I play in an online league that requires you to pick ten golfers whose total value comes in under $20 million. Here are my picks
1. Steve Stricker – $4,190,235
2. Phil Mickelson – $3,821,733
3. Hunter Mahan – $3,574,550
4. Bubba Watson – $3,198,998
5. Y.E. Yang – $1,301,726
6. Tiger Woods – $1,294,765
7. Fred Couples – $500,000
8. Tom Watson – $500,000
9. Martin Kaymer – $500,000
10. Charl Schwartzel – $500,000
Picking golfers under these conditions is tricky. My stratgegy is to have a couple of guys who will be top finishers, but the most likely suspects also are the most expensive. I think any of my top four could win. Then, there are the guys I expect to well, but not win (Tiger and Yang) in this case. And finally, I have two flyers and two sentimental favorites. I just hope that Watson and Couples make the weekend. I was surprised to see that Kaymer is only $500,000 because he’s also in that category of potential winner in my mind. I’m hoping he channels his golfing hero, Bernhard Langer.
I’ve got some money to spare under the cap, but that’s ok because I can drop one of the players as the weekend goes on and pick up another. I’ll be looking for that dark horse to replace one of my guys who doesn’t make the cut.
Not on my final list, but a guy whom I strongly considered: Ernie Els.
Who are your favorites?