The Greenspan fantasy golf league is proving to be a welcome addition to the lives — and pocketbooks — of many Greenspanners. The World Team’s Tim O’Brien has, in particular, padded his income quite nicely this year with three tournament wins — in a row, no less. And it looked like the first half of the former Two Tons o’ Fun (with Brad Bossio) had the winter segment on Yahoo! Fantasy Golf — and its considerable payout — all locked up.
O'Brien needed eight fantasy points combined from Bubba Watson ...
Until Sunday at Bay Hill, that is.
With Edoardo Molinari shooting 67 (-5) early to set the twenty-point bar, OB only needed eighteen points — an average of 4 1/2 points out of each of his players — to prevail. Basically, his players just needed to show up.
J.B. Holmes ...
Tiger Woods did his job with an even-par 72, good enough for ten points. But the rest — nadda. J.B. Holmes fired a cool 76 for a whopping two points, as did Spencer Levin, who entered the final round in second place. Bubba Watson fired a tidy 78 for a goose egg — zip, zilch, zero.
Bubba still made $48,600 for his finish, which included a 40 on the back. OB, who goes by the screen name VicadinToWin, got goosed.
and Spencer Levin on Sunday at Bay Hill to win the Winter Segment in Greenspan Fantasy Golf. He got four.
Ironically, OB would have still won had Levin been able to squeeze out a 75 to finish -6 instead of -5. He would have earned an additional two points for the saved stroke plus five additional bonus points for what would have been a T3 finish. That would have given OB twenty-one points instead of fourteen — good enough to win.
Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
Truth be told, Greenspanners didn’t exactly dazzle in the Winter Segment. A non-Cupper guy named “Kevin H.” (aka Heavys) ended up winning the big dough. OB came in second. The next-best Greenspanner was the World Team’s Norman Cheuk, who came in sixth. I finished a cool 24th after winning the whole shebang last year.