September 20, 2017

2017 Myrtle Beach (MB 4.0) Golf Trip Preview

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JBMB 2.0



Myrtle Blog 3.0 

Since 2014, a group of my friends have been going down to Myrtle Beach every year for your classic buddies long weekend trip. The golf stay and play packages are wildly cheap, it's relatively easy to get there, and it's Jeremy Guaranteed to be a great time for everyone.

This year's version of the trip is different in that we have 16 golfers and a "Ryder Cup" style golf format. We've always had individual winners of MB trips (shout out to myself for winning in '14, Beck for winning in '15 and Dante for winning last year) but this year is different.

There has been a standing feud between 4 golfers, with plans to settle those differences at MB 4.0, prior to the  decision to make it a team event. This served as the genesis of each team, with Abe and Dan captaining one side, and Jeremy and Marty captaining the other.




Brain Abrahamson- Let's talk about Abe first as he's most always #last on any list.  Abe is transitioning.  Not from male to female like you may guess, but from a righty golfer to a lefty golfer. That's right folks. Abe, who used to always swing right handed, but cross gripped, finally woke up and realized he's a natural lefty on the links. I believe his game was about as good as it could get right handed (not that great) but turning to the other side of the ball opens new doors for Abe. The switch was made about 60 days in advance to Myrtle Beach, and to his credit Abe has been playing a lot and figuring it out. While its pretty risky to switch sides post talking a ton of shit to both Marty and Jeremy, it's also something that gives Abe some intrigue heading into MB.




Dan Cosgrove- Dan lives in Millis, MA and recently was able to reduce his rent when his girlfriend Stacey moved in. This was critical for Dan as he has also been renting space in Jeremy Tannenbaum's head since the first day he met him, with an even larger space in 2017 than ever before. These two talked the most shit between MB 3.0 and now. Dan is possibly the most improved golfer of the year as well, nbd but he did win his bank golf league this year. He also came very close to a MAGL victory this Summer. Big things may be in store for Dan at MB 4.0.




Jeremy Tannenbaum- People think I'm the heel of the group, but Jeremy is the real heel (credit to me for using wrestling terms). Always feuding with someone, always getting rattled and shook up by someone from Dedham, MA.  To his credit, Jeremy walked the walked after murdering Matt Campbell at MB 3.0. While it was a slim 2up victory, it essentially knocked Bunny out of MB 4.0.... immediately after losing to Jeremy, Campbell decided to get married on the weekend we normally go to MB so that he could conveniently miss the trip and not have to hear about his viking sized loss to such a lanky Jets fan. Jeremy, the most improved golfer between MB 1.0 and MB 3.0 may have hit a wall this year as his stats have seem to plateaued a bit, but the real test of his 2017 season comes in MB.




Marty EL Leblanc- The most disappointing golfer in MB history. Has finished in last place 50% of the trips he's been on. When I think of Marty playing golf, it reminds me of the 75 year old seniors who pull out Driver for any tee shot over 175 yards. Marty probably hits a 7 wood from 150.  All the old rich golfers who suck but play really nice courses all the time. Facts are facts, this is not biased at all. I should mention that Marty and myself have a side bet on his opening tee shot of MB. I bet him a barstool t shirt that it wouldn't go 200 yards. I reached out to the pro at the course and he sent me a pic from the first tee. Below you'll see what it will look like for Marty, with 15 guys intently watching behind him. Given this is the first shot of the trip, it could set the tone either way depending on the result. No pressure though.





THE DRAFT

This is the first time we've done a draft, and there were a handful of surprises, right away. Dan/Abe drew the first pick, below are the results. We initially had 13 golfers, held the draft, and agreed any extra players we got for the trip would go into a "supplement" draft".



Abe/Dan #1 overall pick: Bill Poch
Bill has been great in 2017, leading the league in MAGL wins for the season. With an overall consistent game, Bill is especially good off the tee and does a good job avoiding blow up holes. His wardrobe is an exact copy of what you would find in Jordan Spieth's closet. Bill will look to be better than past MB's and back up his #1 overall selection.





Jeremy/Marty #2 pick- Dante Rizzo
This is where the draft truly got weird, with the author of this blog doubling as the victim of the back stabbing associated with this pick. #TeamVolt (RIPIP) was ripped apart when Jeremy and Marty passed over me at this spot, a questionable move when considering the competition is not just a long drive contest, but a series of actual golf matches. That being said, Dante is more than deserving of the #2 overall spot given his length off the tee, potential to go low, and general bad assness. This trip also serves as Dante's 40th b day celebration, and there is no doubt if his team is to have success, Dante will have to play very well. Dante has shot everything from a 78 to a 102 down at MB, so it will be interesting to see how 4.0 goes for DJ.





Abe/Dan #3 pick: James Brown
I thought it was possible that Dan and Abe would pass on me at #1, but never thought Jeremy and Marty would let me slip past #2 as the founder and only talented golfer on #TeamVolt. Do these guys forget that haters fuel me? My guess is we will look back and call it the biggest mistake in MB history. I am more than ready to help my team win in whatever capacity they need me too. If I finish any less than 4-0 in my 4 matches I'll be disappointed. My hope is that I get to play Dante in the Sunday Singles and show the world that when you pass on me, you lose. Marty sucks. Jeremy sucks.




Jeremy/Marty #4 pick- Adam Beckvold
Adam Beckvold's golf game. Such a rubik's cube. After disappointing in the first couple MB's, Adam had a nice rebound last year and almost won. I personally would have selected Ryan Bebrin in this spot but it's a a close call. Adam excels at any team format, specifically scrambles. Typically Adam will play well on his own for stretches of time, but find a hole or two per round that escalate his score quickly. A great ball striker,  the grass down south only helps Adam's game. Traditionally an average putter, more recently Adam has been better with the flat stick and could make some noise for this team. If he can control the long ball, he's very dangerous. If not, it could get ugly. Adam typically plays good golf between October and February and bad golf between March and September so we'll see if #offseasonAdam shows up yet again.




Abe/Dan #5 pick: Ryan Bebrin
VALUE PICK!!!!! Ryan is no worse than the 3rd or 4th best golfer on this trip. Is he a bald dad with stale/crusty fashion sense? Yes. Does he struggle when trying to talk trash and stay up past 10pm? Yes. But Ryan is a good golfer. Abe/Dan selected Ryan and with him comes the BBA- The Better Bebrin Advantage. One major flaw though, is that Ryan is NOT available for the Sunday Single matches. Huge bummer there, but with a great overall game and temperament on the course, Ryan is poised for success Friday and Saturday. I'm certainly happy to have him on my team.




Jeremy/Marty #6 pick- Jamie Bebrin
Jamie Bebrin is basically the same golfer as Adam. Lot of talent, but problems harnessing it. The last time I played with Jamie he was STRIPING drives off the tee at the range, but by the 7th hole had put the big stick in the bag for good. Jamie also has a maniacal laugh after he hits a bad shot and it's creepy how he laughs but is also breaking clubs over his knee at the same time. He's another player who excels at scramble formatting and talking to him self on the course.


Abe/Dan #7 pick: Beckerman
Beckerman. Runner up in 14 and Winner in 15. What doesn't this kid win? Beckerman is traditionally short off the tee, but after that has a solid game. Known as the 2nd shot king. Beck is a sneaky pick for best dressed in the group. He plays alot and doesn't take gimmies anymore, As long as he can stay conscious, Beck should be a solid contribution to the team/trip.




Jeremy/Marty #8 pick- Paul Taylor
The Kid. The Captain. Paul is a lot of things but its a stretch to call him a golfer. This guy normally plays.... 18-36 holes total every year. He's a lefty, and a hardo, and although he has the ability to shoot 125+ on any given day, he's actually been getting a little better at golf over the years. Paul excels at team games simply because he's fun to play with but also because he is not a great golfer and to play out his own ball every hole is sometimes a long adventure.




Abe/Dan #9 pick: #Playoff Mike
#snubbed. Yes, #Mike was/is slightly injured, but the fact that Paul was picked before # in the draft is probably going to be something to watch unfold as the weekend goes along. A healthy # is similar to Beckerman, with potential to be even a little better. Since the draft took place, # has actually teed it up a half dozen amount of times, turning in respectable scores each round. Clearly a huge advantage for this team is picking up # over Paul, the 2 cannot be compared in Golf. Even a injured # should be able to take care of a healthy Paul. That being said, as last pick in the draft, # has a lot to prove.


SUPPLEMENT DRAFT
We had 3 people join the trip after the initial draft. Below are the results

Jeremy/Marty #10 pick- Brian
Brian is almost a total X factor on this trip. I played golf with him once, in a scramble earlier this year, and from what I remember he's a good overall player and has a better than average short game. I believe he's shorter off the tee... but that may be the best fit for this team as they have multiple long ball hitters already. Brian is one of the older guys on the trip, but recently told me him and his buddies have been going to Myrtle for 20+ years SOOOOOOO I think he's going to fit in quite well.


Abe/Dan #11 pick: Mike
Another wild card. I played with him in the same scramble as Brian (btw we came in second place at -10, Shaker Hills, nbd) and distinctly remember Mike being able to hit very long drives. He's the type of player that doesnt play too much, but if he did he'd be real solid. I expect some really good moments from Mike, who is about the average age of everyone on the trip.

Jeremy/Marty #12 pick- Joe Vozzella
Joe came to JBMB2.0 and is best remembered for his short shorts! Ha. just kidding. Kind of. Joe is (like Paul) NOT really a golfer. He is however athletic, and simply by playing a handful of times in the past couple years he's already gotten a lot better. It is not surprising to see him picked last, as he is not really good at any one thing on the course. However, Joe is awesome and a fun guy to play with so really anything he contributes is all bonus for this team.


The Schedule 

Friday October 20th- The Witch Golf Club
4 man Best Ball Match play  
Winning team gets 1 point. Half a point each if the match is square after 18.

The Witch Golf Club spans more than 500 scenic acres between Myrtle Beach and Conway, creating a course that is both enchanting and challenging. Just as the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" featured good witches and bad witches, this layout lives up to its name with beautiful scenery and course craftsmanship, as well as deceptively dangerous holes that can scare the best of handicaps.

Designed by renowned architect Dan Maples, this 4.5-star course, according to Golf Digest, sits among dense forests and pristine wetlands, far removed from the homes, hotels, development and distractions that surrounds other links on the Grand Strand. With more than 4,000 feet of bridgework required to navigate the lowcountry layout, golfers of all skill levels will be taken by The Witch's natural beauty and put to a difficult test by the course's cleverly conceived configuration.


Here is the first hole.... the tee shot that Marty has to hit it 200 yards or he loses his man card and a bet for a barstool t shirt:



And the rest of the course:








12:36 tee time- Jamie/Marty vs JB/Abe
12:44 tee time- Jeremy/Dante vs Bill/Dan
12:52 tee time- Adam/Paul vs Mike/#
1:00 tee time- Brian/Joe vs Ryan/Beck





Man O War Golf Club
Saturday October 21 AM- Alternate Shot 
Saturday October 21 PM- 4 man Scramble 

Arm yourselves with the right clubs to take along to Man O’ War Golf Club in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach, where the golf course awaits with both daunting drama and divine design.

In 1996, world-renowned architect Dan Maples mapped out a battlefield of back-to-back island greens, including an unforgettable island on No. 9, and an overall par-72, 18-hole layout that dangerously winds around a 100-acre lake. The nearly 7,000-yard Man O’ War golf course is also a fine specimen of beauty, seeded with Bentgrass greens and Bermuda grass across the fairways, tees and rough. The greens here, in fact, are among the area’s largest, with an average 10,000 square feet per putting surface.






Alternate shot match play- 
Winning team gets 1 point
1/2 a point each if the match is squared after 18

8:04 tee time- Jeremy/Marty vs Abe/Dan
8:12 tee time- Adam/Brian vs #Mike/Ryan
8:20 tee time- Dante/Paul vs JB/Mike
8:28 tee time- Joe/Jamie vs Bill/Beck


4 Man Scramble stroke play 
Each team will break up into two separate foursomes. The combined score of each teams foursomes is what matters. Whichever team has the lower score, they will receive half a point for every stroke they are ahead, up to a total of 4 points possible.

1:32pm tee time- TBD
1:40pm tee time- TBD
1:48pm tee time- TBD
1:56pm tee time- TBD




Sunday Singles- The Wizard Golf Club

The Wizard Golf Club in Myrtle Beach offers yet another award-winning layout from Mystical Golf, which also boasts sister courses The Witch and Man O' War golf clubs. Another Myrtle Beach masterpiece designed by renowned architect Dan Maples, The Wizard is known for its dramatic changes in elevation that you won't find one most flat courses in the coastal region.

More than 1 million cubic yards of dirt were moved to form this layout of gently rolling hills and berms in the heart of the South Carolina lowcountry. The grounds' natural terrain of dense woodlands and pristine wetlands add to The Wizard's mystical beauty. Golfers of all skill levels will find themselves enchanted by this course's use of natural water hazards, bridgework and island greens.






Heads up Match Play- Sunday October 22

Matchups to be determined by Captains after Saturday events are over, Winning side gets 1 point for their team, Halved matches result in half a point per side. Due to 2 players leaving, one matchup is already set (Joe is being traded to Abe/Dan's team and will play against Paul)

10:20 tee time- Joe Vozella vs Paul Taylor
10:28 tee time- TBD
10:36 tee time- TBD
10:44 tee time- TBD




LODGING 

This trip we will be staying at Windsor Green Villas, which is cool because it is right near all the courses. Basically right across the street from Legends, where we have been twice.

Address: 4921 Windsor Green Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579





August 8, 2017

The 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow



Welcome to the last Major of the season. Jimmy Walker is the defending champ for this major, though Jordan Spieth enters as the favorite.  He is a victory in this major away from the career grand slam. Rory McIlroy has been hot and has had success at Quail Hollow, he also is a top pick among Vegas sharps. Entering the tourney, here are the current OWGR.




On to the fantasy side of things....

Dante won the US Open for his first major title. Here he is holding the Claret jug post victory:


Final British Open results:

Dante -20- Winner
Dan +5
Bill +7
Marty +10
James +12
Jeremy +15
Beck +18
Paul +18
Abe +19
Bunny +28

All Time Major Winners, Updated:

2013 Masters- Abe
2013 US Open- Bill
2013 British Open- Paul
2013 PGA-  Adam

2014 Masters- Campbell
2014 US Open- Jeremy
2014 British Open- Paul
2014 PGA- Bill

2015 Masters- Jeremy
2015 US Open- Paul
2015 British Open- Paul
2015 PGA- Bill

2016 Masters- Jeremy
2016 US Open- Beckerman
2016 British Open- Bill
2016 PGA- Dan

2017 Masters- Paul
2017 US Open- James
2017 British Open- Dante




2017 PGA Championship Rules:

The final score of all the players on each team will be added up and the lowest cumulative score wins. Each team will have 4 golfers.

+5 will be added to any players score who misses the cut

-10 will be deducted from the score of the team who picks the Champion

If there is a WD, that player will be given a score of the worst round from that day. And then a one time penalty of +5 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

The draft order will be the reverse final standings of the previous major

Draft:

Round 1
Bunny- Rory McIlroy
Abe- Rickie Fowler
Paul- Jordan Spieth
Beck- Hideki Matsuyama
Jeremy- Dustin Johnson
James- Jason Day
Marty- Brooks Koepka
Bill- Adam Scott
Dan- Jon Rahm
Dante- Justin Rose
Sean- Henrik Stenson


Round 2
Sean- Sergio Garcia
Dante- Justin Thomas
Dan- Phil Mickelson
Bill- Matt Kuchar
Marty- Charley Hoffman
James- Zach Johnson
Jeremy- Paul Casey
Beck- Rafa Cab-Bello
Paul- Branden Grace
Abe- Charl Swartzel
Bunny- Thomas Pieters


Round 3
Bunny- Tommy Fleetwood
Abe- Patrick Reed
Paul- Daniel Berger
Beck- Alex Noren
Jeremy- Kevin Chappell
James- Tony Finau
Marty- Kevin Kisner
Bill- Jimmy Walker
Dan- Lee Westwood
Dante- JB Holmes
Sean- Ian Poulter


Round 4
Sean- Jason Dufner
Dante- Wesley Bryan
Dan- Bubba Watson
Bill- Bill Haas
Marty- Si Woo Kim
James- Steve Stricker
Jeremy- Marc Leishman
Beck- Gary Woodland
Paul- Louis Oosthuzien
Abe- Brendan Steele
Bunny- Bryson DeChambeau



The Teams: 
Team Paul- Spieth
Team Beck- Matsuyama
Team James-  Day
Team Marty- Koepka
Team Abe-  Rickie
Team Bill- Scott
Team Dan- Rahm, Phil
Team Jeremy- DJ
Team Campbell- Rory
Team Dante- Rose, JT
Team Sean- Stenson, sergio

July 18, 2017

146th Open Championship





The scores from our 2017 US Open pool:

James: -27 (Winner)
Marty: -4
Beck: +8
Cbell: +14
Abe: +27
Bill: +48
Dante:+48
Jeremy: +53


All Time Major Winners, Updated:

2013 Masters- Abe
2013 US Open- Bill
2013 British Open- Paul
2013 PGA-  Adam

2014 Masters- Campbell
2014 US Open- Jeremy
2014 British Open- Paul
2014 PGA- Bill

2015 Masters- Jeremy
2015 US Open- Paul
2015 British Open- Paul
2015 PGA- Bill

2016 Masters- Jeremy
2016 US Open- Beckerman
2016 British Open- Bill
2016 PGA- Dan

2017 Masters- Paul
2017 US Open- James



2017 Open Rules:

The final score of all the players on each team will be added up and the lowest cumulative score wins. Each team will have 4 golfers.

+5 will be added to any players score who misses the cut

-10 will be deducted from the score of the team who picks the Champion

If there is a WD, that player will be given a score of the worst round from that day. And then a one time penalty of +5 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

The draft order will be the reverse final standings of the previous major

Draft:

Round 1
Jeremy- Rickie Fowler
Dante- Jordan Spieth
Bill- Adam Scott
Abe- Justin Rose
Bunny- Dustin Johnson
Beck- Sergio Garcia
Marty- Jon Rahm
James- Hideki Matsuyama
Dan- Brooks Koepka
Paul- Phil Mickelson


Round 2
Paul- Tommy Fleetwood
Dan- Brandt Snedeker
James- Henrik Stenson
Marty- Paul Casey
Beck- Justin Thomas
Bunny- Jason Day
Abe- Patrick Reed
Bill- Zach Johnson
Dante- Rory McIlroy
Jeremy-Thomas Pieters


Round 3
Jeremy- Marc Leishman
Dante- Alex Noren
Bill- Andy Sullivan
Abe- Ian Poulter
Bunny-Louis Oosthuzien
Beck- Matt Kuchar
Marty- Rafa Cab Bello
James- Bill Haas
Dan- Branden Grace
Paul- Lee Westwood


Round 4
Paul- Daniel Berger
Dan- Francesco Molinari
James- Matthew Fitzmagic
Marty- Shane Lowry
Beck-Kevin Chappel
Bunny- Charl Scwartzel
Abe- Kevin Kisner
Bill- Steve Stricker
Dante- Si Woo Kim
Jeremy- Ty Hatton



The Teams: 
Team Paul- Phil. Fleetwood, Westwood, Berger
Team Beck-  JT, Sergio, Kuch, Chappel
Team James- Matsuyama, Stenson, Haas, Fitzmagic
Team Marty-  Rahm, Casey, RCB, Lowry
Team Abe- Rose, Reed, poulter, Kisner
Team Bill- Scott, ZJ, Sullivan, Stricker
Team Dan- Koepka, Sneds, Molinari, Grace
Team Jeremy- Fowler, Pieters, Leishman, Hatton
Team Campbell- DJ, Day, Oost, Charl
Team Dante- Spieth, Rory, Noren, Kim

FINAL SCORE:

Dante -20- Winner
Dan +5
Bill +7
Marty +10
James +12
Jeremy +15
Beck +18
Paul +18
Abe +19
Bunny +28


June 13, 2017

2017 US Open






Odds:
Dustin Johnson: 29/4
Jordan Spieth: 9/1
Jason Day: 11/1
Rory McIlroy: 12/1
Jon Rahm: 18/1
Rickie Fowler: 18/1
Justin Rose: 20/1
Hideki Matsuyama: 28/1
Sergio Garcia: 28/1
Adam Scott: 30/1
Henrik Stenson: 35/1
Justin Thomas: 38/1
Brooks Koepka: 40/1
Thomas Pieters: 40/1
Branden Grace: 50/1
Jason Dufner: 50/1
Matt Kuchar: 50/1
Paul Casey: 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen: 55/1
Alex Noren: 60/1
Patrick Reed: 60/1
Charl Schwartzel: 62/1
Kevin Kisner: 63/1
Bubba Watson: 65/1
Daniel Berger: 65/1
Lee Westwood: 65/1
Martin Kaymer: 65/1
Shane Lowry: 75/1
Brandt Snedeker: 80/1
Billy Horschel: 85/1
Kevin Chappell: 85/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick: 85/1



All Time Major Winners, Updated:

2013 Masters- Abe
2013 US Open- Bill
2013 British Open- Paul
2013 PGA-  Adam

2014 Masters- Campbell
2014 US Open- Jeremy
2014 British Open- Paul
2014 PGA- Bill

2015 Masters- Jeremy
2015 US Open- Paul
2015 British Open- Paul
2015 PGA- Bill

2016 Masters- Jeremy
2016 US Open- Beckerman
2016 British Open- Bill
2016 PGA- Dan

2017 Masters- Paul


Rules:

The final score of all the players on each team will be added up and the lowest cumulative score wins. Each team will have 4 golfers.

+10 will be added to any players score who misses the cut (this has been altered as a larger penalty for this tourney since the projected winner may be above par)

-10 will be deducted from the score of the team who picks the Champion

If there is a WD, that player will be given a score of the worst round from that day. And then a one time penalty of +10 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

Moving on the the draft,


Draft

Round 1:
Dante- Dustin Johnson
Jeremy- Rory McIlroy
Beck- Jordan Spieth
Bill- Jason Day
James- Justin Rose
Marty- Rickie Fowler
Abe- Jon Rahm
Bunny- Sergio Garcia

Round 2:
Bunny- Hideki Matsuyama
Abe- Jason Dufner
Marty- Tomas Pieters
James- Books Koepka
Bill- Paul Casey
Beck- Justin Thomas
Jeremy- Alex Noren
Dante- Adam Scott

Round 3:
Dante- Henrik Stenson
Jeremy- Daniel Berger
Beck- Charl Schwartzel
Bill- Billy ho
James- Brandt Snedeker
Marty- Matt Kuchar
Abe- Patrick Reed
Bunny- Jimmy Walker

Round 4:
Bunny- Bubba Watson
Abe- Martin Kaymer
Marty- Kevin Chappell
James- Steve Stricker
Bill- Lee Westwood
Beck- Rafa Cab-Bello
Jeremy-Shane Lowry
Dante- Kevin Kisner





The Teams

Team Abe: Rahm, Dufner, Reed, Kaymer

Team James: Rose, Koepka, Sneds, Stricker

Team Jeremy: Rory, Noren, Berger, Lowry

Team Beck: Spieth, JT, Charl, Rafa

Team Cbell: Garcia, Matsuyama, Walker, Bubba

Team Bill: Day, Casey, Horschel, Westwood

Team Marty: Rickie, Pieters, Kooch, Chappell

Team Dante:  DJ, Scott, Stenson, Kisner



The Final Standings

James: -27 (Winner)
Marty: -4
Beck: +8
Cbell: +14
Abe: +27
Bill: +48
Dante:+48
Jeremy: +53


April 5, 2017

2017 Masters



 Welcome to the 2017 Masters. The official start to the golf season. 




2016 Masters Blog 
2015 Masters Blog
2014 Masters Blog 
2013 Masters Blog 

(Hard to believe this is the 5th year NWOTB has "covered" the Masters, still no press passes) 



The 2017 Masters Tournament will be the 81st edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2017. It will be held from April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


Obligatory picture of last years winner, Danny Willet. The first European to win the Masters since 1999:




The thing everyone remembers most, though, is Jordan Speith's epic collapse on the 12th hole on the back 9, which cost him his 2nd consecutive green jacket: 








And here's a snippet of the final leaderboard:







Some other random stuff: 

Last 11 winners were all under 40
Last 11 winners were not the defending champion
Last 11 winners were not the World No. 1
Last 11 winners had made the cut at Augusta the previous year

Here are the current OWGR going in to the tournament as well as all the winners on tour this season: 





Dustin Johnson looks unstoppable, winning everything as the #1 player in the world. But will Augusta tame his tee shot? 

Jordan Speith has finished 2-1-2 in his 3 Masters starts. Is that good? In my mind, he's the favorite. 

Rory McIlroy is playing excellent and still looking to close out the career grand slam with a green jacket. He certainly has a good chance this week 

Jason Day has been dealing with personal issues, so I could see him do anything this week. Cut or win, neither would surprise me. The last time we saw Day in the majors, he eagled 18 at the PGA and almost forced a playoff w Jimmy Walker. 

Matsuyama and Justin Thomas won everything in Decmeber and January... I love both of these guys so seeing them win a green jacket would be cool. 

Outside of that, Rickie Fowler is a darkhurse to me this week, he'e been playing well. John Rahm is the no name hot hand, and you can never count out former lefty champs Bubba and Phil. 




Now onto the fantasy side of things.  Our last event, the 97th PGA Championship, DAN won his first major. I didn't tally up all the results and we don't have full rosters, so for the draft order we are going to do reverse fantasy football standings. After this tourney, we will revert to normal reverse order from the last major. Paul and Sean get the last picks automatically as they did not play. 

All Time Major Winners, Updated:

2013 Masters- Abe
2013 US Open- Bill
2013 British Open- Paul
2013 PGA-  Adam

2014 Masters- Campbell
2014 US Open- Jeremy
2014 British Open- Paul
2014 PGA- Bill

2015 Masters- Jeremy
2015 US Open- Paul
2015 British Open- Paul
2015 PGA- Bill

2016 Masters- Jeremy
2016 US Open- Beckerman
2016 British Open- Bill
2016 PGA- Dan 


Rules:

The final score of all the players on each team will be added up and the lowest cumulative score wins. Each team will have 4 golfers.

+5 will be added to any players score who misses the cut

-10 will be deducted from the score of the team who picks the Champion

If there is a WD, that player will be given a score of the worst round from that day. And then a one time penalty of +5 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)



Draft:

Round 1:


Dante- Dustin Johnson
LastPlace Abe- Rickie Fowler
Bunny- Jordan Spieth
Bill- Rory McIlroy
Adam- Bubba Watson
Beckerman- Justin Thomas
Jeremy- Hideki Matsuyama
James- Jason Day
Dan- Henrik Stenson
Paul- Phil Mickelson
Sean- John Rahm
Marty- Adam Scott

Round 2:
Marty- Justin Rose
Sean- Zach Johnson
Paul- Sergio Garcia
Dan- Louis Oosthuizen
James- Paul Casey
Jeremy- Brandt Snedeker
Beckerman- Patrick Reed
Adam- Alex Noren
Bill- Tyrell Hatton
Bunny- Matt Kuchar
LastPlace Abe- Adam Hadwin
Dante- Daniel Berger

Round 3:
Dante- Bill Haas
LastPlace Abe- Kevin Kisner
Bunny- Brooks Koepka
Bill- Thomas Pieters
Adam- Danny Willett
Beckerman- Jimmy Walker
Jeremy- Tommy Fleetwood
James- Matthew Fitzpatrick
Dan- Branden Grace
Paul- Lee Westwood
Sean- Marc Leishman
Marty- Emilano Grillo

Round 4:
Marty- Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Sean- Francisco Molinari
Paul- Charl Schwartzel
Dan- Jim Furyk
James- Bernhard Langer
Jeremy- Gary Woodland
Beckerman- JB Holmes
Adam- Russel Knox
Bill- Soren Kjeldsen
Bunny- Brendan Steele
LastPlace Abe- Russ Henley
Dante- Martin Kaymer




The Scores:


Paul -22
Campbell -4
Abe +12
Marty +14
James +16
Bill +17
Beck +28
Jeremy +31
Dan +35
Dante +40
Adam- ?



March 23, 2017

DDIHC- 2017 Championship Game Recap

Dead Dogg “Unleashed” – Don’t Call it a Comeback (even though it was)
By: Andy Haase #20

Back to Back Winter Champs  


The Doggs trotted into Game 10 of the D1 playoff bracket without a loss thus far giving them 2 cracks at division rival Coops in order to capture their second straight Winter Title.  Unlike Cinderella, they did not choke when they got to this ball and captured a 4-3 overtime win in what Michael Jackson would consider a “Thriller” in front of a not quite capacity crowd of 18.

Rodman Arena, 9:10pm puck drop

Confidence was not lacking from the Dogg locker room, all while realizing a tall task was in order to end the season that night as they faced a good skating team and an excellent goaltender.  The teams went scoreless well into a tentative first period by both teams until Coops broke through late in the first.  The Doggs tied it quickly as Marc Saulnier connected on a pass to James Brown found John Kotkowski who got open at the side of the net and buried it into an open right side for his second goal of the playoffs.  Marc’s addition to this line was a great adjustment (see what I did there?).  A late defensive breakdown in the first cost the Doggs and they went into the second down 2-1 not having played their best period.

Last year's trophy in the house

The second period was a continuation of the first as the Doggs squandered a power play early in the second and found themselves on their heels for a while until Coops struck again taking a 3-1 lead.  Teams traded power plays with no scoring all while Adam Beckvold blocking a shot and in Dikembe Mutumbo fashion waving “no-no” with his index finger.  OK, that didn’t actually happen, but it makes for a good story.  The Doggs picked up the intensity from there but could not break through during the rest of the period after strong urging from the fans in the Dogg House.


Heading into the third trailing 3-1, the Doggs maintained their intensity and after a shot by Eric Stevens, fresh off a suspension for being the third man into a wrestling match that involved two people, Shawn Civitarese battled for a rebound and knocked it home to cut the Coops lead to 3-2.  Civ played with that fire the entire game which really gave the Doggs a boost.  Mind you, that it’s the only time you should actually play with fire.  A short time later, it was déjà vu as Brian Abrahamson, fighting a sore shoulder through the playoffs, got the puck to James Brown who again found John Kotkowski open at the right side of the net who put it home to tie the game at 3 with about 10 minutes left in regulation for his second of the game and third of the playoffs.  After that, it was on like Donkey Kong, although no barrels were jumped in this game.  All while Dan Cosgrove posed as Donald Trump’s new wall, the Doggs had many great chances to grab the lead by John Kotkowski, Derick Slonina, James Brown, Paul Taylor, Evan Lum, Ian Stevens, Marc Saulnier and Andy Haase, but the Coops netminder had other ideas as he threw his glove, stick, toes, his truck, his house, and anything else he could get in the way to try and keep the game tied.  Neither team could solve the two goaltenders who refused to give in and the buzzer sounded forcing sudden death overtime.


The Doggs tightened their collars and went into the overtime with a bit of an edge having three forward lines and Coops showing a little bit of fatigue only having two.  However, up and down the ice two teams went trading chances and kept a good pace while the two goaltenders made plenty of quality saves to keep this game going.  It appeared the Doggs threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Coops netminder, but had they thrown the kitchen sink, he looked poised to stop that.  Also, that would probably be illegal according to the rule book.  Read your manuals, people!  Finally, with about 3 minutes to go, which is still enough time to cook up a batch of Minute Rice, James Brown pounced on a loose puck and with his third assist of the game found an open Derick Slonina who one timed the pass for the game winner, and Title winner for the Doggs.

This was an excellent team win for the Doggs as everyone appeared to have a hand in this victory.  Dan Cosgrove locked in and shut-out the Coops for the second half of the game and the OT.  Not to be outdone as Ian Stevens gutted out his performance with a pre-game shit-out while battling an illness.  Also, a shout out (Lot of outs here.  Must be a good poker hand.) to Dana Taylor for joining Jay Bouchard as the only two Dogg members in history to coach the team to a championship. The Doggs move to 7-0 all time in the Winter Playoffs and 2/2 in Winter Season championships. Is that good?






21-14-35-13

THE GOALIE

Centers 

Lockeroom post game

Better Luck Next Year 


Andy Haase, writer of this blog. +1 in OT. 
Only missing Civ here for the 7 guys who were on both Championship teams 

The Bash Bros! 

OG Doggs

4-21-22

Double time

Captain Back to Back 

Group Shot post game 

4 some! 

You never forget your first (2015-16 team pictured)