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Darts in the Dark: Valero pick, Billy Horschel

Shane Bacon
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This year I was coerced by a hockey writing friend of mine to do a weekly one-and-done golf pool that allows you to pick one golfer, never to use them again in 2013. Since I'm doing it for fun (and DEFINITELY not for money, no way, no how), I figured I'd post my weekly picks here, with who I've already used under it and my record for the year, and against the others in the pool. We're calling this Darts in the Dark.

I feel the Valero Texas Open is "one of those tournaments" that you really can't get a feel for. It's a golf tournament that anyone can win, with the lower-ranked players smelling blood and the higher ranked guys just trying to get into form before the Masters, looking ahead at Augusta National a week from now.

That's why I'm going with Billy Horschel, a guy that hasn't missed a cut this season and finished T-2 last week in Houston.

Horschel has three top-25s in 2013 and has never missed the cut in this event.

Season Stats

Wins - 0
Top-10s - 3
Top-20s - 3
Missed Cuts - 2
Current Pool Standing - 47 out of 72 players
Already used - Steve Stricker (2nd at Hyundai), Mark Wilson (MC at Sony), Robert Garrigus (T-16 at Humana), Nick Watney (T-4 at Farmers Insurance), Kevin Na (T-36 at Waste Management), Dustin Johnson (MC at Pebble Beach), Retief Goosen (MDF at Riviera), Luke Donald (T-33 at Accenture), Fredrik Jacobson (T-25 at Honda Classic), Charl Schwartzel (T-16 at WGC-Cadillac), Webb Simpson (T-17 at Tampa Bay), Sergio Garcia (WD at Bay Hill), Keegan Bradley (T-10 at Shell Houston)

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