THIS WEEK THE STUDS COME OUT, and so Commander Zero, being smarter than the average Yahoo, will disregard their looming hugeness and go with only dark horses at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Maybe not so much …
If you were the Ryder Cup captain, and you could have Woods and Mickelson on your team, wouldn’t you?
They’re here, and Zero is playing ‘em, at least this week, in their first tournament among the A-List choices in Yahoo fantasy golf.
On the B-List, Zero went with Bill Haas and Jordan Spieth as starters, with Hunter Mahan and Brian Stuard ready to step in. The C-List nod went to fast-starter Charley Hoffman, with Brendon Todd on the bench.
In making his decision, Zero had no season stats to go by with Tiger and Phil. He was forced to fall back on their career numbers, which helped some.
Anybody who had Patrick Reed in the lineup had a pretty good Yahoo week at the Humana Challenge. They got 20 points from him for the day’s low round with his 63s each of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and another 20-point bonus for winning the whole thing … That is, if you had him in,, like Vinnie, boss man of the Tap-in Birdies, who knows a stallion when he’s ridin’ one, all the way to 199 points, good enough for a tie for sixth in the Fans of Graeme McDowell division.
Commander Zero clocked in with 165 points, buoyed by a final-round 25 from Z. Johnson, who went low Sunday with a 62 and finished fourth in the tournament.
It wasn’t enough to slide into the top 50 for the week in the Graeme Mac, but overall – while Zero couldn’t crack the magic 60,000 barrier – he improved to 60,534th place, which zoomed him into double digits at the 14th percentile.
So clearly, going forward, with the value stream duly mapped and all the metrics measured, with the non-linear opposing dynamics factored in direct proportion to their relative weight or lack thereof, the line chart is trending to the northeast, which is to say, generally upward. It’s a long season.