Fantasy Golf stats round-up: week 6

What was the straregy that paid dividends this week?

Ben An
Ben An
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To boldly go with a selection of Captain Kirk could have been just out of this world

Captain Kirk was a popular figure not only to Star Trek fans, but also with those in our fantasy golf competition who his week were doubling up on the Crowne Plaza Invitational winner’s points.

Captain McIlroy was a far less popular figure as Rory’s defence of his PGA Championship title at Wentworth finished after two days.

PGA Tour There were potentially some big points being doled out Stateside as Chris Kirk, from pot 1, won the Crowne Plaza Invitational and two pot 2 players were among the three runners up – Jordan Spieth and Brandt Snedeker. If you missed out on Kirk let's hope you had picked joint runner-up Jason Bohn instead from that pot.

European Tour South Korea's Byeong Hun An’s romp around Wentworth in the PGA Championship was the 23-year-old's first win on one of the world's major tours.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez came second, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee third and Chris Wood was fourth, thus spreading the big points around the pots.

Overall Team Sportsbob’s scramblers now heads the overall standing after a nifty bit of transfer activity which brought in Chris Kirk and Jordan Spieth, and helped offset having Rory McIlroy as Captain.

In the monthly table Sportsbob’s scramblers now lie second behind Golfanetti.

Who’s hot and who’s not Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Emiliano Grillo (for the second week running) were the most popular players to be subbed into teams last week.

Wentworth no-shows Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson join Hideki Matsuyama as the most dropped players of the week

Top players in each category last week: America A-L – Chris Kirk – 405 points American M-Z – Brandt Snedeker & Jordan Spieth – 345 points Great Britain – Chris Wood – 295 points Ireland – Shane Lowry – 255 points Scandinavia – Alexander Noren – 215 points Rest of Europe – Miguel Angel Jimenez– 345 points Asia – Byeoung Hun An – 405 points Africa – Rory Sabbatini – 175 points Australasia – Danny Lee – 175 points South America – Felipe Aguilar – 135 points

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Roderick Easdale

Contributing Writer Roderick is the author of the critically acclaimed comic golf novel, Summer At Tangents. Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is also the author of five non-fiction books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.