Rose

Group 2: Russell Knox

Group 3: Will Wilcox

Group 4: Jim Herman

 

 

ANALYSIS: We match Groups 1 and 3 and he'll trot out ball-strikers Knox and Herman in the other two groups. No surprise with Wilcox as he's been all over him this year.

 

 

 

Ryan O’Sullivan


@RyanGolfBlogger

 

 

 

2015 Earnings: $24,092,676

2015 Rank: 326

 

 

Group 1: Justin Rose

Group 2: Justin Thomas

Group 3: Will Wilcox

Group 4: Ricky Barnes

 

 

ANALYSIS: O was one of the three of us last week who went Kuchar > Day and we all know how that turned out. We match the first three and he goes with the recently hot Barnes in the final group.

 

 

 

Ned Brown


@Esoxgolf

 

 

 

2015 Earnings: $22,178,044

2015 Rank: 1,421

 

 

Group 1: Justin Rose

Group 2: Justin Thomas

Group 3: Will Wilcox

Group 4: Ollie Schniederjans

 

 

ANALYSIS: The only one to have Day last week approaches the top 1,000 again but he'll be asking three kids to make it happen this week. Rose is the obvious child but it's Ollie vs. Chadders in Group 4 between us.

 

 

 

Game No. 2

Women's Open Championship

 

 

Glass

 

Group 1: Stacy Lewis

Group 2: Amy Yang

Group 3: Catriona Matthew

Group 4: Laura Davies

 

 

Rob

 

Group 1: Stacy Lewis

Group 2: Paula Creamer

Group 3: Eun Hee Ji

Group 4: Juli Inkster

 

 

O

 

Group 1: Lydia Ko

Group 2: So-Yeon Ryu

Group 3: Brittany Lang

Group 4: Juli Inkster

 

 

Ned

 

Group 1: Lydia Ko

Group 2: So-Yeon Ryu

Group 3: Charley Hull

Group 4: Rebecca Artis

 

 

 

Yahoo! Fantasy Golf

 

 

Ned Brown is a long-time contributor for Rotoworld Golf.  He’s had documented success in Yahoo!’s game for years.  Even if you’re confident in your selections for that game, give his insight a read. He’ll lead us off each week in the Yahoo! game.

 

 

“Pure Spin”

 

Points – RBC: 214

Points – SUMMER Segment: 687

Rank – SUMMER Segment: 6,618

 

Points – SEASON: 4,763

Rank – SEASON: 1,152

 

 

 

Group A

 

 

Bill Haas (7): Normally I wouldn't touch a player that has missed his last three cuts but Group A is so thin this week that I'm going to hope that he snaps out of this mini-slump and shows the form that he had before.

 

Harris English (8): Any thoughts of using Tiger Woods week disappeared when I picked Haas. English has made his last six cuts on the TOUR and has two top 25s in that streak. He should make it to the weekend, which is no sure bet for Tiger.

 

 

SUPER SUBS

 

Tiger Woods

 

 

Group B

 

 

Jimmy Walker (6): Even Group B is a bit thin this week, so Walker, Rose and Fowler are the big three in Group B this week. Walker was playing well going into the US Open but really has been quiet in his last three starts. Still he has won twice this year on the TOUR and stands out in a weak Group B this week.

 

Rickie Fowler (7): He was in a mini-slump of his own until the Scottish Open where he came away with the championship. His T30 at The Open was a bit disappointing, so I'm looked for better from him this week in a very thin field.

 

Justin Rose (6): He is the defending champion and a two-time winner of this event, however this is a first-time course for the QLN. Rose has been in good recent form with a second place at the Memorial and a T6 at the British Open being the highlights of the summer.

 

Gary Woodland (9): There is a big drop off after the first three picks in Group B. Woodland was in a mini-slump to start the summer, but has played better of late with a T20 at the Travelers and a T58 at The Open.

 

 

SUPER SUBS

 

Nick Watney, George McNeill, Patrick Rodgers

 

 

Group C

 

 

Tony Finau (8): Had made seven straight top 25s going into the John Deere, but he missed the cut there. He resumed his top 25 run with a T22 last week at the Canadian Open after a 7-under-par 65 in the final round.

 

Pat Perez (9): It's tempting to roll the dice with another young gun, but I'm going to go with one of the veterans in Pat Perez. He hasn't missed a cut since the API, and in those ten made cuts he has had seven top 25s.

 

 

SUPER SUBS

 

Justin Thomas, Ollie Schniederjans, Danny Lee, Will Wilcox

 

 

 

Ryan O’Sullivan (O)

 

 

The Golf Aficionado”

 

 

Points – RBC: 206

Points – SUMMER Segment: 661

Rank – SUMMER Segment: 12,730

 

Points – SEASON: 4,940

Rank – SEASON: 53

 

 

 

Group A:

 

 

Bill Haas (7)

Harris English (7)

 

 

Group B:

 

Gary Woodland (10)

Justin Rose (7)

Rickie Fowler (6)

Jimmy Walker (6)

 

 

Group C:

 

Justin Thomas (5)

Tony Finau (8)

 

 

 

Rob Bolton

 

 

“@RobBoltonGolf”

 

 

Points – RBC: 168

Points – SUMMER Segment: 599

Rank – SUMMER Segment: 28,931

 

Points – SEASON: 4,650

Rank – SEASON: 3,564

 

 

 

Group A:

 

 

Bill Haas (7)

Harris English (8)

 

 

Group B:

 

 

Justin Rose (5)

Rickie Fowler (8)

Jimmy Walker (4)

Gary Woodland (10)

 

 

Group C:

 

 

Will Wilcox (9)

Jason Bohn (9)

 

 

 

Glass

 

 

“@MikeGlasscott”

 

 

Points – RBC: 180

Points – SUMMER Segment: 641

Rank – SUMMER Segment: 18,300

 

Points – SEASON: 4,518

Rank – SEASON: 8,423

 

 

 

Group A

 

 

Harris English (8)

Bill Haas (8)

 

 

Oh wow. None of these players are in my preview column besides Woods and he's in the wrong section. Guys in here are barely making cuts let alone competing. What a disaster.

 

 

 

Group B:

 

 

Justin Rose (7)

Rickie Fowler (8)

Jimmy Walker (3)

Chris Stroud (8)

 

 

There are three automatic choices this week and plenty of conjecture for the final spot. If you're looking youngster, I'm not talking you out of Berger or Rodgers for the final spot. Stroud is a lovely dark horse.

 

 

Group C:

 

 

Will Wilcox (9)

Pat Perez (7)

 

 

Plenty of options in C as usual so I'll mix in steady with some scalding hot. Those of you chasing this week will have multiple choices to get back into business so chose/guess well!

 

 

 

Daily Fantasy Sports [DFS]

 

 

Josh Culp from Future of Fantasy lays out his weekly strategy for DFS players.

 

 

Josh has compiled a daily fantasy roster for this week's event in Gainesville, Virginia. Mix and match these DraftKings picks below for a chance to turn $3 into $100K while playing in their Drive the Green contest.

 

 

DraftKings Picks

 

 

Justin Rose ($12,200) ... There is no explanation needed for this selection. Class is permanent and this Englishman has boatloads of it. His last six stroke-play starts on the PGA TOUR have yielded a win, two runner-ups, and a top 10.

 

Rickie Fowler ($11,700) ... His consistency has dropped off a bit this season, posting just five top 25s in 14 starts. That's the price you pay for winning potential, and that's what makes him a great play in large-pool contests where you need to finish in the 80th percentile or better.

 

Chad Campbell ($7,400) ... He's looking like a young pup again, piecing together six straight top 50s. That stretch includes a pair of top 15s. This price point makes it easy to keep riding the hot streak.

 

Luke Guthrie ($6,300) ... The Illinois grad has lost some consistency this year, but his upside still remains in the winner's circle. He finished top 15 as recent as two starts ago, at the John Deere Classic.

 

Vijay Singh ($6,200) ... On a course where many are in the dark this week, the Fijian enters with years of experience. He's been a member of every International team when the host venue has been Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

 

Billy Hurley III ($6,200) ...  Playing the local connection angle with this pick as BH3 grew up in Leesburg, Virginia and now resides in Annapolis, Maryland. He had the same local ties with Congressional Country Club and finished top 10 in his last two starts there.

 

 

Other Picks to Consider

 

 

Alternate for Hurley III: Colt Knost ($6,200) ... With three top 10s on the season, we know his upside is plentiful. Currently 81st in the FedExCup, he's showing gamers why he was so highly regarded as an amateur just a decade ago.

 

Alternate for Guthrie:  Scott Brown ($6,400) ... If you are looking for more consistency, then look no further. He's stockpiled top 40s in nine of his last 12 starts.

 

Alternate for Rose: Tony Finau ($9,800) ... If you want to save some salary, avoiding the highest priced golfer is a good way to do that. Instead, have a look at this bomber out of Utah. He backdoored a top 25 last week and now has eight of them in his last nine starts.

 

 

 

2015 Fantasy Race to Dubai

 

 

Dave Tindall is our newest contributor, but he’s been a fixture in Europe. In addition to his weekly previews of European Tour events on Mondays, he’ll share his selections and analysis for the Fantasy Race to Dubai at EuropeanTour.com.

 

 

Format

 

 

Pick 10 golfers. Players accumulate points based on Race to Dubai (R2D) points earned. Star player’s points are doubled. Unlimited team changes and unlimited star player changes are available each week.

 

 

Last week

 

 

A decent event in Switzerland with Willett winning and star man Sergio banking a top six. A (much-needed) rise of more than 1,000 spots over the last two weeks.

 

 

Current position: 4,337

 

 

This week

 

 

Note: The Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI also counts this week but prize money there is only 60% of what it is at the Paul Lawrie event so all my picks come from the Scottish event.

 

Team Tindall (Team name: YESSIR!)

 

Marc Warren

James Morrison

Chris Wood

David Howell

Tyrrell Hatton

Matt Fitzpatrick

Anthony Wall

Marcus Fraser

Alejandro Canizares

       

 

Star Player: Richie Ramsay

 

Local man holds course record (62). Played it last month and said, with the rough really up, his straight hitting will be extremely beneficial.

 

 

The Rest

 

 

•       Marc Warren: Scot has plenty of good recent links form and will have home crowds behind him.

•       James Morrison: Top 20 at St. Andrews was latest example of his hot form over last few months.

•       Chris Wood: Always on the radar when a links course is used. Recent winner in Austria.

•       David Howell: Two-time Ryder Cup winner could putt his way to the title. Former Dunhill Links champ.

•       Tyrrell Hatton: Third last week with leading birdie count. Strong play in links events this season.

•       Matt Fitzpatrick: At his best on shorter courses. T8 in Irish Open and runner-up last week.

•       Anthony Wall: 30th in Driving Accuracy and coming off T12 in Open at St. Andrews.

•       Marcus Fraser: Straight-hitting Aussie should thrive on this course and plenty of good recent form.

•       Alejandro Canizares:T16 in Switzerland on Sunday and in top 20 for Driving Accuracy this season.

 

 

One-and-Done

 

 

Each week I painfully writhe and wretch trying to figure out the proper strategy to find a player that will hit the top 10. Wins are great but aren’t likely so I’m satisfied with having a CHANCE to hit the big money. Missed cuts are absolutely the death in this game but even the surest of things don’t always happen in the reality world of fantasy golf. Remember, fade or follow, it’s up to you!

 

 

Frys.com: Brooks Koepka. Let’s get this started off on the right foot. Koepka, playing without any status last year, led on Sunday by three shots at the turn. He finished T3 and learned a valuable lesson. His recent form has been scintillating as he has four top 15s in his last four worldwide starts, including the PGA at Valhalla (T15). He was T9 last week at the Dunhill.Koepka, T8, did what was expected and racked up a top 10 for $168,000.

 

Shriners Open: It came down to Moore, Watney and Piercy for the OAD place this week. Laird was also in the conversation but I’m going with the best putter of the group mentioned above and there’s not a place that Moore HAS TO BE USED later. Sure, he beat Gary Woodland in a playoff last year at CIMB but I don’t use defending champions. #WeakSauce. He shares the tournament record has three top 10s in his last four. More Moore please! ANY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE THREE OTHER THAN MOORE would have been just fine. Moore has wiped me twice in eight events. The good news is I don’t even have to CONSIDER his presence again until October of 2015.

 

McGladrey Classic: This is the CLASSIC HEDGE MOVE for gamers. I’m going with Kuchar above but Simpson down here to cover my ASSet. Look, save Simpson for Greenbrier, Sedgefield or TPC Boston, but I’m going with a guy who is hot NOW and will find someone else later. HOW COULD THIS GO WRONG, RYAN MOORE??? Nothing like a T41 to back up a MC; $19,600.

 

CIMB Classic: I’m loading up on Charl Schwartzel since I can’t play him on the Sunshine TOUR at the Dunhill or Joburg. His course form is overwhelming and in a limited field with limited views of this track, his experience and successes here are huge. He’ll probably WD. He couldn’t catch up after his opening round 74; T19, $94,500.

 

WGC-HSBC Champions: I’ll go with the guy who holds the course record, the 2011 title plus two other top eight finishes in four starts, Martin Kaymer. Did I mention he made 29 birdies here last year? Ok, good. If I was a casual golf fan and just picked up the newspaper on Monday morning to see that Kaymer finished T6 I would have been thrilled…$216,337

 

Sanderson Farms: It came down to Tony Finau or Hudson Swafford and I went with the Georgia ‘Dawg. Both are hot so I’ll go with the local-er of the two and the better ball-striker. I should be required to take the “Silly Season” off. BOTH missed the cut. I’m ready for 2015…

 

OHL Classic: Can I just pass? Since I couldn’t pull the trigger on Jason Bohn in the Golf Channel game, I’ll hedge him here with Stroud and Sabbatini right behind him. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? I need a vacation. I was gun-shy but the hedge paid off with T7 and $196,275

 

HTOC: This is a good news/bad news event. The good news is that there are only 34 players and this is a track that requires previous experience. The bad news is if the guy you pick doesn’t finish in the top five it’s a complete waste of time. For the conservative/saver this is THE ONLY WEEK TO PICK Ogilvy since he’s won here twice. For the throw-caution-to-the-wind player, Kuchar, Day or Watson should lead the line. I’ll find myself right in the middle with Chris Kirk. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? Kirk needed to tie the course record on Monday to hit six figures. Yeah, that’s all I needed to pocket $110,000, 11 birdies and 62. Day pulled the same trick but he finished T3.

 

Sony Open: I’m going with the man who has eight top 10s in 13 career starts, Charles Howell III. He’s hit the top five in five of the last six years and I’m not going to find that anywhere else on TOUR. #EasyChoice. Make it top five in five of the last SEVEN years. T26 paid $42,280.

 

Humana Challenge: Ryan Palmer gets the nod this week as he’s shown form on these tracks and has no problem getting low, yo! He’s a member at Colonial, FYI. The pain. The suffering. The life of a fantasy gamer. If reading from top to bottom it’s easy to see why my pain is prevalent. Shut up. T10 isn’t great but isn’t terrible, $136,000.

 

WMPO: This week, Hunter Mahan takes the wheel. With his wife due shortly, he knows his time, for the moment, is limited and it’s time to make hay. It doesn’t hurt that his game sets up for most layouts and it doesn’t hurt he won here in 2010 and was T4 last year. I’m not confident pulling the trigger on Watson, Spieth, Fowler or Mickelson just yet. THERE’S NOTHING WORSE than playing defense but these gentlemen are more valuable in majors/WGC than here in the desert. Brendan Steele was the backup plan. Mahan = T30 $36,729 but cashed more $$$ than Phil or Rickie! NOBODY CARES!!!

 

FIO: I’ve ridden Fowler here the last two years and he responded with T6 and MC so let’s hold off on the ticker tape parade. I’m throwing caution to the wind this week and sending the No. 1 player in the FedExCup to do work. With T2 and WIN in his last two Jimmy Walker is the play this week. I can’t use him next week at Pebble Beach where he is the defending champion (and I had him in OAD!) and his record at Riviera isn’t as strong as it is here. DO WORK, SON! One shot out of the lead entering Sunday resulted in a, for him (and me) a disappointing T7 and $189,787. Yep, that’s how high the bar is now set with him on the California coast.

 

Pebble Beach: Day is tempting but if he keeps playing like this he’ll have chances in bigger paydays so he’s out. I’m saving Johnson for his redemption song next week at Riviera so he’s out. Walker was played last week plus he’s the defending champ so that leaves Patrick Reed. Hit it a mile. Find it. Make everything. Win. Kevin Na, Aaron Baddeley or would be a nice fill for a TOAD. Imagine if Reed didn’t close with 67 to finish T29 and pocket $44,200? Wait, it could have been WORSE? Blimey…

 

NTO: I’m a romantic so Dustin Johnson gets the call this week. His six months on the sideline were spent playing and practicing in his adopted home town and his form at Riviera is better than most. He lost in a playoff to James Hahn. That sums up my career in OAD. P2 $589,600. I liked when he was solo second last year when I had him…#MOARMONEY

 

Honda: I’m going to keep the big hitter motif going this week as I sent Keegan Bradley to bat. I’m looking to grab a guy who’s hot and has course form and he checks both boxes. Dead-beat MC. Wow. #NaeDollars

 

WGC-CC: There’s no point for me to start “saving” anybody for anything as this season is slowly slipping away. Plus, this is a WGC and the prize pool is only bigger in a couple events (PLAYERS/Open Championship). Bubba Watson is being sent out to stop the bleeding. Go on son! Bring the General Lee if necessary! HELP ME BUBBA! Other considerations would include Day (any event) or McIlroy (any event) and for TOADYS, I’m not sure how I’d talk anyone out of Jamie Donaldson. Watson finished solo third for $540,000. WHO TOLD HIM ON THE BACK NINE THAT I HAD HIM IN OAD?

 

PRO: I’ll give Overton a chance to keep up the heat on a track where he’s had success in the recent past. T27; $18,736.

 

Valspar: Time to strike while the iron is hot with Luke Donald. His four trips around here have been quite tight.  He’ll be happy to be inland this week and he’ll also be happy to see a yardage book with familiar marks on it. I’m not sure he has a better course history anywhere else and that’s been his calling card the last two years: course form. Well that streak of course form is over; T53, $13,468.

 

API: Orlando residents Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell or Henrik Stenson work this week. Kevin Na is also a tasty angle if he’s still available. Since Match Play is all jacked up different this year, this will be the spot I burn Poults. Hopefully he bought another Ferrari this week and feels he needs to pay for it immediately…Poulter opened with 67 and got worse from there with 70-71-72 to close and watch the field lap him on the weekend. T21 for $59,141. The only way I’ll accept this is Stenson winning when I finally pull the trigger on him.

 

Valero: Laird gets the call this week as I’ll gladly save the heavy hitters for down the road. The list of winners here is odd so it’s not the week to burn a big name.The winner last week wasn’t odd but he wasn’t available for me anyhow. Laird has finally burned out as his T50 for $14,838 feels just like a MC.

 

SHO: I’m not one of those weirdos who selects the defending champ once a year so I’m playing J.B. Holmes this week instead of saving him for Quail Hollow. I don’t love that he’s coming off a MC his last time out but his numbers at GCH are very nice. I hope the course is soaking wet and long as it can play.BINGO. BANGO. BONGO. First oversized check of the year!

 

Masters: Mickelson was a tempting choice this week as was the blazing hot Spieth but I’m going to load up on Jason Day for the second consecutive year. Except this year he’s not hurt. I’ve played Watson, DJ, Walker already on courses where they have excelled in the past and have had decent success. Day fits that bill this week.Please read the first sentence over and over and over and over and over and over again. I’m wondering how I left Rose out! Day opened with 67 and faded away to T28 and $68,000 while the first two names on the team sheet made $880,000 and $1.8 million respectively. All I can do is laugh. Again.

 

RBC Heritage: Since I can’t see the forest from the trees, Charley Hoffman gets the ball this week. His current form is excellent and he has plenty of scar tissue at this even that can help him down the stretch. If Spieth wins… HEY AT LEAST SPIETH DIDN’T WIN LAST WEEK!!! And neither did Goldilocks; and neither did I. Twhocares and $12,054

 

Zurich: With six of the last nine at TPC Louisiana going to a first-timer, I’m going with youthful exuberance in Morgan Hoffmann. Other considerations were Berger and Thomas.  Hoffmann began the final round T9 and finished T36 for $31,099. If you’re scoring at home, this is the THIRD tournament in a row that my “other” selections have done just a bit better. See above for details as Berger was T6 and Thomas was T12.

 

WGC-Match Play: Reading this has angered me so I’m sending Paul Casey to the bat this week. I don’t care if it’s a cricket bat. It's a big tournament so it deserves a big player. Stupid food poisoning. Stupid putter. Stupid McIlroy.T5 $285,000.

 

THE PLAYERS: I’m going with Ponte Vedra’s adopted son, Jim Furyk. His form has been excellent and his course knowledge is second-to-none.  Stenson, Garcia and Westwood would be my next three.T56; $22,200. Not worth adding up.

 

Wells Fargo: If you can’t use defending champions then McIlroy is DONE for The Open, WGC-BI and PGA so please remember that. The safety net of the U.S. Open for Mickelson goes out the window as well as Chambers Bay will be new to everyone besides Greller and Spieth. Stenson was T3 at St. Andrews in 2010 so that’s an option moving forward. I’ll take Mickelson on the track where he’s had his best results without a victory (besides the U.S. Open). Congrats to Rory on his win! Well, I nailed this on both ends so I’m just half-angry. T4, $293,466 so I only left $990k on the table!

 

Colonial: With two wins in his last four years and six top 10s in the last seven, I’ll trust ZJ to do the business this week. His putter hasn’t been up to the task but his current form suggests his ball-striking is carrying the load. Folks might argue to save him for the JDC but that will take 30 birdies to win and a cold putter won’t help with that. Dufner also got a look but Palmer (already burned) should be your choice if ZJ is not going out. Peterson is the play this week if catching up is the order of the day. Johnson finished T19 for $ 78,780 even though he led the field in GIR and fairways. Please don’t ask about his putting stats. Good luck to all of you who are saving him for JDC where he’ll need 30 birdies to win.

 

Byron Nelson: It’s Marc Leishman without a doubt this week as I’ve burned Day, DJ, Palmer, Keegs and Charley Hoffman. I have no words except MISSED and CUT. $0.

 

Memorial: With a track that usually favors veteran studs, I’m going with course-horse Matt Kuchar, to hell with his recent form. Haas and Rose were very close second and third choices so I have no problem endorsing them either. T30-something. Who cares. $45,880.

 

FESJC: I'm throwing Horschel to the wolves this week as my sacrificial lamb. In a field with light options for me and in general, I need to score a big one to start making a difference. I can argue that leaders should use a big name to keep/maintain their lead. I can also argue that in a bizarre field such as this it's time for a "throwaway" pick so that there is lumber in the lineup down the road. Jesus, based on my OAD record, I'm surprised anyone reads what I think on this subject. To both of you taking this in, thank you. It means a lot. No, it does, thank you. T8, $168,000 feels like HEAVEN.

 

U.S. Open: A very difficult decision this week as a brand-new track offers more questions than answers. As I've argued throughout this week a "new" venue will give the heaviest of hitters the advantage as the playing field is level. Cream rises and all of that. With St. Andrews, WGC-BI, Whistling Straits and the four FEDEX Cup Playoff events left I have a pool of 11 players I have "saved" either by plan or ineptitude. FEC Points in (  )

 

Rory McIlroy (3)

Jordan Spieth (1)

Justin Rose (11)

Henrik Stenson (40)

Sergio Garcia (32)

Rickie Fowler (19)

Adam Scott (116)

Hideki Matsuyama (9)

Brandt Snedeker (8)

Kevin Na (25)

Bill Haas (20)

 

I'm sticking with my No. 1 in The Chalk, Justin Rose, as he'll have plenty of power, ball-striking and experience to navigate this track. Obviously I won't talk anyone out of Spieth or McIlroy either this week but I like the Englishman. Forget the King, God save ME! I didn't bring enough ammo with Rose as he finished T27 for $64,126.

 

Travelers: It doesn't matter who I select as my other two choices will be the ones that cash. Last week it was Rose over Spieth and McIlroy. HOW DID THAT WORK OUT THEN? I'm burning Garcia this week as the Spaniard blasted this course last year and is in very solid form. I'd also back Snedeker, Horschel or Molinari in this spot as well as I assume Watson has been burned. T25, $41,234.

 

Greenbrier: Tony Finau. Bang it son. Shakin' it up. T13 from the rookie was good for $107,944. Feels like a winner when I hit six digits because I SUCK.

 

JDC: I'm saving Spieth for a bigger pay day and a track where he won't need 25 or more birdies to win. Justin Thomas picks up the youth movement where Finau left off last week. Well, good for me! I have Spieth left on the bench and lost over 600k! I stand by my theory. Thomas T5 is a very solid $171,550.

 

Barbasol: Will Wilcox was in the mix last week at JDC after back-to-back MC. The Alabama native will be right at home and will continue my youth movement in the States in the OAD. Swish! Solo second! $378,000.

 

The Open: Henrik Stenson is my choice from multiple heavy hitters that I have remaining. I'll regret not firing Spieth this week but if the weather turns, as reported it might, I'm comfortable with the big-knocking Swede. T40, $43,480. What's the Swedish word for "rubbish picking"?

 

RBC Canadian: Well, my plan to fire the 2013 champ here went up in smoke when Brandt Snedeker WD on Monday. I've burned almost everyone else in my chalk section so I'm going off the beaten path again this week. Kuchar is the obvious pick this week if he's still on board. Day can be used for WS unless that's where DJ is being reserved. I'm rolling with Scott Piercy as nobody else enters this week off a victory and his form has been excellent. A top 10 would be plenty. MDF, $10,382. Gamble

 

Quicken Loans: Time to pull the trigger on Tiger? Not me. There's no rule that says you must play him. I'm going with the clear second choice this week because I've already burned Rose. Rickie Fowler gets the call and in a field this short, nothing less than top 10 will be considered a disaster.

 

 

Results

 

 

SEASON TOTAL: $4,892,292; 37 events

       

Wins: Holmes, SHO

Seconds: Johnson, D., P2, NTO; Wilcox, solo second Barbasol

Thirds: Watson, solo, WGC-CC

 

Top 10s: 13

Top 25s: 19

T53: 1, Donald on a course where he’s never finished worse than 6th.

MC: 4, Moore (Shriners), Swafford (SFC), Bradley (Honda) & Leishman (ATTBNC)

Thermometer: Young kids are keeping me interested!

 

 

 

Coming Wednesday

 

And the analysis doesn't end here. Rotoworld's Rob Bolton and I will be co-hosting a live chat Wednesday at 12 ET. We will be breaking down the field at QLN and answering your questions. Simply return to the golf home page to join in on the chatter.

 

Mike Glasscott
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