Expert picks: BMW Charity Pro-Am

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May 13, 2009
PGA TOUR staff
PGATOUR.COM will have expert picks and sleepers for each Nationwide Tour event this year. Our experts -- Nationwide Tour producer Ceri Mobley and marketing assistant Jordan Crampton, who formerly worked for the Nationwide Tour -- will each choose two players they consider favorites that week and a sleeper pick (a player who is not inside "THE 25"). Here are their selections for this week's BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Crampton's picks Mobley's picks
Michael Sim. Currently first on the money list by more than $90,000, Sim seems like the obvious choice for this week's event. He is off to a great start to the season, and he finished in the top 20 here last year. Look for Sim to keep his good play going and notch his second win of the season.
Won Joon Lee. The big hitter from Down Under is coming off his best finish of the season -- a tie for ninth at the South Georgia Classic, where he took advantage of the longest course on Tour. He tied for 10th at this event last year, so he's a pretty nice pick even if he's only 67th in money.
Daniel Summerhays. It has been a feast-or-famine season so far for Summerhays. While he has only made half his cuts, he has notched two top fives and been in contention on Sunday. As with Sim, I'm counting on Daniel's history from last season where he too notched a top 20 at this event.
Michael Sims. This pick worked out well for me at the South Georgia Classic where the Bermudan scored his second consecutive tie for 15th. It might be risky this week since he's never made a cut at this event, but I'll take the risk based off of how well he's playing right now.
Crampton's sleeper Mobley's sleeper
Matt Every. While I hardly consider Every a sleeper, he is currently just outside "THE 25" this week. Every has also had a tough time consistently making cuts this season, but each time Every has made the cut, he's finished in the top 25. I'm expecting that trend to continue this week because Every made the cut in this event last year.
Roger Tambellini. Tambellini has made five of six cuts on Tour this season, including a pair of top 25s. He was the solo runner-up at last year's BMW Charity Pro-Am, so we know he can handle the courses. Those two things combined make Tambellini a solid sleeper pick. Once again, I have picked three guys outside "THE 25," so let's see how it goes.

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Standings after week 7
Pos. Expert Wins Top 5s Top 10s Top 25s Money earned
1 Ceri Mobley
Associate Site Producer, PGATOUR.COM
- 4 - 4 $189,243.40
2 Jordan Crampton
Marketing Assistant, PGATOUR.COM
1 - 3 2 $178,143.78

LAST WEEK: Mobley and Crampton fared similarly last week with one missed cut each and strong finishes out of their other two picks. Crampton gets first-pick honors this week with the highest finish -- a tie for ninth from Won Joon Lee -- but Mobley still holds the lead.

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