As a Fantasy Golf rookie, I’m quickly learning how wonderful and frustrating the hobby can be. I’ve cared more about whether Spencer Levin makes birdies this season than ever before in my life . All in all, I’m performing quite well through eight weeks.

Then came yesterday.

Now I know it was windy. And I respect the challenge that is the Bear Trap. But, my four starters were a combined 23 over par. How does that happen? I thought I was smooth starting Camilo Villegas seeing as he won here last year — whoops. Thanks for the +9 CV. I thought Vijay was playing well. I thought Graeme McDowell would stay hot.

The only consolation is that this first round ate a lot of people up. There were a lot of high scores. I may not lose that much ground. Others feel my pain.

As a fan, I’ve always loved when courses play tough and birdies are scarce. As a fantasy golf owner, not so much.