Sunday, February 11, 2007

College fantasy foursomes

Everyone loves to play fantasy sports fave is pro football. Let me field a team and the little micromanager in me takes over. I love it! Actually my neighbor/golf bud won our fantasy football season this year. He says it's all in the coaching :-). Maybe it is, but your team is nothing if you don't have a good draft
Golf is different because it's an individual sport, so I think it'd be cool to have a fantasy golf game based on what college you draft.

Saturday, The Atlanta Journal had an excellent piece by Stan Awtry about which colleges have the hottest golfers based on the venerable World Golf Rankings.
Let's say you have a draft with 9 other guys, and you take UNLV. At the end of the season...based on the World Golf Rankings...the guy with the most players (max 4) from that college wins. As of last week, The Runnin' Reb's are number one in representation with 4 guys that are in the top 100: Adam Scott, Chad Campbell, Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman.
Second place was Arizona St. with Phil Mickelson, Jeff Quinney, Billy Mayfair and Pat Perez.
Rounding out the top 3 is Florida with DiMarco, Calc, Villegas and Couch.
Granted, you'd want to have at most 10 guys in the league because of the concentration of high-talent at only a few colleges, but I think it would be a spirited format because it allows you to really focus on your alma-mater, or just your favorite college.
Take my favorite college Georgia Tech: I would be in 8th place based on the top 4 Techsters' scoring positions. My current foursome would be Stewart Cink, Troy Matteson, Matt Kuchar and Tripp Isenhour. The great thing about the college team format is that I would be fielding the entire GT alum, so David Duval (my favorite golfer) could crack the top 300 before the season is over and displace one of the current guys.
He's been playing well of cool would that be?! Go David!!!!
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,

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