Hindsight is 20/20, but look at Hideki Matsuyama's record in majors. Coming into the 2021 Masters, he made the cut in 27 of his 32 major starts, and had finished in the top-25 an amazing 19 times. His Masters mark was 8-9, and he had finished in the top-20 in five of the past six years. This past weekend, he put it all together for a brilliant performance and his first major win. The scoreboard tightened early Sunday, as Will Zalatoris made a run, and later when Xander Schauffele strung together a bunch of birdies, but Matsuyama never lost the lead and won the Green Jacket for his native Japan. Bravo, Hideki!
Ronny Elliott of Fantasy Golf Report originally rostered Schauffele and Jordan Spieth, who both tied for third, and then used a mulligan on Matsuyama to claim the Skin and the $50 prize! Great work, Ronny! It wasn't a high scoring week, as nobody used Matsuyama or Zalatoris on Thursday. Harry Radley of World Am Champ, John Eller of AshAndBak, and John Ferguson of Chipshot tied for second, and there were 15 players within $1M of the top. Well done!
Joe Butter of From Center Cut still holds the overall lead by about $5.7M, and Tomas Hires owns the #2 and #3 team right now! Joe won Segment 2 with a dominating performance, and Tomas was runner-up, so they will pocket $50 and $25, respectively. Masters winner Ronny Elliott moved up 16 spots and Rich Embry of Roll Damn Tide rose 14 positions on the overall board. Ronny also leads the Majors pool after the first major. Excellent job, gentlemen!
Segment 3 is here, and it begins with the RBC Heritage from Hilton Head, where Webb Simpson held off Abraham Ancer last year. Get those lineups in before the deadline, and good luck!