Fantasy Golf Week Eight: Finally Got On Track
It took a while for year two to get on track for me, but I finally cracked the 200 point barrier (well, hit 200 points, anyway) in Mayakoba, Mexico. The week was an odd one, as only three of the golfers (Michael Sim, Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini) were A Bracket Selections. The majority of players took the latter two and, if they had Gay in the first three rounds, cleaned up. Rory helped out on Sunday with 66, one higher than the low. I went with Gay and Sim, hoping that Sim would outplay Rors and bring me some points…73-79 didn’t do much, but I never activated him.
My B bracket guys were Riley, Levin, Johnson and Romero. I left Romero on the bench and he held true to form with an MC at 76-73. Johnson was too risky, so I didn’t activate him on Sunday when he went low with 65. Riley was terrible on the weekend after showing promise during the week. Levin was the hero of the tourney for me, garnering 10 bonus points for his playoff loss and 20 points for low Sunday round.
C Bracket also paid off. I missed out on Briny Baird’s opening 67, but played the better of the two (Chad Collins being the other) each of the next three days.
Harries’ Fairies, my team, is currently 31st for the Winter Season and out of the running for any swag, with only four weeks left in the trimester. Anyone with the prescience to select Johnson Wagner earned big-time points. Wagner stay close to runaway 2nd round champ Chris Stroud (66 to 63), was 2nd low on Saturday at 65, 3rd low on Sunday with 67 and a 20-point bonus guy overall. Other than Gay, Jarrod Lyle, Levin and Sabbatini, Wagner was the only guy to post four rounds in the 60s.
The western swing is over, so it’s back to the land of bermuda weeds, err, grass and gators, wind and sun (we hope.) The Champion course at PGA National in Florida hosts this weeks Honda Classic and I’m going with 6 tested finishers and a pair of upstarts. I’ll post again Monday to let you know how I did.
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