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6/13 - The U.S. Open teed off at 6:45 am this morning, and within two hours the first rain delay began. The forecast suggests that they may get to play some more today, although it looks like there will be more delay than play. Then again, whether it rains is only one factor. The course is so wet that it may not be immediately playable during temporary dry windows.
There is no consensus favorite in GuruGolf this week, as Brent Snedeker, Freddie Jacobson, and Billy Horschel are all equally represented on 18% of foursomes.
I’ll be vacationing again for the next week, so blurbs will be suspended until Monday, June 24.
6/12 - Catching up from last weekend:
The U.S. Open tees off early Thursday morning – weather permitting. The rain-soaked course is likely to take on more rain on Thursday and Friday, so delays are likely.
6/6 - The Fedex St. Jude Classic is underway, and this week the GuruGolf favorite is Brandt Snedeker, on roughly 25 of active foursomes.
The NBA Finals start tonight. The Heat are favored, but this seems like a series that could go either way. Game 2 isn’t until Sunday, so it’s going to take awhile to get a sense of this series. If the Spurs win tonight, it will be assumed that the 10-day rest had something to do with it. If they lose, it will be assumed that the 10-day rust had something to do with it.
I’ll be away for a long (5-day) weekend, so blurbs will be suspended until next Wednesday.
6/5 - From a story on ESPN.com:
The Fedex St. Jude Classic tees off tomorrow morning. This is the final tour event prior to the U.S. Open, which means it is also the last event in GuruGolf’s Spring to the Open Contest, and both best and worst ball competition is very close. Make sure you get your GuruGolf foursomes set.
6/4 - David Stern and the ABC Network were probably doing cartwheels after last night’s NBA game. They avoided the ratings disaster that a Pacers-Spurs final series would no doubt have become. That’s not to say that a Spurs-Heat series is going to be a ratings blockbuster, of course. But it must have more widespread appeal than the alternative would have.
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has recently become the hottest hitter on the planet, with 8 homers in his last 8 games. His full season slash line is now at .291/.329/.592/.921. Less than a month ago his OPS was barely over .700. Congrats if you held him through his first 45 days, or if you picked him up as a F/A. I’m sure you won’t find him on any F/A lists now unless your league-mates are comatose.
Meanwhile, highly touted Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig made his ML debut last night, going 2-4 and ending the game by throwing out a runner at first base from the warning track, completing a double play. ESPN shows that he’s only rostered in 69% of fantasy leagues, so you might want to check out your own league – quickly.
6/3 - It’s not often that Tiger Woods makes more important contributions to worst ball scoring in GuruGolf, but that was the case this week, with three double bogeys and two triple bogeys. Congrats to this week’s best ball winner, Gamecocks(-51), who was Tiger-free, and to worst ball winner Knights3(+63), who was not.
Scott Stallings finished 4th in the tournament, 6 strokes back. But he was clearly the most valuable GuruGolfer this week, carding 22 birdies and two eagles. By comparison, tournament winner Matt Kuchar had 20 birdies and no eagles, while runner-up Kevin Chappell had only 15 birds and 2 eagles. Stallings only found his way onto three GuruGolf foursomes this week, however. Kuchar was owned 49 times.
Today’s marquis event is game 7 of the NBA playoffs, which shapes up as a battle between the Pacers and LeBron James. Somehow the Big-3 have morphed into the Cleveland Cavaliers of several years ago. Imagine what a ratings bonzanza the NBA Finals will become if the Pacers somehow prevail and face the Spurs.
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