If I hear the word, “bunker” one more time in the next five days, I may actually vomit up a small pile of sand.
That pile of vomited sand, no doubt, would be significantly larger than the, “bunker” that Dustin Johnson was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in. It is a debate that will rage on for at least another week, and will probably be revisited in 2015 when the US Open is played at Whistling Straits.
All we know is that we missed out on a beautiful opportunity to net an awesome 50+:1 pay day and had to settle for a nauseating T5 finish that netted just over 12:1 to at least make the week an overall push. The pain intensifies, when considering we had also Nick Watney and Matt Kuchar who were also way atop the leader board after Saturday evening. Watney shoots a cool 81 on Sunday and Kuchar also flirts with the wrong side of par to finish tied for tenth.
This week we head to Greensboro, North Carolina home of the Wyndham Championship. This field is weaker than an airport cocktail, but guess what? We have some fantastic value offered up this week and Bottom Line Jay has sifted feverishly through this event to find the best six guys that he could.
Yahoo Fantasy saw a week filled with mediocrity for me. I didn’t get hurt real bad, but I didn’t really get helped either. I am now sitting around the 74th percentile in my group FOHM and am in the 79th percentile overall. I lost some ground on the Yahoo experts, but nothing we can’t recover this week. I lead Arkush by 221. I trail Romig by 217, Vara by 32, and Planer by lucky 13.
This week I have a decent lineup and here it is:
Start Jason Dufner
Sit Jonathan Byrd
Start Alex Cejka and Fredrik Jacobson
Sit Kevin Na and Kevin Stadler
Start Carl Petterson
Sit Brandt Snedeker
Here are my honorable mentions for the week: Austin 50:1, Bettencourt 66:1, Na 40:1, Snedeker 25:1, and Kevin Stadler at 80:1 odds.
Okay Byrd has played well at this event over the years and has only missed one cut here in seven tries. He has been playing well lately, and is clearly my favorite guy to win this week.
Look at some of these stats:
- 32nd in GIR at 68.67 percent
- 19th in Par five Birdie or better holes at 46.07 percent
Take the Clemson kid Jonathan Byrd as he could pay you back a nice 40:1 odds on a victory.
Alex has missed some cuts this year, but lately he has been coming on very strong finishing eighth, fifth, CUT, CUT, and third in his last five efforts. That is HUGE! Obviously this guy is on fire right now, and we need to select him just on recent performance alone.
Cejka has four top ten finishes on the season and I am sure he would love to cap that off with a nice win in a relatively weak field.
Look at where Cejka has the edge:
- 18th in Driving Accuracy at 70.04 percent
If he keeps it in the fairway and can knock down some close approaches he very well could be in the winner’s circle this week. I love Alex Cejka this week at 40:1 odds.
It looks like Dufner is struggling to match his salary from last year, but keep in mind one win is all it will take to get him right where he was last year.
It appears to me that Dufner could be starting a nice upward trend, as he has finished 70th, cut, cut, then went 33rd and fifth in his last five toruneys.
This could easily be Dufners week as he finished in a tie for eighth here last year.
Look at where Dufner excels:
- 25th in Driving Accuracy at 68.92 percent
- 58th in Total Driving
- 43rd in Par Five Performance at -74 strokes on the year
Take a swing with Jason Dufner this week as he is also 40:1 to win it all.
JJ Henry tends to show up in tourneys that the big guys don’t show up to.
This would be one of those tourneys. Henry is trending up nicely right now finishing 62nd, 26th, 24th, 36th and second in his last five tries.
Henry has also finished fourth here at Greensboro once before, so you know he likes playing here.
Check out some of JJ’s digits:
- 35th in Driving Distance at 294.3 yards
- 33rd in GIR at 68.62 percent
- Ninth in Total Driving
- 16th in Ball Striking
Give JJ Henry a shot this week. He is 40:1 to win it all.
Richard S. Johnson is in the six pack!
Certainly RSJ is not in the six pack because of his glowing stats. I like him this week for two reasons. First, he has placed eighth here before. Second, he looks like he is starting to warm up. In his last five efforts he has finished 33rd, 72nd, 74th, 21st, and eighth.
The only aspect of RSJ’s game that I really like is his driving accuracy. He ranks 31st on tour with a 68.35 percentage.
Take a shot with this guy this week, I have a good feeling about him. Plus, he is 50:1 to win it all.
Okay here is my long shot this week.
Duval is due to win, and he actually has been playing rather well as of late. In his last five events he has placed 70th, CUT, CUT , 17th and 22nd.
Statistically DD hasn’t done much this year, except that he is an excellent Par Three player. He is seventh on tour in Par Three Performance at -3 on the year.
I really needed to pick a guy that was 100:1 or higher this week, and Duval caught my eye. Maybe he can help our accounts out this week with a great 100:1 victory.
Good luck this week.