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Fantasy Golf Podcast: Is Jim Furyk the man to beat in Mexico?

November 09, 2016

So Rod Pampling was the big winner in Vegas, and we all saw that coming, right? Seriously, the Aussie's stunning win -- especially considering he was only in the field due to a clerical error -- made what happened on Election Night look like just a mild upset. So what surprises are in store this week as the PGA Tour heads to Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba? Joel Beall and I discuss our picks, equipment advancements and a rash of low scores in our weekly podcast. Have a listen:

And if you're more old-school and would rather just read my normal weekly picks, here's who I'm taking on my PGA Tour Fantasy Golf team in Mexico:

Jim Furyk: Mr. 58 becomes Senior Cinquenta y Ocho this week as Furyk tees it up in this event for the first time. It's also a rare fall appearance for Furyk, but apparently, he's focused on golf instead of football with his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers having a down year.

And yes, while he seemed to enjoy his time as a Ryder Cup vice captain, it's never too early to start thinking about earning a spot as a player at the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Jon Rahm: All you need to know is that Rahm finished T-10 in this event last year while he was still a college senior. Oh, and that he's finished T-15 in each of his first two starts to begin his first season as a full-time PGA Tour member. The expectations for Rahm are incredibly high, but they're also warranted.

Scott Piercy: Piercy only finished T-24 at the Shriners, but we believe he was pressing at his hometown event. He finished first in greens in regulation, but just couldn't hole putts. That changes this week.

Keegan Bradley: Another great ball-striker, Bradley has quietly picked up consecutive top 10s on the PGA Tour for the first time since March of 2013. So far, he's only 107th on tour in Strokes Gained/Putting, but when you compare it to last season when he ranked 183rd, that's a huge improvement. We're buying some Bradley, who also finished T-8 in Mayakoba last year, while the price is still low.

Bench: Chris Kirk and Cameron Smith.

And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:

Yahoo! lineup: There's no Yahoo! fantasy golf until January, so if you're playing fantasy golf right now, well, you're really into it.

Knockout/One-and-done pick: Jon Rahm.

And here's the podcast link again, if you want to hear Joel and I jabber: