So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into tournaments, and because we're both inveterate gamblers who are one bad card from being out on the streets, Shane Bacon and I are playing a golf version of a football suicide pool: We each pick one golfer per tournament and see how they do against each other, straight up. Victory over the other guy gets one point, victory in the tournament gets three points. (Double for the majors.) And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. This week, we move on to Round 3 of the FedEx Cup with The BMW Championship.
Bacon: Brandt Snedeker did it for you two weeks ago, so I might as well try to use his momentum for a point of my own. I'll ride his momentum train, and hope that he can keep this great play up, and also, slim pickings for me coming into this last week. Yikes.
Busbee: I'm taking Aaron Baddeley. Why? Well, I'm running low on potential picks, and he's one of the best not in my "already used" section. He's eighth on Tour in birdie average and 13th in park breakers, so he knows how to go low. Long as he goes lower than Snedeker, I'm good.
Last week: Two weeks ago, actually, but no matter: Busbee's pick of Brandt Snedeker came within two strokes of winning, while Bacon's pick of Camilo Villegas finished a ways back at T25.
Current standings: Busbee 23, Bacon 22.
Already Used: Busbee: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Tim Clark, , , Brian Gay, Matt Kuchar, KJ Choi, Webb Simpson, Jhonattan Vegas, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Anthony Kim, Ben Crane, Zach Johnson, Sean O'Hair, Kenny Perry, David Toms, Lee Westwood, Spencer Levin, Gary Woodland, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker.
Bacon: Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Marino, Ben Crane, Jhonattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Nick Watney, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Spencer Levin, Anthony Kim, Angel Cabrera, Aaron Baddeley, Pat Perez, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, David Toms, Rory Sabbatini, Chez Reavie, Jonathan Byrd, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Charl Schwartzel, Jeff Overton, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Gary Woodland, Camilo Villegas.