Expert Picks: TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola

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September 17, 2013

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Expert Picks: TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Jason Day, Hunter Mahan
Brandt Snedeker, Tiger Woods
Hunter Mahan
Can’t go wrong with about half of the field. Saved my last start for Woods for the Playoffs finale. Not going to risk a long shot passing me without him on my roster.
Mike
McAllister
Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger has not won in his last four TOUR starts -- that's his longest non-winning stretch of this season. He's been a non-factor in the last two Playoffs events, but with the FedExCup on the line and just 29 players to beat, he'll rise to the occasion this week.
Chris
Dunham
Luke Donald, Jason Dufner
Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods
Jason Dufner
THE Duf. My preseason pick to win the FedExCup need a win and some help but we've seen stranger things happen at East lake. His best finish in three trips to East Lake is a 2011 tie for 13th but this is the year Dufner brings his southeast mojo to Atlanta and wins the biggest prize in golf.
Ryan
Smithson
Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
Zach Johnson
It's obviously not going to be easy for anyone to win back-to-back in the Playoffs, but it's tough to bet against Zach Johnson, who is the hottest player on TOUR. Shot a 60 at East Lake in 2007.
John
Schwarb
Jason Day, Zach Johnson
Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker
Maybe all the chips won't fall his way for a second FedExCup prize (at 10th in the points, he needs help), but I like him to defend his title at East Lake. The first-round 63 at BMW showed me enough, even though he faded on the weekend.
Helen
Ross
Luke Donald, Zach Johnson
Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker
Luke Donald
He grabbed some much-needed momentum at Conway Farms with that tie for fourth. His record at East Lake is stellar, too -- Donald hasn't finished lower than third there in his last three starts.
Bill
Cooney
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Brandt Snedeker, Tiger Woods
Brandt Snedeker
History is probably not on my side here -- no one has repeated at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola since it began in 1987. Too bad. Snedeker (No. 10) may not win the FedExCup, but he's playing -- and putting -- too well to pass up. Furyk and Donald are heating up and Tiger is essentially a lock for a top-10 finish.
Anne
Detlefsen
Luke Donald, Adam Scott
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
Luke Donald
Comes to East Lake, where he's been top 3 in his last three starts, with momentum after he snuck inside the top 30 with a T4 at his home course, Conway Farms.
Bryan
Mullen
Jason Day, Hunter Mahan
Brandt Snedeker, Nick Watney

Jason Day
Day is 14th in the FedExCup standings and is coming off a very nice T4 at the BMW Championship. He has played well at East Lake in the past and there is no reason for him not to contend this week.
John
Swantek
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Zach Johnson, Nick Watney
Luke Donald
After an otherwise dim season, a light went on for Donald on his home course in Chicago with a T-4. He will carry that to East Lake, where he's finished 3rd, 3rd and 2nd the last three years.
Brian
Wacker
Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
He has just one top 20 in his last five starts but that means nothing when it comes to Mickelson. He has won here twice before and at sixth in the FedExCup standings a victory very well could get him his first FedExCup title.
Sean
Martin
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Bill Haas, Tiger Woods

Luke Donald
Donald got into the field with a fourth-place finish at the BMW Championship. He has finished in the top three each of the past three years at East Lake.
Amanda
Balionis
Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
Steve Stricker
Stricker has been the most impressive semi-retired player ever. That may seem overstated but you get the point. The 12-time champion has constantly put himself in contention including last week at Conway Farms. Expect that consistency to carry over to East Lake, a course he is very familiar with, to turn this season into a FedExCup winning success.
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Of the 837 teams currently in the league, zhashwoods currently leads with 13,206 points. Here's where our experts rank after BMW Championship:

Rank Expert Team name Points
36 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 11,076
172 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 9,489
197 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 9,278
254 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 8,829
281 JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer John Schwarb 8,584
355 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross 7,886
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BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4635 7,466
403 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 7,364
448 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 6,411
475 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 5,702
501 BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw 5,174
533 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor PGATOURSMartin 4,234
633 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis 2,425
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