It’s time once again for everybody’s favorite weekly post, the Fantasy Foursome. This week, we’re in Silvis, Illinois for the John Deere Classic. First, the standings:

1. spencer – 129
2. lefty – 284
3. AC – 374
4. schneider – 411
5. tips – 450
6. toneypenna – 511

Our excellent expertise after the jump.First up, old man Penna:

As I am the Senior member of this happy bunch of carefree vagabonds, I try to instill a little nostalgia on this here website, as well as try to class up the joint a little.
After being recently sucked in by that flat-bellied zombie Hunter Mahan and the PGA Tour’s reigning ostrich look-alike Jim Furyk, I have decided to revert to my Midwestern college roots and select Senior specialist Steve Stricker (say that four times quickly) to win.
The 43 year old Stricker won here last year and he’s from nearby Wisconsin, so he’s an aging, bland Midwesterner with a track record. What a selection!
Next up, Frosted Tips:
I’m going with the opposite logic of that dirty old man tonneypenna and taking the youthful, former Cowboy, Rickie Fowler. The kid’s played well all year and is deserving of his first double-u on tour this week, especially with a fairly thin field. Unfortunately for him, I picked him to do well this week – meaning he’ll likely flirt with the cutline before completely going Ryan Palmer out there and developing a nasty, out-dated, coke habit. Yeah, I’m that good*.
*bad
Third off is Rob’s cousin:
It was a tough choice between Tim Clark and ZJ but since Spencer picked out of turn (again) it made it a little easier. I sincerely hope that ZJ posts another +22 like he did when I picked him for the US Open. Clark is the highest ranked points dude in the field but that’s not the only reason I’m taking him this week. He’s one of the best putters on Tour (4th) and hits it in the short grass a lot (3rd). There will need to be some low scores to win it and TC is primed to get his 2nd W of the year.
Fourth, we have AC:
I’m Taking Kenny Perry. He won this bitch 2 years ago and he’s from Kentucky. What’s better for a Kentucky man to play for than a John Deere Tractor? Mark it. KP all the way.
Fifth, yours truly:
Boo Weekley is making his first appearance at this event in 8 years, so he’s a fun pick.  He’s also a solid bet to throw in a dip, and show up in camo at least one day.  If he wins, look for him to cut some donuts in the parking lot with his new tractor.
Last, and certainly least, spencer:
I’m taking Zach Johnson in a narrow decision over Tim Clark because ZJ has the hometown crowd behind him and went 64-66 last year to take the crown.  Typical year for ZJ, who has turned into one of the PGA’s most consistent performers…half of his cuts made have been top 25’s, only missed two cuts, won once.  Nothing statistically jumps out, but when you’re very solid in driving accuracy, putting and birdie average, like ZJ is, chances are good you’ll find yourself near the top of the leaderboard when the rest of the field is pretty weak.
Well, dude, uh, there you have it.  Enjoy the golfy goodness.
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