Expert picks: RBC Canadian Open

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July 23, 2013

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Expert picks: RBC Canadian Open
Expert
Fantasy selections
Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Dustn Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker
Brandt
Snedeker
He’s fourth in FedExCup points, which means he’s positioned to become the first FedExCup champion to return to East Lake the following season. Also capitalizing on the valuable fact that I still have seven starts remaining for Johnson.
Mike
McAllister
Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan
Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker
Graeme
McDowell
McDowell won the RBC Heritage the week after the Masters. Why not pick him to complete the RBC double by winning another post-major event?
Chris
Dunham
Brad Fritsch, Jim Furyk
Morgan Hoffmann, Cameron Tringale
Cameron
Tringale
Tringale ranks 10th on TOUR in hitting greens and, like many players, he's a good putting weekend away from a career-changing victory. Furyk has two wins in Canada. Hoffmann has four straight top 25s. My Canadian pick, Fritsch, has made better than 75 percent of his cuts this year. THAT's how to construct a winning lineup.
Helen
Ross
Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell
Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker

Brandt
Snedeker
I like the way he rebounded from that  second-round 79 at The Open Championship and finished 11th. Not to mention, he hasn't finished lower than 17th in his last three starts -- two of which were majors.
John
Schwarb
Graham DeLaet, Matt Kuchar
Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker
Matt
Kuchar
He's just so ridiculously consistent, from 20 consecutive cuts to a sixth-place rank in adjusted scoring. The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance was his first stroke-play win of the year; you know he's going to get at least one more this season if not two. Why not here?
Bill
Cooney
Graham DeLaet, Hunter Mahan
Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker

Hunter
Mahan
Coming off a T9 at The Open Championship; also had a top 10 at the U.S. Open. Love his ballstriking ability for Glen Abbey, which is a reason I also like the Canadian DeLaet -- first on the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation.
Ryan
Smithson
Chris Kirk, Matt Kuchar
Daniel Summerhays, Brandt Snedeker

Brandt
Snedeker
Daniel Summerhays must feel like Secretariat right now. He's shot 65 or better three times in the last three weeks. I don't care if the courses were set up easy; This guy is trending big-time. Cue the jinx. 
Anne
Detlefsen
Graham DeLaet, Chris Kirk
Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar

Chris
Kirk
Kirk enters this week with momentum after his third top 10 of the season at Sanderson Farms. Was T4 here last year.
Bryan
Mullen
Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald
Chris Kirk, Camilo Villegas

Graham
DeLaet
The Canadian had a rough finish at The Open Championship, but he has played well in recent weeks. He finished third at Travelers and had a T8 at the AT&T National. He ranks No. 1 on the PGA TOUR in greens hit (71.62 percent) and No. 2 in total driving.
John
Swantek
Graham DeLaet, Matt Kuchar
Hunter Mahan, Daniel Summerhays

Hunter
Mahan
Has played in the final pairing in each of the last 2 majors and shot 75 each time. This week's national Open brings another chance at redemption.
Brian
Wacker
Chris Kirk, Scott Piercy
Brandt Snedeker, Nicholas Thompson

Brandt
Snedeker
Snedeker finished fifth the last time this tournament was played at Glen Abbey in 2009 and he comes in playing well with three straight finishes in the top 20, including a tie for 11th at The Open Championship.
Sean
Martin
Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell

Luke
Donald
Hard to believe he hasn't won since last year's Tampa Bay Championship presented by Everbank. Here's to Donald ending his winless streak in Canada.
Amanda
Balionis
Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan
Dustin
Johnson
He's come close before at the U.S. Open and The Open Championship and this is the week he competes at Canada's open.
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Of the 804 teams currently in the league, bodeeagles currently leads with 9,591 points. Here's where our experts rank after The Open Championship and the Sanderson Farms Championship:

Rank Expert Team name Points
43
ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Insider @RobBoltonGolf 7,919
161
MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister
6,974
245
CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr
6,429
279
HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross
6,280
347
JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer John Schwarb
5,788
359
BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4635
5,688
391 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson
5,421
421
ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen
5,188
490
BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer* Bryan Mullen
4,134
518
JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech
3,782
538
BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw
3,358
569 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor* @PGATOURSMartin
2,849
603
AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis
2,425
* Joined the panel a little late
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