Throughout our three years of Spreadsheet Fantasy there have been plenty of draft picks made. Some have been good and some have been bad. Lets take a look at some of the picks that didn’t pan out.
5. We’ll start the countdown with a pick from the 2012 season, Charles Howell III. James had high hopes for Howell III when he took him with the seventh overall pick in this years draft. Coming off a year in which he posted seven top tens for Bryce’s squad, a breakthrough to the winner’s circle was certainly expected. However it was not meant to be, as Howell III managed just one top ten before being dropped in August.
4. Next up is Bryce’s pick of Tim Clark in 2011. Clark’s start was promising, with a T2 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but it was all downhill from there. Clark didn’t play again until the Cadillac Championship, where he ended up withdrawing before it started. He followed that up with a missed cut at the Masters and a withdrawl at the Players Championship and by then Bryce had seen enough, dropping him to pick up Sergio Garcia.
3. Third place on our list is the first of Brent’s two most misguided picks. The few brown hairs that Beast had left at the start of 2011 had disappeared by the end of the season thanks to Anthony Kim, but for some reason, Brent decided Kim would be worth a first round pick in 2012. The feeling didn’t last long as Brent dropped Kim after just four tournaments (three missed cuts and a DQ).
2. Often overlooked by the ‘Lidstrom 2nd overall’ debacle, picking Padraig Harrington fourth overall in Spreadsheet Fantasy’s first season was pretty awful in it’s own right. Picked ahead of players like Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson, Paddy could only muster 220 points over the course of the season, including missed cuts at three of the year’s four majors. To Brent’s credit, he stuck with Paddy for the entire season, but it was a lost cause as Brent did not choose to retain his services.
1. I’m as surprised as you are that Paddy wasn’t first, but everyone seems to have forgotten about one Kenny Perry. It pains me to put my own father at the top of the list of worst picks, but the first year pick of Kenny Perry eighth overall was a disgrace. Due to Beast’s crippling fear of picking up and dropping players, he was forced to endure the disappointment of Kenny Perry all year long. Despite teeing it up in 19 tournaments over the course of the year, Perry could not manage a single top ten and just 135 points, making him the worst pick in Spreadsheet Fantasy histroy.