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2018 Fantasy Golf Part One: Masters Of The Universe Edition

2018 Fantasy Golf Part One
Photo Credit: Ryan Schreiber

In addition to Opening Day, another Spring tradition is upon us. That’s right; it’s TV show cancellation/renewal season! I still think Fox blew it years ago by giving up on Herman’s Head. Just my opinion. And there’s also some golf tournament in Georgia. For the Fantasy Sports-obsessed and golf fans out there, let’s tee up 2018 Fantasy Golf Part One.

The idea for this column struck me while I was watching friends hold a Fantasy Masters draft. I was really just there to drink beer, but I figured all knowledge is learning and therefore good. If you can recognize a D.A.R.Y.L. reference, you know your movies.

It’s always an educational experience to just observe a live Fantasy Draft. The similarities of draft conduct among different Fantasy Sports is quite remarkable. You have the jokes, the passive-aggressive put-downs, and the serious players rolling their eyes while waiting for the lollygaggers to pick.

For any draft to not devolve into a Lord of the Flies scenario, you need a strong presence running the draft. My friend Tim has run more drafts than a third world dictator and knows how to keep things moving. The importance of this cannot be overstated. Congrats Tim.

For those who watch the Masters with the devotion of a Star Wars fan sitting through Attack of the Clones, a Fantasy Golf league adds a whole new dimension to the experience. Like other Fantasy Sports, real-life loyalties will be tested and possibly thrown aside. There’s also the pride of demonstrating your intellectual superiority over your friends.

The format is relatively simple and might be something you want to try. If golf is your thing or you’re just looking for your latest Fantasy Sports fix, consider me your pusher. You’re welcome.

Let’s hits the Fantasy links with SCFE’s 2018 Fantasy Golf Part One.

2018 Fantasy Golf Part One

The Format

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This league has 12 teams with rosters of 7 golfers each. The teams use the lowest 4 golfers’ scores combined over the 4 rounds of the Masters. If a team does not have at least 4 golfers make the cut, however, that team is eliminated from contention.

As Rick Moranis said in Spaceballs, “everybody got that?” Good. The draft picks were drawn in random order, and the picking order was re-drawn after each round. Anyone attempting to select a golfer already drafted owed everyone else a round of beer. That’s a championship-level idea right there.

 

The Picks

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Below are picks for each team with the round and pick number in the first column. Team names were not chosen by the participants but were created by this author for purposes of this article to protect the innocent (and the guilty).

 

Pick     Team                                       Player

108      Good Berger                           Jason Day

203                                                        Thomas Pieters

306                                                        Daniel Berger

411                                                        Webb Simpson

508                                                        Tony Finau

607                                                        Danny Willett

703                                                        Sandy Lyle

Pick     Team                                       Player

110      Chong Li                                  Jon Rahm

210                                                        Pat Perez

309                                                       Louis Oosthuizen

401                                                        Kiradech Aphibarnrat

502                                                        Adam Hadwin

609                                                        Haotong Li

701                                                        Harry Ellis

Pick     Team                                       Player

111      Sharma’s Shawarma              Henrik Stenson

204                                                        Alex Noren

307                                                        Tyrrell Hatton

404                                                         Xander Schauffele

506                                                        Shubhankar Sharma

610                                                        Yuta Ikeda

712                                                        Ian Woosnam

Pick     Team                                       Player

106      Hey Jerky, Get Brett Weir!    Dustin Johnson

209                                                       Marc Leishman

304                                                       Brian Harman

405                                                       Ryan Moore

501                                                       Billy Horschel

611                                                       Yusaku Miyazato

710                                                       Mike Weir

Pick     Team                                       Player

105      A Rose By Any Other Name  Justin Rose

201                                                         Phil Mickelson

312                                                         Rafael Cabrera-Bello

408                                                         Kyle Stanley

507                                                         Si Woo Kim

612                                                         Bernhard Langer

709                                                         Yuxin Lin

Pick     Team                                       Player

112      Dufner’s Duffers                     Hideki Matsuyama

208                                                        Adam Scott

302                                                        Gary Woodland

409                                                        Jason Dufner

509                                                        Cameron Smith

603                                                        Satoshi Kodaira

706                                                        Matt Parziale

Pick     Team                                       Player

104      Welcome Back, Potter          Jordan Spieth

211                                                        Ian Poulter

305                                                        Patrick Cantlay

402                                                        Russell Henley

503                                                        Charl Schwartzel

608                                                        Ted Potter Jr.

705                                                        Jose Maria Olazabal

Pick     Team                                       Player

102      Team Dyn-o-mite!                  Rory McIlroy

212                                                        Charley Hoffman

301                                                        Patrick Reed

412                                                        Jimmy Walker

512                                                        Jhonattan Vegas

605                                                       Austin Cook

707                                                       Joaquin Niemann

Pick     Team                                       Player

107      Fleetwood Mac                      Rickie Fowler

206                                                       Tommy Fleetwood

303                                                       Kevin Kisner

406                                                       Francesco Molinari

505                                                      Ross Fisher

602                                                       Matthew Fitzpatrick

702                                                       Angel Cabrera

Pick     Team                                       Player

103      Chappell’s Show                    Justin Thomas

202                                                        Paul Casey

311                                                        Kevin Chappell

410                                                        Brendan Steele

510                                                        Martin Kaymer

606                                                        Vijay Singh

711                                                        Mark O’Meara

Pick     Team                                       Player

109      Insert Johnson Joke Here   Bubba Watson

207                                                        Matt Kuchar

308                                                        Zach Johnson

403                                                       Patton Kizzire

504                                                        Chez Reavie

604                                                        Fred Couples

708                                                        Doc Redman

Pick     Team                                       Player

101      Rochambeau                          Tiger Woods

205                                                        Sergio Garcia

310                                                        Bryson DeChambeau

407                                                        Branden Grace

511                                                        Dylan Frittelli

601                                                        Bernd Wiesberger

704                                                        Doug Ghim

 

And there you have SCFE’s 2018 Fantasy Golf Part One. Results will be posted after each round. Golf fanatics out there can debate the picks and maybe have something new to try out when the next major rolls around. Enjoy the Masters weekend, and maybe you’ll see a Cinderella story. Until next time, I’m alright. Nobody worry about me.

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