Zurich Classic Preview: Howdy, Partner
Zurich Classic Preview: Howdy, Partner

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I'm not generally in the business of breaking news, but every once in a while, I'll get the inside scoop on something I am obliged to pass on. With that in mind, I'll keep you in suspense no longer. I have it on good authority that ... fantasy golf is hard. I mean, really hard. Not "who do I choose as my flex position this week" hard, or "when I should I draft my first closer" hard, but "how do I replace the pistons on my engine" hard.

The difficultly of this game was never more apparent than last week when the likes of Trey Mullinax, Andrew Landry and Sean O'Hair finished captured the top-three spots at the Texas Open. Mullinax entered with one top-10 in nine starts this season, Landry had missed four of his previous five cuts on the PGA Tour and O'Hair had missed the cut in his only two starts at this event on this course. Meanwhile, the favorites entering the week, Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele and Sergio Garcia, struggled. It's almost enough to make you throw your hand up and just give up, but then you remember, this is just one event and while it may have played out exactly the opposite of what you were expecting, the next one might go as scripted.

In that sense, fantasy golf is much like the game of golf itself. Most of the time, it's a grind and you wonder if you'll ever get it right, but every

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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