Let the games begin…
We embark upon the third year of the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs, with the finest 125 golfers that the PGA Tour has to offer. From a betting perspective, we have some phenomenal choices to pick from this week. I had quite a chore to whittle my choices down to only six, as there are 15 very viable candidates that have a really legitimate shot at taking this week’s prize in Paramus, NJ.
When we look at Ridgewood CC, we have to look at solid ball strikers having a distinct advantage over the rest of the field. If they can get hot with the putter inside ten feet, and maybe excel in scrambling this week, then you have the exact recipe for a victory in week one of the 2010 Fed Ex Cup Playoffs. If you’re looking at a player that may have great Driving Accuracy only and not much else, you had better dig deeper and find someone with a better overall game.
In Yahoo Fantasy, we are running out of time, and, unfortunately, I am not shaping up to have anywhere near the year I had last year. That being said I never say “Die.”
There are many guys to consider here this week, and they all have redeeming qualities. Nonetheless, I have my Yahoo Fantasy lineup ready for your perusal. Please keep in mind that Matt Kuchar would definitely be my number one C group selection, but alas, I have used all of his starts for the year. He is VERY due for a win and I feel confident that he will win one of these playoff events.
Start: Steve Stricker
Bench: Ernie Els
Start: Dustin Johnson and Bo Van Pelt
Bench: Jim Furyk and Fredrik Jacobson
Start: Justin Rose
Bench: Tim Clark
At this point, I have amassed 4,632 points on the year. I lead only Michael Arkush by 261 points. I am trailing the other three: Vara by 24, Planer by 64, and the amazing Matt Romig by 211. Keep in mind, I did have two weeks this year where I forgot to press the SUBMIT button and ended up suffering because of it.
I have many honorable mentions this week and they are as follows: Furyk 25:1, Harrington 28:1, Dustin Johnson 28:1, Donald 50:1, Rose 66:1, Cink 66:1, Jason Day 80:1, Clark 80:1, and Fredrik Jacobson at 100:1 odds of winning.
Let’s get it on, and crack open this week’s very tasty six pack…