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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Barclays - Power Ranking and One-and-Done

The Playoffs are set to begin with The Barclays, and here is this week's power ranking and one-and-done to complete our research.

Let's get it started

  1. Jordan Spieth - No course history, but his form has rendered even bad history irrelevant. First outing holding the title of numero uno in the world, so we'll see if that has any impact.
  2. Jason Day - Fresh off his win at the PGA Championship, he returns to Plainfield CC where he tied for 13th in 2011. 
  3. Justin Rose - Cracked the top four in his last three TOUR starts and tied for sixth at this venue in the lone hosting back in 2011.
  4. Matt Kuchar - The runner-up in 2011 has two top 10s in his last three starts. Form meets history.
  5. Dustin Johnson - Brought Plainfield to its knees in 2011, winning at 19-under through a mere 54 holes. Form has been a minor question mark since his U.S. Open collapse. Starting fast of late, but fading on the weekend.
  6. Brooks Koepka - Went T6-T5-T6 in his last three starts. Any questions?
  7. Brandt Snedeker - Gets a hard look in this spot due mainly to his T3 in 2011. Current form is average by his standards, if not a tad below.
  8. Paul Casey - Enters off a T3 at the Wyndham last week, and he makes his first appearance at Plainfield CC.
  9. Bubba Watson - Missed the cut here in 2011, but we all know poor weather isn't exactly Bubba's calling card. 
  10. Webb Simpson - Always known as a course horse, he tied for 10th here in 2011 and enters off a T6 at the Wyndham.
  11. Bill Haas 
  12. Russell Henley
  13. Charl Schwartzel
  14. Rickie Fowler
  15. Scott Piercy
  16. Robert Streb
  17. Jim Furyk
  18. Zach Johnson
  19. Hideki Matsuyama 
  20. Patrick Reed

I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit in the OAD at this point in the season, as I'm not a big believer of saving guys. My selection came down to Russell Henley and Charl Schwartzel. While I have Henley slightly higher, Schwartzel is trending well with a T31, T37 and T3 in his last three starts and must make a move if he wants to keep advancing. 

That's good enough for me! Charl it is!

Best of luck to all!


  1. Crap! Most ppl have Streb a lot higher, except Vegas odds. Why do u have him lower? I was between him and Charl or maybe D Lee. Probably a toss up being that low... unless u know something we don't... 😳

    1. I really like Streb every week. Will probably use him sometime in the Playoffs. Hard to spot them this week with so little course history.

  2. @matt I was thinking the same three for OAD Streb Lee or Charl choices??

    1. Pretty even toss up. Charl must perform this week.

  3. Why no Lingmerth? He's been pretty hot lately.

    1. Fair question with no obvious answer other than there were others I liked a little more.

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  5. One and done with koepka kuchar fowler and Casey left, who would you pick and why? Also is there reason to save guys with the playoff format in a one and done scenario?