Expert picks: The Greenbrier Classic

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July 02, 2013

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Expert picks: The Greenbrier Classic
Expert Fantasy Selections Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas
Webb Simpson, Scott Stallings
Webb
Simpson
With plenty of starts remaining on each, there’s no reason to get cute. Going with the top four in my Power Rankings.
Mike
McAllister
Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas
Phil Mickelson, Gary Woodland
Graham
DeLaet
DeLaet has been knocking and knocking and eventually that door will open. He's made seven consecutive cuts and boasts a trio of top 10s in that span -- including his last two events. DeLaet carded a third-round 64 in last year's event and has never shot over par in eight rounds at The Old White TPC.
Chris
Dunham
Ben Curtis, Morgan Hoffmann
Webb Simpson, Jimmy Walker
Morgan
Hoffmann
The last two versions of The Greenbrier Classic have ben taken home by rookies (Stallings, TPJ). Hoffmann, my preseason rookie of the year pick, has played five straight weeks but has earned top-10 finishes in each of the last two. He currently sixth in Rob Bolton's rookie rankings but will be moving up next week.
John
Schwarb
Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas
Webb Simpson, Scott Stallings
Bill
Haas
It's ridiculous to predict someone to win in back-to-back weeks on TOUR, but Haas would be the kind of player to it -- a proven winner with a steady head and even steadier game. And he's come close at The Greenbrier before, tying for second in 2011.
Helen
Ross
Bill Haas, Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth, Boo Weekley
Bill
Haas
I would be comfortable with either former Deacon on my roster as the eventual champ. But I'm picking Bill Haas, who tied for second the first time he played The Old White TPC and certainly has momentum on his side.
Bill
Cooney
Roberto Castro, Graham DeLaet
Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson
Roberto
Castro
Castro continues to knock on the door and one of these weeks he's going to burst through. Finished T7 here last season with a final-round 63, not to mention and second-round 64. Also coming off a second-place showing at the AT&T National. DeLaet keep rolling; Simpson is coming off back-to-back T10s at The Greenbrier; and Mickelson is Mickelson.
Anne
Detlefsen
Brian Davis, Graham DeLaet
Scott Stallings, Webb Simpson
Webb
Simpson
Last year's 36- and 54-hole leader returns to finish what he started at The Old White TPC. Simpson, who boasts back-to-back top 10s here, is the pick this week.
Ryan
Smithson
Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson
Scott Stallings, Boo Weekley
Webb
Simpson
I have to do something -- my team is just getting reamed week after week, missed cut after missed cut. Simpson and Phil are no-brainers, and Boo is rested after a couple weeks off. Stallings ('11 winner) is an easy pick.
Brian
Wacker
Bill Haas, Webb Simpson
Scott Stallings, Jordan Spieth

Webb
Simpson
Simpson has played well here in the past and more importantly seems to have turned the corner on his season. I think he gets his first win since his U.S. Open victory last year.
Bryan
Mullen
Roberto Castro, Graham DeLaet
Scott Piercy, Scott Stallings
Graham
DeLaet
DeLaet is on a hot streak. He finished third at the Travelers two weeks ago, and followed that up with a T8 at AT&T National this past week. He was in the mix at The Greenbrier Classic last year thanks to a 64 on Saturday before finishing T12.
John
Swantek
Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas
Morgan Hoffmann, Webb Simpson
Graham
DeLaet
It's not a matter of if the Canadian will win his first event, but when. After finishing 3rd in Hartford and 8th in DC, it might be this week. He's 10th in distance and 1st in GIR, he competes well on any style of course
Amanda
Balionis
Roberto Castro, Graham DeLaet
Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson
Graham
DeLaet
DeLaet is coming off consecutive top-10 finishes and coming into a course he's comfortable on. The Canadian has never scored worse than par at The Old White TPC in two previous starts. Expect this to be the week that the Canadian breaks through.
Sean
Martin
Graham DeLaet, Billy Horschel
Webb Simpson, Scott Stallings
Graham
DeLaet
He continues to knock on the door (no worse than T-26 in his past six starts, including two consecutive top-10s). The past two winners at the Greenbrier have been first-time winners. He's 23rd in the FedExCup standings.
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Of the 788 teams currently in the league, bodeeagles currently leads with 8,427 points. Here's where our experts rank after the AT&T National:

Rank Expert Team name Points
67 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Insider @RobBoltonGolf 6,604
240 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 5,592
262
CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 5,511
327
JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer John Schwarb 5,202
338
HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross 5,121
369
BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4635 4,908
401
ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 4,733
421
RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 4,544
515
BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw 3,385
542
BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer* Bryan Mullen 3,032
581
JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 2,542
588
AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis 2,425
637
SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor*
@PGATOURSMartin
1,642
* Joined the panel a little late
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