Fantasy Golf 2024

From the Comish:

Thursday, April 18th

Most of the picks are in, with only Gary missing his Puntacana pick. A signature event this close to The Masters (turn your head toward Augusta National and bow reverently) doesn't give us a chance to cure our Masters Hangover.

Corales Puntacana Championship 

Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course)

Punta Cana • DOM

PURSE = $4,000,000

RBC Heritage 

Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island, SC • USA

Signature Event PURSE = $20,000,000

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The RBC Heritage / Corales Puntacana Championship

Thursday, April 11th

Mr. Commish,

The indomitable Scottie Sheffler proved that there is nobody better in golf, and he is on a vintage Tiger-esque run right now. Absolutely nothing against Scottie, but I was kind of rooting for Ludvig (a.k.a. the "Swedish Terminator," coined by Michael Kim) down the stretch, if for no other reason than to see him turn the Augusta National kitchen upside down next year with its first ever Swedish-themed champions dinner. Just imagine the pressure on those southern chefs having to crank out some world class Toast Skagen, Fiskbullar, and Fläskkorv! Then again, Ludvig apparently loves Chipotle, so perhaps it was for the best that things turned out the way they did.

With no rest for the weary, we slide on over to South Carolina for the RBC Heritage; a signature event on the heels of the season's first major, which guarantees all the big boys will be there. My guy should be well rested after bowing out of The Masters following a 78 on Friday. Sure, he made a dumb comment about LIV golfers that bit him on the behind. But no LIV golfers will be at the RBC, so there will be no awkward encounters, and he is as mentally strong as they come. Straight out of Scottsdale, let's hear it for #5 in the Official World Golf Rankings, the former Oregon Duck, defending U.S. Open champion, and noted ping pong enthusiast, Mr. Wyndham Clark!

Not to be forgotten, the B-squad will be in the Dominican Republic for a deescalated event known as the Corales Puntacana Championship. This is a tournament where nobody in the field really wants to be here, as they all wish they would have qualified for the RBC. But as the Dave Matthews Band would say, "If nothing can be done, we'll make the best of what's around." My guy is a former FedEx Cup Champion and a fiery competitor. Currently ranked #84 in the world, this 7-time PGA TOUR winner has more than enough game to dominate the lackluster field this week. Playing out of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, give it up for the former Florida Gator, real estate aficionado, and a man who once wore these pants in public, Mr. Billy Horschel!