|The Masters Picks Are Up!|
|Starting the year with a major and now the Fat is in the Fire...|
The picks and round one standings for this year's first
tournament and first major are on the site. We chose a mere 17
golfers. World #1 (for now) Jason Day was the only unanimous
pick. Youngsters Jordan and Rory were the 2nd most popular
golfers, picked 13 times each. Rickie "Mr. 80" Fowler and Bogey
Train Bubba show up on 12 teams each. Eleven players chose Adam
"I miss my long putter here" Scott. Old man Phil Mickelson got
the nod 9 times. Louie O. and Henrik S. were picked 5 times
each. Rose is the only 4-bagger. D.J. is the only trey. Charl,
Hideki and amateur Bryson DeChambeau were this week's deuces.
Since we base the pool on money winnings, picking an amateur is
kind of like carrying a bag full of 38 inch golf clubs.
Somehow we managed 3 unique picks. Dan, Joe and Chris were the only ones with any real imagination and each had one unique each. The remaining 13 of us towed the party line and will not know the the glory of a unique making a back nine Sunday charge or the agony of a unique's Sunday collapse this week. Steve, Brian G. and Oliver have the same 7 golfers on their teams.
As you may have calculated from the last paragraph, we picked up 3 new players for 2016. They are Brian T., Andrew K. and Oliver J. I didn't get much info on these guys so the introductions will be brief. Andrew and Oliver are assistant golf professionals at Fishers Island Club and work with Randy and Dan (Dan is the head pro/director of golf. No one knows what Randy does.). Assistant golf professionals always know the game and make dangerous picks. I expect a couple of winners from both of them. I didn't get any information on Brian T., he's friends with Mike D., but I think I've played golf with him, if he's the the same Brian I played with, along with Mike, at Willow Run. If so, he's a good player and will no doubt throw some tough teams at us.
Since we now have an all-time high 16 players the payouts will be a bit higher too. Regular events in the Spring Season will pay $52 for 1st, $27 for 2nd and $17 for 3rd. The Masters and U.S. Open will pay $87-$45-$28. The Spring Season race will be $96-$50-$30. The Year-Long will be $104-$54-$34. All these will be the same for the whole year if no one else joins for the Summer Season.
Sixteen players picked a total of 17 different golfers? That is a clearly a record and I hope it is never broken. The fact that only 3 teams are the same is some what amazing. Needless to say this week is going to be a tight one. I really don't like starting the year with a major, you gotta get a couple tournaments under your belt before going after the glory and the big money, but unfortunately we had no choice. My last month of agony is over and I am going to kick back the weekend and enjoy the history, the lore, the azaleas and some pimento cheese sandwiches. And get this pool website back in shape. It's the Masters so you know it's gonna be a good one... I can finally say it...
Let's Get It On!
|Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM|