July 17, 2018

The 2018 Open Championship

2018's third major is this week with the 147th playing of the Open Championship aka the British Open for n00bs. The venue this year is in Scotland at Carnoustie- which lasted hosted the Open Championship in 2007 when Paddy Harrington took it home in a playoff vs Sergio Garcia. That Sunday, Sergio shot over par after entering the day 3 strokes ahead of Steve Stricker and 6 strokes ahead of the guys tied for third at the time. A classic Sergio choke job.

This year, Carnoustie is going to be BROWN. Scotland has had a scorching Summer. Check out what it currently looks like:

This means we will see plenty of 400+ yard drives when the guys pull out driver. However, we may see a LOT of irons off the tee as the course is playing about 7400 yards which is not crazy long for these pros. Last year Jordan Spieth won his first Open championship and will look to win his 4th Major and back to back Opens. Here is the current OWGR

On to the fantasy side of things. All time Major Winners, updated since Jeremy took home his 5th major last month with the US Open.  He is looking to be the first to complete the career grand slam this week with a win. Paul has won the Open Championship 3x, and Dante is looking to defend from his first major win last July.

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- Jeremy

2018 Masters- Abe
2018 US Open- Jeremy

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 +10 (the same penalty a player who misses the cut would get.)

Round 1
Marty- Justin Rose
Dan- Dustin Johnson
Adam- Justin Thomas
Beck- Jordan Spieth
Bill- Rickie Fowler
Abe- Jon Rahm
Bunny- Rory McIlroy
James- Brooks Koepka
Paul- Phil Mickelson
Dante- Matt Kuchar
Jeremy- Tiger Woods

Round 2
Jeremy- Tommy Fleetwood
Dante- Henrik Stenson
Paul- Sergio Garcia
James- Alex Noren
Bunny- Patrick Reed
Abe- Zach Johnson
Bill- Paul Casey
Beck- Jason Day
Adam- Marc Leishman
Dan- Francesco Molinari
Marty- Tyrell Hatton

Round 3
Marty- Thomas Pieters
Dan- Branden Grace
Adam- Rafa Cab-Bello
Beck- Tony Finau
Bill- Bryson DeChambeau
Abe- Hideki Matsuyama
Bunny- Ian Poulter
James- Louis Oosthuizen
Paul- Charl Schwartzel
Dante- Xander Schauffele
Jeremy- Matthew Fitzpatrick

Round 4
Jeremy- Patrick Cantlay
Dante-  Charley Hoffman
Paul- Jimmy Walker
James- Adam Scott
Bunny- Russell Knox
Abe- Bubba Watson
Bill- Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Beck- Lee Westwood
Adam- Bernhard Langer
Dan- Emiliano Grillo
Marty- Beau Hossler

The Teams:

Team Paul- Phil, Sergio, Charl, Walker
Team Beck-  Spieth, Day, Finau, Westwood
Team James- Koepka, Noren, Oost, Scott
Team Marty-  Rose, Hatton, Pieters, Hossler
Team Abe- Rahm, ZJ, Matsuyama, Watson
Team Bill- Rickie, Casey, DeChambeau, Barn Rat
Team Dan- DJ, Molinari, Grace, Grillo
Team Jeremy- Tiger, Fleetwood, Fitz, Cantlay
Team Campbell- Rory, Reed, Poulter, Knox
Team Dante- Kuchar, Stenson, Xander, Hoffman
Team Adam- JT, Leishman, Rafa, Langer


Dante -11 WINNER (Back to back Open Champion) Viva la Italia

Beck -4
James -2
Jeremy -1
Marty +7
Dan +15
Bill +17
Bunny +20
Adam +23
Paul +31
Abe +33