The main season of the PGA Tour is all wrapped up and what a great first edition of the NG Nation Fantasy Four. Jim Furyk’s win was a great cap to pick up his 3rd win of the year and a ridiculous paycheck. It was a great 5 months of Fantasy Four action and before I recap the season, I will recap The TOUR Championship.
We had some very good picks this week with a bunch of Top 10′s and lots of scoring. I was happy with my picks and predictions, as I thought Els, Furyk and Villegas would be sleepers and all ended up with Top 10′s.
Ryder Cup Note: DJ, Stricker, Kuchar, Phil, Overton and Bubba did not play well this week. If I’m sprinkling cash on the Ryder Cup, I’m all over the European Tour, especially with Paddy’s T8 in the Vivendi Cup.
Let’s hit the stat pack!
- Number of Entries: 10 (no Drew this week & Mosher DQ)
- Number of Golfers Selected: 18 (that’s great for a field of 30)
- Most Popular Pick: Steve Stricker – 6 picks
- Number of Missed Cuts/WD’s: 0
- Number of Top 10’s: 10 – Furyk, Donald, Casey,Watney, Goose, Hoffman, Choi, Els, Camilo, Streels
- Number of Top 10-Top 25’s: 6 – Mahan, DJ, Phil, Kuchar, Stricker, Day
- Top Nike Golfer: Paul Casey (T4)
- People That Selected the Winner: 2 – Brian and Jane
- Average Points: 36.2
Jane absolutely dominated the playoffs picked 3/4 winners. I’m blown away. Also, Jane missed the first 6 events of this contest, so per event basis, she was Topps Trading Cards. She was beastin’. At least she wins the Playoffs and a dozen Nike ONE Vapor Speed balls.
Jane’s winning team (56 points): Jim Furyk (1), Els (T7), Phil (T22), Stricker (T25)
Brian’s winning team (56 points): Jim Furyk (1), Charley Hoffman (6), Phil (T22), Stricker (T25)
Check here for the TOUR Championship point totals.
Despite Jane’s win and playoff push (much like Luke Donald’s or Paul Casey’s), she falls short of the overall crown. However, she did manage to tie for the lead for Most Wins.
Chris Wang is the overall season winner, dethroning his lover, partner, competitor, Meredith Wang who showed up with a measly 12 points and pulled a Kuchar/Stricker/DJ in the final event. Chris wins his choice of a Method putter, SQ Machspeed or VR Driver.
Check below for the season and monthly totals.
(Chris and Jane, NG Nation will be in touch with you for your prizes!)
Please leave any feedback about the contest, as this will hopefully become an annual event. I feel as though the FedEx Cup format worked quite well with the double points in the Playoff events. Next year we will definitely consider bonus points and a points reset.
I’d like to thank everyone for playing and continuing to participate. I try to keep it fun and not offend people, but I’ll try and make more jokes as time goes on and we expand our contest to more participants!
NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT: To tide you over, I will gladly be running the NG Nation Fall Series Fantasy Four starting at this week’s Viking Classic! This will be 5 events and there will be 4 prizes. We really hope come back and play and also tell your friends! We’re going to try and spread the word with this. It will work the same as the regular season; pick 4 golfers each event for 5 events and win some free Nike Golf swag!
Check back this week and don’t forget to keep repair your divots and ball marks!