Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People



There’s a lot of golf this weekend.  The European Tour is continuing the Race to Dubai at the Champion Course in Natadola Bay, Fiji.  The underdogs of the PGA will be teeing it up at the Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada.  But everyone who is anyone in the golfing world will be at the WGC (World Golf Championship), taking place at the Firestone Country Golf Club’s south course in Akron, Ohio.

The WGC is the best of the best.  Players from the PGA, European, Asian, and every other tour you can think of, who are good enough to qualify, participate in this event.

Even the fantasy games I play focus on picks for this event.  In other words, I have no picks for the Barracuda Championship or Fiji Open.

Here are the ones I picked who I believe stand a good chance at winning the WGC:

European Tour Fantasy Golf:

Francesco Molinari (Italy)
Xander Schauffele (USA) *****
Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spain)
Tommy Fleetwood (England)
Jon Rahm (Spain)
Patrick Reed (USA)

I chose Xander as my captain because the Xan-Man has been playing some very good golf.  If he wins, I get double the points.

PGA Tour Fantasy Golf:

Paul Casey (England)
Marc Leishman (Australia)
Brian Harman (USA)
Charley Hoffman (USA)
Rickie Fowler (USA)
Justin Rose (England)

For this game, I have to be careful with picks because you’re only allowed to pick a player three times up until the end of the season.  I still have the PGA Championship to play, and the FedEx Cup.  So I’m holding on to the big guns who play exclusively for the PGA, such as Jason Day, Jordan Spieth,Dustin Johnson, etc.

PGA One and Done:

Alex Noren (Sweden)

I’m only allowed to use a player once over the season.  That’s it.  Once I choose him, he’s done.

Golf Channel Fantasy:

Shubhankar Sharma (India)
Paul Dunne (Ireland)
Austin Cook (USA)
Justin Thomas (USA)
Jordan Spieth (USA)
Kevin Kisner (USA)

I’m given so much money for each tournament to play.  The better the golfer, the more he costs to pick.  Of course Jordan and Justin cost a lot of money.  Kevin’s in the mid-range, so I have to pick some lower range golfers who I think stand a good chance of winning.  I went with the first three picks you see who performed well at other golfing events.

Golf Channel One and Done:

Kevin Chappell (USA)

This works the same way as the PGA One and Done.  I only get to use Kevin once and then he’s done for the season.

Who am I really rooting for?  I’d love to see Rory McIlory (Northern Ireland), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), or Tiger Woods (USA) holding the trophy on Sunday evening.  These three are my favourite golfers.


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