Well I have not been faring all too well with my fantasy golf picks recently. Last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, I only managed to score 174 points, good enough to drop again in the league standings.
With my team of Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Hunter Mahan they managed to really let me down, so I am back this week to seek redemption and score some fantasy golf points.
The famed Torrey Pines is the host of this week’s Farmers Insurance Open. I was at Torrey Pines in 2008 when Tiger Woods won his last major championship. Yep, that great U.S. Open where Tiger knocked off Rocco Mediate on Monday while limping around on a broken leg.
This week the players will play one round each on the North and South courses. The North course is much easier then the South and you’ll see many low scores in round one or two on the North.
The North course plays a par-72 stretching out to 6.874 yards. The South course on the other hand is significantly longer and can play a daunting 7,607 yards if they decided to make it really tough. Torrey Pines is definitely not a golf course you’ll be able to conquer if your “working” on your game as Tiger and Phil seem to be doing lately.
Scott Stallings is defending this week after an impressive victory last year at the Farmers. He missed the cut last week at the Waste Management and will be looking to bounce back this week. Last year, he won the tournament with a 9-under total for all four days. Once again this year, you most likely won’t be seeing the low scores like we’ve seen at Humana or the Waste Management the last couple weeks.
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It’s time to get this going. I need to pick the winner this week and I think I have a good team going for me.
I am going to take Jordan again this week at the Farmers. He finished in the top-10 last week after a stellar final round 65. This is a golf course Jordan can get after and with great ball striking and great putting he can get it done.
This is Walker’s first tournament since winning at the Sony Open in Hawaii over two weeks ago. He’s certainly not “finding” his game right now like other top players so expect Jimmy to be near the top by Sunday. Long hitter, great ball striker and can sink putts with the best of them.
This will be Justin’s first tournament back in the United States since the Tour Championship. He’s finished in the top-20 in two starts in 2015 on the European Tour. Justin can win this event with great ball striking and he has what it takes.
This is one of those picks that is a make-or-break. This is also the kind of pick that can get me in trouble. There’s no telling which Phil Mickelson will show up. I thought he was back two weeks ago at the Humana when he played so well. But last week he just lost it again at Waste Management. It’s risky, but Phil can win this event if it’s all together for him.
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