April 5, 2017

2017 Masters

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

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2015 Masters Blog
2014 Masters Blog 
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(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 


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.)


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- ?

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