Holy units Batman!
We cashed in THREE top five finishes last week in the six pack for a nice 50:1 return! If Brenden DeJonge hadn’t double bogeyed the 16th, it would have been a 62:1 payout.
We may be missing the winners lately, but betting the top five is the key to successful golf gambling and will always keep you in the game. I have a great feeling things are about to heat off for us going into the fall, so stay tuned.
I must send out some kudos to Carl Petterson for his awesome win at the Canadian Open. His 2009 campaign was nothing short of brutal, and 2010 had been a yo-yo like season. Petterson is usually a very reliable fantasy pick and overall solid performer on the PGA tour. This could have been the shot in the arm he needed to get him back on track, so watch for him in the playoffs. Nice work Carl, you’ll always be my favorite Swedish Meatball.
This week we head to the inaugural event at Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Probably better known for being a Congressional underground bunker, than a fantastic golf course, Greenbrier will have some very low scores this week. Watch for 20+ under to get it done. This course is short, playing at just over 7,000 yards and has some fairly demanding greens filled with undulations, placing a premium on the short game, especially when it comes to putting.
The fairways are very generous, as this is a resort course, so accuracy off the tee is not quite as important. Look for long hitters with respectable scrambling numbers to be in contention as long as they can read and putt these treacherous greens.
Okay Yahoo fantasy is getting better. I am slowly moving up in the ranks and am poised to make a big move this week. I now have 4125 points on the year. I am leading two Yahoo experts; Michael Arkush by 141 points and Eric Planer by 40 points. I am catching up to Greg Vara and only trail him by 18 points, while Matt Romig has got me by only 166 points. Here’s who I like to help me out this week:
Start Kenny Perry
Sit Charlie Wi
Start JB Holmes and Jim Furyk
Sit Nick Watney and Kevin Na
Start Matt Kuchar
Sit Brandt Snedeker
Before we attack the six pack, let’s look a few honorable mentions this week: Watney 22:1, Matt Jones 50:1, De Jonge 40:1, and Appleby at 66:1.