From Malaysia to China to the States, or more proper, Las Vegas, the culture shock that must be part of the PGA Tour with that schedule does indeed move to Vegas and TPC Summerlin for the awkwardly named Shriners Childrens Hospital for Children Open.
As for last week, let's just let it pass noting that only Adam Scott managed to leave me with any sense of dignity.
For the Shriners, I tried to spread the wealth around a little more, not really going high end, but neither on the low side. Somehow, playing it moderately in a place like Vegas seems counterintuitive, but that is where I am going.
Don't forget you can duke it out against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.
Scott Piercy ($9700): Piercy finished a solid tenth last week in Shanghai, has been averaging 66.3 points per tourney and is playing in his home town. Jackpot.
Kevin Na ($9500): Na, another Vegas native, finished CIMB with a 69, and has made 24 of 29 cuts and averages 70.6 points a tourney.
Tony Finau ($8600): Finau has two solid weeks of the new season under his belt, and has 21 of 29 cuts made, and grew up playing in nearby Utah. Add in Finau has two solid finishes at the Shriners the past two years, and I can handle the investment.
Patton Kizzire ($8500): Kizzire, who skipped the two weeks in the Far East, finished well at Silverado to start the season, and again, Vegas is in the neighborhood. He is up and down, but as a lower-end pick, Kizzire has delivered. He made 20 of 28 cuts last year.
Jamie Lovemark ($7400): Another guy who has not played since Safeway, and another guy who plays well as a lower-end pick, Lovemark is 22 for 31 and averages 59.4 points per tourney.
Xander Schauffele ($6200): Who? Yeah, though the newbie has made the cut two of four shots, played well at the Sanderson, and well, let's just see what he can do. He has averaged 62.8 points and if all my guys can do that, I should finish in the green, if not on it.
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