What a great playoff finish last week at the Travelers Championship, congrats Bubba! This week we have the Greenbrier Classic on the Old White TPC in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The players should be able to go low on this 7,287 yard-course. Strong ball strikers should really be able to take advantage and put up great scores on one of the easier par-70s on the Tour’s schedule. Perhaps we will see someone make a run at that elusive score of 59!

 

Feel free to contact us with suggestions on fantasy content and enjoy the weekend!

 

How it works:

  • My Guy: If I’m picking in a one-golfer league, and had to just pick one…he’s the guy.
  • Stripes: “Man, I was striping it today” as the big guy (TW) likes to say. Call these guys my “favorites” each week.
  • Wildcard: All in the name. Enough said.
  • Shank: I hate to even say this word, especially on a golf course, so as you can imagine these are guys to avoid.

 

My Guy:

Bubba Watson

  • Winner of the Travelers Championship last week
  • Tied for 16th at last year’s edition
  • On fire - 3rd on Tour in driving distance, 5th in strokes gained tee-to-green, and 4th in scoring average
  • Calls the Greenbrier home during the summer and admittedly one of his favorite tracks

Stripes:

Webb Simpson

  • Three top 10s in his last four starts at this event
  • Tied for 2nd place at the Wells Fargo Championship in May
  • Playing solid golf - 8th in strokes gained tee-to-green

Paul Casey

  • Playoff loss last week at the Travelers – second P2 of the year and 6th top 10
  • 6th in GIR % + 7th in Ball Striking
  • First time on the track is his only potential downside

Bill Haas

  • Runner-up finish at the Greenbrier in 2011
  • Eight top-25s in 2015 including a win
  • Owns the longest birdie streak of the year on Tour (7), but other than that no real differentiating stats

 

Wildcard:

Kevin Kisner

  • Why not? The Greenbrier has seen its share of break-through winners (i.e., Jonas Blixt)
  • 2nd place finish at Harbour Town this season
  • 7-7 in his last seven starts and five top-12 finishes

Shank:

Jonas Blixt                  

  • 2013 champ has been in a serious slump this year missing 62% of cuts including 7 of the last 10
  • Enough said?