Quote of the day
"It was just one of those days where I felt like I couldn't miss." -- PGA golfer Kevin Streelman, who birdied his final seven holes at the Travelers Championship to win by one stroke.
The Travelers Championship may have lacked many marquis names on Sunday afternoon, but the tournament did get a marquis finish from Kevin Streelman, who not only birdied the final seven holes (surging from -8 to -15) to claim a one-stroke win, but he one-putted his last ten holes. Putt for dough!
Nine GuruGolf teams had Streelman this weekend, but not the top best ball team,Smith32 (-51), who didn’t need him. Worst ball honors went to Cyberwahoo4 (+45), who also sent out a Streelman-free foursome.
This was a rough price-change week for a lot of GuruGolf teams, as the more expensive golfers generally fared not-so-well. 29 golfers entered the tournament with GuruGolf prices exceeding $1000 – roughly 1-in-5. Only two of those golfers ranked in the top-ten for the week – using my proprietary GuruGolf value model, which rewards birdie and eagles more than it penalizes bogeys, and which also scores each hole based on relative difficulty. Streelman still ranked #1 for the week. The only two $1000+ golfers in the top ten were K.J. Choi ($1110) and Sergio Garcia ($1480). Meanwhile, a number of high priced golfers took it on the chin this week – even some who made the cut. Notable in that last group were Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, and Keegan Bradley. All four of those guys were ranked in the 40-50 range for the week, and as the highest priced golfers in the field, that pulled their prices down. It’s unusual to see some GuruGolf teams with all four golfers making the cut and still losing team value – but that happened in a few instances this week. The curse of being able to afford high-priced golfers, I guess. In any event, the pricing model was the same this week as for all weeks; the results just look a bit wacky.