Expert Picks: Hyundai Tournament of Champions

text size
Increase Text Size
Decrease Text Size
Halleran/Getty Images
Webb Simpson has experience at the Plantation Course and is a favorite this week.
January 01, 2014

Each week, our panel of experts will select four players to match their PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Golf lineups and designate one as their projected champion.

Now YOU can sign up to compete with our experts. After creating your fantasy team, look for the group PGATOUR.COM EXPERTS under the "Create/Join Leagues" menu to compete with our experts week after week.

EXPERT PICKS
How it works: Each week, our experts from PGATOUR.COM will make four selections, matching their picks for the TOUR's fantasy game and attempt to accumulate the most FedExCup points throughout the season. To find out more about PGATOUR.COM's fantasy golf, click here.
 
HYUNDAI TOC: Make your picks | Field | Power Rankings | First Look
 
Expert Picks: Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Expert
Fantasy selections
Projected champion
Sean Martin
Harris English, Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott, Webb Simpson
Matt
Kuchar
Kuchar has finished no worse than seventh in his past four worldwide starts and has finished no worse than ninth in his past three appearances at Kapalua.

John Swantek
Jason Dufner, Bill Haas
Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott
Dustin
Johnson
Bombs away at the Plantation Course for the defending champion, who can blow away the field in any conditions.
Ryan Smithson
Dustin Johnson, Ryan Moore
Jimmy Walker, Gary Woodland
Dustin
Johnson
I am loading up with big hitters at wide-open Kapalua. This is Johnson's to lose again, but I really like Moore as well..

Bryan Mullen Russell Henley, Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott
Dustin
Johnson
There is a comfort level here for DJ, who won the WGC-HSBC Champions in November.

D.J. Piehowski
Harris English, Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Webb
Simpson

After a long layoff, I'm going with three locks with plenty of Kapalua history and taking a hunch on English, who won twice in 2013.


Chris Dunham
Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson
Adam Scott, Webb Simpson
Adam
Scott
The holidays are a time to be lazy. Just give me four competitors with strong Kapalua records.

Anne Detlefsen
Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott
Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland
Adam
Scott
The Masters champ is primed to have an even bigger year in 2014 ... starting with a win this week.

Helen Ross
Bill Haas, Dustin Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Matt
Kuchar
He's finished in the top 10 the last three times he's played in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and broken par in 10 of his last 11 rounds at Kapalua.
Rob Bolton
Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott, Webb Simpson
Adam
Scott
All have experienced success at Kapalua and all arrive in form. You can’t ask for anything more.
Bill Cooney
Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson
Adam Scott, Gary Woodland
Matt
Kuchar
Just look at his record at Kapalua: T9, T6, 3rd in last three starts where he's cracked 70 in 7 of 11 rounds. Killer short game always helps in the wind.

Brian Wacker
Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott, Webb Simpson
Matt
Kuchar
He had two wins, two runner-up finishes and four other top 10s last season. He has played well at Kapalua in the past, finishing 6th in 2011 and 3rd in 2010.

Mike McAllister
Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland
Gary
Woodland
He found something near the end of last season, giving him momentum entering 2014.

Amanda Balionis
Harris English, Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Zach
Johnson
One of the hottest players to end his year, will continue that in his 7th start at Kapalua.
PGATOUR.COM Experts

The experts have their own league in PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Golf game. You can sign up to play against our experts. Just add your team to our public league, PGATOUR.COM EXPERTS. Click here to sign up

Of the 335 teams currently in the league, The Tap-In's currently leads with 2,540 points. Here's where our experts rank after the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Rank Expert Team name Points
14 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor
@PGATOURSMartin
1,973
35 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On The Tee
Swan Tech
1,821
69 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson
1,682
91 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer
Bryan Mullen
1,556
92 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Social Media coordinator @DJPie 1,555
124 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer
@ChrisDunhamJr
1,413
152 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen
1,299
184 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents
helenross
1,160
191 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist
@RobBoltonGolf
1,140
209 BILL COONEY, Site Producer Bill Cooney
1,053
230 BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer
@pgatour_brianw
961
241 MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor
@pgatour_mikemc 935
303 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today
Amanda Balionis 518
Print This Story