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  • whodat2

    When: September 2-5

    Where: Atlanta, Georgia

    Course: East Lake GC | A par 70 playing at 7385 yards

    This is a NO CUT event, featuring the top 30 players in the FedEx standings.

    Coverage: PGATourLive | Golf Channel | NBC

    RG Golf Forum League

    Happy Meal Standings

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  • BIF

    @eruthruff said...

    I still say Jon Rahm is player of the year. I’m not sure how the vote will go, however.

    Cantlay had 4 wins (including 2 playoff wins and the Fed Ex Cup title) – tough to vote against him. Rahm has a great year but only one win (and one Covid WDwhilw leading which Cantlay won) but Rahm also blew multiple leads and faltered on Sundays where Cantlay was a stone cold killer when he was in a battle. The 6 hole playoff win over Bryson last week was enough for me to get my vote before this win.

  • BIF

    @JimKronlund said...

    Na had a great week.
    56 PAR, 15 BIR, 1 BOG, 1 3rd, 1 BIR3+, 3 BOFR, 1 A4U70
    107.50 Pts

    His birdie on 18 to get solo 3rd was worth an extra Million dollars

  • BIF

    @RudyPujols said...

    Correct. Cantlay had him by over 1200 points. So you add 550 to Rahm for the Memorial and bump Cantlay back a few hundred for not winning the Memorial and Cantlay still easily starts -10. But Rahm starts -8 instead of -6 and wins the Tour Championship.

    Hard to say if they’d shoot the same score; for example Cantlay just needed to 2 putt on 18 for the win – totally different mentality if you are 1-2 up versus 1-2 down.

  • timusbr

    @BIF said...

    Hard to say if they’d shoot the same score; for example Cantlay just needed to 2 putt on 18 for the win – totally different mentality if you are 1-2 up versus 1-2 down.

    Your the golfer and you competed at golf. would this be semi accurate?

    I thought Cantley outplayed Rahm. He managed the entire 4 days. It seemed to me when he had a mistake he bounced back immediately. The last 2 days he was H2H with Rahm. Cantley managed the H2H play. They were separated from everyone else, no need to go birdie hunting.

    One of the best weekends I have seen a golfer dominate with a lead. I dont know if anyone else would have controlled the lead and he didnt play the best golf to par.

  • BIF

    @timusbr said...

    Your the golfer and you competed at golf. would this be semi accurate?

    I thought Cantley outplayed Rahm. He managed the entire 4 days. It seemed to me when he had a mistake he bounced back immediately. The last 2 days he was H2H with Rahm. Cantley managed the H2H play. They were separated from everyone else, no need to go birdie hunting.

    One of the best weekends I have seen a golfer dominate with a lead. I dont know if anyone else would have controlled the lead and he didnt play the best golf to par.

    Yah it was sort of match play the last 18-27 holes once it was a two-horse race. Definitely not pin seeking the way they would have been if they were a few shots back chasing. Rahm stayed patient waiting for Cantlay mistakes but they didn’t come in multiples nor were they worse than pars/bogies. Rahm probably could have been a bit more aggressive today but it seemed like he did not have the best angle to the pin or was coming out of the rough on the real gettable holes. 16 pars and 2 birds was nice but too little too late for big Jon. Cantlay almost let him in on 17 but made another clutch 6 footer for bogey to probably clinch it unless Rahm made eagle on 18 (both guys almost did) !

    Cantlay has been unconscious with the putter for 2 weeks (but Rahm actually had a better SGP this week) and when Cantlay took down Bryson it was when Bryson was driving it straight last week and now Cantlay held serve all weekend versus Rahm – that’s damn impressive and I don’t care if it was his putter at times, he still made the shots as well.

  • JimKronlund

    Ryan Lavner
    @RyanLavnerGC
    · 17m
    Jon Rahm ranks this season

    • Scoring average: 1st
    • Top-10s: 1st
    • Official money: 1st
    • Birdie average: 1st
    • SG tee to green: 1st
    • SG total: 1st
    • World ranking: 1st
    • FedExCup: 2nd (T-low at East Lake)
    ——————————————-
    And he won a Major!
    The award does not go to the most wins. If so they would not need to vote.
    My money is on Rahm

  • byo34

    Congrats to the Happy Meal Cup winners! Thanks again to Tim for running it!

  • RudyPujols

    @JimKronlund said...

    Ryan Lavner
    @RyanLavnerGC
    · 17m
    Jon Rahm ranks this season

    • Scoring average: 1st
    • Top-10s: 1st
    • Official money: 1st
    • Birdie average: 1st
    • SG tee to green: 1st
    • SG total: 1st
    • World ranking: 1st
    • FedExCup: 2nd (T-low at East Lake)
    ——————————————-
    And he won a Major!
    The award does not go to the most wins. If so they would not need to vote.
    My money is on Rahm

    I would vote for Rahm, also. He won a Major and got COVID’d out of The Memorial, and quite possibly East Lake, also. He’s been the leader in strokes gained for two straight years, hasn’t been done since Tiger.

    Cantlay wins:
    78 person field;
    70 person field;
    30 person field with a head start and got beat stroke play by several;
    Asterisk win at Memorial.

    I don’t think an argument for Cantlay is weak. I acknowledge it is quite strong. Just my own opinion that ain’t worth much.

  • timusbr

    At Kbarnhill and Felixberg

    I look at the thread about the NFT’s, havent read the entire thread, but a page hear and there.

    I had my doubts about such a thing before hand. Am I crazy to think that the entire process is manipulated.
    1) first people complain that DK and the que draw is rigged or hacked. I think overwhelming evidence to that fact.
    2) kbarnhill is one of the lucky ones, I havnt seen any attacks on Kbarnhill.
    PLEASE NOTE: from a few years of Kbarnhills posts, I believe in my heart he is an upstanding guy. However, this platform and forum attracts negativity. I really dont see the negativity.
    3) It also appears that the secondary market has a bit of manipulation to it as well.

    4) all you people who see success that Kbarnhill has, want to get into the action. Even though getting an opportunity is damn hard. People want to gather up biles cards. Wow, the first one, that they were able to purchase, also a card that can get you almost to break even as the selling fee’s eat the profit in the secondary market.
    Really Simon Biles?? I wouldnt collect a happy meal toy on her, let alone pay for something)

    5) really a non existant product with questionable value that is manipulated in the purchase and in the sale.

    6) Fraud comes to my mind, by the inventor/producer and by the marketplace…(yes I think DK is open to charges, I dont know the law, but investigation. I assume they make % on front and back end)

    somewhere morality should be questioned by the inventor/players. When is that point, after your inventory is sold and suckers are crying. Or is that just good business and a pat on the back.

    Honestly IDK, I am not throwing stones, Just saying. and I am not implicating kbarnhill or felixberg. they have always been upstanding and outstanding people.

  • joephoto

    @timusbr said...

    RotoGrinders has a prize for the top 3
    1971hof wins the glory, and a RG T-shirt and hat
    ifthethunder wins a RG T-shirt
    joephoto a RG T-shirt

    A Rotogrinders T-Shirt for me !
    Yeah ! Thank you Tim for running the Happy Meal, and reminding me to play each week.

  • eruthruff

    Dunzor playing Kevin Na to win without strokes

    Wow, genius. I never would have considered that.

  • timusbr

    @joephoto said...

    A Rotogrinders T-Shirt for me !
    Yeah ! Thank you Tim for running the Happy Meal, and reminding me to play each week.

    If only I could have gotten you for every week. you played in 41 of 47 contests. You just missed first place by a little. You came charging near the end of the season with a DFS golf streak. You Sir are a great player among the best here.

    your welcome.

  • timusbr

    BMW Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surry England,

    is a fine contest and only golf this week. Lots of history, lots of names.

    Asking if anyone wants to do a paypal contest on Total points for a max 20 LU spread.
    $20 each, Pick any contest you want, let me know which one.

    I am in the qtr.

  • JimKronlund

    LFN are you going to start a Euro contest? If you are not around I will start one tonight.

  • BIF

    @RudyPujols said...

    I would vote for Rahm, also. He won a Major and got COVID’d out of The Memorial, and quite possibly East Lake, also. He’s been the leader in strokes gained for two straight years, hasn’t been done since Tiger.

    Cantlay wins:
    78 person field;
    70 person field;
    30 person field with a head start and got beat stroke play by several;
    Asterisk win at Memorial.

    I don’t think an argument for Cantlay is weak. I acknowledge it is quite strong. Just my own opinion that ain’t worth much.

    I agree with the Rahm thoughts as well after giving it more of a look as Cantlay had a bad run of majors so that’ll be the big difference. Wins should carry a big weight especially when Cantlay’s win at BMW last week was over a fading Rahm and Bryson in a playoff then he looked Rahm in the eyes for 36 holes and held him off for 2 days. I just think more will value Rahm’s season in its entirety than Cantlay’s shorter blasts of superior play.

  • titanhawks

    @JimKronlund said...

    LFN are you going to start a Euro contest? If you are not around I will start one tonight.

    It’s up in the league lobby

    50 teamer

    gonna need all the help we can get lol

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @timusbr: I still don’t fully understand what NFTs are about (same for crypto), but I’m a sports fan in general, and still I have tons of cards from when I was a kid (mostly hockey and pokemon), so I like both the profit and collecting aspects of sport card NFTs.

    I reopened my Pokemon Go account Saturday night (hadn’t touched it in 3 years or so) because I missed collecting virtual pokemon, as insane as it looks. If they ever decide to drop pokemon NFTs, I’d jump on the ship right from the beginning for sure! Sport card NFTs felt the same.

    DK NFTs are risk free, which means if you win a drop, you can instantly sell your card for more. Might only be a few dollars more, but profit is profit!

    Some people found a leak to win every drop, as evidence shows, and some others to instantly buy cards that other people sell too cheap. DK is a public company now, and the NFT business is in collaboration with Autograph, which Brady is a co-founder of. I’m pretty sure they’ll take all cheating allegations seriously, but I agree that it’s scary. If 12 people know about the leak, then it’s impossible for anyone else to win a Ruby signed card, and these 12 control the market on that card.

    It still feels weird collecting something that’s just air, but at least every signed card has a different signature. When we think of it, why is a signature worth anything? It’s only worth how much people are willing to buy it. Same for pretty much everything in life!

    Back to golf!

  • timusbr

    Back to golf!
    everything well said, sorry for the post, Its a normal Monday to me with nothing to do, not even golf, but I got a 20 LU spread already done, looks a lot like the cascade LU thing.

    Also getting started on my NFL, setting spreadsheets up to capture every DK pt.
    One for players and DK pts and one for team stats. So many changes in players and a bunch of backups to account for.

  • JimKronlund

    @titanhawks said...

    It’s up in the league lobby

    50 teamer

    gonna need all the help we can get lol

    Thank you

  • JimKronlund

    @BIF said...

    I agree with the Rahm thoughts as well after giving it more of a look as Cantlay had a bad run of majors so that’ll be the big difference. Wins should carry a big weight especially when Cantlay’s win at BMW last week was over a fading Rahm and Bryson in a playoff then he looked Rahm in the eyes for 36 holes and held him off for 2 days. I just think more will value Rahm’s season in its entirety than Cantlay’s shorter blasts of superior play.

    I dont think Cantlay’s disappointing major is the biggest difference. It is simply about what Rahm did do. This is a season long award and Rahm has more top 10 finishes than Cantlay and Morikawa combined. That is on top of all the season long 1st.
    • Scoring average: 1st
    • Top-10s: 1st
    • Official money: 1st
    • Birdie average: 1st
    • SG tee to green: 1st
    • SG total: 1st
    • World ranking: 1st
    • FedExCup: 2nd (T-low at East Lake)

  • BIF

    @JimKronlund said...

    I dont think Cantlay’s disappointing major is the biggest difference. It is simply about what Rahm did do. This is a season long award and Rahm has more top 10 finishes than Cantlay and Morikawa combined. That is on top of all the season long 1st.
    • Scoring average: 1st
    • Top-10s: 1st
    • Official money: 1st
    • Birdie average: 1st
    • SG tee to green: 1st
    • SG total: 1st
    • World ranking: 1st
    • FedExCup: 2nd (T-low at East Lake)

    I don’t totally disagree but anyone can cherry-pick Cantlay stats as well and can make a case for him as some are better than Rahm’s.

    Cantlay was 3rd in SG Total and 5th in scoring average so that’s small differences over a season plus they did play some different events so the “real” number may slant more/less to one of them if the courses were tougher/easier.

    Rahm was 42nd in ARG and 42nd in Putting while Cantlay’s worst SG ranking in any category was 30th (putting).

    They’ll finish 1-2 in voting and Rahm should win it; I just think the motivating factor for those Rahm votes will be a more end-to-end body of work this year with better results in majors and 15/22 top 10’s. Those voting for Cantlay will be because he’s a stone cold killer and took down the games best players multiple times in his 4 official wins in what effectively ended up being match play type of scenarios (against Rahm a couple times, Morikawa and Bryson)

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    I don’t know if it has been mentioned, but Niemann beat Na’s record for the fastest round at the Tour Championship. 1h53!

  • m4ch1n3

    • Ranked #58

      RG Tiered Ranking

    Just want to thank Tim for the Golf Ironman I never would have got it without the reminders

  • JimKronlund

    Ryder Cup USA
    @RyderCupUSA
    · 1h
    Team. Complete.

    With his Captain’s Picks locked, @SteveStricker selects:

    Flag of United States DanielBerger59 Flag of United States Harris_English
    Flag of United States tonyfinaugolf Flag of United States XSchauffele
    Flag of United States Scottie Scheffler
    Flag of United States @JordanSpieth

  • JimKronlund

    https://www.draftkings.com/leagues/dfh3qbq8/contests/upcoming
    Calling all hands on deck. 31/50. We need 19 more. 6 hours to tee off.

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