November 13 2013
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Columnist
The OHL Classic at Mayakoba sets up an opportunity to play the hedge. If you're not familiar with this strategy, it's the equivalent of leaving the house with an umbrella because you see clouds in the sky. It's a conservative ploy as long as you remain loyal to the motivation behind it.
Brian Gay sits atop my Power Rankings and he's available for me to burn. However, he's on country No. 4 in as many weeks. While I can't quantify the impact of that travel schedule in the Power Rankings, it's a relevant concern in any fantasy format. He's in my lineup for PGATOUR.com's game, but he's not my one-and-done selection. So, I'm going to hedge.
Tim Clark (fourth in the Power Rankings) and Ryan Moore (eighth) are usual suspects that likely populate most short lists, but neither has played El Camaleon Golf Club in competition. I'll pass.
Daniel Summerhays (second) is a plum choice, but I'm going to ride the guy with arguably more impressive converging trends -- Briny Baird. Healthy again, he came within one hole of potentially breaking through for his first PGA TOUR victory on Sunday at Seaside. And while I'd normally be giddy about anyone that suddenly doesn't have to worry about a medical extension hovering overhead, I'm more sold on Baird's track record at El Camaleon. It's sterling. The fully exempt status he secured at The McGladrey Classic is the kicker.
In two-man formats, if you're already set with one of the aforementioned, give Kevin Stadler a look as your complement
The McGladrey Classic: Harris English; T27; $39,050.00; 42.000 FedExCup points
Overall Record: 5-for-5
FedExCup points: 345.083
Top 5s: 1
Top 10s: 2
Top 25s: 3
Missed Cuts: 0