2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Greenbrier Classic
Well, Tiger Woods’ return was disappointing, but it’s nice to have him back on tour at all. This week, we head a bit north of DC to the Greenbrier Classic. Below you will find my DraftStreet daily fantasy picks for the tournament this week. Come on and join me for a round!
The Greenbrier Classic is held in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia at the The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier (a resort in West Virginia). The Old White TPC course is a 7,287 yard, par 70 course named for the Old White Hotel which stood on the grounds from 1858 to 1922. This is a relatively new tour stop with the inaugural Classic held in 2010 where Stuart Appleby set a course record with a 59. It has played as one of the easiest par 70 courses on tour since its introduction.
It’s a thin field (even thinner than last week which was thinner than the prior week) with 11 of the top 50 in the Overall World Golf Rankings in the field this year.
Jason Day has withdrawn from the field with continued issues with his thumb. It also seems to have led to his poor showing last week. Louis Oosthuizen plans to return to play next week on the European Tour after some back issues. Richard Sterne is slated to return this week on the European Tour after his own hip issues. Scott Piercy will return to the PGA Tour on July 24 after some warm up outings on the WEB.com tour. Jason Kokrak remains out as do Briny Baird and Lucas Glover – none of the three have concrete return dates. And from there “Where are they now?” bin, Anthony Kim hasn’t teed it up in over two years and no one seems to have an idea when (or if) he ever will again.
2013 Tournament Results
Below you’ll find the top 20 from the 2013 Greenbrier Classic:
Let’s look at a few options this week.
DraftStreet Expert Picks
Brendon de Jonge | $19,285 – de Jonge hasn’t missed a cut in his four appearances here at the Greenbrier and has made eight straight cuts on tour. He was tied for 17 th here last year, fourth in 2011 and third in the inaugural event in 2010.
Marc Leishman | $19,671 – This is mostly about Leishman’s current form which has him on six straight cuts with five of those being top 25 finishes. His record here isn’t great though he did have a tie for 16 th in 2010. He’s since missed the cut and finished tied for 73 rd (along with another of our choices below) in 2012. He did not tee it up here last year, but ride his current streak on a course he should dominate.
Ben Martin | $17,870 – Another form play as he’s made seven straight cuts with five top 25s in that stretch. He was tied for third last week at Congressional. He’s missed the cut in his only appearance here in 2011.
Pat Perez | $14,618 – Tied for sixth last year, tied for 27 th in 2012, and a tie for ninth in 2010. He’s been up and down this year, but he’s got a solid history here.
Ted Potter, Jr | $13,983 – Potter, Jr. hasn’t exactly had a stellar season on tour, but he seems to like the friendly confines of Old White. He was the champ here in 2012 and finished tied for sixth here last year.
Brendan Steele | $17,438 – Back to back ties for fifth place puts him in the mix this week. He’s one of the hotter golfers on tour.
Daniel Summerhays | $16,991 – He tied for ninth here last year and was solo fifth the previous year. He’s made six straight cuts, but hasn’t finished higher than 21 st in that run.
Tom Watson | $6,823 – Yes, that Tom Watson. Watson was named the The Greenbrier’s Golf Professional Emeritus in April 2005.I don’t know what that means, but the now 64 year old golfer finished in a tie for 38 th last year here and did make the cut the prior year (starting 70-68 until he faded to a tie for 73 rd). If you want to roster one or more of the top level players, Watson makes a reasonable gamble.
Johnson Wagner | $9,037 – He’s made the cut the last three years and has two top 10s to show for it. He’s not in form at all (though he did make the cut at The Travelers a couple of weeks ago). A desperation heave for those who want to roster some of the more expensive players.
Tim Wilkinson | $12,157 – Wilkinson is here because of current form (five straight cuts made and double digit points in each) and price (he fit nicely into my squad). He’s never played here, but that’s not stopped folks before from doing well.
Gary Woodland | $19,828 – He’s fifth overall in par four scoring average and scoring on par 4s will be be crucial with only two par 5s on the whole course. He hasn’t missed a cut this calendar year.
Check out my lineup as it sits right now.
Good luck this week! Head over to DraftStreet to choose your squad for this week.
Roster size: 6 Golfers
ALBA* 4.5 pts
EAG 2 pts
BRD 1 pt
PAR 0.2 pts
BGY -0.6 pts
2BGY+ -1.6 pts
*ALBA = Albatross or double eagle
1st 8 pts
2nd 5 pts
3rd 4 pts
4th-10th 3 pts
11th-25th 2 pts
26th-50th 1 pt
BFR* 1 pt
LROD** 2 pts
*BFR = Bogey-free round
*LROD = Low round
1. Ties will not affect “PLACE” bonus. For example, if three players tie for 2nd they will all receive the 5 point bonus for 2nd place.
2. Playoff holes will not count towards scoring but can impact the place a golfer finishes.
3. Golfers who withdraw or are disqualified in the middle of a round will receive 0 fantasy points for that round.
4. If multiple golfers tie for low round of the day, full bonus points will be awarded to all of them.