SparkPeople Golf Fanatics Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33056 A team for fans of golf. Whether you're into following one of the Tours, enjoy playing the game, or both, this is the team for you. SparkPeople Golf Fanatics Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33056 2014 John Deere Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58476501 Maybe I need to remind myself that the intent of this contest is to pick a WINNER, not a player likely to miss the cut! I seem to be much better at the latter recently. <BR> <BR> So to get back on track, I will go with Zach Johnson. Hopefully he'll at least still be playing on Sunday! <BR> <BR> Any other brave souls? Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:33:17 EST 2014 Greenbrier Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58404359 Time to get back on track after a few less-than-stellar performances from my picks. Let's see if The FedEx Points leader can come through for me. Com eon, Jimmy Walker, my pick this week in West Virginia. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:50:27 EST 2014 Quicken Loans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58332908 Otherwise known as Tiger's invitational or that tournament at Congressional CC! Unbelievable to me that Tiger is playing. I did not expect to see him at all in 2014. <BR> <BR> This week, I will go with Jason Day. Anyone else? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:46:39 EST 2014 Travelers Champioship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58256830 The post US Open tour stop is in Connecticut for the Travelers Championship. Who has the game to bring it home this week? I'll go with Keegan Bradley. Any other guesses? Good luck! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:08:28 EST 2014 US Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58183776 The year's second major is upon us. This year the US Open is in the great state of North Carolina at iconic Pinehurst #2. I could be setting myself up for a second straight Missed Cut, but I am going with the fairy-tale ending and pick Phil to finally pull through at an Open. <BR> <BR> Paul - how close are you to Pinehurst? Are you attending either day? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:38:59 EST 2014 FedEx St. Jude's Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x58105722 Sorry but missed last week again. Got all caught up in a home improvement project and completely forgot about it. Will try to be more diligent as we head to the Opens and the dog days of summer. <BR> <BR> This week the Tour is in Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude's Classic. I'm going to go with John Senden. Seems to be playing really well since getting a long awaited win a few months back. Anyone else venture a guess for this last tournament before the US Open in Pinehurst next week? Wed, 4 Jun 2014 09:20:41 EST 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57947741 Want to open this up before I forget. Just glanced at the field and it looks strong again this week. Is it just me or do the fields for the "run-of-the-mill" weekly events seem stronger than ever? Anyway, there seem to be three very good possibilities for this week and I am just going to semi-randomly pick one of them. That is Jim Furyk. Good luck to anyone else who ventures a guess. Wed, 21 May 2014 08:37:04 EST 2014 HP Byron Nelson Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57868433 On to Texas, for the second time, for the PGA Tour. Not sure why they break it up but they do. Several Texans in the field if you want to go with that angle. I'm going with a guy who's been steady all year and is recently getting hot again -- Gary Woodland. <BR> <BR> Here's the year -to-date money list challenge update: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $3,313,159, total earned in 20 events for ave. earnings of $165,657.95 <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $3,811,807 earned in 23 events for ave. of $165,730.74 per e... Wed, 14 May 2014 08:44:18 EST The 2014 Players Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57776313 Sorry about the lapse last week. I was travelling for a Conference associated with my work and just overlooked setting it up for the week. I'll update the yearly standings soon and try to get us back on track now. <BR> <BR> The unofficial 5th Major is here as the Tour hits the TPC at Sawgrass, with the iconic 17th hole. I'm starting to come back around on Rory McIlroy and I'll take a shot on him to win this week. Any other takers? Just post prior to Thursday morning's first tee shot! Tue, 6 May 2014 09:00:32 EST 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57601371 Looks like my limo crashed on the way to the first tee last week. Evidently it also took out your's Paul as neither of us ventured a guess for the Heritage. Let's try again in New Orleans. I will go with Justin Rose. How about you? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:34:17 EST The 2014 Masters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57445832 The first Major of the year is here. Seems hard to believe we're that far into the year already, but we are. Before the picks, here are the updated standings in the year-long money chase competition: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,246,959, total earned in 17 events for ave. earnings of $132,174.06 <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $3,301,807 earned in 20 events for ave. of $165,090.35 per event <BR> <BR> <BR> Even with Tiger's absence at this year's Masters (maybe even because of it!) I am really looking forw... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:00:06 EST 2014 Shell Houston Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57355666 It's the last tournament before the Masters. For some, that means honing there game for Augusta, perhaps for others, it is one last chance to get into the field. Who will win and enter the first Major on a winning streak? I have three or four names that keep coming to mind, but I will ultimately go with Henrik Stenson. Feels like he's due. What do you think Paul? Anyone else care to jump in? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:11:56 EST 2014 Valero Texas Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57253816 The West Coast and Florida swings are now in the rear-view and the Masters in coming into focus on the horizon as the Tour moves on to Texas and the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Sorry Paul, but I like one of your favorites here. I'll go with Jordan Speith. What do you say? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:42:48 EST PGA tour coming to my town!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x57194002 They held a press conference yesterday to make it official. Quail Hollow (Charlotte) is hosting the PGA in 2017, so they are going to hold the Well Fargo event in Wilmington that year. <BR> <BR> It's been a long time. There was an event played in the 50's and 60's that was the week before the Masters that was played in Wilmington. But, that was before big money came along (kinda like Nascar). Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:53:22 EST 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57170894 First - a long overdue update on the season long money contest. Through this past weekend's Valspar Open, the standings are as follows: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,001,045 total earned in 14 events for ave. earnings of $142,931.79 <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $3,119,751 earned in 17 events for ave. of $183,514.76 per event <BR> <BR> All in all not bad considering we each have two missed cuts amongst our picks so far this calendar year. <BR> <BR> For this week's tourney, I will go with an 'in form" guy, ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:58:35 EST 2014 Valspar Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x57096862 OK, I think I am in the right year this week. Either my memory fails me or this tourney has a new sponsor, but it is the one played at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course. Looks like another strong field this week. I think I will go with Harris English who seems to somewhat quietly be having a strong year. Anyone else? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:42:05 EST 91 WGC Cadillac Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56999378 So last week was a fairly respectable week for us. Let's see if we can contimue this week. Great field at a classic course at Doral's Blue Monster. Usually love Tiger in WGC events in general at at Doral in particular, but a little concerned about his back and maybe more concerned about his form of late. I think I will play it a bit safer and go with what seems to be my go-to pick so far this year, Dustin Johnson. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:57:08 EST 2014 Honda Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56907604 Forget the Groundhog and Polar Votexes (whatever the heck they are). An early and sure sign that spring is around the corner to me is always when the PGA Tour heads east, and it does this week at the Honda Classic. A stellar field tackles what is traditionally one of the toughest courses of the year. Tough to pick this week, but I will go with one who is playing steady right now and has done well here in the past. That is Keegan Bradley. Anyone else up for a prediction? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:02:46 EST 2014 WGC Acenture Match Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56819794 This week's contest is a WGC event and the one Match Play event of the year. Who will win this all too unique format? I'm going with Hunter Mahan. FYI - If you're interested, you can fill out a bracket a la the NCAA Basketball tourney, at <link>fantasy.pgatour.com/Bracket </link> . <BR> Required a registration, but it's free and simple. <BR> <BR> Good luck. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:10:47 EST 2014 Northern Trust Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56745387 Otherwise known as the Tournament at Riviera. A very solid field at a storied course. Who will win this year? Even though I may still not be able to pick him out of a line-up, it's hard to ignore someone who already has three wins this "year". I'll go with the hot hand and Jimmy Walker. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:02:55 EST 2014 Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56641100 The PGA Tour is at one of our catherdrals of golf this weekend as they head to the the trio of courses that make up the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I'll go with someone who's had a little success here once upon a time and take Graeme McDowell. Who do you think has what it takes to win this week? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:45:31 EST 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56546146 The PGA Tour leaves California for Phoenix, Arizona and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson is the defending champ and has an incredible record here, but of course the health of his back is a big question mark this week. <BR> <BR> I read on the PGA's preview page for this tourney that Marc Leishman has improved his finish in five straight events. Last week he finished T2. I'll bet he keeps the streak alive and finishes on top this week. Make your prediction before Thursday'... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:38:27 EST 2014 Farmers Insuarance Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56452108 The Tour rolls into San Diego and Torry Pines this week. Outstanding field for this event. I can't believe that I am not picking Phil or Tiger with both playing at this venue, but I haven't seen Tiger yet this year and Phil is flying in from Abu Dhabi. I can't imagine that is easy. So I will go with Bill Haas this week. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to go with one of the big names, or perhaps a lesser known choice? Good luck. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:42:35 EST 2014 Humana Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56356712 The Tour hits the mainland this week for the Humana Challenge. I remember this as the Bob Hope Classic, played over five rounds. Obviously there has been a name change and I believe the format has them playing the regular four rounds now. <BR> <BR> Looks like a very good field, especially given the number of top players who are competing in Abu Dhabi this week. I will go with Webb Simpson to win this week and get me back in the money in our year-long contest. Good luck to all who are wil... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:37:22 EST 2014 Sony Hawaiian Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56267457 Nice job Paul with a runner-up pick last week. I'll update the money list as soon as I get a chance. Dealing with a busted pipe from this awful cold weather we're having. That sort of has my life in flux at the moment. <BR> <BR> I will go with Tim Clark for this week's tourney. I see he had finished second the last two times he's played this event and he's in pretty good form right now. <BR> <BR> Good luck this week. Stay warm! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:59:06 EST 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x56179799 Happy New Year everyone. 2014 is here and with it comes the annual Tournament of Champions from Hawaii. With record lows forecast (or already experienced) in much of the country (including where I live for overnight tomorrow night), wouldn't we all love to be watching this event in person? <BR> <BR> Great time to jump into our weekly prediction contest because this is a limited field event, thereby (in theory) increasing the odds of predicting the winner. I'll make my first pick of 2014 t... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:37:15 EST say hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x55938714 I am brand new to playing golf. I LOVE the sport! Having never played any sport, ever, I am being challenged big time to learn the swing but I've never had so much fun either! Where better to be than a golf course?? <BR> <BR> Its winter right now where I live so my chances to play and practice are severely cut back. I just wait for the temp to reach 40 and the wind to die down! Cool temps aren't so bad if the wind is not blowing. Besides, winter is a good time to take indoor lessons and keep... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:10:27 EST Interesting Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x55875969 Found this to be an intersting story from Fox Sports. It's an interview with Mark O'Meara with his take on Tiger's game and noting that 2014 is a really big year for him. He concludes with a (sort of) prediction of two majors (says he COULD win two) in the upcoming year. <BR> <BR> <link>msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/why-201<BR>4-will-be-key-to-tiger-woods-chase-of-<BR>jack-nicklaus-record-18-major-titles-m<BR>ark-omeara-world-challenge-pro-am-120413 </link> <BR> <BR> What's your take? ... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:31:12 EST 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55608160 OK, the new PGA wrap-around season Fall portion wraps up its initial year with a stop in Mexico. Looks like a solid, but unspectactular field. I think I'll go with Jason Bohn this week. That's based on absolutely nothing oher than scanning the list of entrants and thinking, eh, why not him?! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:45:53 EST 2013 McGladrey Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55511796 The fifth of the six Fall events in the new PGA wrap-around schedule is back in the States at St. Simon's Island in Goergia. I read where three from the field in China are also playing this event. Guess they'll really be racking up the frequent flyer miles! <BR> <BR> I think I will go with one of the more rested semi-locals - Zach Johnson. Can we have a Johnson and Johnson winning streak? I'm hoping so. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:59:44 EST 2013 World Golf Champions hips-HSBC Champions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55438845 Or perhaps it is technically the 2014 HSBC. I'm still confused by this new calendar! <BR> <BR> At any rate, this week it's a WGC event and it is in China. Do you favor a member of the Asian Tour? One who performs well in the WGC events? I think I will take a chance with Dustin Johnson this week. I'm looking for him to take the "next step" this year. Here's hoping it starts this week! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:16:30 EST Site Update, Team Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x55354311 If you have visited your Start Page at all in the last two days, you will have noticed significant changes to the SparkPeople website. In short, the entire look and feel of the Start page has changed. I'm not always big on change, but I like the new look. A lot. If nothing else it has me more faithfully using the site. I understand even more changes are coming, so stay tuned. <BR> <BR> In the spirit of the updated overall website, I have decided to give our Team page a tweak. I have re... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:54:36 EST 2013 CIMB Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55339674 Week 3 of the new season and the Tour is really on the move as they head to Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic. Nick Watnery won last year, but on a different course as the tournament moves to a new venue this year. Just a reminder, make your picks by Wednesday this week as due to the time difference they'll be teeing off Wednesday evening (I think) our time. <BR> <BR> Although it is his first time playing competitively in Asia, I'm going to go with Phil Mickelson. He seems to play w... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:38:17 EST 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55258617 Event number 2 of the 2013-14 PGA Season is in Las Vegas, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Who's your pick to bring home the win in Vegas? I'll go with Nick Watney. I understand he's a Vegas boy (now) so I'm hoping there's a home-course advantage at play. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:20:33 EST 2013 Frys.com Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x55199651 The new PGA wrap-around season format starts tomorrow with the Frys.com Open. This and five more events in 2013 will actually constitute the beginning of the 2014 season. <BR> <BR> It looks like a good, if not spectacular field, for this week's tourney. Who do you have to win the first event of the new season? I'm going to go with Billy Horschel. Had a very good 2013, especially early. Let's see if he can build on that. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:22:11 EST Final Standings and Here We Go Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x55087825 To put a bow on the 2013 PGA Season and our year-long money list contest, here are the final standings: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $8,,474,037 in 35 events for an average of $242,115.34/event <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $4,840,435 in 34 events for an average of $142,365.74/event <BR> <BR> <BR> So, I managed to bounce back after last year's crushing, nail-biting loss in the Innaugural Edition of this contest. <BR> <BR> However, there is no time to rest on my laurels as I had forgotten that starting ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:24:29 EST Heading into Final Event Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x54932177 Here are the standings in the season-long money earning contest as we head into the final event on the PGA calendar: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $8,300437 in 34 events for an average of $244,130.50/event <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $4,69,835 in 33 events for an average of $142,267.73/event <BR> <BR> <BR> Ah, wouldn't it be nice to cash in even a fraction of that cyber-money?!! Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:35:39 EST 2013 Tour Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54931933 Well believe it or not the PGA Tour's "regular' season comes to a close this weekend with the top 30 in Fed Ex points competing in the Tour Championship? For the last time in 2013 - who do you think will win the tournament? Bonus question - who wins the Fed Ex Cup? I'm going to pick one of the guys inside the top 5 to win this week, which means that will also be my pick to win the cup. I'm going with Adam Scott. <BR> <BR> Thanks for playing agian this year. I will try to come up with at... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:17:26 EST 2013 BMW Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54849712 After a one week break we're down to the final two events, beginning with the BMW Championship. Who's your pick to bring home the win? I'll go with Tiger this week. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:43:33 EST 2013 Deutsche Bank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54700612 Week 2 of the playoffs and a reduced field heads to Boston. Remember, because this is the Labor Day weekend, this is a Friday to Monday tournament. I will go with Matt Kuchar this week. Who's your pick? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:19:34 EST August 23 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x54632714 Here is an update of where we stand in the season-long money contest as we head into the play-offs: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $7,750,937 in 31 events for an average of $250,030.23/event <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $4,546,115 in 30 events for an average of $151,337.17/event <BR> <BR> I will try to update weekly or at least every other week during the play-offs so we know where we stand as this winds to a conclusion. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:08:50 EST 2013 Barclays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54604932 The PGA "post-season" begins with the Barclays, that Tournament with the Statue of Liberty in the background! Who do you back to get off to a great start in the hunt for the Fedex Cup? I will go with Jason Day. Pretty stedy all year and certainly seems to raise his game in the bigger events. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:49:57 EST 2013 Wyndham Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54505447 The final event of the PGA Regular Season is here in the form of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. Sergio Garcia is the defending champ. A lot is on the line as only the top 125 in FedEx points move on to the playoffs and the top 125 on the money list are fully exempt on next year's tour. So, who will prevail with all this pressure? There are a few in the field who are on a something of a roll. I'll go with one in Bill Haas. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:24:20 EST 2013 PGA Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54404609 It is hard to believe, but the season's final Major is here already. Will somoene win two majors this year? Will Tiger finally win another? How about one of the other hot hands? <BR> <BR> I'm going with the latter and pick Brandt Snedeker. He's been one of the steadiest players all year so I'll trust him to at least play well if not win it. <BR> <BR> Who's your pick for this year's PGA Championship? Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:42:29 EST 2103 WGC Bridgestone Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54340858 Sorry for the late posting. Almost forgot again. I'm slipping! <BR> <BR> Ok, I think it is time to jump back on the Tiger bandwagon. He's generally very solid on this course. There are a few others I like this week, but none more than him. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:36:02 EST Oh Canada, Oh Canada! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54261997 I'll go with Dustin. I think he is rounding into form. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:23:38 EST The 2013 (British) open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54160562 Major #3 has arrived with the 2013 Open at Muirfield. Ernie Els is defending Champ and also has won on this course. Phil and the youngster Jordan Speith are both riding victories last weekend. So, who are you taking? On the basis of absolutely nothing but a hunch, I'll take a real flyer on Ian Poulter. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:00:10 EST July 11 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x54089429 It has been quite a while since I updated the standings so here we go: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $5,739,550 in 26 events for an average of $220,751.92/event <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $3,247,238 in 24 events for an average of $135,301.58/event <BR> <BR> <BR> You made up a lot of ground since the last update Paul. Congratulations. I still have a decent lead, but I'll be sweating if we have a couple top 5's for you and MC's for me and picking a winner really adds up. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:04:54 EST 2013 John Deere Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x54057947 The Tour heads to a TPC Course that has historically yielded a lot of low scores as the players make some final adjustments before "The Open". Who will win the John Deere Classic? I'll go with Keegan Bradley again. I feel like he's due. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:38:52 EST 2013 Greenbrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53989610 I'm gonna take a media favorite: Scott Stallings. Hot lately and also has a win at Greenbrier. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:02:50 EST 2013 AT&T National http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53896363 The Tour comes to my area this week as they head to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. I've been to the At&T once and the former Kemper Open next door at Avenel TPC 3 or 4 times. Always great fun.And always ssems to be hotter than the hinges of Hades and this week would appear to be no exception, at least for the opening round tomorrow. Anyway, who do you like this week, in the heat? I'll go with Brandt Sneedeker. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:43:37 EST 2013 Traveler's Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53807593 I must be working too hard as I nearly forgot to start this post again this week! So who you got for the Traveler's? I'll take Keegan Bradley. For some unknown reason I like him on these TPC-type courses. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:58:34 EST 2013 US Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53714836 Ready to make your pick? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:33:51 EST 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53615461 The Tour is in Memphis, Tennessee this week for the last event before the U.S. Open. Kind of a tough field to gauge, but I'll go with Robert Karlsson. He's finished in a playoff here two out of the last three years and is playing well now. Anyone else? Just let me know before tee-time tomorrow. Good luck. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 09:16:49 EST The 2013 Memorial Tournament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53520647 It's time for Jack's annual tournament in Ohio. Tiger won it last year. Will he defend his title or will someone else claim the victory? I am going with someone else this week.. I'll take Adam Scott. Wed, 29 May 2013 09:35:46 EST 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53435469 The Texas Tour continues this week with the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Last week Charl Schwartzel would have won going away if he could have putted a lick. I think he'll figure it out this week, so he's my pick. Anyone else? Wed, 22 May 2013 08:46:40 EST 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53353948 The PGA Tour is in Texas this week. Jason Dufner is the defending champion. Who will win this year's Byron Nelson? I wil go with Matt Kuchar. he's just one of several "in form" players heading into this tourney. Could be an exciting weekend. Good luck. Wed, 15 May 2013 10:25:55 EST May 8th 2013 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x53267320 The May update on the season-long Tour money contest: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $1,100,731 won in 15 events for an average of $73,382.07 per event. <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $5,039,049 won in 17 events for an average of $296,414.65 per event. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Paul - It looks like you picked Henrik Stenson for an event he did not compete in (at least I did not find him anywhere on the final leaderboard). That is inherently different than picking a player who goes on to miss the cut. I think ... Wed, 8 May 2013 11:14:55 EST 2013 Players Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53265003 I know it's been a few years since the switch, but this still seems out of place on the calendar to me. Nevertheless, the Tour is at the TPC at Sawgrass for the Players Championship. Who do you have this week in the unofficial "5th Major"? I think I'll go with Lee Westwood. I seem to recall some decent showings here and he's coming off a good week. How about anyone else? Wed, 8 May 2013 08:33:06 EST 2013 Wells Fargo Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53176423 The Tour is off to Quail Hollow in Vharlotte, NC for the Wells Fargo Championship. Unlke last week, I have anumber of possibilities in mind. I think I'll go with Rory McIlroy. It's about time he figured things out and started winning again. Wed, 1 May 2013 09:01:00 EST 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53092357 This week the Tour heads to the Big Easy. Tough time making a pick this week for me. Nobody jumps out at me in the field. I'll go with Justin Rose. I think he's overdue for a win. Just make apick before tomorrow's first tee-time to join in the fun. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:36:19 EST 2013 RBC Heritage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x53016545 Running a little late this week. I've been traveling for work and just now back to regular computer access. This week we'll do it a little different and have up to one day's results to factor into our picks. I'll go ahead now and select Jason Day, who as I write this is at -2 and a T8. Just make a pick prior to tomorrow's first tee-time and you're good. Good luck. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:32:34 EST The 2013 Masters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52898002 The year's first major has arrived! Who will don the Green Jacket come Sunday evening? I've had great luck riding the Tiger bandwagon early this year and he certainly has a fine history at Augusta, so even though up until 2 or 3 months ago I was convinced he had won his last major, I'll take him again this week. <BR> <BR> What does our on-the-course correspondent say? How about anyone else? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 14:25:01 EST April 2, Money List Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x52794233 It has been 6 weeks since my initial update on the year-long money list contest, so I better catch up. Through this past weekend's Shell Houston Open the standings are as follows: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $946,706 won in 11 events for an average of $86,064.18 per event. <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $4,344,325 won in 12 events for an average of $362,027.08 per event. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looks like I have a nice lead, but it's all on the strength of the winners I've been lucky enough to pick. Throw thos... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:45:23 EST 2103 Valero Texas Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52793678 It's on to the Texas Hill Country for the last stop before the Master's. I think it is tough this week. It's not the strongest field to begin with and you never know who is trying really hard and who's just working on some aspect of their game for Augusta. That said, I'll take Matt Kuchar this week. How about a pick from the Augusta-bound man? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:13:38 EST 2013 Shell Houston Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52713979 The Tour leaves Florida and heads for Texas this week with the Shell Houston Open. Hunter Mahan is the Defending Champ. I think it is time for the American's streak to come to an end and I'll go with Rory to be the one to end it. Wouldn't it be great to have both he and Tiger on a roll heading to Augusta? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:18:05 EST 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52619267 Wow, almost forgot to post this week. Where does the time go? This week's Tour stop is in Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Although I'm not crazy about the attention Tiger has gotten this week for off-the-course stuff, I love him at this course so I'll go with him one more time. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:01:11 EST 2013 Tampa Bay Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52512925 Isn't this a new name for this tourney? At any rate, the Tour stops at Innisbrook Resort this week. Luke Donald won last year (whatever it was called!). I'll take Matt Kuchar this week. Anyone else? Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:50:37 EST 2013 WGC Cadillac Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52417774 Sorry for the lateness of this week's contest. I was off on Monday & my internal clock is still off a day. This week is the second WGC event, this time at Doral. Who do you like to tame the Blue Monster? Tiger has had a bit of an up and down year so far, but I like him here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:18:32 EST 2013 Honda Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52290290 The Tour kicks off this year's Florida Swing with the Honda Classic. Rory McIlroy won here last year. I'll go with his countryman, Graeme McDowell to win this year. <BR> <BR> Let's hope a return to stroke play means a return to some better picks after a first round exit and a second round exit amongst our selections in the WGC Match Play event last week! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:45:31 EST First 2013 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x52206398 OK, I need to tally these up sooner or later so here we go. From the Sony Open through the Norther Trust (Riviera) here's how the season long money chase stands: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $626,050 in winnings from 5 tournaments for average winnings of $125,210 <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $1,359,171 from 6 tourneys for average of $226,528.50 <BR> <BR> Among the "highlights": <BR> <BR> We have picked one winner so far. We also have 5 Missed Cuts between us (did we have that many in all of last seas... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:32:59 EST 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52204864 The event that reminds me of March Madness because of the "brackets" arrives this week in Arizona, with the Accenture Match Play Championship. I love this event because it's not just about who's hot, but also about potential match-ups. Hunter Mahan is the defending champ here. This year, I'm going with Nick Watney based on nothing more than I like his potential match-ups throughout the bracket. Anyone else care to make a pick? Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:51:39 EST 2013 Northern Trust Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52120117 OK, nothing like putting this off until the last minute. I nearly forgot it altogether. Anyway, the Tour hits Riviera in LA for the Northern Trust Open. I will go with Webb Simpson. Based on my form this year, he'll either win or miss the cut! Anyone else venture a guess? Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:36:00 EST 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x52003951 One of the non-major highlights of the year in my book, as the Tour hits the Monterrey Peninsula for the Annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. That place is so beautiful, I could just watch unmanned cameras pointed at any one of the many signature holes there. One of life;s best uses of HDTV! <BR> <BR> Lefty is both the defending Champion at this event and coming off a win in Phoenix. I like him to do well, but this week I am going with Dustin Johnson for the win. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:59:08 EST 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x51860226 I know they are still playing at Torry Pines due to the weather delays, but I am about to "disappear" for a couple of days so I wanted to start this week's thread. Haven't even given the field much thought, but I always like Phil in Arizona so I'll go ahead and go with Lefty this week. Anyone else who wants to play, feel free to take right up until tee time Thursday. I just wasn't sure I'd be back online until then. Good Luck! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:32:49 EST 2013 Farmers Insurance Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x51768995 It is on to Torrey Pines and the Farmers Insurance Open. A strong field will be there, where Brandt Snedeker is the defending champ and Tiger makes his 2013 Tour debut at a site where he has been wildly successful. All that said, who do you like? I'm going with a gut maybe a little under the radar, but he's played well here in the past and is off to a great start this year - Marc Leishman. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:56:13 EST 2013 Humana Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x51669276 The Tour hits the mainland this weekend as it rolls into La Quinta for the Humana Challenge. I believe this was formerly the Bob Hope Classic until a few years ago. Mark Wilson is the defending champ and if I recall correctly, it usually requires a really low score to win here (although to be fair this used to be a 90 hole tourney). <BR> <BR> I'll go with Bill Haas this week. Anyone else? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:31:46 EST 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x51534323 Welcome Back PGA Tour Fans. I hope everyone had a great off-season and is ready for a new year. <BR> <BR> It's time to start our two pick-'em contests that we run throughout the year. It's very simple, just make one pick each week of the player you think will win that week's tournament, and you'll be competing in two contests simultaneously. The first is merely to see if you can pick that week's winner. The second uses the winning that your player earns and assigns them to you for that w... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:07:39 EST Final Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x50098784 OK, the results are in and would you believe that after a year-long, 28 event competition, our little friendly contest would end as follows: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $6,510,012.89 ($232,500.46 ave. after 28 events) <BR> PAULOBRY - $6,514,143 ($232,647.96 ave. after 28 events) <BR> <BR> Congratulations to PAULOBRY, the winner by a grand total of $4,130.11!! Thanks for coming up with the idea Paul. This contest was a lot of fun. We'll do it all again in January with the Hyundai Tournament of... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:33:09 EST 2012 Tour Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49989835 The final event of the PGA official season. Who will take home the trophy at East Lake and (bonus question) who will win the Fed Ex Cup? <BR> <BR> The smart strategy would probably be to pick someone "safe", someone who I'm pretty sure would finish in the top 5 even if they don't win. However, just as I don't usually lay-up when I should, I'm going with a higher risk-reward pick here. I'll take Dustin Johnson for the win and to also bring home the Cup when Rory and Tiger both finish worse... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:29:06 EST September 18 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x49989726 Well we have come to the final event of our year-long money challenge and heading into it, the standings are as follows: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $6304252.89 ($233490.85 ave. after 27 events) <BR> PAULOBRY - $6266143 ($232079.37 ave. after 27 events) <BR> <BR> Doing the math that means after 27 events, picking a few winners here and there, enduring a few Missed Cuts, and generally making solid picks from week-to-week, Paul, we're separated by a mere $38,109.89. That pretty much assures that ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:22:11 EST September 5 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x49779044 OK, before I fall hopelessly behind in terms of being able to find and calculate the results, here are the updated Year-Long Money List Challenge Standings, taking into account the last 6 events: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $5,952,252.89 ($228,932.80 ave. after 26 events) <BR> PAULOBRY - $5,988,143 ($230,313.19 ave. after 26 events) <BR> <BR> So after 26 events and just two remaining, we are separated by a mere $35K or so! This is more drama than the FedEx Championship! <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:15:54 EST 2012 BMW Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49778441 The Playoffs are down to the top 70 as the Tour heads to Crooked Stick in Carmel, IN. You'd think with a smaller field this would be easier, but I am finding this one of the tougher weeks to make a pick. I have several names in mind, but I'll go back to Tiger this week. He's certainly in the playoff hunt, seems to be in good form, and I think this course suits his game. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:45:06 EST 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49660145 Week 2 of the play-offs heads to Boston. Note that the tournament is Friday to Monday this week to take advantage of Monday's holiday. Webb Simpson is the defending champ here. I like him, but I think I like Luke Donald to pick up the win even more. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:59:00 EST 2012 Barclays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49572223 OK - Let the Playoff's begin. The top 125 in FedEx points tackle a tough course at Bethpage (or as I like to call it - BethPaige, in honor of my two daughters, Beth and Paige. No truth to the rumor that had we had a son he would have been named Augusta!) <BR> <BR> I like Bubba Watson here. Seems to do well on long courses and this certainly qualifies. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:47:45 EST Penalty assessed at PGA Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49473821 I don't think I will ever reach a competence level with the rules of golf. <BR> <BR> Beginning in 2012, the rules changed which made an exception to the penalty applied when the golf ball moves. My understanding was that if the ball moved on the green due to wind, no penalty. <BR> <BR> Jimenz was on the green, addressed the ball and it moved. The flag was straight out and the wind was at least 15 mph. He called in the rules official and I thought "no penalty". The ruling: since he had a... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:54:25 EST 2012 Wyndham Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49452536 OK, as we enter post-major season on the Tour, the first stop up is the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. I'm going to go a little off the board here and pick Blake Adams to come through for the victory. <BR> <BR> Paul - did you get to the PGA this weekend? Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:29:04 EST 2012 PGA Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49333913 Hard to believe, but 2012's final major is here already. Where did the time go? <BR> <BR> This year's PGA is at Kiawah Island, SC at the Ocean Course. I think a Major on this course has the potential to be an "instant classic". Who do you think can endure to claim the year's final Major? I'm going with Graeme McDowell. Good luck to all who enter. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:47:27 EST 2012 Bridgestone Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49255291 This week the feature event is a WGC event, the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC in Akron. A lot of the so-called experts seem to like Tiger here. I'm going to go with Hunter Mahan though. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:57:32 EST RBC Canadian Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49131812 It's another Open this week, this time in Canada. Who will win north of our border? Last year it was Sean O'Hair and the last time this tourney was played on this course, Jim Furyk won. This time around, I will go with Matt Kuchar. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:59:09 EST July 24 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x49131773 Here are the long overdue standings, taking into account our predictions and outcomes for the last five tournaments, beginning with the Traveler's and concluding with this past weekend's Open: <BR> <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $5,507,613.89 ($275,380.69 ave. after 20 events) <BR> PAULOBRY - $5,143,669 ($257,183.45 ave. after 20 events) <BR> <BR> Sorry to be so long between updates. Looks like we knew what we were doing in this time-frame, with a win each and several top tens! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:55:38 EST 2012 Open Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x49045500 Since I might forget to check in later tonite, I'll start this thread. I like Tiger to finally add another major. I think his course strategy and mental toughness will offset any mechanical issues. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:32:48 EST 2012 John Deere Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x48941087 Sorry to be away for so long. On vacation this week. I will update everything next week. As for this week's tourney, it is awfully tempting to go with Steve Stricker since he has, what, three wins here in a row? However, it is hard to see anyone winning the same tournament four times consecutively, so I will go with someone I think has quietly been playing better and better through the year - Brendon De Jonge. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:40:44 EST 2012 Greenbrier Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48809596 The Tour rolls into West Virginia this week for the Greenbrier Classic. Who will win at this great classic course , described in the book "Golfing with God " as the perfect golf course? It is tempting to go with Tiger again, but I think instead I will go with Dustin Johnson. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:46:21 EST 2012 AT&T National http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48697638 The Tour comes to (near) DC this week for the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. Remember that this tourney has been in Philadelphia the past two years leading up to last year's US Open at Congressional. I'll go with the host, Tiger Woods to win this week. Still an outside chance I may go see some of this in person. If so I will be sure to give everyone a firsthand report! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:07:46 EST June 19 standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x48592815 Here are the standings updated to include the two most recent tournaments: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $3,523,944 (ave. $234,929.60 in 15 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $3,699,673.89 (ave. $246,644.93 in 15 events) <BR> <BR> <BR> You smoked me at St. Judes when I had yet another missed cut with Zach Johnson but we both looked good at the US Open with a T3 and T10. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:11:44 EST 2012 Traveler's Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48592557 The Tour heads all the way across country this week for the Traveler's Championship in Cromwell, CT. Historically this is a great place to go-low. Who will go the lowest this week? I will pick Bubba Watson to bounce back from his sub-par Open performance and claim the victory. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:56:20 EST 2012 US Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48488337 It is time for the year's second major. Who will win at Olympic Country Club in San Francisco? I am going with Lee Westwood. He's got to win a major sometime doesn't he? Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:29:31 EST June 6 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x48402834 The standings following the Memorial: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,978,303(ave. $229,100.23 in 13 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $3,536,079.89 (ave. $272,006.15 in 13 events) <BR> <BR> Another good week for the prognosticators with the winner and a T13 amongst our picks. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:14:36 EST 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48401356 The week before a major is always tough to pick to me. Hard to tell who will be playing as a normal tournament, who will simply be working on shots they think they'll need at Olympic, etc.... All that said, I will ride the Zach Johnson train one more week (at least). Good luck to any and all willing to play this week. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:20:36 EST May 30 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x48296658 It has been two weeks since I updated the standings and it was quite a contrast in our performance in the two tournaments played since the last standings. In the first, we both missed the cut. In the second we both picked top 5 finishers! Here's to more week's like the last one (although, the math is a lot easier when we miss the cut!) <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,858,436 (ave. $238,203 in 12 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $2,420,079.89 (ave. $201,673.32 in 12 events) Wed, 30 May 2012 15:54:30 EST The Memorial Tournament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48296487 Almost forgot to post this before the tourney! Three day weekend has my timing off. Anyway, who do you think will win at Muirfield? I know I probably shouldn't, especially after coming off picking a winner, but I am going to take a flyer on Tiger here. Wed, 30 May 2012 15:38:51 EST 2012 Crowne Plaza Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48179737 The Tour doesn't travel very far for this week's tourney. David Toms is the defending Champ and Jason Duffner is red hot. Who will win the event formerly known as the Colonial? I will have a go with Zach Johnson. Tue, 22 May 2012 08:55:36 EST May 15 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x48075004 The standings in our year-long money list challenge are as follows: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,641,476 (ave. $264,147.60 in 10 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $1,268,079.89 (ave. $126,807.99 in 10 events) <BR> <BR> Good luck going forward. Also, it's not too late to join. There will be a winner for the overall dollar amount, but we'll also give one for the highest average per event so there are two ways to win and it's never too late to enter. Tue, 15 May 2012 08:48:45 EST 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x48074829 The Tour heads back to Texas and the Dallas-Forth Worth area. Who will win the Byron Nelson? I will take Carl Petterson. Tue, 15 May 2012 08:37:30 EST 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47970273 As expected a very strong field for the unofficial "fifth major" at TPC Sawgrass. Who will win it this year? I have three names in my head, but I'll go with Luke Donald. Make a prediction before tee time Thursday for a chance to win a coveted virtual trophy! Tue, 8 May 2012 09:48:03 EST May 7 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x47960218 Well we both earned money. although not a lot. The updated standings: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,621,476 (ave. $291,275.11 in 9 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $926,078.89 (ave. $102,897.65 in 9 events) <BR> <BR> <BR> This the result of Zach Johnson earning $13,000 for a T-69 for me and Jim Furyk earning $47,125 for a T-26 for PAULOBRY. Mon, 7 May 2012 18:23:10 EST 2012 Wells Fargo Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47854289 Quail Hollow in Charlotte is the venue this week for the Tour. Who will win the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship? I will take Zach Johnson to win this week. Tue, 1 May 2012 08:53:53 EST April 30 Stanings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x47842355 Sorry I have been a little slack in keeping this up to date. Here are the current year-long contest standings updated to include the three events since I last updated following the Masters: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $2,574,351 (ave. $321,793.88 in 8 events) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $913,078.89 (ave. $114,134.86 in 8 events) <BR> <BR> Nice job PAULOBRY with two wins out of eight possible events since we started this contest! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:31:55 EST 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47753292 The Tour rolls into one of America's great cities this week as they head to New Orleans. Who will win in the Big Easy? I'm going with Steve Stricker this week. PAULOBRY, who you got? Anyone else want to join in? <BR> <BR> Also - I will try to update the season-long contest sometime today. Been a bit busy lately with travel for work and the inevitable pile of tasks that awaited me upon my return! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:40:49 EST 2012 Valero Texas Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47641431 The Tour swings into Texas this week. Who will win at the TPC in San Antonio? I will go with Matt Kuchar to try to get back on track. Good luck to any and all participating. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:07:31 EST April 10 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x47511274 After the Master's, here are the updated standings in our season-long money winnings contest: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $1,319,721 (5 events; ave. $263,944.20/event) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $569,838.89 (5 events ave. $113,967.78/event) <BR> <BR> I made more gains this week with Lee Westwood's T3, but the impact of victories (and avoiding $0's!) really shows in the standings. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:06:49 EST 2012 RBC Heritage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47510843 The Tour heads to Hilton Head for the week after the Master's. Looks like a reasonably strong field for this slot on the schedule. I will go with Aaron Baddely this week. Good luck to anyone else who wants to join in. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:42:35 EST April 4 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x47426599 After the Shell Houston Open, here are the updated standards in the year-long prize-winnings contest: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $1,287,721 (4 events; ave. $321,930.25/event) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $185,838.89 (4 events ave. $46,459.73/event) <BR> <BR> I closed the gap a little with Ernie Els' T12, but still a long way to go to make up for two weeks with no earnings! Good luck at the Masters. A chance to earn a lot of money. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 15:53:48 EST 2012 Masters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47426317 The year's first Major is here. Who will win? I have wrestled with a dozen or so names that I could easily see winning. Guess it is time to settle on one, so I will go with Lee Westwood to get the monkey off his back and claim his first Major. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 15:34:27 EST March 28 Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23000x33056x47304624 The Season long money winnings challenge standings as of 3/28/12: <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY - $1,260,071 (3 events; ave. $420,023.67/event) <BR> LBTHOMASJR - $53,838.89 (3 events ave. $17,946.30/event) <BR> <BR> <BR> PAULOBRY has a commanding lead after a solid T4 for Bubba Watson compared to my MC for Sang-Moon Bae to go along with my Tiger Woods WD three weeks ago. Why didn't I have him this week instead?!! Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:56:40 EST 2012 Shell Houston Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47304211 PAULOBRY, I feel like you should have the honor and pick first after the butt-kicking you've been giving me the past three or four weeks. So have at it, the entire field is open to you! And, if anyone else wants to join in, please be my guest and submit your pick to win this week anytime before tee-time tomorrow morning. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:32:43 EST 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47205572 Sorry but I am late getting this up this week. Busy time at work and yesterday was my birthday so I have been a bit distracted. <BR> <BR> We can either pick someone yet to tee off or if you prefer we can pick before tomorrow's tee-times with full knowledge of today's results. If you prefer the former, I will go with Sang-Moon Bae. I know that is risky. He's had a couple of very good finishes and a couple of bottom of the leaderboard type tournaments. If you'd rather wait until tomorrow,... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:29:09 EST 2012 Transitions Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x47056955 If you didn't follow the chatter last week in the message board, we are changing the format for this little contest to make it two contests in one. We'll still try to pick the winner for the week, but we're also starting a running tally of prize money for a season-long contest. After week 1, PAULOBRY is in the lead as his pick last week, Dustin Johnson, finished T35 and earned $60,500 while my pick Tiger Woods, WD on Sunday for no earnings. You'd think he could have limped around for 6 mor... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:05:32 EST 2012 WGC Cadillac Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46935760 Who will tame the Blue Monster of Doral and claim this week's WGC prize? OK, I'll fall into the trap and go with Tiger Woods this week. I like him at this venue and even without the 62 this past Sunday, he seems to be coming around at last. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:46:11 EST 2012 Honda Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46815383 So my selection last week, Y.E. Yang didn't turn out so well. Match play can be tougher, your pick either wins or you're out. No chance to make up for a slightly off day the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> Back to stroke play this week as the Tour heads to the East Coast and the Florida swing. This week it is the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens. Another very strong field this week making it tough to pick, but I am going to go with a gut who has been hot, although a little under the radar... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:56:05 EST 2012 Accenture World Match Play Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46700042 A little bit of a change-up this week as stroke play is out and match play is the rule of order. If you want to make a prediction, it might help to see the brackets, which you can find here: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/curren<BR>t/r470/ <BR> <BR> I've filled mine out and I have a very low seed winning, #14 Y.E. Yang. I know kind of a long shot, but I'll take a flyer on him. Anyone else? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:06:09 EST Hello and FORE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x46612489 Resident of Columbus, Ohio and ready to get my game into gear. Alas, my weight ballooned by +25 LBS dating back to last September. Some I can blame on meds taken for high triglycerides (4 months; quite on 05 FEB) and some I can blame on a 7-day office work week. Still, no excuse for loading on the LBS. <BR> <BR> So I found SPARKPEOPLE and think this is a really cool community of people who have nearly identical goals: lose weight, reestablish health and GOLF! <BR> <BR> My short term go... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:29:08 EST 21012 Northern Trust Open @ Riviera CC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46580080 The Tour heads to Los Angeles' Riviera Country Club for one of the oldest stops on Tour. It includes a very strong field where the defending champ, Aaron Baddely is coming off a top 5 finish at Peeble Beach, Phil Mickelson comes in as last week's winner and has a history of playing well here, and world #1 Luke Donald makes his PGA debut at a course where he has had a lot of success (last year's missed cut notwithstanding). With all that said I am going to go with a guy who has been playing ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:33:49 EST 2012 AT&T Peeble Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46487652 Well I almost had two winners n a row -- if only tournaments ended after the first round! I will try to get back in the winners circle this week with Dustin Johnson. Add your prediction by replying to this post! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 15:37:25 EST 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46337091 Hey, I finally got one right last week. First time since last year's U.S. Open if I remember correctly. See how easy it would be to beat me in this game?! <BR> <BR> As for this week, I am going with Webb Simpson to win in Phoenix. Mark Wilson is the defending champ. Anyone else wish to make a prediction? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:44:54 EST 2012 Farmers Insurance Open @ Torrey Pines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46210906 OK, I'm not off to a great start so far in 2012 in the prediction game. Looking to turn that around this week by going with Brandt Snedeker. Anyone else up to a guess? Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:05:03 EST 2012 Humana Challenge @ La Quinta, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x46081982 Old Tournament with new name/sponsor. This was formerly the Bob Hope Classic (and wasn't it usually 5 rounds?) Defending Champ is Jhonattan Vegas. Who will win this year? I will take a chance on Matt Kuchar. Anyone else? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:10:56 EST 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x45795753 Another Tour season is here and with it, another year of predicting the winner here on PGA Tour Fans SparkTeam. Who do you think will win the first tournament of the year in Hawaii? It's a limited field, so your odds of picking the winner are improved! I will go with Aaron Baddely. He always seems to do well early in the season so I'll take a shot with him. Anyone else care to make a guess. A lovely virtual trophy is up for grabs! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:39:29 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x45767431 Happy New Year all, I never was a fan of weight loss as a New Year's resolution, because for the most part, I was dedicated to taking care of my myself for the better part of the last decade. But guess what......I let myself go over the past few years and find myself in almost the worst shape of my life. So here I am, January 2, 2012 making a New Year's resolution to rededicate myself. No more drinking beer while I watch the biggest loser. I look forward to talking to you all in the near futu... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:40:22 EST Off Season Golf Fix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x44979475 Since this is a slow time of year for the PGA Tour, I thought I'd start a topic about what you do during the so-called off-season to get your golf fix? Do you just simply take a break and pick up interest again in January? Are you a real junkie and follow all the smaller Fall tournaments, Q-school, and/or made-for TV events? <BR> <BR> I try to keep up by reading about whatever event is taking place and I will probably follow the President's Cup fairly closely. I also would love to get out... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:15:05 EST The 2011 Tour Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x44197943 For the final time this year -- who will win this week at East Lake CC? I'm going with Justin Rose to close the season with back-to-back wins. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:54:29 EST 2011 BMW Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x44039597 After a one week break, the Tour Playoff's resume at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill. Who will win and take a major step forward in the race towards the season-long title? I'll take Bubba Watson this week. Will anyone else make a guess? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:54:38 EST 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43808793 After an abbreviated start to the play-off season, who wins and who moves on this week in Boston? I'm going with Nick Watney this week. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:52:29 EST 2011 The Barclays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43707380 Anyone dare to make a prediction? I will go with Steve Stricker. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:53:16 EST 2011 Wyndham Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43591270 I am going to predict Trevor Immelman to win the first post-major tour event of 2011. Arjun Atwal is the defending champ. Will anyone else hazard a guess? Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:00:22 EST 2011 PGA Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43447309 Who will win the year's final Major (is it just me or has this year flown by?)? Will an American finally break the grip of the foreign contingent? Can a Northern Irelander win yet again? I am rooting for an American to bring it home, but alas I am picking a foreigner, although this time an Aussie. I am going with Jason Day. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 09:06:02 EST 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43346802 Tiger Woods returns again to competitive golf. Will it be a triumphant return? This certainly has been a kind venue to him through the years (not including last year!). Still, I have to see something before I am ready to pick Tiger. This week I will go with Luke Donald to win this WGC event. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:53:32 EST 2011 Greenbriar Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x43199073 Who will claim the title as the Tour stops in beautiful West Virginia? Remember last year's dramatic final round 59 by Stuart Appleby? Will he repeat as champ? I am going with Ricky Barnes for this year's tourney. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:01:45 EST 2011 Open Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x42968586 Who will come out on top in the year's third major? Will an American finally win one or will the foreign contingent continue on their roll? I say they will and this time I am going with Graeme McDowell to win his second Major in two years. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:27:24 EST 2011 Traveller's Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x42558875 Finally, I picked one right with last week's US Open selection. It's about time. Now, can I get two in a row? Will anyone else take a shot? I will go with Jason Bohn this week. Anyone else venture a guess for this week's tourney in CT? Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:38:31 EST 2011 U.S. Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x42459405 OK, I know this Tournament either just teed off or is about to do so, but it's not too late to make a pick. I was actually at Tuesday's practice round at Congressional and had a chance to see probably 95% of the field. I have never been to a Practice Round (or to any part of a Major for that matter). It was very interesting. I think Phil has perhaps his best chance in quite some time to win due to a break with the weather such that the rough has not grown to the typical ridiculous heights... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:24:08 EST 2011 Fedex St. Judes Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x42284970 Last event before the US Open. Who will have their game in shape? I think I will take a shot on Boo Weekly. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 08:30:02 EST The 2011 Memorial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x42140791 As the US Open creeps onto the Radar, the tour makes it's annual stop for The Memorial. I will go with new world #1 - Luke Donald. Anyone else? Tue, 31 May 2011 09:11:33 EST 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial CC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41873730 The Tour heads back to Texas this week. Who will take the "Crowne"? I am picking Zach Johnson to defend his title. Does anyone else have a prediction? Tue, 17 May 2011 09:02:25 EST 2011 Players Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41736473 This week, the unofficial, so-called 5th major takes place at TPC Sawgrass. Last year Tim Clark took home the trophy. Who will win this year? I say, Camillo Villegas. Anyone else care to take a guess? Tue, 10 May 2011 10:09:15 EST 2011 Wells Fargo Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41594532 Time to pick the winner of the event at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC. Rory McIlroy is the defending champ here. I will go with Phil Mickelson this week. Tue, 3 May 2011 08:52:04 EST 2011 Zurich Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41492047 Who will win in the Big Easy? Jason Bohn is the defending champ. I'll go with Justin Rose to win this year. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:26:59 EST 2011 Heritage (Hilton Head, SC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41338648 Jim Furyk is the 2010 Champ. Will he repeat? Will another young gun step up for their first win? I'm going with a veteran with Stewart Cink who tweeted earlier this week that this is his favorite course on the tour. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:09:24 EST 2011 Valero Texas Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41196333 Well when you're wrong, you might as well be really wrong and boy was I with my Master's pick! That's OK. It is on to another week. This week the Tour heads to San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open, where Adam Scott is the defending champ. Who will win the title this year? I will say it is time for Geoff Oglivy to step up and win. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:57:14 EST The Masters - 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x41047990 Sorry to miss a week again guys. I was on vacation last week and frankly just forgot. On to this week and the first Major of the year. Who will wear the Green Jacket? It always seems like an "old pro" veteran type always comes out of nowhere and does better than expected. Phil and Tiger also generally play quite well here. All that said, I think I will go with arguably the best player in the world right now and pick Martin Kaymer to win his first Green Jacket. Good luck to anyone willi... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:32:32 EST 2011 Bay Hill Arnold Palmer Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x40718441 Sorry that I missed last week folks, but I will be honest -- there's no way I would have had Gary Woodland winning! This week, I am going back to Tiger. I can't believe he won't win again, and why not start right in his own back yard? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:18:43 EST 2011 WGC Cadillac Championship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x40421043 This week is a WGC event at the Blue Monster. Ernie Els is the defending champ. I am going with Martin Kaymer this week. Anyone else have a say? Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:15:10 EST 2011 Honda Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x40249312 Time to pick this week's winner as the tour swings into Florida. I will go with Rickie Fowler this week. Anyone else hazard a guess? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:49:58 EST 2011 WGC Accenture Match Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x40113113 Who will win the premier match play event of the year? For a list of the pairings and brackets, see http://i.cdn.turner.com/pgatour/docs/accen<BR>ture-match-play.pdf <BR> <BR> I will predict Hunter Mahan wins the tourney. Looking forward to this somewhat unique event. Wish they had more of this format throughout the year. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:43:42 EST Northern Trust Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39960470 It's time to pick a winner. The Northern Trust Open is the current name of the tourney held at Rivera CC. Steve Stricker is your defending champ. I think I will go with a man who usually has a great early season, Stuart Appleby. What say you? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:52:29 EST 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39828501 OK, I know I am a little late this week, but I solemnly swear under penalty of perjury and loss of 100 Spark Points, that I have no idea what is happening right now in this tournament or if it has even started yet. With that said, I am picking Dustin Johnson to repeat here at Pebble Beach. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:10:43 EST 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39635664 OK, so at least I got a little more respectable with my pick last week finishing third. This week I am going with who I expect is probably the favorite in Phil Mickelson. Anybody else care to hazard a guess? <BR> <BR> While we're at it, I'll say that the Packers win the Super Bowl in a good one, 31-28. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:50:51 EST 2011 Farmers Insurance Open @ Torrey Pines, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39428903 Tiger and Phil finally come out to play! Who will win in San Diego, site of the memorable 2008 US Open? I think I will go with a guy I'm looking to have a big season, Dustin Johnson. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:54:51 EST 2011 Bob Hope Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39254400 OK we need anyone's picks a day earlier this week as this is a 90 hole tournament starting on Wednesday. I myself am going with Matt Kuchar this week. Good luck to anyone willing to take a shot. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:47:05 EST 2011 Sony Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x39045731 Who is your pick to win the first full field event of 2011, the Sony Hawaii Open? <BR> <BR> I'll go with Steve Sricker. What say you, anyone? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:05:03 EST 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x38872112 It's time! The 2011 PGA season kicks off with the limited field 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Reply to this post with who you think will win this year's event before the first tee time on Thursday to be eligible for fabulous Spark Goodies (OK - they're really just virtual trophies, but more importantly you get bragging rights!). <BR> <BR> Your defending Champion is Geoff Oglivy. I will get us started this year by picking Stuart Appleby. Good luck to all. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:27:57 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x38704360 I can't wait for the new PGA season to start, only a week away!!!! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:11:12 EST 2011 Tour Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x38696909 Sometimes it seems like the golf season never ends. Then again when it does, it seems like it will never start again. Believe it or not, the 2011 season is just 9 days away. Here is a link to this year's schedule if you are interested: http://www.pgatour.com/r/schedule/# <BR> <BR> I am most looking forward to the U.S. Open this year as it is at Congressional Country Club where I have been lucky enough to catch the Senior Open several years ago as well as the AT&T Invitational. Hopefully ... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:17:53 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x38107210 Just a quick post to all PGA Tour Fans to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family. The big feast can be the biggest challenge of the year for those of us trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthier lifestyle, but just make smart choices and you'll be fine. Even if you find yourself eating like crazy, remember it is only one day and you are now equipped with the tools to bounce right back! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the parad... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:11:23 EST Site Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x37850851 Hi Team. I just received word from SP Coach Nancy that the website will be down tonight beginning at 11:00 p.m. (eastern time)and lasting until sometime tomorrow morning. Please plan your logging, board posting, etc... accordingly and if you are a Team Leader, please kindly pass this information along to your team members. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Lynn <BR> LBTHOMASJR Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:22:39 EST I regret to inform you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x37473172 I no longer have the time to be the leader this team needs. I have decided to promote LBTHOMASJR to Leader of the team interim until he either accepts the position or promotes someone else in his steed. Sorry for such abrupt notice. I hope the team continues on and that you enjoy the PGA Tour as much as I have. Good luck to you all and farewell. Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:27:32 EST I need some support... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36871141 My youngest daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed yesterday with Acute Leukemia. She will be undergoing treatment at St Jude in Memphis, TN. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:20:04 EST Its your soap box... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36664986 Whats on your mind. If its good, bad, or neutral. This is your chance to spill it and then let it go. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:22:58 EST THE TOUR Championship (Sep 23-26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x36664945 Well were off till the 23rd but I wanted to post it early. We should have plenty of time to scout our picks this week. Lets go out with a bang... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:20:44 EST Mmm thats good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36598587 So what is your food sin? What other healthier food can you use to replace it? I ate a lot of fries before coming to sparkpeople. I also loved to eat burgers. I replaced these with baked potatoes or side salads. I replaced the burgers with chicken breast or turkey burger. I still eat fries and burgers, however I eat them on occasion instead of every other day. Good luck to all of you with your food sins. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:42:32 EST BMW Championship (Sep 9-12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x36526217 Make your picks... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:28:36 EST Deutsche Bank Championship (Sep 3-6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x36410403 Pick your winner.... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 07:31:25 EST Give us a little.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36222804 Someone, anyone, we need some inspiration. Tell us a story about you, your family member, or someone you know that will inspire us to be better. Thanks a head of time for your story. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:34:56 EST The Barclays (Aug 26-29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x36222709 Make your picks... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:31:44 EST How do they do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36084104 Tell us what your doing this summer to stay fit along with enjoying life while you do it... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:02:03 EST Wyndham Championship (Aug 19-22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x36084002 Pick the winner!!! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:57:58 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x36002252 Hey everyone. I am a truck driver for those of you who dont already know that. This time of year is already hectic. Not to mention I just purchased a new semi truck which makes things even crazier for me. I will be doing my best to try and stay tuned to things on our team page but if I forget something or miss anything. My apologies ahead of time. Thanks for understanding. I missed this weeks PGA pickems but will try to remember again next week. Have a nice week everyone. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:31:01 EST World Golf Championship -Bridgestone Invitational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35783233 Pick your winner... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 08:46:03 EST Greenbriar Classic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35693706 Tim, Don't see a thread for this week's tournament so I started one. I will pick a slightly off the wall selection and go with Brian De Jong. <BR> <BR> Lynn Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:33:14 EST RBC Canadian Open (July 22-25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35508255 Make your pick for the 2010 Canadian Open... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:50:45 EST British Open Championship (July 15-18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35353742 Pick the 2010 British Open Champion... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:34:09 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x35314329 After today I will be on vacation till Tuesday. I will not be updating the site till then. Sorry for the late notice. Thanks for the support team... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:11:28 EST John Deere Classic (July 8-11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35213177 Pick the 2010 John Deere Classic champion. Please choose your player before the Wed by midnight deadline. Good luck! Mon, 5 Jul 2010 10:55:14 EST Do you believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x35212759 Do you believe golf is more physical or mental? Why? Mon, 5 Jul 2010 10:36:33 EST AT&T National (July 1-4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x35072815 Pick the 2010 AT&T National champion.... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:16:33 EST Apple Cider Vinegar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x35072723 Does drinking Apple Cider Vinegar aid in weight loss? Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:11:55 EST Travelers Championship (June 24-27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34931868 Choose your winner of the 2010 Travelers Championship... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:57:52 EST What do PGA golfers and we have in common? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34931576 What things do PGA golfers and Sparkfolk both need to do to be successful? Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:46:03 EST U.S. Open Championship (June 17-20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34803535 2010 US Open Champion will be? Make your pick... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:30:37 EST Healthy Lifestyle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34803348 What are your plans for a healthy lifestyle? Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:21:44 EST St. Jude Classic (June 10-13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34643196 Will your choice be the tournament winner? Make a pick and see... Good luck! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:14:21 EST Any vacation plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34643016 What are your vacation plans this summer if any? What are some things you can do to include fitness into these plans? What are some ways you can make sure to eat healthy while on vacation? Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:08:48 EST What does it mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34487086 What does Memorial Day mean to you? Mon, 31 May 2010 09:14:32 EST The Memorial Tournament (June 3-6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34487024 Pick the winner and you win a team spark goodie... All predictions must be in by Wed at midnight. Mon, 31 May 2010 09:10:48 EST What can you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34367849 What can you do to improve your golf swing or if you dont play golf then what can you do to improve your knowledge of the PGA Tour? Tue, 25 May 2010 08:16:34 EST Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 27-30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34351021 Who will win at The Colonial? You choose... Mon, 24 May 2010 12:41:37 EST Favorite PGA Tournament? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34197550 What is your favorite PGA Tournament of the season? Why? Mon, 17 May 2010 11:17:00 EST HP Byron Nelson Championship (May20-23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34197468 Make your picks before Thursday. Who will pick the next tournament winner? Who wants the gold trophy team goodie? Good luck! Mon, 17 May 2010 11:14:21 EST Who is your favorite player? Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x34058791 I thought it would be fun to see who is everyones favorite pro players. Pick a favorite pro player and explain why that player is your favorite. They can be on the PGA, LPGA, or any other PGA affiliate. Tue, 11 May 2010 08:31:08 EST Valero Texas Open (May13-16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34058598 Who will win this weeks tournament? Take a guess before Thursday and if your right then you will win a SparkTeam goodie Gold trophy. Good luck! Tue, 11 May 2010 08:22:03 EST FedEx Cup Results as of 5/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x34058542 1.Ernie Els <BR> 2.Jim Furyk <BR> 3.Phil Mickelson <BR> 4.Anthony Kim <BR> 5.Tim Clark <BR> Tue, 11 May 2010 08:19:48 EST THE PLAYERS Championship (May 6-9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33871852 Will your choice be the right one? Find out by making a prediction before Thursday. Mon, 3 May 2010 09:12:45 EST Summer time blues!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x33707164 Keep in mind that SP is here all year. Dont get caught up in the Summer time blues and forget that we all need your support all year round. What can you do to make sure the blues dont creep up on you? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:20:31 EST Quail Hollow Champions hip(April 29 - May 02) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33707044 Who will win this weeks tournament? Lets let you decide. Will your choice be in the top 10? Make a pick and see the final results on May 2nd. Good luck! Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:15:55 EST Fed Ex Results as of 4/26/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33706835 1.Ernie Els <BR> 2.Jim Furyk <BR> 3.Anthony Kim <BR> 4.Steve Stricker <BR> 5.Camilo Villegas <BR> <BR> See the full results at <BR> <link>www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/ </link> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:10:16 EST Zurich Classic of New Orleans(April 22-25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33544752 Make your early picks! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:59:16 EST Verizon Heritage (April 15-18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33405655 Choose your champion and you could receive a team spark goodie if your correct. You must choose before the start of the tournament to be eligible. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:51:03 EST Confess your Easter Dinner sinful eating here..lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x33212102 Well all in all I did pretty good this year. A bit of ham, a sweet potato, corn, and 1 whole wheat dinner roll. For desert a piece of sugar free cherry pie and a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:34:44 EST The Masters (April 8-11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33211840 I get excited every year for Masters week. Its the first major tourney of the season and its tradition is awesome. Magnolia Lane awaits your prediction for this years "Green Jacket" winner. Good luck to each of you that enter. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:24:08 EST Have you played golf yet in 2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x33061262 If you have where and what did you shoot, whats par, tell us about your round of golf. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:53:57 EST Shell Houston Open (April 1-4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x33061158 Put in your early picks before Thurs. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:49:48 EST Attending a Tour Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32909692 I know we are a small team, but I am curious as to whether any of you have ever attended a Tour (any tour) event and if so what you thought of the venue. I've been to two in my area, the Kemper (and whatever it was called in subsequent years) at the TPC at Avenel and two events at Congressional Country Club, Tiger's Invitational Tournament a few years ago and the US Senior Open several years ago. I think a professional golf tournament is the best sporting event one can attend. I'd like to ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:11:28 EST Arnold Palmer Invitational (March 25-28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x32877444 <link>www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r009/ </link> Make your pick for the player who becomes the 2010 Champion of the Arnold Palmer Inv. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:55:35 EST What are you planning to do this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32710028 As the topic asks, please tell us what you have planned this week. How is it helpful to your healthy new lifestyle? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:53:31 EST Fed Ex Cup Results as of 3/15/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x32709960 Here are the latest Fed Ex Cup standings. Follow them yourself here: <BR> <link>www.pgatour.com/r/stats/info/?02394 </link> <BR> 1 Steve Stricker <BR> 2 Camilo Villegas <BR> 3 Ernie Els <BR> 4 Dustin Johnson <BR> 5 Matt Kuchar <BR> 6 Ben Crane <BR> T7 Bill Haas <BR> T7 Ian Poulter <BR> 9 Hunter Mahan <BR> 10 Ryan Palmer Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:51:08 EST Transitions Championship (March 18-21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x32709667 Make your picks for this weeks event winner. Check out the field of golfers here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r475/fie<BR>ld.html </link> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:40:37 EST Just a reminder!!! (PLEASE READ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32606060 Hey all, please don't forget the weekly friendly competition of picking the weekly tournament winner will move to the "Weekly PGA Tour Events Forum" which is the last forum on the team page. I hope more of you will join in because this will become a large part of our teams active social participation. Basically it is what we came here to do. Be involved with the PGA tour and talk about who will win each tournament and who essentially will win the Fed Ex Cup. Its not mandatory of course but it... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:00:57 EST Forum changes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32546733 Hello team. I have added a couple new forums. In the future please use this forum for General discussion only. If you have comments or ideas, talking about weekly PGA tour events, or introducing yourself please use the appropriate forums. Thanks everyone. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 01:09:16 EST From now on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14797x33056x32546701 I will be posting the PGA weekly events in this forum rather then the General discussion forum. Thanks Tue, 9 Mar 2010 01:04:59 EST Member ideas or comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14798x33056x32546685 Please, if at anytime, you have ideas for the team or comments feel free to post them here. Thanks! Tue, 9 Mar 2010 01:03:28 EST World Golf Championsh hips(March 11-14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32528309 Make your early picks. Find the players list at <link>www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r473/tee<BR>-times.html </link> . Last years champion was Phil Mickelson. Who do you think will be the 2010 winner? Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:56:07 EST About me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x32429132 Hi, my name is Tim. I am 38 years old. I am married to my beautiful wife Susan and I have 3 children. I am an OTR truck driver and contract lease my truck to US Xpress Inc. Before that I was the Regional Manager for Collections for RCH a contractor for Comcast Cable. I graduated from Pontiac Northern High in Pontiac MI. I also graduated from OTCNE a vocational school where I received a certification in Restaurant Management. I love to play golf, cards, and bowl from time to time. I am here at... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 09:34:43 EST The Honda Classic (March 4-7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32326368 Make your early picks to win The Honda Classic and keep tract of the leaderboard at <link>www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r010/ </link> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:49:31 EST FED EX CUP standings as of 3/15/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32287415 Here are the latest Fed Ex Cup standings. Follow them yourself here: <BR> <link>www.pgatour.com/r/stats/info/?02394 </link> <BR> 1 Steve Stricker <BR> 2 Camilo Villegas <BR> 3 Ernie Els <BR> 4 Dustin Johnson <BR> 5 Matt Kuchar <BR> 6 Ben Crane <BR> T7 Bill Haas <BR> T7 Ian Poulter <BR> 9 Hunter Mahan <BR> 10 Ryan Palmer <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:29:48 EST Waste Management Pheonix Open(Feb 25-28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x32287231 Follow the action at <link>www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r003/ </link> or you can catch it on the Golf Channel from 4-7pm est. <BR> <BR> Leaderboard going into round 3: <BR> <BR> Mark Wilson -5 F T1 -11 <BR> Camilo Villegas -2 F T1 -11 <BR> Anthony Kim -6 F T3 -10 <BR> Ryan Moore -5 F T3 -10 <BR> Rickie Fowler -4 F T3 -10 <BR> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:20:31 EST 2010 Golf Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x31487050 Hey, this Team site looks pretty dead so I though I would try to get at least a little discussion going here by asking the members what they are looking forward to during the 2010 Golf Season. Personally I am interested in seeing what happens to Tiger, not with all the off-course stuff, but how that will affect his game (and the fan's perception of him), as well as who steps up and maybe has a breakthrough year. Looking forward to majors as they are at some great venues. US Open at Peeble ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:03:02 EST walking 18 holes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33056x29021422 I've lately been trying to walk 9 holes but I use a pull cart. I'm trying to get back to the shape of being able to carry my clubs and walk 18 holes. The main reason for this interest is, I've got to be in that good of shape to compete with the younger guys on tour. <em>40</em> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:21:02 EST Is anybody out there ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33056x27934709 Wanted to join this team due to a love of the game. Is this team active or does anybody want to be? <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:28:00 EST