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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC

    Degenerate Gamblers for the US Open

    September brings the start of school, football season, the US Open (tennis), and now another US Open (golf). Let's kick off our contest for the "First Major" of the 2021 season!

    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" 10: Jon Rahm - 9; Justin Thomas - 8; 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).

    Deadline to submit picks is Wednesday at midnight.

    Good luck!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis

    Somebody has to start this

    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    September brings the start of school, football season, the US Open (tennis), and now another US Open (golf). Let's kick off our contest for the "First Major" of the 2021 season!

    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" 10: Jon Rahm - 9; Justin Thomas - 8; 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).

    Deadline to submit picks is Wednesday at midnight.

    Good luck!
    So it might as well be me. I don't like picking the big favorite, and I don't much care for D.J. anyway. Here is team rasputin:

    Jon Rahm 9
    Rory McIlroy 7
    Xander Schauffele 6
    Abraham Ancer 3
    Sungjae Im 3
    Matthew Wolff 2

    Tiebreaker: + 4

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Team Green:

    Dustin Johnson - 10
    Justin Thomas- 8
    Rory McIlroy - 7
    Kevin Kisner - 3
    Kevin Streelman - 2

    Tiebreaker: -5
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Just a note that OWGR #8 and two-time US Open Champion, Brooks Koepka, withdrew from the field last week due to injury. So don't pick him.

    Edit: OWGR #28 Scottie Scheffler is also "out" after testing positive for COVID-19. So don't pick him, either.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    Team CDu:

    J. Thomas (8)
    C. Morikawa (7)
    X. Schauffele (6)
    T. Finau (4)
    Hovland (3)
    Wolff (2)

    Winning score: -9

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Went with depth rather than pure firepower:

    Justin Thomas - 8
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Patrick Cantlay - 5
    Tommy Fleetwood - 4
    Louis Oosthuizen - 3
    Jason Day - 2
    Matthew Wolff - 2

    Winning score: +3

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    The killerleft team:

    Jon Rahm - 9
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Paul Casey - 4
    Brendon Todd - 2
    Phil Mickelson - 2

    Hoping to improve on my fabulous last-place finish in the FedEx. From worst to first? When has Phil ever let me down at Winged Foot?
    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!

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
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    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by killerleft View Post
    The killerleft team:

    Jon Rahm - 9
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Paul Casey - 4
    Brendon Todd - 2
    Phil Mickelson - 2

    Hoping to improve on my fabulous last-place finish in the FedEx. From worst to first? When has Phil ever let me down at Winged Foot?
    As Phil himself said, I hope he has a 3 shot lead on the 18th tee on Sunday

  9. #9
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    I, killerleft, add the winning score: -4
    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!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Team Sbroc012

    McDowell - 2
    Palmer - 3
    Lowry - 3
    Thomas - 8
    Rahm - 9
    Cantlay - 5

    Tiebreaker = -2
    "If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy" - Bobby Knight

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC

    2020 US Open

    1) Dustin Johnson.........10
    2) Justin Thomas...........8
    3) Patrick Reed.............5
    4) Daniel Berger............5
    5) Matthew Wolfe...........2

    Wining Score....-3

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    As the FedEx Cup champion, I'm jumping off the horse that brung me (DJ) and assuming he's mentally exhausted at this point.

    Here are my Team Rich picks:

    John Rahm - 9
    Justin Thomas - 8
    Rory McIlroy - 7
    Xander Schauffele - 6

    Tiebreaker = -4
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
    Coach K on the Dan Patrick Show, December 22, 2016

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City

    Team Synellinden

    Rahm - 9
    Schauffele - 6
    Berger - 5
    Fleetwood - 4
    Kuchar - 3
    Oosthuizen - 3

    Winning Score (-4)
    Singler is IRON

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

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Sage picks:


    Justin Thomas - 8
    Webb Simpson - 7
    Collin Morikawa - 7
    Tiger - 4
    Streelman - 2
    Adam Long - 2

    Winning score +3

    Can't believe last US Open here was 2006. Everyone blames Phil for losing, but the most to blame was Colin Montgomerie: last hole, 150 yards out, middle of fairway, 9 iron in his hands -- he makes 6 and loses by one shot.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wilmington
    Dustin Johnson 10
    Adam Scott 5
    Xander Schoffele 6
    Tommy Fleetwood 4
    Bubba Watson 2
    Kevin Kisner 3

    Winning Score - 4
    Last edited by Rogue; 09-15-2020 at 05:19 PM. Reason: Meant to put minus 4, not plus 4

  16. #16
    Xander Schauffele 6
    Berger 5
    Dustin Johnson 10
    Rahm 9
    -8

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem
    Because random and high-volume, Team Tripping this week is:

    Justin Thomas (8)
    Justin Rose (4)
    Matthew Fitzpatrick (4)
    Tiger Woods (4)
    Matt Kuchar (3)
    Victor Hovland (3)
    Joaquin Niemann (2)
    Phil Mickelson (2)

    Winning score: +5
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    Team Evans (book it, we will finish in the middle of the pack)

    Thomas 8
    Morikawa 7
    Schauffele 6
    DeChambeau 5
    Fleetwood 4

    Winning score -4
    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.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA.
    This team is sure to be a loser... normally I just pick a team off tht top of my head, but this time I tried to actually think a bit, which is sure to fail. Anyway, here's my lame team:

    Rahm. 9
    Simpson 7
    DeChambeau. 5
    Rose 4
    I'm 3 (lol, my phone won't do his name as anything other than the personal possessive, but u know what I mean)

    I spent a long time trying to make my 2-point pick... Garcia or Speith or Dahmen or Champ or Griffin... haven't decided even yet, but I am going to decide right this second... I will go with

    Garcia. 2


    I am likely really going to regret this/these picks...

  20. #20
    Jon Rahm - 9
    Justin Thomas - 8
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Patrick Cantlay - 5
    Joaquin Niemann - 2

    Tiebreaker - +2

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