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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC

    Degenerate gamblers for the FedEx Cup

    The FedEx Cup starts this week at TPC Boston for the Northern Trust. Anybody in?

    The rules:
    1. You have thirty OWGR "points" to spend on picking a team.
    2. You can pick any player in the field - it's not a draft, so in theory you could have the exact same team as someone else.
    3. You can pick up to 10 players, not more.
    4. Each player's "cost" is their OWGR points total rounded down. So, Dustin Johnson "costs" 7: Jon Rahm - 8; Patrick Cantlay - 5; etc.
    5. Anyone whose OWGR points is less than 2, costs 2. In other words, no player in the field costs less than 2.
    6. Your final score is based on a total of the money won by all the players on your team. If one of your players misses the cut, you get 0 for that player.
    7. As a tiebreaker, you also pick the winning score relative to par (e.g., -12).

    The FedEx Cup is a bit different in that it is a 3-week event over 3 tourneys, with each tournament hosting an increasingly smaller field. The top-125 compete at the Northern Trust, the top-70 go to the BMW, and the top-30 go to the Tour Championsip. The Tour Championship event then does an adjusted scoring which gives starting stroke advantages based on ranking coming in. Winner of that event wins the big prize.

    Letís do this!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    OK, CDu the not-so Sage One is in:

    Justin Thomas - 8
    Collin Morikawa - 7
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Tony Finau - 4
    Kevin Streelman - 2
    Adam Long - 2

    I ain't going to sleep on Morikawa again unless he stumbles badly.

    Would have had Tiger on my team, but not sure he wants to play three weeks in a row.

    And, as usual, I personally like everyone on my team.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    Looks like everyone's waiting on others to post. Okay, I'll put mine in:

    Thomas (8)
    Morikawa (7)
    DeChambeau (6)
    Finau (4)
    Hovland (3)
    Wolff (2)

    Final score of TOUR championship: -18

    ETA: Looks like Sage beat me to the punch, and we share three players. Time will tell how sage we both are. But I don't dislike your squad at all, sage!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Team Green:

    Justin Thomas - 8
    Collin Morikawa - 7
    Dustin Johnson - 7
    Patrick Reed - 6
    Kevin Streelman - 2

    Winning score: -17
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Team Tripping going fully International:

    Rahm (8)
    McIlroy (8)
    Hatton (4)
    Leishman (4)
    Ancer (3)
    Matsuyama (3)

    Winning Score: -13
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC

    Cdu's Degenerate gambles Fedex Cup

    Justin Thomas-8
    Colin Morikawa-7
    Tommy Fleetwood-4
    Justin Rose-4
    Paul Casey-4
    Jason Day-3

    Winning score Tour Championship= -17

  7. #7
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Collin Morikawa - 7
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Bryson Dechambeau - 6
    Daniel Berger - 4
    Sungjae Im - 3
    Billy Horschel - 3

    Winning score: -18

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    OK, CDu the not-so Sage One is in:

    Justin Thomas - 8
    Collin Morikawa - 7
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Tony Finau - 4
    Kevin Streelman - 2
    Adam Long - 2

    I ain't going to sleep on Morikawa again unless he stumbles badly.

    Would have had Tiger on my team, but not sure he wants to play three weeks in a row.

    And, as usual, I personally like everyone on my team.
    I think the winner at East Lake will be at -16.
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    With the early entries thus far, I'm liking that there is some variability in the "which top golfers" folks have chosen. Obviously the world's top-5 are well-represented, and there is of course some overlap. But unlike last year (where almost everyone had the red-hot Koepka), we already have a somewhat more diverse selection spread.

    Will be interesting to see what other degenerates decide to do!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New Jersey

    Team Rich

    Justin Thomas - 8
    Dustin Johnson - 7
    Bryson DeChambeau - 6
    Xander Schauffele - 5
    Paul Casey - 4

    Tiebreaker = -15
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
    Coach K on the Dan Patrick Show, December 22, 2016

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis

    Team rasputin

    Jon Rahm 8
    Justin Thomas 8
    Xander Schauffele 5
    Tony Finau 4
    Abraham Ancer 3
    Lanto Griffin 2

    tiebreaker -14

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    I started to make a team with Collin and Bryson and a bunch of lower ranked guys who I like or who are playing well (I had 9 guys lined up). Then I realized this is not the time to make a team like that because of the way fewer guys make the field each week. I noticed that entries were more top heavy and I'm guessing that's why. Either that or I have (once again) overthought this whole thing...

    My team:

    8 - JT
    7 - Collin
    6 - Bryson
    4 - Berger
    3 - Day
    2 - B.Todd

    Tie breaker -14, of course

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Let's give this a shot:

    My team:

    Finau (4)
    Woods (4)
    Hovland (3)
    Wolff (2)
    Cameron Smith (2)
    Justin Thomas (8)
    Morikawa (7)

    Tiebreaker (-11)

    Quantity with a bit of quality...and Tiger cause of course (and if he does well we will all be kicking ourselves for not picking him up at a measly 4 points).

    Good luck.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City

    Mr. S. FedEx Cup Picks

    Thomas - 8

    DeChambeau - 6

    Schauffele - 5

    Berger - 4

    Im - 3

    Scheffler - 2

    Day - 2


    Winning Score of FedEx Cup Championship (-17)
    Singler is IRON

    I STILL GOT IT! -- Ryan Kelly, March 2, 2013

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Can't tell if this affects any existing teams, but Brooks Koepka has withdrawn, due to a hip injury.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    Team Evans

    I went with volume. I usually end up taking like 5 guys but I want more bullets in the gun this time. My bet is that one or two of these might miss the Tour Championship, but all that really matters if having the guy who wins. The difference in a player who finishes even 15th and one who misses the cut is rarely all that significant in these contests.

    Morikawa - 7
    DeChambeau - 6
    Finau - 4
    Hatton - 4
    Berger - 4
    Ancer - 3
    Palmer - 2

    Winning score -15

    -Jason "I'm gonna regret taking Hatton... he's played poorly the past few weeks" Evans
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  17. #17
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. synellinden View Post

    Day - 2

    Day costs 3 points.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  18. #18
    Team Cato:

    JT - 8
    DJ - 7
    Morikawa - 7
    Finau - 4
    Tiger - 4

    Tiebreaker -15

    Frankly, I hate my own Tiger pick, but I couldnít decide among the other 4 point players. And it would be really fun if Tiger makes a run. But I would be less surprised if he failed to finish this weekend than if he made it all the way to the Tour Championship

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    killerleft's team-

    Bryson DeChambeau - 6
    Patrick Reed - 6
    Adam Scott - 5
    Patrick Cantlay - 5
    Paul Casey - 4
    Gary Woodland - 4

    -14
    Man, if your Mom made you wear that color when you were a baby, and you're still wearing it, it's time to grow up!

  20. #20
    Another shot in the dark:
    Thomas 8
    DeChambeau 6
    Schauffele 5
    Berger 4
    Finau 4
    Day 3

    -11

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