The 2015 OHL CLASSIC at MAYAKOBA is set to take place this Thursday, November 12th, at El Camaleon Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico. El Camaleon Mayakoba is a Greg Norman designed course set on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Par 70, 6,987 yards. And if you are a believer in trends and superstitions then it’s going to be really tough for you to not spend big money on Patton Kazzier or Patrick Rodgers this week. The first five tournaments of the 2015-16 season have each been won by a first-time winner. So keep your eyes on Patton, Patrick and even Brett Stegmaier to see if either of these players looking for their first win will be the next, first -time winner of the season.
Unfortunately budgets won’t allow you to set a wining lining up with both Patton Kazzier and Patrick Rodgers. So here are my thoughts on the two players looking for their first win and who could pay off for you in fantasy.
Patton Kazzier: Patton has 2 top-5 finishes in his first two starts as a full-time PGA TOUR member and in a serious hunt for his first win. He’s come so close to the win that his hot streak is looking really appealing right now. Patton should do well and at worse finish in the top 10 but at such a high price tag that is a big risk for fantasy owners. You play Patton this week only if you feel he takes it all.
Patrick Rodgers: In his first three starts to the season Patrick tied for sixth at the Frys.com Open, and then ended up with two more top-20 finishes. Here is my concern since we are talking about patterns, Patrick has finished T4, then T13 and in his last tournament he finished T20. Last weekend was also the first time he was over par in a round. If we can at least see the Patrick Rodgers, who isn’t going over par, that we were used to seeing he’s going to rack up the fantasy points even if he doesn’t win.
Matt Kuchar and Brendan Steele are two other players to keep an eye on at the OHL Classic. Personally I like Matt Kuchar this week. He’s got six top 10 finishes in his last 10 starts. I think he could win the whole thing.
If you are new to fantasy golf, I suggest you run to your favorite Daily Fantasy Sports site and give it a try. You may find yourself with a new guilty pleasure. Tournaments start as low as 3 bucks. And if Fantasy Golf is not your thing I will share a little fun video my friends at GolfStream put together of some of my clutch moments, after drinking way too much wonderful wine and enjoying some really great food at their headquarters.
Ok… I made friends with the editor there. I was drinking, and in high heels this is what it really looked like. No way did I really make that one handed side putt. HA! Enjoy! And good luck to everyone playing a little fantasy golf this week!
xoxo – Pilar