Another week, another solid performance by a Beast team that want’s to differentiate itself early on. After four weeks of golf, Beast is off to easily his best start of his six year Spreadsheet Fantasy career. Averaging more than 100 points a week, and with an impressive seven top tens, Beast is looking to make up for a crushing defeat late last season. This week’s big performer was Jason Day, who has shown flashes of brilliance over his tenure with Beast’s squad. He has yet to put together the monster year people have predicted from him, but with a win in just the fourth week of the season, he’s off to an excellent start in 2015.
If you don’t know who the highest scoring team was this week, you probably skipped that whole first paragraph. For the second time in four weeks, Beast carded the top total of the week, mainly thanks to Jason Day’s victory and Harris English’s runner up finish. The week could have been even better for the elder-statesman had he not left past-champion Nick Watney’s top ten on the bench. Off to his best start ever, and with a star-studded roster, Beast looks like the team to beat in 2015.
After another solid week, Daniel finds himself sitting in third place. While he’s in a good position so far, the theme of the first four weeks for Daniel is what could have been. For the third week in a row, one of his players found himself runner-up. This weeks unlucky second went to J.B. Holmes, who made bogey on the second playoff hole to lose the championship. Daniel’s still in a good spot, but he’ll need his players to start making the most of their chances if he wants to improve on last year’s third place finish.
Third place this week goes to Jarret, who’s unassuming presence allows his team to put up good numbers without the pressure that a flamboyant Brent or Lawrence would put on their team. Jimmy Walker finished in the top ten in his first start since his week one win in Hawaii, and after his breakout season last year, he looks as good or better so far in 2015. In his three starts so far, Billy Horschel has been a bit disappointing, missing the cut this week, while Ian Poulter hung around the top 25 in his first start of the year.
With just two players teeing it up this week, Brent will no doubt be happy with his 40 point total, thanks to a top ten by Charles Howell III. Brent has strung together four solid weeks so far, and that’s without any help from his Aussie superstar Adam Scott, who has yet to play a tournament. Sitting in the middle of the pack, Brent is off to a good start.
For the first time in Spreadsheet Fantasy, Tiger Woods found himself riding the pine at the start of a PGA Tournament, as Bryce elected not to play the disheveled former superstar. It turned out to be a good decision, as Woods withdrew just halfway through the first round. Nine players took to the course for Bryce, making picking a roster quite difficult. He did admirably though, notching two top 25s and two top 50s for a 30 point week.
Another week, another 15 point total for the league’s most boisterous member. Keegan Bradley, John Senden and Brian Harman each finished up in the top 50, to give Lawrence another 15 point week. ‘Big Train’ has arguably his most talented team ever, so his 55 point total after four weeks is certainly disappointing. His top Europeans will need to play well in their limited starts if he hopes to contend this year.
There’s not much to say about the disgrace that is James’ team so far. Disappointing play from Mickelson, Fowler and Matsuyama were the theme of this week, leading James to believe he may have held onto ‘Phil the thrill’ for one year too many. Rory McIlroy will need to carry this team on his back if it’s to contend this year.