Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fantasy is Starting to Catch Up to Reality

Not only was Michael Thompson promoted to Yahoo!'s B list of players, he's currently tied for the second most productive player on the list.

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson's performance on the golf course is starting to get noticed by the fantasy golf geeks.

*** Quick Disclaimer ***
Before you fantasy golf geeks send me a bunch of hate mail - I've got a fantasy golf team on Yahoo! too so just go ahead and admit it - we're geeks.
*** Back to the Post ***

For the first time, PGATour.com fanatasy golf columnist Rob Bolton has Michael Thompson listed in his Power Rankings column.  Michael didn't quite crack the top 10 picks for the week but he did make it to #11.  Here's what Rob had to say:

Michael Thompson One of the TOUR's most underrated putters. Finished T6 at Waialae and ranked fifth in Strokes Gained-Putting and T2 in birdies. (Also had an eagle.) Three top-six finishes worldwide dating back to a solo third at The McGladrey Classic.
Now just because Rob Bolton hasn't had Michael in his Power Rankings column before doesn't mean Michael's been off his radar screen.  Last year he predicted Michael would finish inside the top 125 (which he did) and he had him ranked #74 before the year started ahead of some very good golfers in his 2012 Fantasy Cheat Sheet.

Up until now the positive press hasn't translated to a lot of people picking Michael on their Fantasy teams.  Last week Michael was on less than 1% of the fantasy teams on Yahoo!.  Unfortunately for those of us who've been using Michael to sneak up on everyone who hasn't been following his career, I think the secret might be out of the bag.

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