Thursday, March 19, 2015
Last weekends picks started off brilliantly but unfortunately faded over the final two days. Hopefully this weeks players can muster a challenge over all four days of action. Henrik Stenson seems like a lock on most teams this week. It would be foolish to leave him out I feel. As usual, Yahoo Fantasy Golf divides picks into three groups, whereas Official PGA Fantasy Golf simply lets you pick any four golfers (to a maximum of 10 times over the season I must add).
Thursday, March 12, 2015
More green arrows after last week, as our upward trajectory continues apace with the winner (D. Johnson) of the WGC Cadillac Championship, as well as third and fourth placed finishers. This week the PGA Tour remains in Florida for the Valspar Championship. The Copperhead course is tricky and there are five former winners in the field, but we are only going to put three (Donald, Furyk, Senden) in our side for the upcoming four days of action.
Scores have tended to get higher here over the years as the Valspar Championship has become one of the harder courses on the Tour. A rank outsider coming up and winning would not be unheard of. Here's hoping we have chosen wisely for our main eight selections. Remember, Yahoo Fantasy Golf allows you to pick eight golfers from three groups (four of which score you points everyday), while Official PGA Fantasy Golf only awards points for your golfers finishing position but you can select any four players.
So here are this weeks picks. Good Luck.
Brendon de Jonge
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A short turnaround this week for some players, as the Honda Classic extended into Monday. Padraig Harrington won that one after a playoff, which ended a seven year wait for a victory for the three-time major winner.
On the Fantasy front it was the player Harrington defeated in last weeks play-off that helped us with those all important upward pointing green arrows. Daniel Berger's final day charge pulled in the maximum points for the low scoring round, as well as the bonus points for finishing the tournament in second place. This meant the week ended on a more acceptable note, rather than the terribly bad one it was looking like at the halfway point.
This week the PGA Tour heads to the Blue Monster at Doral for the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship in Florida. There are four former winners in the field, including last years victor Patrick Reed. We are going to go with a rather short list this week (two players named last week finished in the top 10 but weren't in eight Yahoo picks), in the hopes a narrower focus will reap more rewards. As per usual the picks are divided up into three groups according to Yahoo Fantasy Golf, but you can select any four golfers you wish for the Official PGA Fantasy Golf game.