While the SSF league was preparing for the Fantasy Football Draft the PGA Golf
Playoffs were just getting under way. Nick Watney played a beautiful final round
while Sergio Garcia faded and Brandt Snedeker didn’t have enough left in the tank to
make a run for the top spot. Here is the SSF Wrap-Up from peaceful Swan River.
Beast did not get what he expected out of his players this week. With his players
languishing behind the pace of the leaders, Beast will not be happy with only 2 out
of 5 players managing to score some points this weekend. While getting 25 points
this week it will be of little help to keep him in his coveted third place spot with
Bryce’s team nipping at his heels.
With a huge missed opportunity to put some distance between him and last
place Lawrence failed to capitalize on Nick Watney’s huge success in favor of Carl
Pettersson, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter, and Bud Cauley. While the
65 points contributed by Ian Poulter, Carl Pettersson and Bud Cauley with a Top 50,
25 and 10 respectively this was a week that could have been so much more as the
Vanilla Ninja’s slipped back into last place with only a few more tournaments to go.
It almost seems that as Luke Donald goes, so does Brent’s team. Luke Donald
squeaked into the Top 10 to secure 40 points with Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer
contributing with Top 25s and a combined 30 points. With 70 points this week the
Orange Crush seemingly in honor of Rickie Fowler’s fashion sense has now fallen
175 points behind fourth place and is only 45 points ahead of sixth place.
With 2 Top 10s and a Top 25 heading into the final round James must have felt
pretty good about keeping his lead in the number 1 spot in the SSF League. Sadly
the tires fell off for old Lefty, falling down to a Top 50 finish James may possibly
considering letting the old boy go in the off-season. Thankfully for the now poor pun
of The Rice is Right owner, Louis Oosthuizen made some moves up the leader board
and carded a Top 5. With his lead now cut to 100 points James is looking for his
team to hold it together in the final few weeks as he hopes for his three-peat.
Bryce gave himself some breathing room in fourth place and closed the gap to 25
points for third place. Dustin Johson closed like a sledgehammer shooting 3-under
in the final round, moving up 15 spots to end T3 with Sergio Garcia and claiming
60 points for the Val Kilmer inspired Ice Man himself. With Padraig carding a Top
25 and Tiger playing through a tweaked back for a Top 50, Bryce will be pleased
enough with his teams performance this week.
Now onto mister Flower power and Bieber’s Boys himself Dave put up solid
numbers again this week. With Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose and Zach
Johnson all moving up on the leader board in the final round Dave ended up with a
Top 5, a Top 10 and two Top 50s to earn 110 points the second highest total for the
week. The only blemish was Graeme McDowell’s missed cut after the 2 nd round.
Saving the best performance for last Fuchs earned a whopping 165 points and
may have turned his team around in the past two weeks which without the Osiki
Explosion on week 23 has been averaging a dismal 38.89 points a week since The
Masters. The terrible run of play saw him free fall from 1st place to last place in the
SSF League. However lead by the brilliant play of Sergio Garcia he has averaged
147.5 points over the previous two weeks. With Brandt Snedeker back in form and
chipping in 75 points with a 2nd place finish this week, The Beaver is looking to see if
anyone can beat him in the final 3 weeks.