July 24 2013
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Insider
Loyal readers are familiar with the phrase "classic trap." It's when you invest in a golfer based on course history and/or cachet over current form, and even yours truly isn't immune to the temptation.
I painted my way into Rory McIlroy's corner for last week's Open Championship, rationalizing the decision with the angles that the third major is a crapshoot, you can't go an entire season without him filling a hole somewhere and I didn't see a better opportunity down the road to burn the Ulsterman. Instead, I was the one who got burned when he missed the cut by four strokes.
The options for this week's RBC Canadian Open include usual suspects Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and Charl Schwartzel. Of those four, only Snedeker is available to me. As much as I'd endorse plugging him in at the Wyndham Championship or during the FedExCup Playoffs, it's not often that the No. 1 in my Power Rankings for a tournament is on the board in late July, so he's my pick for Glen Abbey.
For two-man formats, the choices for your second investment run deep. Graham DeLaet, Daniel Summerhays, Chris Stroud, Morgan Hoffmann and Hideki Matsuyama are suitable complements.
Last week: Rory McIlroy (Open Championship); MC; $0.00
Last week: Chris Kirk (Sanderson Farms Championship); T9; $75,000.00
Overall Record: 28-for-31
Top 5s: 6
Top 10s: 13
Top 25s: 20
Missed Cuts: 3