Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Mulligan: John Deere Classic

This week the Tour heads to TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois for the John Deere Classic. Deere Run is an easy course and birdies should be flying all over the place this week. For this reason, I recommend picking players who are riding high on momentum for fantasy golf this week. The players who are on a hot streak right now might see the streak extend onto this easy course, resulting in very low scores. Don't be surprised if the winner gets near the -20's this week.

First, I think Lucas Glover has a good chance of winning this week. We all know what he did at Bethpage a few weeks ago, beating the best of the best when the pressure was on. But not everyone has been following Glover so closely since the Open. He has finished T11th and 5th the past two weeks. Thats 3 straight weeks in the top 11 and a recent major victory. It is hard to top a streak like that.

Next, I think Steve Stricker will play well this week. Stricker has 11 Top-25 finishes in 14 starts this season, and he has really been putting well. He is third in putts per green in regulation. I think Stricker's strong putting will translate into more birdies than most this week and maybe even a win. Look for Stricker to have a great week.

Finally, Kenny Perry should have a good week at the John Deere. Perry has 2 wins this season and he has five Top-10 finishes to go along with those. To top it all off, Perry won this tournament last year. If you play fantasy golf, Kenny Perry needs to be in your lineup this week. This is as close to a no-brainer as starting Tiger Woods at the Buick.

Good luck this week and lets keep moving to the top of the fantasy golf rankings!

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Charliespearls said...

Thanks for the speculation. Once again an article where facts are not a part of the story.
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Adam said...

I would have to disagree with Charliespearls. Chris consistently provides a good deal of research and insight into The Mulligan, combining player's skills with the course and deciding who is a good fit. This "speculation" has led to Chris picking the winner three weeks in a row now.