July 15, 2014

2014 British Open Fantasy Challenge

3rd Major of the year is here. Last year at the The Open Championship, Phil Mickelson finished as the only player under par at -3 (he birdied the last 2 holes of the tourney and shot a tourney low 66 on Sunday.)  Henrik Stenson finished Even and everyone else was over par. Paul won the British Open fantasy challenge last year amongst us friends, basically proving this is nothing but a fun crapshoot.

Although Tiger Woods has largely been forgotten over the past year- he had surgery in March and is just now coming back- it's important to remember that he made a late run last year at The Open and finished T-6.

This year's edition of "The Open" is being held at Royal Liverpool, which last hosted a major (The Open) in 2006. Tiger Woods won that tourney, here was the leaderboard:

So it will be interesting this week to see how well Tiger plays, and where he gets picked in this fantasy draft. The course itself has changed a lot in 8 years, there are less bunkers. The big thing about this course (and this major, pretty much every year) is the wind and other elements. A lot of times you'll see the guys who tee off in the AM with much better or much worse scores. Truly the definition of "luck of the draw."

For the record, here are the winners of the fantasy challenges from the past. STILL haven't had a repeat winner which is pretty wild.

2014 US Open: Jeremy
2014 Masters: Campbell
2013 PGA: Adam
2013 British Open: Paul
2013 US Open : Bill
2013 Masters: Abe


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

+8 will be added to any players score who misses the cut

-8 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 +8 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

(Draft starts on Wed AM)

Round 1
Campbell- Rory McIlroy
Sean- Jordan Spieth
James- Henrik Stenson
Abe- Ricky Fowler
Dan- Adam Scott
Bill- Tiger Woods
Beck- Matt Kuchar
Paul- Phil Mickelson
Adam- Jason Day
Jeremy- Justin Rose

Round 2
Jeremy- Graeme McDowell
Adam- Martin Kaymer
Paul- Dustin Johnson
Beck- Zach Johnson
Bill- Bubba Watson
Dan- Charl Schwartzel
Abe- Brandt Snedeker
James- Jimmy Walker
Sean- Jim Furyk
Campbell- Ian Poulter

Round 3
Campbell- Lee Westwood
Sean- Thomas Bjorn
James- Hideki Matsuyama
Abe- Jason Dufner
Dan- Hunter Mahan
Bill- Miguel Angel Jimenez
Beck- Luke Donald
Paul- Sergio Garcia
Adam- Ernie Els
Jeremy- Keegan Bradley

Round 4
Jeremy- Paul Casey
Adam- Louis Oosthuizen
Paul- Victor Dubuisson
Beck- Ryan Moore
Bill- Angle Cabrera
Dan- Freddie Jacobson
Abe- Francesco Molinari
James- Billy Horschel
Sean- Brendon Todd
Campbell- Kevin Na

Team Rosters:

Free* not Free- Rose, McDowell, Bradley, Casey

Team Finna- Stenson, Walker, Matsuyama, Horschel

The Godchildren- Fowler, Snedeker, Dufner, Molinari

Team K Cup- Day, Kaymer, Els, Oosthuizen

Team Mosey- Kuchar, Z Johnson, Donald, Moore

Team Zeitgeist- Scott, Schwartzel, Mahan, Jacobson

Team EDM- Spieth, Furyk, Bjorn, Todd

Team Hardo- Mickelson, D Johnson, Garcia, Dubusson

#DeutscheBill- Tiger, Watson, Jimenez, Cabrera

Bunny Team- Rory, Poulter,Westwood, Na

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