The strategy of targeting players with experience at Colonial was the right call but when two obvious plays like Rickie Fowler and Kevin Kisner miss the cut, it hurts a lot. It killed a lot of people’s chances at winning big over the weekend. I can hang my hat on another winning cash lineup despite the huge landmines this weekend at Colonial. It is time to move forward to the Memorial.

It is all about the “Golden Bear” this week at Muirfield Village which plays host Jack Nicklaus’ tournament known as The Memorial.  The course measures out 7,392 yards which is not really considered long or short on the PGA Tour.  This place is known as a golfers’ golf course because it really does not favor any specific type of player.  You can beat this course in diverse ways from a risk/reward style to a more patient approach. You'll notice that I don't have many in the 6K range because I don't feel you have to reach that low. The greens are not big but they are fast, measuring 13 on the Stimpmeter.  These golfers will only have to pick a line and give it just a push.

If you look at players that have had success in this tournament, we notice that most all of them are good total drivers of the golf ball.  Players would be better served to keep the ball on the fairway but it is not the end all be all.  One stat that has stood out amongst the successful players has been proximity to the hole.  We want guys who can get it in nice and tight.

We’ve got another invitational field of just 120 golfers which means in general you can take more risks in your lineups.  When you look at this field, there are only 100 players who have a legitimate chance of winning this weekend and the Top 70 plus ties will make the cut.  Keep that in mind when setting those lineups. 

When setting those cash game lineups, you would be smart to keep a more balanced approach of 10K, 9K, and 8K players to limit the amount of 6K golfers you’ll have to roster.

One other factor that you will have account for this weekend is weather!  We hate hearing about weather but it will play a big part this weekend once again. It looks like there is no way around the rain on Thursday, and then there is less of a chance of storms on Friday but scheduled to return on Sunday. Daytime temperatures won't reach 80 degrees and the winds will be light once things end on Thursday. When you look through the playbook, I did not completely fade the Thursday morning tee times but the majority of these players start in the afternoon to avoid the Friday afternoon storms.

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