The Fantasy Golf Report: Fantasy Golf: The Mexico Open Preview

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I had the pleasure of attending the Zurich Traditional on Saturday morning earlier than the yahoos rolled-in and I’ve to say it was a nice reminder of what an superior expertise stay golf will be while you stumble right into a randomly loaded area state of affairs. Of the seventy-eight gamers on the course that day, I counted twenty-three guys who’ve performed within the Ryder Cup and/or the President’s Cup. There have been ten main winners and a minimum of three extra guys who will finally win one. (I am taking a look at you Viktor Hovland and Cameron Smith however not a lot at you anymore Xander Schauffele). 

Oh yeah, Max Homa was additionally there.

A couple of random notes and observations:

  • At 10:00 a.m. I noticed about as many beers as waters (not that I used to be counting). By midday the gang was constructing and so was the booze buzz. I wasn’t even ingesting* and even I began having the urge to yell shit like . . . “YOU’RE MY PICK THIS WEEK BILLY!!!” . . . and “I’VE COME FULL CIRCLE AND NOW I ROOT FOR YOU AFTER YOU OPENED-UP ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES BUBBA!!!”
  • Scottie Scheffler seems to be very methodical. I will not go as far as to say “Langeresque” however I’ve stood in MVA traces for much less time than it took him to hit his birdie putt on the seventh gap.
  • Ian Poulter is rather a lot larger than he appears to be like on TV. In truth a lot of the gamers are. Apart from Will Zalatoris. On the 4th gap, a squirrel picked him up and began working away with him till the marshals intervened. I am joking after all. The marshals had been all sleeping of their folding chairs. So Tyrrell Hatton needed to save Zalatoris by snapping his 8-iron in half and impaling the squirrel with it which he did with an ease that indicated it was not his first time. 
  • At one level, Collin Morikawa and his caddie had been asking individuals behind me to face nonetheless and as an alternative all of them began scurrying like somebody simply began enjoying The Benny Hill Present theme track. In order that they once more requested everybody to “JUST STAND STILL” at which level Collin and I made eye contact and shook our heads in settlement that these individuals had been actually morons. It was a second that I am positive neither considered one of us will ever overlook. 

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Effectively Twitter and the FGR had a superb run collectively. Will not be lengthy now till Elon Musk turns it right into a cesspool of human expression (oh proper . . . by no means thoughts). Within the meantime, right here is the cutest canine tweet within the historical past of this godforsaken social media dumpster fireplace.  

GOLF ANALYSIS OF A VERY LIMITED NATURE 

I do not actually have a lot to supply this week and I’d go as far as to counsel that, in the event you wager closely on this golf event, you might need an issue (it is solely your folks who will let you know). That is the primary 12 months the Mexico Open has been a PGA Tour occasion which appears lengthy overdue contemplating they have been traipsing as much as Canada for over 100 years. 

Normally these new tournaments yield considered one of three outcomes: (1) A longtime tour grinder lastly will get his first win (Cameron Tringale); (2) A younger upstart will get HIS first win (Dylan Riley), or (3) Some outdated coot that we sort of forgot about finds a sizzling putter and will get one thing like this third or fourth win a/ok/a the Sunday afternoon rankings doomsday state of affairs (Vaughn Taylor)

I am going with Tringale to finish his rise from inspiration for the “Tringale Rule” simply over a 12 months in the past to PGA Tour winner. Then will probably be time to go the torch of above averageness to somebody like Wyndham Clark, Doc Redman or Kramer Hickock. We’re nonetheless accepting functions.   

One and Finished Decide: Cameron Tringale

That is our week you lovely
Nautica carrying son of a gun.


Different Man I would Decide: Brendon Todd 

Sleeper Decide: Vaughn Taylor

DraftKings Prime Ten Values

Abraham
Ancer

$10,300

Cameron
Tringale

$9,700

Brendon
Todd

$9,300

Dylan
Riley

$8,500

Mark
Hubbard

$8,000

Anirban
Lahiri

$7,900

Adam
Lengthy

$7,800

Wyndham
Clark

$7,600

Greyson
Sigg

$7,300

Vaughn
Taylor

$6,900

Footnote

* I used to be in New Orleans for my son’s twenty first birthday which had began with a shot of Fireball at midnight the night time earlier than and was as a consequence of decide again up that night. In an effort to keep away from being “that dad” later, I dedicated to pacing myself all through the day although the siren’s name of the Bud Mild was fairly seductive and loud. 

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