The rules: We play Golf Channel free fantasy golf – https://www.playfantasygolf.com/lobby – we’ll get an ad from them someday.
You have 6 players and get a $100,000 budget. Here’s my team for the week of the Wells Fargo Championship in the Tarheel State.
- Lucas Glover, $15,700 – First time picking him this season for me. First of all, he’s a past champion here, that victory coming in 2011. He has also had a really solid year. He’s only missed 1 cut this year (mark him down for 1 this week, of course) but yes, he’s playing really strong. He’s only had 1 top 10, yes, but he has finished in the top 30 5 separate times. I trust him to make the cut this week and possibly sneak into a backdoor top 30, and that’s enough for someone costing me $15,700.
- Grayson Murray, $15,000 – Starting off, he has 3 top-16s in his past 4 starts. So, that’s trending upwards. I also really liked his interview after the first round of the Valero Texas Open. While he didn’t win the tournament, he kept mentioning the things he was doing in order to become an elite player. Things are starting to come together for him and let’s hope he keeps it up this week.
- Bud Cauley, $13,700 – I have picked him a few times this week and it’s time to go back to him. I still like him to have a strong year, yet it hasn’t been as strong as I would’ve expected. He still has a streak of 3 straight top-23s in solo stroke play events. I like him to come out strong here in a strong field and play for a top 20.
- Tiger Woods, $16,400 – All I had to see was that he has new irons this week. He played bad with the irons at The Master’s and now he’s back. He has the irons game figured out, and he’s well-rested. Some are predicting Tiger for a win here, I won’t go that far, but a great showing would not surprise me.
- Kevin Streelman, $14,900 – My man, Kevin Streelman has held up some of my worse fantasy golf team picks this year. He’s only missed 1 cut and has 4 Top-10s. Plus, I trust him a lot and I doubt he’ll be this cheap for much longer if he keeps playing like he’s playing. I did some digging as well, and at the Wells Fargo, he came away with 3 straight top 10s from 2013-2015. Let’s hope he recovers some of the Wells Fargo magic and pulls through with another top 10.
- Ryan Moore, $22,800 – My first pick of him this year. I picked him for a few reasons… The first tournament I went to in-person he actually won. That was the 2016 John Deere Classic, and yes that was a while back, but this guy has game and he’s finally recovering from a shoulder injury last year. This is shown by how he’s gone T5-T28-T16-7 in his last 4 starts. The man is on fire. And last of all, at the PGA Championship in 2017 he finished T13 at this course. He knows it and plays it well.