Expert Picks: Travelers Championship

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June 18, 2013

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Expert Picks: Travelers Championship
Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan
John Rollins, Bubba Watson
Hunter
Mahan
All inside the top six of my Power Rankings. Confident blend of strong current form with success at TPC River Highlands.
Mike
McAllister
Keegan Bradley, J.J. Henry
Marc Leishman, Bubba Watson
Bubba
Watson
With a win and a tie for second at TPC River Highlands in the last four years, it's hard to look away from Bubba Watson this week. Former champs J.J. Henry and Marc Leishman figure to contend this week.
Chris
Dunham
Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler
Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson
Rickie
Fowler
It takes a lot of birdies to win at TPC River Highlands and Rickie Fowler is a competitor who tends to make birdies in bunches when he's on a roll. Will he get into that kind of groove this week? If his T10 finish at the U.S. Open is an indication, the outlook is pretty good.
Helen
Ross
Brian Davis, Hunter Mahan
Justin Rose, Webb Simpson

Hunter
Mahan
I know Mahan has to be letdown from what happened at Merion, but not many people have his record at TPC River Highlands. A great sleeper this week is Brian Davis, who makes a lot of birdies and is having a decent year.
John
Schwarb
Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan
John Rollins, Bubba Watson

Bubba
Watson
Give me any 6,800-yard track on the PGA TOUR schedule, and I'm bringing Bubba to the lineup. Especially at TPC River Highlands, where he owns a win (2010) and a runner-up (last year). Won't have to sweat this pick as much as last week, as G-Mac failed to muster at Merion.
Bill
Cooney
Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan
Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood
Lee
Westwood
Westwood owns a quintet of top 10s this season and is coming off a T15 at Merion. Hasn't won a PGA TOUR event since 2010. He's due.
Anne
Detlefsen
Rickie Fowler, Charley Hoffman
Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson

Hunter
Mahan
Mahan has been gaining momentum since THE PLAYERS and enters this week after a T4 at Merion. He has great history at TPC River Highlands, where he won in 2007.
Ryan
Smithson
Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan
Kevin Streelman, Lee Westwood
Kevin
Streelman
I have not used Leishman enough this year, and that is why I am doing so badly in this format. I am not giving up on Streelman. I know he plays better on tougher courses, but I can see him shooting 20 under this week, easy.
Brian
Wacker
Tim Clark, Jason Dufner
Charley Hoffman, Bubba Watson
Bubba
Watson
Sure, the U.S. Open wasn't kind to Bubba but that type of golf doesn't suit his style. This week's host course should serve as a friendly landing place for the 2010 champion and 2012 runner-up.
Bryan
Mullen
Graham DeLaet, Freddie Jacobson
Charley Hoffman, Chris Kirk

Freddie
Jacobson
Jacobson, the 2011 champ, has cooled down after a hot start to the year. But he is still No. 8 in scoring average (69.772) and finished T8 last year at the Travelers, where he shot 65 and 66 during the first two rounds.
Amanda
Balionis
Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore
Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood

Hunter
Mahan
Mahan has a great track record at TPC River Highlands and is coming off a solid performance at the U.S. Open where he was in contention for the majority of the week. It will be a relief to get to a course that's gives up tons of birdies and if Mahan continues his strong play. He'll be in contention once again for the second week in a row.
John
Swantek
Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore
Kyle Stanley, Gary Woodland

Ryan
Moore
Will shake off MC at US Open with return to a venue where he owns a very strong record, with three top 12 finishes in his last 4 starts, including a runner-up in 2011.
Sean
Martin
Nicolas Colsaerts, Marc Leishman
Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson

Bubba
Watson
The big hitter has finished in the top 15 in four of his past five Travelers starts, including a win in 2010 and runner-up last year.
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Of the 775 teams currently in the league, bodeeagles currently leads with 8,190 points. Here's where our experts rank after the U.S. Open:

Rank Expert Team name Points
61 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Insider @RobBoltonGolf 6,298
198 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 5,489
257 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer
@ChrisDunhamJr
5,206
279 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross 5,121
329 JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer John Schwarb 4,830
380 BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4653 4,503
398 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 4,394
413 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 4,274
518 BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw 3,082
560 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer* Bryan Mullen 2,615
575 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis 2,425
581 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 2,359
640 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor* @PGATOURSmartin 1,358
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