What a finish last week at the Travelers!
Corey Pavin, Bubba Watson, and Scotty Verplank in a playoff, with Watson taking the cake after Verplank let the second playoff hole really get away from him. I am not sure he would have elected to putt from 15 feet off the green if given the opportunity to turn back time.
Verplank cost us big time last week, as he was 40/1 odds of winning. Instead we cash a 10/1 ticket for getting a top five finish.
Producer of the radio show Red Heat (Sirius Channel 98) Rob Pizzola, had a great week last week as he had BOTH Verplank AND Watson in his six pack. That marks the third week this year that Pizzola has nailed down multiple tickets in the same six pack. Nice work Rob!
This week we head to the revived AT & T National. The event will no longer be held at Congressional in Bethesda, MD even though the US Open will be taking place there next year. Instead we head off to Newtown Square, PA to the Donald Ross designed Aronimink Golf Club.
Aronimink is littered with long holes, even though on the Tour there are only two par fives. Seven of the par fours are 430 yards or longer, so this week long approach shots will be a solid key to success.
Let’s update my Yahoo Fantasy Golf standing. I now have 3552 points on the year. I am up to the 71st percentile in my group FOHM and am now in the 77th percentile overall. I still trail three Yahoo Experts and lead only one. I am ahead of Eric Planer by 12 points. I trail Greg Vara by nine points, Mike Arkush by 43 points, and Matt Romig leads me by 211 points. I am catching up…
This week’s lineup looks like this:
Start Tiger Woods
Bench Scott Verplank
Start Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk
Bench Robert Allenby and Bo Van Pelt
Start Ricky Barnes
Bench Ben Crane
Here are my honorable mentions that did not make the final cut for the six pack: Crane 30:1, Moore 40:1, Overton 50:1, Rose 30:1, and Verplank 40:1
Let’s move on to the six pack and crack open a winner this week…