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2019 PGA Tour $ League Draft Thread

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by TFP, Dec 11, 2018.

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  1. TFP

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    The time to draft is upon us. Here are the rules of the draft. I'll follow this post up with the draft order and then a post that outlines the scoring, league rules, and money payouts. 1st person can pick anytime before Thursday morning, but we won't start the timer until Thursday at 9am ET.

    1) This will be serpentine style. If anyone is unfamiliar with that, it means in the even numbered rounds we go reverse order. So in round one we go 1-20, round two we go 20-1, round three is 1-20 and so forth.

    2) I will post the draft order in the 3rd post. What I did was have Zomp e-mail VSF a random order of the participants while VSF ran 1-20 in a random sequence generator and sent to each other at the same time. Then we assigned the numbers to each name. I was copied on both emails.

    3) We’ll give each person 24 hours to make their pick. As best I can, I will notify someone when they are on the clock via PM, e-mail or text. I encourage everyone to PM me their preferred method of contact. If after 12 hours nobody has made their pick, I’ll send them another PM/Text. If after 24 hours they miss their pick, we will give them the highest available ranked golfer according to the World Golf Rankings ( http://www.owgr.com/ranking ).

    4) Please BOLD AND CAPS your pick. This is going to be fun, and thought process on the pick, people busting balls, etc… is all very encouraged. So there is no confusion, BOLD AND CAPS your pick so we know. I've asked Zomp to help me out with this. If you're mobile and can't BOLD your selection, mention it in the post and we'll fix it.

    5) I’ll do my best to update the team lists in the post #2. This is another thing I'll get help from Zomp with. Before you make your pick, please check out who everyone has. Double check by going through the thread. It will start off easy, but get very difficult once we get to round 3 or 4. Sometimes, I won’t be available to update the teams as quick as the picks are coming in. If you pick someone that has already been picked, it is up to you to change your pick . Once you BOLD AND CAPS your pick, that gives the next person permission to pick their player. You will change your pick at any time, but we won’t wait to keep the draft going so you’d be only screwing yourself.

    6) We will have 2 Add/Drop periods this year. The first will take place after the RBC Heritage event and go into effect for the Wells Fargo, the 2nd will take place after the Traveler's and go into effect for the 3M Open. Only players not on anyone's roster at the start of the add/drop period are eligible to be picked up. Players dropped in the first Add/Drop period are eligible to be picked up in the 2nd one. Separate threads will be started for each.

    7) The "If you regularly text the Pro you get to have him on your team" rule. @Deathofthebambino automatically gets ROB OPPENHEIM as his last pick if he wants him. DOTB - please confirm in here if you plan to exercise this option.

    Please post any questions in here before the draft starts on Thursday.
     
  2. TFP

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    1. @BigMike - Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith, Daniel Berger, Patrick Rodgers, Jason Kokrak, Brandon Harkins, Trey Mullinax, Matt Wallace
    2. @Deathofthebambino - Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Chesson Hadley, Anirban Lahiri, Danny Lee, Ted Potter Jr, JT Poston, Graeme McDowell
    3. @cshea - Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Kyle Stanley, Ryan Palmer, J. B. Holmes, Eddie Pepperell, Nick Watney, William McGirt
    4. @Vegas Sox Fan - Jordan Spieth, Charles Howell III, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker, Scott Piercy, Chase Wright, Lucas Glover, Danny Willett
    5. @inJacobyWeTrust - Rickie Fowler, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Na, Patton Kizzire, Sam Burns, James Hahn, Rory Sabbatini, Robert Streb
    6. @Average Reds - Jason Day, Brandt Snedeker, Luke List, Louis Oosthuizen, Brendan Steele, Martin Kaymer, Cameron Davis, Grayson Murray
    7. @johnmd20 - Tiger Woods, Beau Hossler, Kevin Chappell, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Brandon Hagy, Sangmoon Bae, Kelly Kraft, Sean O’Hair
    8. @Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat - Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Brian Harman, Ollie Schniederjans, Russell Henley, Jason Dufner, Hudson Swafford, Hunter Mahan
    9. @Zomp - Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Alex Noren, Branden Grace, Keith Mitchell, Ryan Armour, Michael Kim, Thorbjorn Olesen
    10. @TFP - Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Byeong Hun An, Ian Poulter, Stewart Cink, Jhonattan Vegas, Harris English, Scott Stallings
    11. @4 6 3 DP - Bryson DeChambeau, Aaron Wise, Adam Scott, Tyrell Hatton, Bud Cauley, Bill Haas, Kramer Hickok, Mackenzie Hughes
    12. @JKelley34 - Xander Schauffele, Marc Leishman, Adam Hadwin, Russell Knox, Chez Reavie, Satoshi Kodaira, Nick Taylor, Haotong Li
    13. @Lupe Whalewatch - Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Pat Perez, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Brian Gay, Wesley Bryan, Sebastian Munoz
    14. @FL4WL3SS - Tommy Fleetwood, Gary Woodland, Zach Johnson, Peter Uihlein, Andrew Landry, Kevin Streelman, Whee Kim, Corey Connors
    15. @Leon Trotsky - Webb Simpson, Paul Casey, Rafael Cabrera Bello, C.T. Pan, J.J. Spaun, Harold Varner III, Ryan Blaum, Brice Garnett
    16. @ezemerson - Patrick Reed, Cameron Champ, Chris Kirk, Austin Cook, Sam Ryder, Anders Albertson, Sam Saunders, Seth Reeves
    17. @bostonbeerbelly - Francesco Molinari, Hideki Matsuyama, Andrew Putnam, Kevin Tway, Dylan Fritelli, Richy Werenski, Troy Merritt, Brian Stuard
    18. @Dan1864 - Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Abraham Ancer, Charl Schwartzel, Bronson Burgoon, Martin Laird, Tom Hoge
    19. @heavyde050 - Patrick Cantlay, Emiliano Grillo, Jamie Lovemark, SungJae Im, Joel Dahmen, Denny McCarthy, Adam Schenk, Curtis Luck
     
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  3. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    League rules

    Stroke Play Scoring:
    • Winner - 15
    • Playoff Loser - 12
    • 2nd (plus ties) - 10
    • 3rd-5th (plus ties) - 7
    • 6th-10th (plus ties) - 5
    • 11th-25th (plus ties) - 3
    • 25th-cut line (including MDF) - 1

    Match Play Scoring:
    • Winner - 15
    • Runner Up - 10
    • Semifinal Losers - 7
    • Quarterfinal Losers - 5
    • Round of 16 Losers - 3
    • Not making bracket play - 1

    Payouts: ($2850)
    • 27 regular tournaments (starting with the Sony Open) - $1350
      • NOTE - the Zurich Open is NOT included in this list
    • 5 Majors (including The Players) - $500
    • End of Season payouts - $1000
      • 1st place - $400
      • 2nd place - $250
      • 3rd place - $150
      • 4th place - $100
      • 5th place - $50
      • Last place - $50


    Add/Drop:

    We will have 2 Add/Drop periods this year. The first will take place after the RBC Heritage event and go into effect for the Wells Fargo, the 2nd will take place after the Traveler's and go into effect for the 3M Open. Only players not on anyone's roster at the start of the add/drop period are eligible to be picked up. Players dropped in the first Add/Drop period are eligible to be picked up in the 2nd one. Separate threads will be started for each.
     
  4. BigMike

    BigMike Dope Dope

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    My deepest apologies to the family.

    Brooks Koepka
     
  5. Zomp

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    Deathofthebambino selects Koepka's wife swap brother, DUSTIN JOHNSON
     
  6. bostonbeerbelly

    bostonbeerbelly Member SoSH Member

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    Pick number 17 ugh! And having to pick next to EZ - let's see how many picks of each others we steal each round.
     
  7. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    JUSTIN THOMAS
     
  8. Vegas Sox Fan

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    I’ll probably regret it but hoping for a bounce back. JORDAN SPIETH
     
  9. ezemerson

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    i think he absolutely bounces back, good pick
     
  10. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    FTR, I apologize for the delay, but I will not be drafting Rob Oppenheim this year. If any of the 1st four guys want to switch their picks, I understand. :)
     
  11. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I really really really was hoping Spieth would fall to me. He did not. That's a great pick.
     
  12. BigMike

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    For some reason it feels a little deeper this year. I went with Koepka so sure I hope he repeats last year, but realistically if he is top 5, i'll probably be relatively happy.

    It seems like there is a list of 7-8 who could easily end up #1 and it really wouldn't surprise anyone. And I'm not even counting El Tigre
     
  13. TFP

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    Yeah, I actually didn’t want the #1 pick for that reason. There’s no clear cut choice at #1 and it’s a fairly deep top echelon.

    That said, I’d have picked Brooks too.
     
  14. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think Brooks, DJ, and JT were a coin flip. Pick who you like to root for. Although I am somewhat surprised that both DOTB and cshea had the willpower to pass on their Bengal binky.
     
  15. Vegas Sox Fan

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    That's the way I saw it. It's a pretty clear top 3 then a bunch of other good choices.
     
  16. Zomp

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  17. Average Reds

    Average Reds Dope Staff Member Dope V&N Mod SoSH Member

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    I thought we were staring today and hadn't even checked the thread. :)

    Let me take this moment to confirm for everyone that I will not be taking Nick Watney at 6 this year.
     
  18. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    If I recall correctly, Jacoby was famous for being slow last year, so it's on brand. That said, the draft didn't officially start yesterday, it was a soft start. So Nick Watney is still available!
     
  19. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Nick Watney was a member of last year's championship team!!
     
  20. cshea

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    I shed a tear letting him go.

    I had the same top 3 as everyone else. If it was Brooks that was left instead of JT I may have talked myself into it. JT is too good to pass up.
     
  21. inJacobyWeTrust

    inJacobyWeTrust Member SoSH Member

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    Hey, the draft hadn't even started when I was "on the clock" so let's hold the vitriol until I'm actually slow.

    RICKIE FOWLER
     
  22. TFP

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    There will be no complaining about slow drafting this year. We have more than enough time and one less player, there's no rush. Let's enjoy this as a fun distraction in the winter months rather than spend the thread complaining like in past years (and I was guilty of it too). If anyone is delaying it beyond reason I'll handle it.

    That said - mocking people's picks and teams is still encouraged.
     
  23. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    There was no vitriol intended. It was a joke. I even noted the draft hadn't started.
     
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  25. Average Reds

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    At the risk of hating myself even more than I normally do, I will take JASON DAY.
     
  26. Zomp

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    Oof I’m glad I didn’t have to pic him.
     
  27. TFP

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  28. Zomp

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    Ugh. I hate that I have to root against Tiger because John has him.
     
  29. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm going to go a bit against conventional wisdom here and play a hunch. TONY FINAU
     
  30. Average Reds

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    That was my choice if not Day.

    I hate my team already. :)
     
  31. TFP

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    I figured he was dropping to me, too. I don't hate that pick.

    There's still some really good golfers available.
     
  32. cshea

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    Finau’s gotta win at some point. I like the pick, though I’m surprised by a few of the players still available.
     
  33. johnmd20

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    I wouldn't have taken Day even if he fell to 20th. I couldn't handle him pulling out of tourneys because he has the sniffles.
     
  34. ezemerson

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    Finau's the man
     
  35. Dan1864

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    Would love to be picking in the middle of this draft oh wait. Stuck at the damn end .... AGAIN
     
  36. Zomp

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    I’m picking between two guys, but I’m going to take the one who is probably the best in the world if he can put it together.


    RORY MCILROY


    please bold I’m mobile.
     
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  37. TFP

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    I'm absolutely stunned the #2 player in the world fell to me. And he's one of my favorite golfers too. This is a no brainer pick for me (although there were other guys I was prepared to happily take here too).

    JUSTIN ROSE
     
  38. Average Reds

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    I was tempted, but he has what I will call the “Martin Kaymer problem,” which is that he plays so few US tournaments that even a moderate drop off in his play and he goes from being a slam-dunk first-rounder to a frustrating middle of the draft guy.

    Hes a solid, potentially great pick, and I think you got him about where he should be picked.

    Edit: the caveat here is that I appear to suck at this.
     
  39. Average Reds

    Average Reds Dope Staff Member Dope V&N Mod SoSH Member

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    Very true, but you picked the most fragile pro of the last 10 years, so there’s that.
     
  40. cshea

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    Day played 1 more event during our season than Rose did (17-16). Both have some durability questions, but I’d lean Rose.

    Rose’s last 6 starts...2,2,T4,3,1,3. Don’t know that I’d fear a drop off. He also has at least 1 win every year since 2010. He’s as consistent as they come.
     
  41. Vegas Sox Fan

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    The 2019 Sheet is up and live in case anyone wants to see which team is winning the Hero World Challenge.
     
  42. TFP

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  43. 4 6 3 DP

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    I would probably have taken this guy top 5, even if I'd have paid for it with the mockery of the group when he didn't perform.

    BRYSON DECHAMBEAU
     
  44. FL4WL3SS

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    Oh thank God he didn't fall to me.
     
  45. ezemerson

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    shocker its BMHH
     
  46. Dan1864

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    Bryson is the man. Great pick
     
  47. inJacobyWeTrust

    inJacobyWeTrust Member SoSH Member

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    I almost took Finau at 5, not shocked to see him go shortly after. He’s a solid pick
     
  48. TFP

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  49. JKelley34

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    Thanks for the heads up TFP.

    XANDER SCHAUFFELE
     
  50. Lupe Whalewatch

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    I was really hoping to get Schauffele.

    JOHN RAHM
     
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