Fantasy Golf Picks: Tour Championship by Coca-Cola
Anyway, the PGA TOUR season comes to an end this week in Atlanta as the FedEx Cup will be awarded to one of 30 players at the Tour Championship. Atlanta Athletic Club is a tough track historically, so I wouldn't expect low numbers like we saw at Cog Hill last week at the BMW. Webb Simpson is your FedEx leader going in, however names like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and many others are within striking distance to capture the Cup. Oh, and the winner of the Cup gets $10 million, which is nice. Here are my fantasy golf picks for the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola.
Starter: Dustin Johnson; Bench: Matt Kuchar
DJ started the Playoffs with a victory then promptly fell off the face of the planet in his next three tournaments. What gives, Dustin? And here I thought he would be a sure pick to win the whole she-bang. Granted, he could still win the Cup with a strong showing here, however only if he can get his short game in order. Matt Kuchar has played well at this course in the past, so he may be a good fantasy reserve this week. By the way: Kuchar almost became the latest contestant in "Let's Make a Mockery of the FedEx Cup". Read more of that debacle here.
Starters: Justin Rose, Webb Simpson; Bench: Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas
Last week's winner is a no-brainer for Atlanta. Just Rose played unbelievable golf at the BMW Championship, and even held off a terrible back-nine on Sunday to still capture the title. Webb Simpson is also riding out a hot streak as of late and is your FedEx Cup leader going in to the Tour Championship. Other names like Mahan and Haas are still within striking distance of winning the Cup, however they will need to actually win the tournament to do so. I think. How do these point systems work again? Who cares.
Starter: Adam Scott; Bench: Jason Day
Did I ever tell you guys the time when I took a leak next to Adam Scott at the BMW Championship? I haven't? Well, I just did. Besides that, Scott will need a strong showing this week to cap off a successful 2011 season and potentially $10 million. Jason Day is simply a pick for fantasy golf points this week for me, assuming that Scott goes to the crapper. Ha! See? Everything went full circle there.