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The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SJ.com Masters Pick 'Em (scores final!)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Welcome to this year's Masters golf pick 'em. Standing in for the departed Freelance Hack, we have me.

    I've played around with the past formats. Basically, what I wanted to do was encourage more variety in the players picked; I've seen too many fields where the top teams only differ by one or two players. Hopefully, I've done away with that. And in anticipation of the Tiger problem (everybody picks the same player from Group I), I've tried to inventively do away with it.

    Here's a quick rundown of the rules:

    1. Given Eldrick Woods' dominance of late, I expect almost everybody to pick him. So I took him out of contention from the main competition and made him the star of the tiebreaker. That way, your golf knowledge is challenged.

    2. Each team must pick one player from each of the 6 pools.

    3. Scoring: Each round, a team's score will comprise of the scores of its four lowest golfers. At the end of four rounds, the team will the lowest four-round total wins. No playoff scores will be counted.

    4. If any team loses more than two of its players for any reason after the start of the first round (cut, DQ, injury, WD), it is disqualified.

    5. Teams must be submitted no later than 3 a.m. ET Thursday, April 10, 2008 (that's the stroke of midnight for WestCoast.sportsjournalists.com).

    6. If a player withdraws from competition prior to the start of the Masters, that team may replace said player only prior to the tournament's start at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 10.

    7. Tiebreaker: Post what you think Tiger will score, broken down by rounds (i.e. 70-74-71-70). This will set up a two-stage tiebreaker: 1) Closest to Tiger's total stroke score and 2) Aggregate of total strokes per round between your forecast and Tiger's actual. With the example tiebreaker score I gave, suppose he turns in cards of 69-76-73-68--286. The difference per round adds up to 7 strokes, while the difference in the total score is one stroke (285).

    Please post your teams with the following format:
    Team name (Member entering)
    GROUP I: Player name
    GROUP II: Player name
    GROUP III: Player name
    GROUP IV: Player name
    GROUP V: Player name
    GROUP VI: Player name
    Tiebreaker: Tiger's projected score, broken down by rounds

    Pools to follow momentarily.

    (Eh ... it was the only sponsorship available. So I took it.)
     
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    And here's the player pools. As noted in the sig, direct all complaints to /dev/null. :D

    GROUP I
    Americans eligible as either a past Masters champion or winner of a major within five years (PICK 1):
    Fred Couples
    Ben Crenshaw
    Ben Curtis
    Ray Floyd
    Jim Furyk
    Todd Hamilton
    Zach Johnson
    Shawn Micheel
    Phil Mickelson
    Larry Mize
    Mark O'Meara
    Craig Stadler
    Tom Watson
    Fuzzy Zoeller

    GROUP II
    Internationals eligible as either a past Masters champion, winner of a major within the past five years or winner of The Players Championship within the past three years (PICK 1):
    Stephen Ames
    Angel Cabrera
    Michael Campbell
    Retief Goosen
    Padraig Harrington
    Bernhard Langer
    Sandy Lyle
    Geoff Ogilvy
    Gary Player
    Vijay Singh
    Mike Weir
    Ian Woosnam

    GROUP III
    Americans who qualified through a high finish in a 2007 major or by winning an amateur major (PICK 1):
    Jerry Kelly
    Trip Kuehne
    Arron Oberholser
    Vaughn Taylor
    Michael Thompson
    David Toms
    Scott Verplank
    Bubba Watson
    Drew Weaver

    GROUP IV
    Internationals who qualified through a high finish in a 2007 major or by qualifying for the 2007 Tour Championship (PICK 1):
    Stuart Appleby
    Paul Casey
    Tim Clark
    Luke Donald
    Nick Dougherty
    Ernie Els
    Niclas Fasth
    Sergio Garcia
    Richard Green
    Ian Poulter
    Andres Romero
    Justin Rose
    Rory Sabbatini
    John Senden
    Camilo Villegas

    GROUP V
    PGA Tour winners since 2007 Masters and top 30 from the 2007 PGA Tour money list, not otherwise eligible (PICK 1):
    Steve Stricker
    K.J. Choi
    Aaron Baddeley
    Adam Scott
    Mark Calcavecchia
    Woody Austin
    Hunter Mahan
    Brandt Snedeker
    Charles Howell III
    Boo Weekley
    John Rollins
    Stewart Cink
    Steve Flesch
    Robert Allenby
    Brett Wetterich
    Heath Slocum
    Nick Watney
    Brian Batemen
    Jonathan Byrd
    Daniel Chopra
    D.J. Trahan
    J.B. Holmes
    Steve Lowery
    Sean O'Hair
    Johnson Wagner

    GROUP VI
    Top 50 from the World Golf Rankings, both at the end of last year and the last eligible week, not otherwise eligible (PICK 1):
    Henrik Stenson
    Trevor Immelman
    Lee Westwood
    Toru Taniguchi
    Nick O'Hern
    Miguel Angel Jimenez
    Shingo Katayama
    Robert Karlsson
    Richard Sterne
    Soren Hansen
    Anders Hansen
    Martin Kaymer
    Justin Leonard
    Peter Lonard
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    The Flying Toasters (2muchcoffeeman)
    GROUP I: Jim Furyk
    GROUP II: Padraig Harrington
    GROUP III: David Toms
    GROUP IV: Stuart Appleby
    GROUP V: KJ Choi
    GROUP VI: Justin Leonard
    Tiger-breaker: 70-72-71-68
     
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    NO ONE GIVES A FUCK ABOUT YOUR FANTASY GOLF TEAM

    GROUP I
    Tits Mickelson

    GROUP II
    Vijay Singh

    GROUP III
    Scott Verplank

    GROUP IV
    Luke Donald

    GROUP V
    Adam Scott

    GROUP VI
    Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Tiger-Breaker: 71-69-70-68
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Doc, where's your tiebreaker?
     
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Look again. ;)
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Fast on the edit button, huh? :D
     
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Yup. 8)
     
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    The Meeping Beakers
    Group 1: Jim Furyk
    Group 2: Paddy Harrington
    Group 3: Scott Verplank
    Group 4: Stuart Appleby
    Group 5: Adam Scott
    Group 6: Nick O'Hern

    Tiger-Breaker: 72-69-70-69
     
  10. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Masters of Their Domain (Barsuk)
    GROUP I: Jim Furyk
    GROUP II: Geoff Ogilvy
    GROUP III: Jerry Kelly
    GROUP IV: Ernie Els
    GROUP V: K.J. Choi
    GROUP VI: Peter Lonard
    Tiger-breaker: 72-69-70-73
     
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    73 on a Sunday? Oh, ye of little faith.
     
  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Re: The Fallout Shelter presents the 2008 SportsJournalists.com Masters Pick 'Em

    Counting on tough weather and tough pins.
     
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