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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CIMB Classic - Fantasy

With the start of the CIMB Classic fast approaching, lets put a bow on the final fantasy selections. Keep in mind, the tournament is being played in Malaysia, so for those in the U.S. this basically starts Wednesday night.

As always, my Golf Channel picks can be found in the weekly Rotoworld preview http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/gol/44803/297/the-out-of-towners?pg=3.

The other big question for the week is the one-and-done. My focus is narrowed to Sergio Garcia, Charley Hoffman and Hideki Matsuyama. Here are the pros and cons associated with each.

  • Garcia - Very consistent 2013, securing every cut and contending in some events late in the 2013 season. Seems to be a nice fit for Kualu Lumpur G&CC. The only real concern is the layoff. Most of his tournaments in the U.S. are in stacked fields where many of the top 50 tee it up, so saving him for one of those events isn't necessarily a factor.
  • Hoffman - Coming off a fourth-place finish last week, we know the form is there. Perhaps the read drawback is the "gut" test. Is Hoffman the kind of player that can throw up back-to-back top fives? Nothing suggests that it's anywhere close to a sure thing. 
  • Matsuyama - This one is hard to put into words, but we'll give it a try. The event is in Asia, and that's his neck of the woods. His play across the globe has been very solid the last few months, and it could be a blessing in disguise that he pulled out of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The extra rest couldn't have hurt. Plus, where else are you going to use him?
I kind of get the feeling that one of these three are going to be a hit it big, one of them will finish in the middle of the pack and one of them will disappoint. 

With all that said, it's time to plug in Matsuyama and hope for the first win. 

Whatever your final decision, best of luck!

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