Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fantasy Golf: Farmers Insurance Open

An improvement of sorts last week as my Yahoo Fantasy side moved up ten percentile points thanks to two tied second placings (Watson and Matsuyama) and a tied fifth (Laird). Unfortunately not many points garnered in PGA Fantasy though as all my combinations struggled to break past one hundred points.

On to this week and I'm hoping for an even better return in what is a pretty open field. The Tour heads to San Diego and to Torrey Pines Golf Course. San Diego is a great place and I really must get back there someday. The crucial element to remember about the Farmers Insurance Open is that it is played over two courses. The North and South courses play slightly differently, with the North course giving up the lowest average score. With this in mind, when playing the Yahoo game it should be worth your while swapping players in and out over the opening two days depending on which course your golfer is tackling.

So here are this weeks picks. Slim pickings in Group A again, and I don't fancy Tiger Woods to return to form. Will he even make the cut?

Group A
Bill Haas
Seung-Yul Noh
Harris English

Group B
Hideki Matsuyama
Jimmy Walker
Jordan Spieth
Graham DeLaet
Brian Harman
Marc Leishman
Dustin Johnson
Cameron Tringale
Charles Howell III
Billy Horschel
Gary Woodland
Aaron Baddeley
Rickie Fowler
Nick Watney

Group C
Justin Thomas
Charley Hoffman
Sang-Moon Bae
Erik Compton
Keegan Bradley

1 comment:

  1. Quick update while play in rd 1 is suspended. Graham DeLaet dropped out of the tournament with the flu, while Tiger Woods had to pull out with an injury. That's bad news for the 10% of Yahoo Fantasy players who took a chance on him.