Tag Archives: Fantasy Golf

Jul
16
2013
The Open

Playing for the Claret Jug and the big bucks

As you may know, in the past I’ve hosted fantasy golf leagues and some of you may have missed out because of space constraints. Well, finally, I have an exciting and fun — not to mention potentially profitable! — new way for all of my readers to compete against me in a British Open fantasy golf game, with a chance for you guys to win some serious cash prizes.

The game is a one-week contest at DraftDay, which puts a spin on traditional fantasy golf and lasts for a single week. Here now, is my six-man team — think you can do better??

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Jun
13
2013

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I had an eventful day trekking back to NYC to hang out with Michelle Beadle on her show, Crossover. The drive from Philly isn’t bad — unless you make the one wrong turn that you can’t make, but all is still fine at that point since of course you’d leave extra time for traffic.

And then, you get to a toll booth and reach for your wallet only to realize that it’s nowhere to be found. That’s when things get complicated. (Yes, I’m a moron and I’ve never done that in my life. Ever.) But hey, I like to keep life interesting and it’s a perfect excuse for being frazzled and unprepared for the chat in the video above. 

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Apr
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air
Cute alert!

Cute alert!

It’s Wednesday before The Masters and it feels like Christmas Eve. I’ve been trying to explain that to my roommate, a non-golfer, who knows nothing about the game. She is insisting it can’t be Christmas tomorrow without presents and she will be incredibly disappointed if she doesn’t wake up to a tree with pretty lights with gifts underneath it.

“Yeah, dream on,” I told her. 

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Aug
8
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome (back) to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not), and interesting story lines and tidbits from behind the scenes. Disclaimer: I’m just as full of crap as the next guy, maybe slightly less than others, but take my ramblings for what their worth. Oh, you know, ramblings.

Aaron Baddeley blasts a shot from a bunker-but-not-a-bunker

Sorry for the delay. I’ve got plenty of great content — pictures, videos, the works — to share (see my Twitter/Instagram for preview). Problem is it takes time to upload and format, but it’ll be up later tonight or tomorrow morning (well, at some point).

I’m on the way back to Charleston from Kiawah Island and WiFi isn’t working on the shuttle. So here’s the best I can do with my phone. See below for screenshot of my Fantasy Golf picks. (Subject to change. I’ll break down some other favorites and dark horses later, too.)

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Dec
28
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

We got hops

Thanks to the multiple readers who emailed inquiring about Fantasy Golf — you guys reminded me to get those started again. I don’t think I’ve quite processed that the 2012 season is right around the corner, but the best part is I’m about to board my flight to Kapalua for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. I mean, it’s already been a year? Not that I’m complaining because it means I get to kick off the year in paradise (it all goes downhill from there!).

It actually feels a bit like Groundhog Day. I just looked up the post re: Fantasy from a year ago and I was also about to hop on the plane to Hawaii. I could actually almost copy and paste the text and just fill in the blanks with this year’s appropriate info and latest news. Which isn’t a terrible idea, so here we go.

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Apr
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome (back) to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not) and interesting story lines.

Hello from Augusta! And welcome back to “Balls in the Air” — I know it’s been a while since I’ve done this, but there’s no other time like the Masters to revive the feature. (I was too embarrassed by my awful picks at Bay Hill and then no one cared about Houston.) Since we’ve already analyzed Augusta and the field to point of near nausea, let’s just gets straight to the picks.

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Feb
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Steve Stricker looks to defend his title at Riviera

I’ve only heard great things about Riviera. From what I’ve gathered from the players and caddies, they all love the course. Long-hitters who have control off the tee have an advantage this week if the conditions stay damp and soft. Good shot-making and smart course management for approach shots are keys to conquering Riviera. You’ve gotta be able to move the ball left and right. A ballstriker that can move the ball should play well (Phil!). You can’t let the shots get away from you because if you’re on the wrong side of the green, you’re either screwed or you’re going to have a real tough shot. Staying below the hole is also important because of the slick greens (however, if it rains, conditions will be softer like they were today).

“The course is playing really long with the rain, but I’ll just go out there and play the best I can,” said Corey Pavin. That said, I’d probably skip over Pavin for your Fantasy lineup this week.

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Feb
11
2011

Welcome to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not) and interesting story lines. Disclaimer: My picks may suck, but I do think through the factors that may weigh in.

Keegan Bradley really likes playing in pro-ams

Apologies for not posting the column at the usual time, but I was too busy icing my ankle. I did make my picks before the deadline. With hindsight, they’re not the best, except my Group C players are lighting it up. Pebble Beach is one of my favorite places in the world and I’ve actually played all three of the courses in the rotation. Don’t ask me to pick a favorite, though! I wish I were in beautiful Monterey instead of nursing my ankle in icy NYC (which is a terrible place to navigate in crutches — I keep worrying I’m going to slip and hurt my good foot).

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Feb
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not) and interesting story lines. Disclaimer: My picks may suck, but I do think through the factors that may weigh in.

Brrrrr: It's cold!

Welcome to the Phoenix Open, the Greatest Show on the Frost, the Tour’s Party Stop, where golf is secondary for the fans and beer is primary. Unfortunately, we’ve had a chilly front come through Scottsdale the past few days. Wednesday’s pro-am was canceled because the greens were frozen. Chances of play on Thursday kicking off as scheduled appear very slim. Golfers playing in the morning wave, check the phones for text message updates and then go back to sleep. Guys in the afternoon wave should just be on-call starting around noon, but realize the odds are slim that they’ll tee off. Bring games and iPads!

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Jan
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not) and interesting story lines. Disclaimer: My picks may suck, but I do think through the factors that may weigh in.

Long-hitting lefty Bubba Watson T2 at last year's Bob Hope Classic

The PGA Tour kicks off its first event on the mainland with the Bob Hope Classic in La Quinta, California. The five-day pro-am takes place at four different venues — Silver Rock, PGA West’s Palmer Private and Nicklaus Private, and La Quinta. In the first four rounds, players are paired with an amateur group, which may include celebrities, such as NBA legends Julius Irving and George Gervin or Alice Cooper and Kurt Russell. Basically, the celeb line-up is filled with the usual suspects of former B-list stars that love golf (here’s the full list). After play finishes on Saturday, there’s a cut and the pros play a “normal” competitive round to decide the champion.

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