Gentlemen our league has gone another week without a win. But while other leagues may be sounding the alarm and running for the lifeboats, we know better. Next week is The Farmers Insurance Open, and with it shall come a heavy dose of Tiger and Phil (and the silky smooth voices of Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo and David Feherty). The top two players in the world (no one cares about the European Tour) should cure us of our no-name blues and wipe the memory of Mark Wilson and Jhonattan Vegas from our minds. However, until the healing process begins on Thursday morning, we must make do with the points we have…
Another week, another two top tens(Kuchar and Gay) for The Beast, and although we’re only two weeks into the season, his team is already looking filthy good. If we were to include bench points in our scores, Beast would already have 6 top tens and more than TWICE as many points as anyone else! Fortunately for the rest of us, two of those top tens (a second and fourth place finish) have found the pine and he’s cruising along at a ‘mere’ 160 points with 4 top tens… Beastin.
Bryce’s team is looking mighty good as well through the first two weeks as he collected another 60 points to add to his 65 from last week. Bringing back the services of the always steady Kevin Na is looking like a good decision by the Brycemaster.
If not for a Sunday ‘collapse’ from Martin Laird, James might have gotten close to the century mark. However, a runner-up finish from defending champ Bill Haas will do just fine for this week. A solid week of 65 catapults James three spots from last to third, and with Phil in the mix next week, he’s off to a decent start.
Trying to avoid the dreaded ‘goose egg’, Brent traded in his Yang for a de Jonge as soon as The Sony ended. It wasn’t the worst decision as de Jonge registered a top 25(barely) and 15 points to keep Brent from falling into last place and land him in a tie for fourth with Dave. The ‘International’ squad will be one to watch in the coming weeks. If he falls behind like last year, there may be another high draft pick coming his way.
Despite having three active players this week, Dave still got goosed. Only two of his seven golfers who played have managed to score points through the first two weeks. Dave’s team focus seems to be on Majors, WGCs and the larger tournaments, so he likely isn’t too worried about a low turnout early on.
After a 1/5 week, you have to believe that Fuchs’ team is gonna get an earful. We’re only two weeks in, but so far no one has showed up and that has to be concerning for a team that, on paper looks like it should be thriving in the ‘weaker field’ events.
Week two is in the books boys. Rosters and standings have been updated for your viewing pleasure. Now on to week three and our first taste of world class golf at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course. See you there.