Expert picks: Wyndham Championship

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August 13, 2013

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Expert picks: Wyndham Championship
Expert
Fantasy selections
Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Bill Haas, Zach Johnson
Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker

Zach
Johnson
Didn’t want to omit the defending champion (Sergio Garcia), but my four choices are cornerstones this week. They also represent the top four in my Power Rankings.
Mike
McAllister
Jason Bohn, Tim Clark
Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker
Jason
Bohn
Bohn has a terrific track record in this event, with three top-3 finishes in six starts. And you may have forgotten because he hasn't played in a month, but he comes off consecutive top-10s finishes on TOUR, so he's in form. Seems like a good combination to me.
Chris
Dunham
Jonathan Byrd, Tommy Gainey
Trevor Immelman, Greg Owen

Tommy
Gainey
Filling up my lineup with players who need a move to make the FedExCup Playoffs. Gainey's my pick because we both celebrate our birthdays today but don't sleep on him this week. He's struggled of late but finished third here in 2011 when in a slightly shorter slump.
John
Schwarb
Bill Haas, Zach Johnson
Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker
Bill
Haas
I like the Carolina crowd for this event (or, with Sneds, Carolina-bordering), though I'd take Haas just about anywhere these days. He leads the TOUR with nine top 10s and was T7 at Sedgefield last year. You know he's gearing up for another deep FedExCup Playoffs run.
Ryan
Smithson
Tim Clark, Bill Haas
Carl Pettersson, Webb Simpson
Webb
Simpson
This is a fun week to pick. Local knowledge is half the battle at Sedgefield, and few have more of it than Webb. One side note: I really wish I had room for David Lingmerth. I have a feeling this is his week.
Helen
Ross
Tim Clark, Bill Haas
Carl Pettersson, Webb Simpson
Bill
Haas
Haas has been a top-10 machine this year, with one of those a win at the AT&T National. Another at the Wyndham Championship could send the 2011 FedExCup champ into the Playoffs with momentum and deep inside the all-important top five.
Anne
Detlefsen
Bud Cauley, Sergio Garcia
David Lingmerth, Chris Kirk
Sergio
Garcia
Look for the defending champion to be a factor at Sedgefield again this year. He's had 4 top 10s this season and ranks first in strokes gained-putting.
Bill
Cooney
Bill Haas, Zach Johnson
Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker
Zach
Johnson
Johnson is coming off four straight top-10 finishes -- a career best. He's finally heating up just in time for the FedExCup Playoffs, having moved from 76th to 23rd in the FedExCup standings in the past month. A victory could take him all the way to fifth.
Bryan
Mullen
Bud Cauley, Tim Clark
Brendon de Jonge, Bill Haas
Bill
Haas
Haas finished T7 here last year and has been solid the past several weeks, including a win at AT&T National. You have to go low here, and Haas ranks 18th in scoring average (69.979).
John
Swantek
Bill Haas, Webb Simpson
Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley
Webb
Simpson
Solid season (18th in FedExCup) has not yet produced a victory. North Carolinian has shown flashes in big events the last two weeks. This week, he puts four rounds together and finishes the job.
Brian
Wacker
Tim Clark, Bill Haas
Brandt Snedeker, David Toms
Brandt
Snedeker
He got his first career win at Sedgefield and returns this week playing close to the kind of golf he did early in the year.
Sean
Martin
Paul Casey, Bill Haas
Morgan Hoffmann, Jordan Spieth
Bill
Haas
Maybe it's because he went to college in the state, but this seems like a good week to go with Haas, who leads the PGA TOUR in top-10s (nine).
Amanda
Balionis
Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson
Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley
Webb
Simpson
The 2011 Champion is comfortable at Sedgefield, a venue where he has only missed the cut once and has carded top 25s otherwise. The North Carolina resident is coming off a strong performance at Oak Hill Country Club, expect him to contend once again at the last event in the PGA TOUR season.
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Of the 814 teams currently in the league, bodeeagles currently leads with 11,211 points. Here's where our experts rank after the PGA Championship:

Rank Expert Team name Points
34 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 9,874
137 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 8,656
187 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 8,270
271
JOHN SCHWARB, Site Producer John Schwarb 7,643
288
RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 7,516
325 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross 7,113
344
ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 6,973
392 BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4635 6,520
483 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer* Bryan Mullen 5,118
492 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 4,922
498 BRIAN WACKER, Site Producer @pgatour_brianw 4,828
562 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor* PGATOURSMartin 3,427
623 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today Balionis 2,425
*Joined the panel a little late
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