My picks for the Sony Open did not fair well. The results are:
(1) Jeff Maggart -Tied for 13 at 8 under par. Maggart was a long shot but he had my hopes up on Sunday because he entered the 4th round tied for first place with a score of 12 under par. It was only a few holes into the final round, when he bogeyed the 4th and 5th holes, that I knew it was going to be a bad day for Maggart.
(2) Web Simpson – Tied for 38 at 4 under par. Do you believe that if people talk about something too much it can be jinxed? I do. All the golf commentators kept talking about how Simpson had 13 straight rounds in the 60’s coming into the Sony Open. What happened — his streak ended with rounds of 72 (round 2) and 70 (round 3) in the tournament. The final day he shot a 68 but that was too little, too late.
(3) Roy Sabbitini – Tied for 29 at 5 under par. Sabbitini had a 7 (triple bogey) on the third hole (par 4) of his final round and even with 5 birdies later in the round he could not recover. He also had drama in his final round when Vijay Singh swore at Sabbitini’s caddy. Singh believed the caddy moved when Singh was hitting his putt. When Sabbitini defended his caddy, Singh swore at Sabbitini. According to an article in the New York Times there were a number of witnesses to this bad behavior.
(4) Heath Slocum – Missed the cut and did not play the weekend. Slocum was my “what the heck” pick this week so I can’t really be upset that he did the worst of all my picks; but this represents the second lesson learned in two weeks competing in the Golf Fantasy game. You have to also think about whether or not your pick could actually miss the cut. It never entered my mind that any of my picks would miss the cut. Go figure.