Big ups to Oosty, once again. But honestly, I’m a little upset. Only one person picked Lee Westwood. Westwood is “Mr. Major” and more people picked him for the US Open, than for the British Open. It blows my mind. While Tiger, Poulter, Els and Harrington didn’t come through for us, names like Sergio, Stenson, McIlroy, Donald and Kaymer did.
I think I’d still like some more variation in the picks, the most bizarre stat of the event was that since I’ve started keeping track, there’s always been 19 different golfers selected among the 12 regular entries we’ve gotten. Bryan D and Courtney Z seem to mix it up the most, but here’s the Fantasy Four Stat Pack;
- Number of Entries: 12
- Number of Golfers Selected: 19 – four events in a row
- Most Popular Pick: Tiger Woods — picked 11 times
- Number of Missed Cuts/WD’s: 6 – Wood, Harrington, Rose, Els, Bjorn, Duval
- Number of Top 10’s: 4 – Lee Westwood (2),Rory McIlroy (T3), Retief Goosen (6), Martin Kaymer (T7)
- Number of Top 10-Top 25’s: 4 — Luke Donald (T11), Sergio Garcia (T14), Graeme McDowell (T23), Tiger Woods (T23)
- Top Nike Golfer: Paul Casey (T3)
- People That Selected the Winner: 0
We had a tie for first this week with 18 points each (2 Top 10’s and 2 Top 25’s).
Brian M’s Winning Team (1st win of the season) : Rory McIlroy (T3), Retief Goosen (6), Sergio Garcia (T14) and Tiger Woods (T23)
Meredith W’s Winning Team (3rd win of the season) : Lee Westwood (2), Rory McIlroy (T3), Luke Donald (T11) and Tiger Woods (T23)
Hit the link to check out the Open Championship Fantasy Points to see how you fared this week.
With big finishes in both events this week, Meredith takes over first in the monthly standings, while taking second place to her husband in the season standings. It took 12 events, but NG Nation’s Power Couple has finally emerged as 1+2 in the standings.
There are still 2 events left in this month before the Month 3 winner is announced. This week we go north of the border with the best field the RBC Canadian Open has seen in years. The likes of Casey, Goosen, Donald and more look to get a win this week after heartbreak at St. Andrews. Sadly, I will not be able to attend again this year, but I do hope AK makes his return, as RBC is one of his sponsors. I will also try and have an NG Nation Canada-centric post up this week.
Click here to check out the Fantasy Recap from the Reno-Tahoe Open, but these are the most up-to-date standings!