Last Week: 166 pts
Yahoo Rank: 77%
Overall Pts: 1202 pts
Last week was a good one, though it would have been better if I had trusted Tiger in the final round. His disappointing final rounds this season led me to bench him in favor of Mark Wilson, a move that cost me 20 points. This week has an amazing field for the Blue Monster.
This week has a loaded A list. Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Steve Stricker stand out. I am going to start Phil Mickelson. Phil has a couple of weeks of rest and has won here before. I’m tempted to go with former #1 Luke Donald, but his start to the year isn’t impressive. I’ll go with Adam Scott for the bench.
The B list is stacked, but four names are easy picks for me. You have to pick Rory in every tournament. I usually avoid the previous week’s winner, but I imagine Rory can get a top 5 even after a win. Tiger gets the other start. The final round 62 erased any doubt that he still has it. I’ll bench two great players in Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan.
I ended up playing Charl Schwartzel a lot last weekend and it paid off with a top 5 finish. Charl gets the start this week. On the bench it was a choice of two Martins, Laird and Kaymer. I going with Kaymer on a hunch.
Start: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Charl Schwartzel
Bench: Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan, Martin Kaymer