Despite still residing in last place of the SSF golf league, this week was all about Bryce. The league’s second married man posted the best score of the week with 95 (just his fifth week of more than 80 points), but he also had perhaps his best chance of getting his first win of the season. Unfortunately for him, Scott Stallings stole the spotlight and he had to settle for second place, a costly difference as he is now just five weeks away from tying Brent’s record for the longest winless streak in SSF history at a monstrous 35 weeks. Despite being in the midst of the worst drought of his career, Tiger Woods appears to be Bryce’s best shot at a much-needed win. This is the wrap up!
Bryce’s 95 points is good for the third best week of his season, a concerning thought when you consider it came in a tier one tournament. Things looked great going into Sunday with Bryce fielding three players in the top fifteen, but Charles Howell III faded back to cash a measly five points, while Bill Haas lost the lead Sunday afternoon and wound up losing in a playoff. Gary Woodland was a bright spot however, carding 35 points and his sixth top ten of the Spreadsheet Fantasy season. Although Bryce looking towards next year, solid play from his keepers to wrap up the season will no doubt help him sleep a little more sound as he hibernates during the offseason.
It was quite a week for the bottom third of the league as Dave posted the second best total thanks to a missed cut by the Iron Goose. John Senden and Brendon de Jonge carried Dave’s team this week with a top 15 and 10 respectively while the core of Dave’s team sat out yet another tournament. It will be interesting to see who Dave chooses for his keepers, as Westwood and McDowell’s thin schedules have no doubt hurt his team.
The Hieberts of the league united this week with matching scores of 25, and a 325 point gap still remains between them. 6-year old Webb Simpson contributed all of James’ 25 points as Phil was evidently too occupied with his falconry to focus on the golf. For a while it looked like Beast was going to get a win from the much maligned Anthony Kim, but the disappointing American couldn’t get anything going on Sunday and dropped out of the top ten entirely, scoring merely 1/5 of what Beast had been hoping. It seems you never hear anything about Ricky Barnes anymore, but his stylish hat carried him to a top fifty, and five reasonable points.
It was Brent and Fuchs bringing up the rear this week, earning their only points from Brandt Jobe and Jeff Overton’s respective top fifties.
While the league remains very staggered, the tier 3 and 4 tournaments coming up in the next two weeks could certainly jumble things up a bit. Also, just a reminder that the roster freeze is at the beginning of the PGA Championship, at which point you will no longer be able to trade, drop or pick up players or assets (except for draft picks).