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Wednesday 21st Feb 2018

Talk about hits and misses, last week I made some great selections among Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama and Brendan Steele, but could not have missed it more with Pat Perez, Roberto Castro and Bryce Molder. What is funny is in general, selecting the sleepers has been a strength, but not so in Phoenix.

However, this week we move back to Northern California for The Pebble Beach Pro-Am, one of the more storied stops on the Tour. In fact, just prior to writing this, I spoke to the folks at Pebble to arrange for a getaway with my brother Eric, his wife Jill, and my wife Diane for my 65th birthday later this year, so the thought of playing the hallowed Crosby Clam Bake greens is nearly as exciting--and daunting--as picking for the upcoming Pro-Am.

In addition to watching Bill Murray hit a shot and toss a club, who do I think will succeed off the California Coast? Let's see and don't forget you can duke it out against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.

Brandt Snedeker ($10,000): Two straight Top 10 finishes for Brandt, and in each, one round essentially kept him from the top. Third time's the charm.

Phil Mickelson ($9300): So good, so steady, Phil is to Fantasy Golf what Julian Edelman is to Fantasy Football receivers: Always in the thick of things, and always a factor in the end. Three-for-three in cuts, so let's make it four-for-four.

J.B. Holmes ($8400): Coming off a killer final round in Phoenix, Holmes has his putting game going and is averaging 84.3 points over his first three tourneys this year with more to come.

Tony Finau ($8100): To say that it has been wet in Northern California this year is an understatement despite the fact that no one minds. But, if the ground is wet, that in and of itself costs strokes, and Finau has a great power game. If anything can overcome the wind and wet, that would be it.

Richy Werenski ($7100): Richy scored big for me at the Farmers Open two weeks ago, and with an 83.5 point average over his first three events, Werenski seems like a sleeper with a lot of upside.

Whee Kim ($6800): The real crapshoot, though Kim has made a pair of cuts, and within those tourneys, a couple of bad holes really hurt him. But, in general, a pretty disciplined golfer, and he finished 25th at Pebble in 2015.

Do remember to keep fantasy open and regulated and fair for all by writing your local lawmakers and tell them of your love of playing and desire to keep on playing. Visit the FSTA site for more information (and thanks).

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels

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