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2012 Dollar Values/Expert Auction: RotoWire Staff Golf Auction Results

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke is the president and co-founder of RotoWire.com. He's been elected to the hall of fame for both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and Fantasy Sports Writers Association and also won the Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet in 2005 from the FSWA. He roots for for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and T-Wolves.

For those of you who have a golf auction and bid a fixed budget on your golfers, the following is meant to be a guide.

These are the actual dollar values from our recent RotoWire staff golf league. Our rules base winners on total earnings in PGA Tournaments from the Sony Open to the final FedExCup event (we skipped the Hyundai Tournament of Champions due to scheduling conflicts for the draft), excluding those PGA Tour events held the same week as the the World Golf Championship events and the British Open.

Our format also includes bonus points for the four majors. As a result, some European players may have a higher ranking here than your league. If a European golfer plays in just the four majors and world golf tournaments, he'll still have a lot of value in our league. Our league had 14 members, a budget of $100 per team and each team starts five golfers per week with a total roster of 10 golfers.

Based on our league's results, there's never been a more wide open season for golf. The league has been together since 2000 and this year was the first time Tiger Woods wasn't the most expensive golfer. The $54 paid for Jason Day was by far the lowest amount paid for the most expensive golfer in the draft. The previous low had been for $64 for Tiger Woods in 2000. There just are not as many marquee names to invest in who will dominate PGA Tour earnings or major wins like the heyday of Tiger and Phil. Luke Donald went lower than he's ranked in most lists. That seemed to be a quirk where he went later and most owners didn't have money. Still, he was a bargain.

While these dollar values may not exactly fit your league's rules, this should be a good benchmark for your draft preparation.

Here are the results:
Golfer   $$
Jason Day $ 54
Nick Watney $ 50
Phil Mickelson $ 46
Tiger Woods $ 42
Steve Stricker $ 41
Dustin Johnson $ 40
Matt Kuchar $ 40
Adam Scot $ 38
Luke Donald $ 37
Justin Rose $ 37
Webb Simpson $ 36
Rory McIlroy $ 35
Hunter Mahan $ 34
Rickie Fowler $ 30
Bill Haas $ 30
Lee Westwood $ 30
Anthony Kim $ 27
Charl Schwartzel $ 26
Bubba Watson $ 23
Jim Furyk $ 22
Keegan Bradley $ 21
Aaron Baddeley $ 20
Zach Johnson $ 20
Geoff Ogilvy $ 20
K.J. Choi $ 19
Harris English $ 19**
Brandt Snedeker $ 19
Charlies Howell III $ 17
Gary Woodland $ 17
Martin Laird $ 16
David Toms $ 16
Camilo Villegas $ 16
Sergio Garcia $ 15
Cameron Tringale $ 15
Bo Van Pelt $ 15
Trevor Immelman $ 12
Lucas Glover $ 11
Kevim Na $ 11
Sean O'Hair $ 11
Ernie Els $ 10
Ryan Moore $ 10
Brendan Steele $ 10
Yong-Eun Yang $ 10
Stewart Cink $ 9
Sang-Moon Bae $ 8
Jonas Blixt* $ 8
Jonathan Byrd $ 8
Ben Crane $ 8
Jason Dufner $ 8
Spencer Levin $ 8
Carl Pettersson $ 8
Vijay Singh $ 8
Fredrik Jacobson $ 7
Robert Karlsson $ 7
Steve Marino $ 7
Graeme McDowell $ 7
Ian Poulter $ 7
Robert Allenby $ 6
Paul Casey $ 6
Tommy Gainey $ 6
Retief Goosen $ 6
Ryan Palmer $ 6
Rory Sabbatini $ 6
John Senden $ 6
Kyle Stanley $ 6
Mark Wilson $ 6
Bud Cauley $ 5
Brendon de Jonge $ 5
Martin Kaymer $ 5
J.J. Killeen $ 5
George McNeill $ 5
Bryce Molder $ 5
Jeff Overton $ 5
Andres Romero $ 5
Angel Cabrera $ 4
Robert Garrigus $ 4
Brian Gay $ 4
Charley Hoffman $ 4
Chris Kirk $ 4
Kevin Streelman $ 4
Ricky Barnes $ 3
Tim Clark $ 3
Graham DeLaet $ 3
Hunter Haas $ 3
Jerry Kelly $ 3
Seung-yul Noh $ 3
Louis Oosthuizen $ 3
Pat Perez $ 3
D.A. Points $ 3
Chez Reavie $ 3
Scott Stallings $ 3
Jhonattan Vegas $ 3
Jimmy Walker $ 3
Chad Campbell $ 2
Greg Chalmers $ 2
Kevin Chappell $ 2
Brian Davis $ 2
Padraig Harrington $ 2
Ryo Ishikawa $ 2
Kyung-Tae K.T. Kim $ 2
Danny Lee $ 2
Marc Leishman $ 2
Scott Piercy $ 2
Alvero Quiros $ 2
John Rollins $ 2
Heath Slocum $ 2
Anders A. Hansen $ 1
Blake Adams $ 1
Stuart Appleby $ 1
Arjon Atwal $ 1
Briny Baird $ 1
Kris Blanks $ 1
Jason Bohn $ 1
Miguel Angel Carballo $ 1
Kerik Compton $ 1
Simon Dyson $ 1
Edoardo E. Molinari $ 1
Matt Every $ 1
Harrison Frazar $ 1
Matthew Goggin $ 1
Paul Goydos $ 1
Peter Hanson $ 1
David Hearn $ 1
J.J. Henry $ 1
Ryuji Imada $ 1
Miguel Angel Jimenez $ 1
Brandt Jobe $ 1
Russell Knox $ 1
Jason Kokrak $ 1
Jamie Lovemark $ 1
Matteo Manassero $ 1
Francesco Molinari $ 1
Nick O'Hern $ 1
Ted Potter $ 1
Michael Sim $ 1
Henrik Stenson $ 1
Vaughn Taylor $ 1
Michael Thompson $ 1
Johnson Wagner $ 1
Charlie Wi $ 1

*Blixt went for $8 as an owner's last player who had $8 for a final roster spot. He likely would have gone for just $1.
**English went to an owner who had $19 for his last roster spot. So the money he left on the table he overbid on English. He probably would have gone for $3-$6.

Here are the team-by-team rosters:

Participants included:

Peter Schoenke, RotoWire
Jeff Erickson, RotoWire
Brian Rappe
James Ybiernas
Josh Ross
Scott Pianowski, Yahoo! Sports
Travis Hines, RotoWire
Joe Sheehan
Jeff Ritter, Sports Illustrated
Tim Schuler, RotoWire
Daryl Shevin
Len Hochberg, MLB.com
Andrew Martinez, RotoWire
Justin Green, RotoWire


Erickson Steve Stricker 41
Erickson Zach Johnson 20
Erickson David Toms 16
Erickson Kevim Na 11
Erickson Graeme McDowell 7
Erickson Blake Adams 1
Erickson Michael Thompson 1
Erickson Miguel Angel Jimenez 1
Erickson Kris Blanks 1
Erickson Johnson Wagner 1
Green Webb Simpson 36
Green Rickie Fowler 30
Green Lucas Glover 11
Green Ernie Els 10
Green Brian Gay 4
Green D.A. Points 3
Green Danny Lee 2
Green Jamie Lovemark 1
Green Jason Kokrak 1
Green J.J. Henry 1
Hines Phil Mickelson 46
Hines Charl Schwartzel 26
Hines Carl Pettersson 8
Hines Charley Hoffman 4
Hines Scott Stallings 3
Hines Pat Perez 3
Hines Hunter Haas 3
Hines Ricky Barnes 3
Hines Jerry Kelly 3
Hines Charlie Wi 1
Hochberg Tiger Woods 42
Hochberg Sergio Garcia 15
Hochberg Spencer Levin 8
Hochberg Steve Marino 7
Hochberg Robert Karlsson 7
Hochberg George McNeill 5
Hochberg Angel Cabrera 4
Hochberg Chez Reavie 3
Hochberg Jimmy Walker 3
Hochberg Harrison Frazar 1
Martinez Rory McIlroy 35
Martinez Bill Haas 30
Martinez Sean O'Hair 11
Martinez Sang-Moon Bae 8
Martinez Brendon de Jonge 5
Martinez Chris Kirk 4
Martinez Louis Oosthuizen 3
Martinez Scott Piercy 2
Martinez Matt Every 1
Martinez Briny Baird 1
Pianow Matt Kuchar 40
Pianow Jim Furyk 22
Pianow Bo Van Pelt 15
Pianow Mark Wilson 6
Pianow John Senden 6
Pianow Robert Garrigus 4
Pianow Chad Campbell 2
Pianow Kevin Chappell 2
Pianow Marc Leishman 2
Pianow Peter Hanson 1
Rappe Dustin Johnson 40
Rappe Adam Scot 38
Rappe Kyle Stanley 6
Rappe Rory Sabbatini 6
Rappe J.J. Killeen 5
Rappe Matthew Goggin 1
Rappe Nick O'Hern 1
Rappe Henrik Stenson 1
Rappe Vaughn Taylor 1
Rappe Ryuji Imada 1
Ritter Hunter Mahan 34
Ritter Anthony Kim 27
Ritter Gary Woodland 17
Ritter Stewart Cink 9
Ritter Retief Goosen 6
Ritter Kyung-Tae Kim 2
Ritter Heath Slocum 2
Ritter Stuart Appleby 1
Ritter Jason Bohn 1
Ritter Michael Sim 1
Ross Lee Westwood 30
Ross Aaron Baddeley 20
Ross Trevor Immelman 12
Ross Ryan Moore 10
Ross Jonas Blixt 8
Ross Fredrik Jacobson 7
Ross Robert Allenby 6
Ross Seung-yul Noh 3
Ross Alvero Quiros 2
Ross Ryo Ishikawa 2
Schoenke Justin Rose 37
Schoenke Geoff Ogilvy 20
Schoenke Cameron Tringale 15
Schoenke Brendan Steele 10
Schoenke Vijay Singh 8
Schoenke Paul Casey 6
Schoenke Simon Dyson 1
Schoenke Russell Knox 1
Schoenke Kerik Compton 1
Schoenke Arjon Atwal 1
Schuler Nick Watney 50
Schuler Bubba Watson 23
Schuler Ian Poulter 7
Schuler Ryan Palmer 6
Schuler Tim Clark 3
Schuler Jhonattan Vegas 3
Schuler Brian Davis 2
Schuler Padraig Harrington 2
Schuler John Rollins 2
Schuler Brandt Jobe 1
Sheehan Jason Day 54
Sheehan Luke Donald 37
Sheehan Greg Chalmers 2
Sheehan Edoardo E. Molinari 1
Sheehan Miguel Angel Carballo 1
Sheehan David Hearn 1
Sheehan Matteo Manassero 1
Sheehan Ted Potter 1
Sheehan Paul Goydos 1
Sheehan Anders A. Hansen 1
Shevin Keegan Bradley 21
Shevin K.J. Choi 19
Shevin Martin Laird 16
Shevin Camilo Villegas 16
Shevin Yong-Eun Yang 10
Shevin Jeff Overton 5
Shevin Andres Romero 5
Shevin Kevin Streelman 4
Shevin Graham DeLaet 3
Shevin Francesco Molinari 1
Ybiernas Brandt Snedeker 19
Ybiernas Harris English 19
Ybiernas Charlies Howell III 17
Ybiernas Jason Dufner 8
Ybiernas Jonathan Byrd 8
Ybiernas Ben Crane 8
Ybiernas Tommy Gainey 6
Ybiernas Bryce Molder 5
Ybiernas Martin Kaymer 5
Ybiernas Bud Cauley 5
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