Golf League Power Rankings:
1. The Beast – Despite trailing James by over 400 points, I still believe Beast has the best all-around team in our league. The weak link on Beast’s team is quite possibly his first round pick, Steve Stricker, who has not lived up to his status as an elite golfer. But despite struggles from both Stricker and second round pick Kenny Perry, Beast has found a way to get big points from depth players on his team. Bo Van Pelt and Nick Watney have both provided him with five ‘big point’ (30 or more) weeks, while Matt Kuchar has given him four. With his big names underachieving or dealing with injuries, Beast has still found a way to stay in the race and with Anthony Kim returning at the Bridgestone and 3 remaining Osicki Explosions to use in a first place run, The Beast is looking like the most likely threat to overcome the big gap between first and second.
2. James – James owes everything he has to Phil Mickelson (and to Brent for picking Paddy instead of him). Although he’s only won one tournament this year, Phil has beasted his way to our league lead in points with 460 (not including his 260 Osicki bonus points). Not far behind Phil is Lee Westwood who’s racked up a whopping 430 points including second place finishes at The Masters and The British Open. Although Rory Sabbatini, Brandt Snedeker and Charles Howell have been disappointing so far this season, the wins by Mickelson, Westwood and McIlroy have been enough to give James a sizable lead with time running out for the other teams.
3. Bryce – Bryce could be a lot closer to first had he not benched SIX big point weeks, including a Tim Clark win at The Players Championship. Despite two top 5 major finishes, Tiger has not been himself lately, nor has third-round pick Angel Cabrera who has managed only 120 points this year. Although none of Bryce’s players have been very explosive this year, most of them have respectable point totals and Bryce leads our league in top 10’s which has helped make up for his lack of wins. Bryce should be able to hold on to a spot in the top 3 and if his players can start getting some wins under their belts, he may challenge for first or second.
4. Cody – For the amount of maintenance Cody has put into his team this year, he’s done fairly well. He’s racked up five wins on the season so far, but the lack of top 10’s and top 25’s is killing his chances. Having said that, he still has three Osicki Explosions left and if he decides to use them there is a chance he can sneak onto the podium. With a little more attention and a couple of moves this team could have a chance with the big boys.
5. Brent – Well It’s time for Brent. When you look at his team it’s amazing that he’s this low, but when you look at his scores it’s amazing that he’s this high. Team World hasn’t had a 100-point week since WEEK NINE!!! To put that in perspective, that is fifteen weeks…almost FOUR MONTHS!!! The next longest current streak without 100 is FIVE weeks by Jon Mark. Brent’s team also hasn’t gotten a win since week four, and in that span he has averaged at least ten points less than ANY other team. He should at least have a good set of young keepers, but that’s not what he’ll want to hear after such a promising start to the season.
6. Jon Mark – Well this wasn’t the year for the king of fantasy. He wasn’t able to make the draft and as a result, ended up with a weaker team than he would have wanted. Ernie Els has been a very pleasant surprise this season, but other than that there hasn’t been much to get excited about. Hunter Mahan’s win came before he joined Jm’s team and many of his other golfers have been inconsistent. It looks like rebuilding time for King Neuf and knowing him, he’ll come back strong next year.
those are the power rankings friends, feel free to voice your opinions