The Masters was almost perfect, as Jordan Spieth led by five with nine holes to play. The next three holes killed our one-and-done pick, as Spieth went bogey-bogey-quad on 10, 11 and 12 to fade into a tie for second. While Spieth quite literally cost himself a million bucks, he cost those of us that backed him in the OAD some money in our pools as well.
We move on!
The RBC Heritage looks to be a wet and windy affair this week in Hilton Head. When weather is a possible factor, I tend to shy away from burning studs. My research indicates that it's impossible to tell at this stage whether or not one draw favors the other, so I'm not factoring that into the decision.
I actually had to dig fairly deep down my power ranking this week to find the right choice. I ignored Jason Day, as I have plans for him in a much bigger event down the road. (Before you ask, I'm not sure which one.)
Ranking 7-11 in my Rotoworld power ranking were Boo Weekley, Luke Donald, Russell Knox, Graeme McDowell and Matthew Fitzpatrick. We've essentially got four guys from Scotland / England Northern Ireland and Boo. It just so happens that all are available to me, so this comes down to who I like the best in the wind.
Donald has struggled on and off of late, so I don't know that I trust his game in the wind. He's a great scrambler, but the conditions may be too much.
I've decided to go off the grid a bit and pick a non-member on the heels of Danny Willett's non-member win at the Masters. I'm taking another Brit. That would be Matthew Fitzpatrick. He moved up to 39th in the OWGR after a T7 in a blustery Masters and finished T23 here in 2014 on a sponsor's invite.
Best of luck to all!