Expert picks: FedEx St. Jude Classic

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June 04, 2013

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Expert Picks: FedEx St. Jude Classic
Expert
Fantasy selections
Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Tim Clark, Charles Howell III,
Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker
Brandt
Snedeker
Sneds is the no-brainer, but I’m not expecting DJ to get much love in an event devoid of chalk. That plays into my strategy of leaning on defending champs not quite firing on all cylinders.
Mike
McAllister
Tim Clark, Freddie Jacobson,
John Merrick, Brandt Snedeker
Freddie
Jacobson
Jacobson hasn't played as well at TPC Southwind lately as he did early in his career, when he posted three consecutive top 10s (2003-05). Still, this is a course he obviously feels comfortable on, and he comes in riding a string of nine consecutive made cuts.
Chris
Dunham
Trevor Immelman, Jeff Overton,
Heath Slocum, Brandt Snedeker
Trevor
Immelman
It seems like unexpected things always happen at this event so why not the end of a five-year victory drought for Immelman. The South African made his lone start at TPC Southwind the same number of years ago and was a runner-up.
Ryan
Smithson
Boo Weekley, D.A. Points,
Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel

D.A.
Points
Points missed the cut last week but still sits ninth in FedExCup points. I know Snedeker badly wants to win in his home state, and I am using Boo until he slows down. Same for Horschel.
Bill
Cooney
Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel,
Russell Henley, Scott Stallings
Scott
Stallings
The guess is that Stallings is fired up about getting in the U.S. Open as an alternate and he'll come out hot in his home state at TPC Southwind. He's also riding back-to-back top-five finishes.
John
Schwarb
Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III,
Boo Weekley, Ryan Palmer
Brandt
Snedeker
I'm a sucker for the home-state stories, but Snedeker has the stats and 2013 form to back it up. Matt Kuchar jumped him for second in the FedExCup standings by winning last week; it's time for Sneds to turn the tables with his second win of the year.
Helen
Ross
Boo Weekley, Brandt Snedeker,
Phil Mickelson, Robert Karlsson
Robert
Karlsson
Snedeker would be the Cinderella story but Karlsson has been trending up of late and TPC Southwind owes him one after playoff losses in 2010 and '11.
Anne
Detlefsen
Boo Weekley, Ryan Palmer,
Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson

Ryan
Palmer
Palmer has had mixed results at TPC Southwind, but last year's tie for third gives me hope. He's picked up some momentum since a tie for fifth at THE PLAYERS, and should be ready to go after a week off.
Amanda
Balionis
Billy Horschel, Russell Henley,
Josh Teater, Scott Stallings
Josh
Teater
Teater has been playing fantastic golf at exactly the right time. Qualifying for the U.S. Open and British Open. Teater is playing well under pressure, which should serve him well on the weekend at TPC Southwind.
Brian
Wacker
Scott Stallings, John Merrick,
Tim Clark, Brandt Snedeker
Scott
Stallings
Stallings lives in Tennessee and comes in with a lot of momentum having finished fourth in each of his last two starts and with seven of his last eight rounds under par. He also played respectably there a couple of years ago, finishing 25th.
Bryan
Mullen
Robert Karlsson, Brandt Snedeker,
Phil Mickelson, Scott Stallings
Brandt
Snedeker
I'm a big fan of Brandt in his home state here. He tied for eighth at THE PLAYERS and despite a missed cut last week, he's perfect for the narrow layout and intense heat at TPC Southwind.
John
Swantek
Matt Jones, Dustin Johnson,
Robert Karlsson, Phil Mickelson
Matt
Jones
A bit of a reach, but there has been a strong trend of first-time winners this season. The talented Aussie -- T6 at Memorial -- has the goods to be the next.
Sean
Martin
Brandt Snedeker, Robert Karlsson,
John Merrick, Ryan Palmer
Brandt
Snedeker
This will be a good U.S. Open tune-up for Snedeker, who's playing in his home state. A missed cut last week, but that was preceded by some good form at TPC Sawgrass.
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Of the 764 teams currently in the league, bodeeagles currently leads with 7,495 points. Here's where our experts rank after the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance:

Rank Expert Team name Points
48
ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Insider @RobBoltonGolf 5,821
111 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 5,345
235
CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Prodicer @ChrisDunhamJr 4,695
275
JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer
John Schwarb
4,532
296
HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents
Helen Ross
4,459
375
BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4653 4,078
388
RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 3,986
428 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 3,753
554 BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw 2,483
558 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis 2,425
595 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer* Bryan Mullen 2,006
616 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 1,616
644
SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor* @pgatoursmartin 1,117
* Joining the panel a little late
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