What is Dean & Deluca? That's the question you'll probably end up asking yourself if you watch this week's PGA Tour event. Well, it's an upscale grocery chain that started in NYC and has been referenced in movies like American Psycho and TV shows like Felicity and Bored to Death. Ohhh, you came here looking for fantasy golf help and not knowledge about this Wichita-based company with 42 locations and counting? Well, we've got you covered on that front as well. Have a listen to this week's podcast with Joel Beall and me:
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 at Colonial:
Jordan Spieth: We're not sure what happened on Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson, but for three rounds, it looked like the "old" Jordan was back. In fact, Spieth's 36-hole total of 129 was the best of his career. Now the Texas native returns to Colonial where he's finished T-7, T-14 and T-2 (last year) in his young career.
Matt Kuchar: Uh oh, it looks like one of the PGA Tour's top ATMs has awoken. Kuchar has posted consecutive third-place finishes at the Players and the Nelson. His Colonial track record includes a runner-up in 2013.
Jason Dufner: Outside of the majors, this event is probably tops on this huge Ben Hogan fan's list. And he's come close twice with two runner-ups. Oddly enough, he's never finished better than T-43 in any of his other trips to the Fort Worth track, but there's still another stat in his favor this week. Since 2002, those who have won this tournament have done so in their eighth try on average. Maybe Dufner gets it done on try No. 8 as well.
Colt Knost: A T-3 at the Players. A T-4 at the Byron Nelson, where he was also Jordan Spieth's
house mansion guest. Life is good right now for Colt Knost. Oh, and thanks to Steve Elkington, he's also got one of the best nicknames in sports: Big Gravy. Yep, we're riding the (Big) gravy train this week.
__ Bench:__ Zach Johnson and Kevin Na.
And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:
Yahoo! lineup: Jordan Spieth, Jason Dufner, Colt Knost, Matt Kuchar (starters); Chris Kirk, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Kevin Na (bench).
Knockout/One-and-done pick: Matt Kuchar.
Previously used: Bryson DeChambeau (Valero), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jason Dufner (RBC), Matt Every (Bay Hill), Tony Finau (Frys.com), Sergio Garcia (Riviera), Bill Haas (Farmers), J.B. Holmes (Wells Fargo), Dustin Johnson (Doral), Kevin Kisner (RSM - winner!), Russell Knox (Honda), Anirban Lahiri (CIMB), Graeme McDowell (Hyundai), Kevin Na (Phoenix), Ryan Palmer (CareerBuilders), Scott Piercy (Byron Nelson), Patrick Reed (HSBC), Patrick Rodgers (Shriners), Brandt Snedeker (Pebble), Brendan Steele (OHL), Henrik Stenson (Players), Justin Thomas (Sony), Bubba Watson (Masters).
And one more time, if you feel like listening to Joel and I jabber, here you go: