While most of the golf industry is playing with their balls in sunny Orlando at the PGA Merchandise Show, the PGA Tour is on the west coast for the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open. Looks like it's time for some more fantasy golf picks. No, your eyes do not deceive you; I am starting Patrick Reed over Tiger Woods this week. Reed's performance at last week's Humana Challenge was incredible, so giving him the nod to at least begin the week is the right thing to do. I know Tiger has won this tournament seven times. I don't care.
Many of the bigger names on Tour are in the field this week, so I wanted to focus on players who are making their 2014 debut for the rest of my roster. Phil Mickelson should probably be on my team after his runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi, but Torrey Pines just doesn't suit his game. Steve Stricker looks like a strong play this week despite his lack of distance (like that's ever bothered him before).
Expect big things from Graham DeLaet this week. Mark my words. He's a man on the move.
EDIT: Thanks to Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) for the head's up; Patrick Reed has withdrawn from the event. Apparently he has a rib issue? Looking at his physique, I wouldn't say he has an issue with any ribs.
I went with Gary Woodland instead. Tiger can still sit the bench. For now.