Just when it looked like Beast had put the nail in the coffin on locking up a Spreadsheet Fantasy Championship with Jordan Spieth’s Masters win, he put some salt in the wound by scoring another huge week at the RBC Heritage. Jim Furyk’s second straight playoff birdie locked up his first win in five years, and his reaction will undoubtedly be one of the memorable moments from this season. It’s been a fairy tale first 14 weeks of the season for Long John, which is the inspiration for our Fairy Tale wrap up.
A Sunday best 63 by Jim Furyk propelled him to a victory in South Carolina, and helped Beast pick up 150 points. Beast has been stealing points away from the poor, and giving them to the rich, much like the Sheriff of Nottingham – Robin Hood’s main adversary. Defending champion Matt Kuchar scored a top 5, and Jordan Spieth managed a top 15 despite a whirlwind week following his record setting Masters triumph. Unless one of the six other teams can come forward and act like Robin Hood – or at the very least Little John – it looks like Beast will continue to rack up the points and build on his massive 575 point lead.
A top 5 finish from Brendan Todd was the catalyst for Daniel, who picked up a respectable 55 points this week. For Todd, it was his best finish of the season. A pair of top 25’s from grinders Russell Knox and Jason Kokrak rounded out his scoring. Daniel is hoping to have a Cinderella type season, as he started out rather poor, but three straight solid weeks have him knocking on the door for second place. And if it really is a Cinderella season, he could be wearing the glass slipper after the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Speaking of second place, that’s where we find Bryce. Double B is clinging to the second spot by a meager 15 points, but did have a solid week at the Heritage. Four players on his roster hit the score sheet, with Morgan Hoffman registering a top ten to lead the way. Bryce has a great season – including four wins in the first 8 weeks – but unfortunately, it has been overshadowed by the play of Beast. It’s kind of like ‘Bashful’ the dwarf. He’s just as important as the other six dwarfs, but he’s the one everyone forgets.
Newcomer Louis Oosthuizen provided James with a breath of fresh air, as the newly acquired South African scored a top ten. Five point weeks from Graeme McDowell and Jason Dufner boosted the weekly total to 35. After being at the top of the podium for the fourth time in five seasons last year, James has taken a steep fall in 2015, much like Lord Farquaad, who had everything he needed to become King, but ended up in the swamp with Shrek. James has a roster everyone would love to have, but they haven’t performed. As a result, he may be stuck in the swamp all season.
The team at the bottom of the standings had the fifth best total of the week, as Lawrence put up a thirty burger, thanks to a top ten from Sean O’Hair. It looks like Lawrence may have taken the approach of Aladdin in this golf season. Rubbing a magic lamp and hoping a genie comes out. Unfortunately, there has been no genie. With just 9 top tens and no wins, it’s been tough year. P.S. It’s time to drop Miguel.
Jarret has a solid first year in Spreadsheet Fantasy, despite getting very little help from two of his keepers, Billy Horschel and Hunter Mahan. This week wasn’t one he will be bragging about however, putting up just 10 points. Perhaps it was fitting, though, given his hatred of the word ‘heritage’. As for his fairy tale? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There’s never any pressure on a first year team, and Jarret knows whatever he does this year will be a deemed a success. As a result, he’s driving fancy sports cars and going in parades, just like Ferris.
Brent put up the dreaded bagel this week, as all six of players couldn’t get a point. As tempting as it was to declare Brent ‘Prince Charming’, instead we will go with the first two little pigs. They think they have a solid house, only to get it blown down. Brent often he has a solid line up playing, but usually, they just plain blow.