I’m in a fantasy golf league, and I hate it.
Well, OK, I don’t hate it. I hate to love it.
I don’t think there is a harder sport for a fantasy league than golf. It’s not baseball where you pick a stacked team of performers. It’s not basketball where you can choose a small squad of players that fill up the stat sheets. It’s not football where you waste your first-round draft pick two years ago on a guy who promised a 2,500-yard rushing season … Thanks for nothing Chris Johnson.
It’s golf. It’s a one-man team. It’s four days – hopefully – of nail-biting golf. And it’s one big payday at the end, unless you chose Keegan Bradley at the Zurich Classic.
Our league is set up very simply. You earn the amount of money that your pick makes that week. After the Wells Fargo Championship, I’ve tallied a total of $2,443,173. A total of $110.4 million in prize money has been paid out to players so far this season. So technically I’ve won about 2 percent of the total money out there on the PGA Tour so far. So technically, I stink at picking. But thankfully for me, my buddies struggle as much as I do when it comes to finding the right guy each week.
But that is the beauty of golf. Four good days can change a professional’s career. And four good days can drastically change your place in a fantasy golf league.
Now, with all that being said, my pick for this week at the Players? Jim Furyk. He’s only missed the cut twice in his past 16 appearances at Sawgrass. He’s recorded eight top-25s. He’s fifth in fairways hit, and first in proximity to the hole. And he’s hot at the moment, with two top 10s in his past five starts. He’s a sure bet right?