Well I had a decent week last week with my PGA Tour fantasy golf picks for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. I scored 455 points which was good for 5,254 place overall. The first place winners scored 1,090 points, so now that I think about it, maybe I did’t have a decent week. Maybe it was more of a crappy week.
Either way, it’s time to move on from last week and pick it up this week Waialae Country Club in Honolulu for the Sony Open. It’s the first full field event of 2015 and features some well-known names along with some rookies fighting for better PGA Tour status.
Last week, my four picks include Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Moore and Chesson Hadley. Jimmy Walker ended up losing to Patrick Reed in a playoff, finishing second place, good for 300 points with my fantasy golf picks. The other three had decent weeks but really did nothing to contribute anything significant to my scoring.
So let’s get this thing going. Here are my PGA Tour Fantasy golf picks for the Sony Open in Hawaii:
I can’t pass on Walker again this week. I honestly think he’s pissed about losing that tournament last week and will have another great showing. He’s actually my pick to win this week, I just think he’s out for redemption. On top of that, he’s defending this week.
Zach won here in 2009, so he knows how to get it done. (Not that Zach Johnson doesn’t know how to get it done.) I need some big players doing big things this week to pick up some points. I expect Zach Johnson to be near the top of the leaderboard this week.
Okay, just as much as I need some big players doing big things this week, it’s just as important to try and pick some players who nobody else is picking and hope they have a good week. If I pick the studs each week, most likely everyone else is picking the same players, so I won’t make up any ground.
So I am taking Webb Simpson this week. Webb had a solid showing back in October at the Shriner’s event, finishing T-4. Let’s hope Simpson is ready to get his 2015 off to a fast start and earns some points for @Front9Back9.
Ryan Palmer is also a former winner at the Sony Open, cashing the winners check back in 2010. Maybe Palmer can pick up some of that magic from 2010 and get on a roll and win me some points. I’m not expecting too many people to pick Palmer this week, so this is where I shoot up the rankings.
What do you think? Who you got this week? Let us know below or hit us up on Twitter @Front9Back9.