How’d that six pack treat you last week?
You should be drunk with cash if you paid attention. I know it wasn’t a booming 60:1 winner, but it’s always nice to cash three tickets from one six pack, no matter what.
David Toms T5 4/1
Kenny Perry WINNER 20/1
Kenny Perry T5 4/1
At first, I was nervous, as four of my six golfers either were cut or withdrew, the main lingering concern being Dustin Johnson’s wrist injury. Hopefully it is nothing severe, as Dustin is having a great year so far in 2009.
Kenny Perry continues to impress, as do his aging counterparts David Toms and Paul Goydos, who tied for second place at the Travelers Championship last weekend. Can you believe Kenny will be eligible for the Champions Tour in August next year? That means he can double dip if he so chooses. He would be crazy to do so, as the purses are much larger on the PGA Tour than to those on the Champions Tour.
This week we head to Congressional in Bethesda, MD, where a premium is placed on scoring, and a bit more towards accuracy rather than sheer brute distance. The ultra-exclusive Congressional Country Club has hosted a few U.S. Opens, and has long been the retreat for many a highbrowed Washingtonian.
Can you say, "lobbyist?"
I knew you could.
Tiger has brought pro golf back to Congressional by hosting this invitational, started back in 2007.
This makes handicapping the event a little tougher when it comes to past results, but I have some great guys for both your Yahoo! fantasy teams, as well as your gambling enjoyment.
At this point in Yahoo!, I am still in the 99th percentile, placed at 907th out of at least 75,000 with 3,778 points. I am also seventh out of 693 in my group, Fans of Hunter Mahan. The closest of the four Yahoo! experts to me is Matt Romig with 3,644 points.
Also, some of you have requested that I start posting how many starts I have left for players I select in my Yahoo! fantasy preview selection, so starting this week, that data will be in parentheses beside the golfers name.
GROUP A will have the red-hot Jim Furyk (seven) starting and the event host Tiger Woods (five) backing him up.
GROUP B has Sean O’Hair (six) and Jason Day (eight) starting, while the well-rested Charley Hoffman (six), and the dialed-in Hunter Mahan (seven) back them up.
GROUP C will see Nick O' Hern get the nod, while the surprising Jason Dufner backs him up.
Please realize this is the time of year that Hunter Mahan has traditionally elevated his game to the top level. That would explain why some books have him as low as 12:1 odds of winning, and also why he is NOT in the six pack.
You will notice that Anthony Kim is pictured above holding up his trophy from this event last year. I have never come so close to picking someone to repeat an event as I have this week! I really, REALLY think that A.K. is very well-positioned to repeat this event this year, but I have my rules, so he is OUT of my six pack, even though he is a value-packed 22:1 this week.
Consider those guys “honorable mention”.
Let’s crack open the six pack…