Welcome back, ladies and gentleman, to the initial tournament of the 2011 PGA Tour season.
This year's field is interesting to say the least. It should come as absolutely no surprise that Geoff Ogilvy is the clear favorite to win at 7:1 odds. Right behind him is the unbelievably impressive Ernie Els who really had a great bounce-back year in 2010, earning just over $4.5 million.
There are a couple of jokers in this year's field that, in my opinion, you should avoid wagering on and I would also refrain from entering them in any fantasy lineups as well. It's truly miraculous that these guys won last year.
Bill Lunde: Won the Turning Stone Championship after missing 16 out of 28 cuts. He had four other top-25 finishes. His highest statistic on tour was 26th in total eagles on the year with nine.
Rocco Mediate: Somehow Rocco won the Frys.com Open last year. His second best finish was a tie for 15th at the John Deere Classic. Aside from that he missed 15 out of 25 possible cuts.
Derek Lamely: Lamely won the Puerto Rico Open, yet he failed to crack the top-25 more than three total times. He missed well over half his cuts last year.
Let's look at this week's Yahoo Fantasy lineup:
Start Matt Kuchar Sit Dustin Johnson
Start Steve Stricker Sit Stuart Appleby
Justin Rose Hunter Mahan
Start Zach Johnson Sit Adam Scott
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Since I can't figure out how to turn this INDENT feature off, let's move on to the first six pack of the year.