It's The Masters!
Not much more that can be said as the 2016 PGA season really kicks off with this storied tourney at a course none of us can play where the winner gets a jacket most of us would love to wear.
It is fun for me to confess how much fun the weekend will be with the best players on the planet going head-to-head, in fact for the Sunday finale--which happens to coincide with my brother-in-law, Eric Hedgecock's birthday, rather than the family going out for a meal, I am going the Hedgecock home and Eric and i can watch the last round together followed by a family meal at home. Sp. it promises to be a fantastic weekend.
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Let's see who I like at Augusta and don't forget to check out our deal with DraftKings where you get a lot of good baseball stuff from us along with some from DraftKings. Hit the link below for details.
Jason Day ($11,600): Picking a winner among Day, Phil Mickelson, defending champ Jordan Speith, Bubba Watson, et al is as crazy as trying to decide whether Kansas City, or Toronto, or the Giants will be the World Series. I like Day, and well, Eric likes Day, so I am going with my bro. Why not?
Rickie Fowler ($10,900): There is indeed something about Fowler that just oozes success, talent, and confidence. He was nine under last week and I think we have yet to see his best (in fact there are a bunch of great young golfers who will be as exciting to watch as Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, and George Springer.
Mark Leishman ($7,900): Sleeper #1 more me, Leishman has a complete game, has made 3/4 of the cuts in eight tourney's this season, and averages 73.6 points per tourney. The Aussie has come close before (2013).
Rafa Cabrello-Bella ($7,400): Finished 12th at Houston last week and made the cut in both his tour plays this season, Cabrello-Bella played the last 40 holes last week without a bogey. If it is about a hot hand, here is one.
Jim Herman ($6,000): Talk about riding the hot hand, Herman came out of nowhere last week to win at Houston raising a trophy for the first time over 106 career tourneys. Herman has made 10 of 14 cuts so I will bite.
Scott Piercy ($5,900): Finished 19th last week, Piercy is a low-priced crapshoot, but he has completed nine of ten tournaments this year and finished 19th last week in Houston. He averages 71.2 fantasy points, so if he can do that, I should be good.
Please let me know your thoughts/suggestions/ideas/commiserations @lawrmichaels.