After another nice week at Doral, our Yahoo! point total has increased to 1,567, ranking 879th and in the 98th percentile.
Anytime I see cool temperatures and wind, I like to have my options covered in AM/PM tee times in the Yahoo! format. It required a little more maneuvering than I would have liked in the B and C Lists, but it could prove worth the sacrifice.
I will check the weather closely Wednesday afternoon to ensure that I have put my best guess as to the advantageous tee times, but here is my current lineup. (I will tweet out any changes @RyanGolfBlogger.)
- A-List - Luke Donald starting with Matt Kuchar on the bench.
- B-List - Jordan Spieth and Graham DeLaet starting with Webb Simpson and Jim Furyk on the bench.
- C-List - Harris English starting with Pat Perez on the bench.
The four starters are all in the Thursday AM wave. The only way I see that changing is if the hourly forecast calls for equally strong winds all day with significantly cooler temperatures in the AM, or stronger wind in the AM than in the PM.
Golf Channel game:
As always, check out Mike's weekly Rotoworld article for all of our staff picks. I believe Ned now ranks inside the top 30 for the entire Golf Channel game, which is just ridiculously good. While I'm in second, I'd need Ned to take a few weeks off to catch him.
Most weeks, the four of us generally offer a consensus with our picks. If not, we are often split two and two. This week we are absolutely all over the place, with the exception of Harris English in Group 2, which reinforces to me that this tournament doesn't have many true favorites.
Check back tomorrow for our one-and-done pick. I still don't have it narrowed down any further than a top five.
Best of luck to all!