Expert Picks: Children's Miracle Network Classic

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November 09, 2010
PGA TOUR staff
EXPERT PICKS
How it works: Our experts from PGATOUR.COM select the player they think will win this week's event. By using a draft process, no two picks can be the same. The player who wins the previous week picks last the following week. Note: Two new experts, Chris Dunham and John Schwarb, joined the panel after the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
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Expert Picks: Children's Miracle Network Classic
Expert
 
Pick order Player selected
 
Helen
Ross
DAVIS LOVE III. He won at Disney two years ago and has seven top-10s there overall. Love shot four rounds in the 60s in his last start so he's playing well, and this would be a great way to finish off the season strong -- again.
 
Ryan
Smithson
RICKIE FOWLER. I am assuming Helen didn't take Fowler because she thinks he will be tired after playing in China last week, but he's not 40 years old. He needs a haircut, not sleep. He's piled up 10 consecutive cuts made.
If Smithson had the top pick ... Fowler
John
Swantek
VIJAY SINGH. Owns a terrific record at Disney; five top-10 finishes and the title in '03. Hasn't played the event in four years, which tells me he's itching to compete - and motivated - after failing to qualify for THE TOUR Championship.
If Swantek had the top pick ... Singh
Brian
Wacker
MICHAEL ALLEN. He's 0-for-his-career on the PGA TOUR, but he is coming off a runner-up finish and just last month was second at the Viking Classic. Allen may never win on TOUR but he's playing well enough to right now.
If Wacker had the top pick ... Fowler
Mike
McAllister
BRENDON DE JONGE. No player on TOUR has made more birdies this year (414 in 110 rounds) than the 2008 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year. The Zimbabwe native has played well in the Fall Series. Why not one last international winner this year?
If McAllister had the top pick ... Fowler
Casey
Black
JUSTIN LEONARD. Likes the courses at Disney as he finished T2 after losing in a playoff here last season. He was also T6 in 2007. Leonard is coming off a T24 finish at the Frys.com Open.
If Black had the top pick ... Fowler
Lauren
Deason
JOHN SENDEN. He's had five top-15 finishes in his last seven starts, including a T11 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The Aussie's only TOUR win came in 2006 at the John Deere Classic -- isn't it time for another?
If Deason had the top pick ... Fowler
Anne
Szeker
STEWART CINK. Cink tends to play well at the end of the year, and had a T13 here in 2007. He's been resting since the Ryder Cup, and should be ready to go at Disney World. A victory here would give him one in each of the last three seasons.
If Szeker had the top pick ... Fowler
Chris
Dunham
BRIAN DAVIS. With my original pick, Jeff Overton, now out of the mix, I'll take the runner-up from two weeks ago in Malaysia. Davis tied for Sunday's low round a year ago in this event and finished in a tie for seventh.
If Dunham had the top pick ... Fowler
John
Schwarb
WEBB SIMPSON. Now that his card is secured, it's time for the former Wake Forest star to step up and forget the disappointment at Summerlin, where he double-bogeyed the 71st hole and finished one shot out of a playoff. Leads Rob Bolton's Power Rankings.
If Schwarb had the top pick ... Fowler
Standings after Week 5
POST-PLAYOFFS STANDINGS: With his selection of World No. 1 Lee Westwood last week, John Schwarb jumped from third to the top of the standings:
Position Name Wins Top-5s Top-10s Top-25s Money
1 John Schwarb
Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
0 3 3 3 $1,342,840.40
2 Chris Dunham
Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
1 2 2 3 $1,154,815.48
3 Anne Szeker
Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
1 3 3 3 $1,126,758.75
4 John Swantek
Host, On The Tee
0 1 2 3 $715,890.40
5 Ryan Smithson
Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
0 2 2 2 $685,990.00
6 Brian Wacker
Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
0 1 1 3 $426,640.29
7 Casey Black
Host, PGA TOUR Today
0 0 2 5 $424,759.29
8 Lauren Deason
Editorial Coordinator, PGATOUR.COM
0 0 2 2 $325,018.41
9 Mike McAllister
Managing Editor, PGATOUR.COM
0 0 1 2 $293,517.63
10 Helen Ross
Chief of Correspondents, PGATOUR.COM
0 0 0 0 $69,668.00

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