After registering a poultry one win in the first six weeks of competition, players owned in the highly-acclaimed Spreadsheet Fantasy golf league have now won the last three tournaments, and have been putting up some fairly lofty point totals to boot.
This week, it was James turn to take home the big prize, ending a winless streak of more than 20 weeks (I think) thanks to a solid final round by Nick Watney. Not only did our fearless commmish pick up the victory, he also had a pair of top ten finishes, and benched two more! Quite the week for the man who now has a 180 point lead. Now, of course that is only one perfect round in darts, but Team Douche is looking very good right now.
Believe it or not, but Bryce managed to pull in the second strongest week, as Tiger finally proved that he really can be a Cadillac, not a washed up Oldsmobile. Tiger cracked his first week of more than 5pts, but the real difference maker on his team was Dustin Johnson, who was in contention all weekend and managed to pull in a second place finish. The 75pts were 50% more than what Johnson had for his season prior to this tourney.
Everyone’s favorite coffee-boy, Mr. Fuchs, was able to manufacture 90 pts this weekend, but it could have been more. Hunter Mahan had a 4 stroke lead at one point in the second round, but to settle for a top 10. Our Swan River friend must also be pleased with play of Vijay Singh, whose 15pts this weekend mean he has finished in a top 25 position in 4 of his last 6 starts.
And then there was the Beast! After taking the spreadsheet world by storm thanks to Rory Sabbatini’s win at the Honda Classic, Big John could only muster up 70pts this week, but he has to pleased with his number one keeper. Matt Kuchar has turned into one of the most consistent players on tour, and with his 45pts this week, he is now averaging 31 per tourney. While Kuchar has been a success, Anthony Kim has not. Another goose egg means AK has averaged just 7pts per start, a number Mike Weir would not be far off of.
Brent’s team has good news and bad news. First the good. Luke Donald is a beast! His third top ten in as many weeks means he is averaging 52pts per start, and a whopping 70pts in his last three starts. Now the bad. No one else – with the exception of Stuart Appelby – is performing. His other four starters accounted for a measly 20pts, although Adam Scott provided a surprise top 10 from the bench. Still, the outlook is better than it was one month ago.
Dave was the only person to drop a spot in the overall standings, and now sits in dead last for the first time in his young career. Although everyone his team managed to grab some points, only former world #1 Lee Westwood garnered more than 5pts. I’m sure he is kicking himself for dropping Martin Kaymer.
Here are the top 5 fantasy point getters (only for points accumulated while owned)
1 – Nick Watney 275 (James)
2 – Luke Donald 210 (Brent)
3 – Matt Kuchar 185 (Beast)
4 – Rory Sabbatini 165 (Beast)
5 – Hunter Mahan 160 (Fuchs)
While the next tournament is only a tier 1, perhaps there will be a ‘Transition’ atop the leaderboard. Unlikely though.