June 24, 2009
PGA TOUR staff
| Who will win the Dick's Sporting Goods Open? Champions Tour producer Lauren Deason and former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour winner Joe Inman make their picks.|
Inman captured one title on the PGA TOUR at the 1976 Kemper Open, and won the SBC Senior Classic -- now the AT&T Champions Classic -- three consecutive times on the Champions Tour. He's currently the men's golf coach at Georgia State University.
Inman and Deason will each choose one player they consider a favorite as well as a sleeper pick. Here are their selections for this week's event in Endicott, N.Y.
|Inman's picks ||Deason's picks|
| Winner: Jay Haas. He will do well at En-Joie GC, a course that rewards shot-making. He has not played this year like he has in years gone by, but I expect him to make a resurgent comeback at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. || Winner: Joey Sindelar. This is a no-brainer. He's from nearby Horseheads, N.Y., and finished fourth at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open last year. Plus he won twice at En-Joie GC (1985, '87) when it hosted a PGA TOUR event from 1983-2005. |
| Sleeper: Gene Jones. It's a good course for him. First, because he hits it straight and this course is narrow. Plus, he needs the money. I like to pick the guys who need the money; he's out there grinding every week and deserves a win. || Sleeper: Mike Hulbert. We haven't seen much out of Hulbert this year, but Sindelar's close pal also hails from Horseheads, N.Y. -- the pair grew up together -- and he won the B.C. Open at En-Joie GC in 1989. He should be comfortable here. |
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