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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC

    Degenerate Gamblers Presents: the 2021 Masters

    It's officially spring - weather is turning warmer, azaleas are blooming, baseball has started, there are some basketball games happening that I'm less interested in this year, and everyone's jealousy of Jim Nantz is kicked up a few notches - time for the Masters, and more importantly our annual Masters Pool!

    Here's how it works:

    1. Select of team of as many golfers as the "salary cap" allows
    2. The salary cap is 30 points - use them wisely!
    3. Each player's "cost" against the salary cap is their OWGR points total rounded down. So, Dustin Johnson "costs" 11; Justin Thomas - 9; Jon Rahm - 8; etc.
    4. Anyone whose OWGR points is less than 2, costs 2. In other words, no player in the field costs less than 2.
    5. 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.
    6. Your final score is based on the total 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).

    As a special prize this year, I will award a green jacket to the winner!

    Deadline to submit picks is Wednesday at midnight. Happy picking!

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    It's officially spring - weather is turning warmer, azaleas are blooming, baseball has started, there are some basketball games happening that I'm less interested in this year, and everyone's jealousy of Jim Nantz is kicked up a few notches - time for the Masters, and more importantly our annual Masters Pool!

    Here's how it works:

    1. Select of team of as many golfers as the "salary cap" allows
    2. The salary cap is 30 points - use them wisely!
    3. Each player's "cost" against the salary cap is their OWGR points total rounded down. So, Dustin Johnson "costs" 11; Justin Thomas - 9; Jon Rahm - 8; etc.
    4. Anyone whose OWGR points is less than 2, costs 2. In other words, no player in the field costs less than 2.
    5. 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.
    6. Your final score is based on the total 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).

    As a special prize this year, I will award a green jacket to the winner!

    Deadline to submit picks is Wednesday at midnight. Happy picking!
    I rarely try these golf contests, but the Green Jacket may just get me to nibble!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    My Team:

    Justin Thomas - 9
    Bryson DeChambeau - 7
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Louis Oosthuizen - 3
    Cameron Smith - 3
    Jordan Spieth - 2

    Winning score: 12 under

  4. #4
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    I'd tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya
    At 2 points, can we just take Speith off the board since everyone is going to pick him?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    A tradition unlike any other: the DBR Degenerate Gamblers Master's Tournament Contest!

    Team CDu:
    D. Johnson (11)
    Cantlay (5)
    McIlroy (5)
    Berger (4)
    C. Smith (3)
    Spieth (2)

    Winning score: -14

  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    At 2 points, can we just take Speith off the board since everyone is going to pick him?
    I'm slightly bummed that he won last week as he's been under-the-radar good this season, and I thought I could get him with a sleeper pick. Now, at a cost of 2, I will be surprised if many leave them off their team. That said, only twice has a player who won the week before gone on to capture the green jacket (Phil in 06 and Sandy Lyle in 88). Interesting choices!

  7. #7
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    I'm slightly bummed that he won last week as he's been under-the-radar good this season, and I thought I could get him with a sleeper pick. Now, at a cost of 2, I will be surprised if many leave them off their team. That said, only twice has a player who won the week before gone on to capture the green jacket (Phil in 06 and Sandy Lyle in 88). Interesting choices!
    Yeah, he was going to be on my team for sure even prior to last week. I don't expect him to win, but that isn't needed for value.

    There are some really interesting options out there. A few different paths to fielding a strong team. Looks like you and I had similar minds on the lower end of the price range. I should have put my team as tentative, as there are still a few things floating in my mind.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wilmington
    Dustin Johnson 11
    Webb Simpson 5
    Lee Westwood 4
    Xander Schauffele 6
    Justin Rose 2
    Jordan Speith 2

  9. #9
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA

    Team Green

    Dustin Johnson - 11
    Justin Thomas - 9
    Rory McIlroy - 5
    Adam Scott - 3
    Jordan Spieth - 2

    Tiebreaker: (-9)
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  10. #10
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
    Yeah, he was going to be on my team for sure even prior to last week. I don't expect him to win, but that isn't needed for value.

    There are some really interesting options out there. A few different paths to fielding a strong team. Looks like you and I had similar minds on the lower end of the price range. I should have put my team as tentative, as there are still a few things floating in my mind.
    Without giving away other picks, I think I could easily create 3 to 4 teams with entirely different players that I would feel almost as good about as my first iteration. That's one of the things I love so much about this format.

  11. #11
    Rahm - 8
    Morikawa -7
    McIlroy -5
    Finau -5
    Hovland -5

    Tiebreaker -14

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC

    Masters 2021

    D. Johnson... 11
    J. Thomas...9
    D. Berger...4
    Fitzpatrick...4
    Spieth....2

    Winning score -13

  13. #13
    Another shot in the dark -

    Bryson DeChambeau - 7
    Xander Schauffele - 6
    Jordan Spieth - 2
    Dustin Johnson - 11
    Daniel Berger - 4

    -12

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

    Sage Ain't So Sage

    I'm usually near the bottom in these contests, but subject to second thoughts, here I go off the high dive:

    Bryson DeChambeau - 7
    Collin Morikawa -- 7
    Rory McIlroy -- 5
    Tony Finau -- 5
    Jordan Spieth -- 2
    Sergio Garcia -- 2
    Justin Rose -- 2

    Looks like 30 points to me.
    Sage Grouse

    ---------------------------------------
    '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

  15. #15
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
    A tradition unlike any other: the DBR Degenerate Gamblers Master's Tournament Contest!

    Team CDu:
    D. Johnson (11)
    Cantlay (5)
    McIlroy (5)
    Berger (4)
    C. Smith (3)
    Spieth (2)

    Winning score: -14
    How did JT, Wolff, and Morikawa take the news that they were no longer part of team CDu?

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City

    Team Synellinden

    Rahm - 8
    Reed - 6
    Schauffele - 6
    Scott - 3
    Oosthuizen - 3
    Spieth - 2
    Day - 2

    Winning score -16
    Singler is IRON

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

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston’Salem

    Team Tripping

    Dustin Johnson 11
    Justin Thomas 9
    Collin Morikawa 7
    Matthew Wolff 3

    -15 total
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  18. #18
    Dustin Johnson - 11
    Tommy Fleetwood - 3
    Paul Casey - 4
    Rory McIlroy - 5
    Adam Scott - 3
    Jordan Spieth - 2
    Justin Rose - 2

    Winning score: -18

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis

    Team rasputin

    Rahm 8
    Schauffele 6
    Simpson 5
    Wolff 3
    Matsuyama 3
    Ancer 3
    Spieth 2

    Tiebreaker -14

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    Making my picks in a moment... but I hope we all have seen the video of Bryson DeChambeau just launching balls into orbit with VJ Singh watching in awe. Hysterical stuff!

    https://twitter.com/Stadium/status/1379436784556376065
    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.

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