Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fantasy Golf: FedEx St. Jude Classic

A successful week last time out for the Notebook as six of the top seven were mentioned (the winner David Lingmerth eluded us!). 164 points in Yahoo Fantasy Golf saw a rather healthy green arrow when the playoff had finished; and in Official PGA Fantasy a final position of joint 5th with 663pts was earned.

The U.S. Open is on the horizon and there are many players teeing up in Tennessee for the St. Jude Classic who will be hoping to gain a last gasp qualification spot. Players such as Harris English, Russell Knox and Padraig Harrington have yet to cement their place for the Major on June 18th.

Crucial this week, for Yahoo players, are the two Group A spots. With only eight players to choose from, a slip up in selection could set your team back in relation to a lot of other players. Do you opt for reliability, Webb Simpson and Brooks Koepka have each only missed one cut in nine tournaments played? Or take a chance on Luke Donald or Seung-Yul Noh who miss the cut in half the tournaments they play? Five and seven missed cuts respectively. Maybe mix and match?

Dustin Johnson is the most selected player in Yahoo Fantasy Golf this week at 55%. He won here in 2012 and with four players to choose in the B Group, he's an easy pick to make. Second most selected is Phil Mickelson on 41%, also in Group B. Looking over at AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf, again Dustin Johnson is by far the most selected on a whopping 64%. Ryan Palmer is second on 52%

Let's take a look at this weeks selections. As usual they are divided up by Yahoo grouping, and at the bottom are the six golfers selected for AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf, of which four starters score points for your team each day.

Group A
Webb Simpson
Matt Every
Ryan Palmer

Group B
Dustin Johnson
Billy Horschel
Chesson Hadley
George McNeill
Brian Harman
Graeme McDowell

Group C
Russell Knox
Camilo Villegas
David Toms
Shawn Stefani
John Merrick
Jason Bohn
Jamie Donaldson
Colt Knost
Will Wilcox
Retief Goosen
Roberto Castro
Blayne Barber
Carl Pettersson

AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf: Chesson Hadley, Russell Knox, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horshel - Webb Simpson, George McNeill.

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