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PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf

PGA Farmers Insurance Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf

Our last week in Yahoo Fantasy was ho hum. Nothing to write home about but not terrible either. We haven’t had a lights out week yet, but I feel that one is coming soon. Very soon. Like now.

So to make a long story short. The most important stats this week are: All Around Ranking, Distance, Par 5 Scoring and more proximity to hole than GIR, due to the size of the greens. With that being said, the Greens at Torrey Pines are Poa Annua and are pretty tricky to putt on later in the day because of all the bumps that accumulate. So elite putters seem to play well here too. Guys like Brandt Sneaker and Aaron Baddeley play well here. Top Putters. However, even the short putts get missed here, so sometimes that ‘s in favour of bad putters because others will be missing putts they were going to miss anyway.

A little run down on the course or courses.

This tournament is played over 2 courses, Torrey Pines North and Torrey Pines South.

  • Torrey Pines (South) is a 7,698 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.
  • Torrey Pines (North) is a 7,052 par-72 layout featuring four par 5s and four par 3s.

Of these two courses, Torrey Pines South is the only course played on Saturday and Sunday. As you can see above, it’s the much longer of the two courses, so it is a must that a player take advantage on the short North course.

Now onto our picks for are YAHOO FANTASY GOLF TEAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Group A

Brooks Koepka – Starter – Fresh off a win, he has all the stat categories needed to win over this course and he’s hell of a putter. He can win back to back. Not much else in Group A to get excited about. He’s on my squad.

Seung Yul Noh – Hits most of the criteria I’m looking for. He’s made all three cuts at the course, including a 10th. In decent form.

Group B

Brandt Snedeker – Starter – Has great history and in this format, why not take him here. I can always sub in Fowler.

Graham Delaet – Starter – Played well last week and loves Torrey Pines. Top 10’s here in his last 2. Fits all 5 criteria.

Rickie Fowler – He can win any week and I think he will this week. Everyone is down on him after last week and his missed cut here last year. Before that, he murdered this course.

Hideki Matsuyama – I haven’t used him yet, so I thought why not here. He’s playing well and has all the criteria I’m looking for in a Torrey Pines player. Was 16th here last year.

Group C

Justin Thomas – Starter – I’m jumping on board the Thomas train. So hot right now and was 10th here last year.

Keegan Bradley – Can easily win here. Makes cuts and there wasn’t much else I liked in this group.


That’s it for my Yahoo Golf Fantasy Report. I’ll update as I make changes. Time for breakfast. Man am I up early. The things I do for you people. Sheesh.

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

Our picks last week for Yahoo Fantasy Golf were not out of this world, but not to bad either. we did get the extra points for the Bill Haas win, which was quite nice. And in a week with such carnage from the cut, we did have all of our rounds played.

Now onto this week.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open may be the most exciting final 4 holes in golf. There are 2 eagle opportunities with the Par 5,15th and the short par 4, 17th. Throw in the raucous crowd at the par 3, 16th, and you have a recipe for noise and mayhem coming down the stretch at the TPC Scottsdale.

The course is a Par 71, measuring 7216 yards, with 79 sand bunkers which are strategically placed around the greens and on the fairways. There are also 6 holes which feature water, including 3 of the last 4 holes.

Scoring is generally low, so players can be aggressive on this course, however they have to pick their moments as several holes can jump up and bite you hard. Looking at the past 10 winners they have averaged -18, so expect the same this year unless the weather is out of the ordinary.

In 2014, Kevin Stadler and Graham DeLaet finished 1-2, both players are horrible putters. When you go down the past leaderboards and take a look at the top 60-70 putters on tour from 2014, you’ll only see something just larger than a handful of them on both lists. However, if you look at the top 60-70 GIR players on Tour, you’ll see Stadler, Delaet Watson, Howell, Moore, Steele, Hoffman, Haas, Stanley, Mahan, Dufner and many more.

So unlike most tournaments, putting doesn’t matter as much here. Some years, of course hot putters bring home the championship, but here, in many cases, the top is riddled with players who were just average putters for the week.


This explains why being a precise iron player and a long hitter is beneficial at the Phoenix Open. If you can dominate the Par 5’s and the short par 4 all week, that’s half your score, and that gives you a chance for a win.


A – Bubba Watson  A – Harris English – Backup

B – Rickie Fowler B – Jordan Spieth B – Gary Woodland – Backup B – Phil Mickelson – Backup

C – Brendan Steele C – Francisco Molinari – Backup


PGA Humana Challenge 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Picks – Daily Fantasy Golf

PGA Humana Challenge 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Picks – Daily Fantasy Golf

Our Yahoo picks were pretty good last week as we had some Jimmy Walker in there but we feel that we’re going to be even stronger this week. I just have a gut feeling. It’s in my lower intestine. I can feel it.

Before we begin, lets just discuss two things.

First, I hate my children with a passion.

Second, They play 3 different courses for this tournament in Palm Springs, California.

PGA West – Palmer Private 6,930 yard par 72 will sever as the host course and final-round competition will take place here.

PGA West – Nicklaus Private 6,951 yard par 72 will be one of three courses utilized in the first three rounds.

La Quinta Country Club 7,060 par 72 will be the third course, and will host action during the first three rounds.

As you can see these courses are all very, very, very, short. In the history of this tournament, many short and accurate hitters have won over this terrain: Pat Perez, Mark Wilson, Brian Gay, DJ Trahan, Chad Campbell, Mike Weir, Justin Leonard, and Kenny Perry.

This doesn’t mean big hitters won’t do well, of course they can play well here. They’ll have some really short irons into the greens. I’m just saying, of the many tournaments of the year, this one evens out the playing field a little for the accurate and short to mid range players.

Here are My Yahoo Picks:

A Players

Ryan Palmer – Starter – He’s a big hitter who likes this course and he’s coming in pretty hot over the last half year.

Bill Haas – Has a very consistent history over this course and is a former winner. I’ll start him on my bench and if he’s in contention I’ll do a swap out.

B Players

Zach Johnson – Starter – He’s the most consistent guy over this course in my opinion and will be a starter for my squad. He’s a specific tournament player for me and I have no problem using one of his starts here.

Brandt Snedeker – Starter – He’s coming in hot and wants to keep it rolling after his down year. He’s got great game and is one of the better putters around. This type of course should suit him just fine.

Phil Mickelson – I think Phil will have a big comeback year, but it’s the wait and see approach. So I’ll have him stashed on the bench and waiting.

Nick Watney – He has a pretty good history over this course but you never know what Nick Watney you’re going to get these days. I’ll have him stashed here just in case. I don’t want to burn starts from other guys, so I feel good about using Watney here.

C Players

Tim Clark – Starter – There are a handful of places to use Tim Clark throughout the year and this is one of them. He has a great history here and I feel I must ride him.

Patrick Reed – I’m hoping I don’t have to use Patrick reed at all this weekend. I want to save him for Florida.  But he’s a good insurance policy.

That’s it for Yahoo Golf Fantasy. Check out our DraftKings Tiered Picks if you get a chance by clicking here!

Yahoo Fantasy Golf UPDATE – Sony Open 2015 – Daily Fantasy Golf

Yahoo Fantasy Golf UPDATE – Daily Fantasy Golf – Sony Open 2015

Hey All!

For my squad, I’ve already switched Harris English in for Matt Every and will be waiting to see on others after todays round.

Hope your teams are playing well and I’ll be back tomorrow or after the conclusion of tonights round.

Really quick post, done!



PGA Sony Open Hawaii 2015 – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

Its the Sony Open 2015 from Hawaii and it’s time for our Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks. Last week was pretty unspectacular. Like really crappy. We used all stars and Geoff Ogilvy, obviously it didn’t work.

This week we are going with a horses for courses strategy as starters and have big names on our bench. 

We’re fans of Tim Clark, Charles Howell and Marc Leishman as the big 3 for horses for courses. We added in Matt Every in slot A, as he’s been pretty good here too. Our bench studs are Harris English, Jimmy Walker, Chris Kirk, and Russell Henley.

Good Luck with your Yahoo Fantasy Golf Rosters this week.


    • Matt Every
    • Marc Leishman
    • C. Howell III
    • Tim Clark

Hyundai Tournament Of Champions – Yahoo Fantasy Golf Picks

It’s my first season over at Yahoo Fantasy Golf and I’m aiming high as always. This week it’s the Hyundai Tournament Of Champions 2015 and unlike the daily fantasy formats, I can take all favourites.

So my strategy this week was to take my favourite players as starters in every category and then picks players on the bench that I wouldn’t normally take in hopes to save some of those precious starts.

So I will have a starting Lineup of Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Geoff Ogilvy. I took Ogilvy because there aren’t many places I’d take him, besides here and the Master’s. I expect him to be a popular pick.

As far as the bench goes, I took players that I thought might not get a lot of use from me during the year, this way, if one of them does very well, I can throw him in on the last day and collect his bonus points with little repercussion.

I’ve chosen Russell Henley as he’s played well at the Sony Open before and just needs to get his streaky putter going. Angel Cabrera is a complete flyer and sometimes he just shows up. If he does here, I’ll plug him in, but I’d never start him during the year, that’s a guarantee. John Senden falls under my Aussie theory here. They are great putters with sweeping greens, as they grew up on them. He’s a solid player that I’d probably never start unless it was a really crappy field, like the RENO. To round out my squad, I’m taking Hunter Mahan. I would probably not start Mahan on any week as he’s unreliable but I’ll take him coming off the bench.