The first round of the PGA Championship is hours away, and it's time to fill out the lineup card for the Yahoo!
There are several factors that should be considered in terms of first-round starters. It looks like the AM tee times could land the better end of the draw at Valhalla on Thursday, as thunderstorms become a possibility in the afternoon. If starts aren't a factor, there is some logic to playing just those players in the morning wave.
Remaining starts is the elephant in the room. If you are down to one or two starts, it's not a bad strategy to trot out another guy in the first round just to make sure your stud doesn't turn in a dud round early. Here's how it all shook out for me.
I'm starting Rickie Fowler (A / AM), Justin Rose (B / AM), Keegan Bradley (B / PM) and Charl Schwartzel (C / AM), with Adam Scott (A / AM), Jim Furyk (B / AM / 2 starts remaining), Rory McIlroy (B / PM / 2 starts remaining), and Sergio Garcia (C / PM) on the bench.
In the O v. Glass Challenge, Glass evened the record at 2-2 at Firestone CC last week. He complained that I didn't do the math, but let's face it. He blew me out badly. IT'S A COMPLIMENT TO YOU THAT I DIDN'T DO THE MATH, GLASS!
We have five matches this week, so ultimately this comes down to Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Charl Schwartzel for Team O against Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama and Graeme McDowell.
I will update further lineup changes and the O v. Glass on Twitter as the week unfolds.
Sit back and enjoy the season's final major!