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  1. #1
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    Degenerate Masters Contest 2022

    Hey, haven't seen the thread for this, but it's that time of year again! I don't have the rules handy, but let's get this degenerate contest rolling.

    Can someone post the rules again? 30 total OWGR "points" to pick a team, etc.

  2. #2
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    We should do it just to see if anyone is daring enough to pick Tiger

    mkirsh usually runs the thing and totals the "points" to determine our winner. Here are the rules he placed in the thread for the 2021 Masters picks:

    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, Scottie Scheffler "costs" 8; Collin Morikawa - 7; Dustin Johnson - 5; 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).
    Picks need to be posted to this thread by the first tee-off time on Thursday morning.
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    any over/unders on how many stupid things Nantz says, or does that go beyond our ability to count? He's warming up his cliche' gun as I write this.

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    Yes, you all beat me to it. Guess some people are looking for anything to take their mind off hoops (which I totally get)!

    I will run the pool again with the rules JE posted.

    Very interested to see if 1) Tiger plays (will be shocked if he doesn't at this point); 2) how many people pick him (I have to say, for 2 points and all the buzz about how he is swinging it I have to at least consider), and 3) how he actually does (nothing would surprise me with him at this point - he could WD on day 1 or tie Jack with his 6th green jacket Sunday).

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    One thing that strikes me about this year is that there are no dominant players. In year's past, the OWG rankings would have several guys at 9 or 10 or even 11 points. Heck, I think one time it cost 12 points to take DJ. But right now, the players at the top are much lower (which means they are not as consistently great).

    Scheffler, Rahm, Morikawa, and Hovland are the only players who cost 7 or more points.

    -Jason "you could have given me like 30 guesses who was #1 right now and I might not have ever gotten to Scottie Scheffler... I need to pay more attention" Evans
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    Ok Iíll get this started

    Morikawa - 7
    Cam Smith - 6
    JT - 5
    DJ - 5
    Louis Oostie - 4
    Tiger - 2

    Winning score -11

    Leaving one out there, and reserving the right to change my mind

  7. #7
    Team CameronDuke

    Rory McIlroy 5
    Louis Oosthuizen 4
    Brooks Koepka 4
    Jordan Spieth 4
    Sungjae Im 3
    Justin Rose 2
    Shane Lowry 2
    Bubba Watson 2
    Webb Simpson 2
    Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods 2

    Winning score -14

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Ok Iíll get this started

    Morikawa - 7
    Cam Smith - 6
    JT - 5
    DJ - 5
    Louis Oostie - 4
    Tiger - 2

    Winning score -11

    Leaving one out there, and reserving the right to change my mind
    Leaving a point out there unclaimed. Ballsy strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Ok Iíll get this started

    Morikawa - 7
    Cam Smith - 6
    JT - 5
    DJ - 5
    Louis Oostie - 4
    Tiger - 2

    Winning score -11

    Leaving one out there, and reserving the right to change my mind
    Your list is gonna look a lot like mine.

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    John Rahm 8
    Justin Thomas 5
    Rory Mcllroy 5
    Brooks Koepka 4
    Harold Varner III 2
    Justin Rose 2
    Tommy Fleetwood 2
    Tiger Woods 2

    Winning Score -10

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    Here is the Evans team of destiny--

    Jon Rahm - 8
    Cameron Smith - 6
    Justin Thomas - 5
    Dustin Johnson - 5
    Brooks Koepka - 4
    Eldrick Woods - 2

    Winning score: 14-under
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

  12. #12
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    Sage Picks:

    Jon Rahm - 8
    Cantlay - 6
    Rory - 5
    Xander - 5
    Tony Finau - 3
    Kevin Kisner - 3

    Tie-breaking score -10
    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

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    Okay, so as to not look like I'm an mkirsh copycat, here's my team:

    Cam Smith (6)
    JT (5)
    DJ (5)
    Koepka (4)
    Fitzpatrick (3)
    Zalatoris (3)
    Conners (2)
    Woods (2)

    Winning score: -14

    ETA: turns out my team now looks like a mix of mkirsh and JasonEvans teams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
    ETA: turns out my team now looks like a mix of mkirsh and JasonEvans teams...
    I am so sorry to hear that. You are doomed to failure, I fear.
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    Team Synellinden

    Cantlay - 6

    Thomas - 5

    McIlroy - 5

    Spieth - 4

    Oosthuizen - 4

    Woods - 2

    Scott - 2

    W. Simpson - 2

    Winning score: -16

    My biggest struggle was picking two of the four 5 pointers I considered (the other 2 were DJ and Schauffele - I am sure they will finish 1-2 now).
    Singler is IRON

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. synellinden View Post
    Cantlay - 6

    Thomas - 5

    McIlroy - 5

    Spieth - 4

    Oosthuizen - 4

    Woods - 2

    Scott - 2

    W. Simpson - 2

    Winning score: -16

    My biggest struggle was picking two of the four 5 pointers I considered (the other 2 were DJ and Schauffele - I am sure they will finish 1-2 now).
    Cantlay was very much in consideration for me. In the end, I decided to go with JT over Cantlay, which allowed me an extra 3-point guy (in this case Zalatoris) instead of a 2-point guy (Lowry or Scott).

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    I might have the wrong thread:

    Spider-Man: No Way Home - 1
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 2
    Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 3
    Black Widow - 4
    F9: The Fast Saga - 5
    Eternals - 6
    No Time to Die - 7
    A Quiet Place Part II - 8
    Ghostbusters: Afterlife - 9
    Free Guy - 10

  18. #18
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    North of Durham
    Team CNC:

    Justin Thomas: 5
    Rory McIlroy: 5
    Jordan Spieth: 4
    Kevin Kisner: 3
    Will Zalatoris: 3
    Tiger Woods: 2
    Shane Lowry: 2
    Adam Scott: 2
    Siwoo Kim: 2
    Justin Rose: 2

  19. #19
    Team Muirfield Village:

    Matsuyama - 4
    Schauffele - 5
    Rahm - 8
    Finau - 3
    Na - 3
    Morikawa - 7

    Winner -12

  20. #20
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    Team rasputin

    Jon Rahm 8
    Cameron Outdoor Smith 6
    Rory McIlroy 5
    Tony Finau 3
    Matt Fitzpatrick 3
    Sungjae Im 3
    Thomas Pieters 2

    Winning score -14

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