It’s hard to believe that the final major of the year is about to start tomorrow.
I mean, where did the summer go? The next thing you know we will be out there roaming the courses looking for our balls in leaf scattered fairways and feeling that early morning fall chill starting to settle in.
Whistling Straits, a Pete Dye designed monster, is a true links style course requiring both length and accuracy from the tee. There is not a lot of wiggle room here. Fairways and greens will be the key this week, as it is in many events on tour. True Ball Strikers will have an advantage over the field this week, so keep an eye on that stat when selecting your players this week.
Will Singh win here in Wisconsin like he did back in 2004? I am of the opinion that he will not. Making the cut seems like a more realistic step for him to take. What about Tiger? Well, after coming of his four worst rounds in an event EVER, I think I will be steering far clear from Mr. Woods as well this week. Phil? When I hear the word arthritis and golfer in the same sentence, I get scared. No thank you Phil, not this week anyway. How about Steve Stricker? After all he IS from Wisconsin… From my research all indications are that Stricker is due for a decline before an upswing, so again I am avoiding him this week.
Let’s start off with Yahoo fantasy and then get into who I want to wager on. My total points on the year are now 4345. I am leading Arkush by 198 and Planer by 17 points. I trail Vara by only 18 and Romig by 187. Just so you are aware, I LOVE Matt Kuchar from group C this week, but I cannot start him as I have used all ten of his starts for the year already.
Start Ernie Els
Sit Luke Donald
Start Retief Goosen and Dustin Johnson
Sit Rory McIlroy and Jeff Overton
Start Graeme McDowell
Sit Rickie Fowler
Let’s get on to the six pack and make some money. We had three guys in the top five on Sunday last week only to succumb to a brilliant performance by Hunter Mahan. At least our boy, Bo Van Pelt hung on to get us a nice top five finishing paying out a decent 26:1 odds. This field is very strong and very deep, so there are many honorable mentions this week: Furyk 30:1, O’Hair 40:1, Rose 40:1, Overton 45:1, Kaymer 50:1, McDowell 50:1, DeJonge 125:1, and Wi at 150:1 odds.