2019 Desert Classic Fantasy Sleeper Report
You wait nearly five years for a PGA TOUR win, and then two come along almost at once.
Matt Kuchar was the nearly man of world golf; given that a man of his talents seemingly unable to get over the line for so long.
But Kooch got the job done at the Mayakoba Classic before the holidays, and he would have opened his stocking on Christmas morning feeling pretty good about himself.
The good vibes have continued since, and success breeds success as the old saying goes.
Matt Kuchar of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 13, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
So perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised when he hoovered up the Sony Open last time out, leading pretty much from wire-to-wire and never really looking threatened, despite the putting heroics of Andrew Putnam.
Kooch is having the week off to spend his winnings – presumably not on caddie bills if the recent revelations are correct, and so somebody else will have a chance of winning an event at this week’s Desert Classic, the artist formerly known as the CareerBuilder Challenge, the Bob Hope Classic and so on.
Played out in the eye-catching Coachella Valley, the event is hosted on a rotational basis by three different courses: PGA West’s Stadium Course, a Pete Dye monstrosity that was once deemed so hard the players petitioned to have it removed from Tour; the PGA West Tournament Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and featuring not one but two island greens; and finally La Quinta CC, the gentlest of strolls around the Santa Rosa mountain line.
This is a celebrity heavy pro-am event, so you won’t be surprised to learn that the action is rather laidback and the golf pretty easy by all accounts. Even that Stadium Course has been tinkered with to ensure that the likes of Justin Timberlake can hack his way around it.
There is no obvious profile of a winner here, so it’s ‘find some greens and make some putts’ time. All sorts of weird and wonderful characters have either won or challenged in this event, and so it’s something of a sleeper heaven!
As such, we’re excited to reveal this week’s sleeper plays for the Desert Classic.
The Desert Classic Fantasy Sleeper Report
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Sleeper Report Predictions This Season (2018-2019)
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Total Made Cuts (Includes Sleepers)
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