Expert Picks: The McGladrey Classic

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Webb Simpson has started the 2013-14 season strong and is a popular pick this week.
November 05, 2013

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Expert Picks: The McGladrey Classic
Fantasy selections
Projected champion
Sean Martin
Harris English, Luke Guthrie
Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson

Charles Howell III
Coming off two consecutive top-10s, and a good record at Sea Island (two top-10s in three starts).

John Swantek
Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar
Jeff Overton, Chris Stroud

Chris Stroud
Coming off his finest season, I believe his first win is coming this year. Just a hunch that it comes this week for the Texan after a strong T3 showing in Malaysia.

Ryan Smithson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Chris Stroud, Boo Weekley
Webb Simpson
I am already down to eight starts for Simpson, but it's not like we have an option of benching him.

Bryan Mullen
Tommy Gainey, Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Matt Kuchar
The Sea Island, Ga., resident is rested and prepared to rack up some FedExCup points.

Anne Detlefsen
Harris English, Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson
Lost in a playoff here in 2010 to Ben Crane. Should be rested and ready after taking a break post-Shriners win.
Chris Dunham
Briny Baird, Harris English
Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson
Briny Baird
I've had enough chalk and both want and expect a surprise at The McGladrey. Give me Baird to shock everyone and finally get a win.
Helen Ross
Brendon de Jonge, Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson
Zach Johnson
Johnson has a history of playing well at "home" games. The St. Simon's Island resident tied for 12th here in 2010 and has seven top-10s in his last nine starts.

John Schwarb
Harris English, Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Brendon Todd
Matt Kuchar
I'm taking all Georgia connections this week and riding on Kuchar. A home win would be a nice add to an impressive, growing resume.

Mike McAllister
Jason Bohn, Luke Guthrie
Jeff Overton, David Toms
Luke Guthrie
Guthrie comes in with a hot hand, tying for fifth at Shriners followed by a solo fourth at the BMW Masters in Asia.

Rob Bolton
Harris English, Matt Kuchar
Webb Simpson, Brendon Todd
Webb Simpson
Sneaking in the upstart Todd to spell Charles Howell III and Zach Johnson. Ties to Georgia doesn’t hurt, but form is more compelling.

Brian Wacker
Tommy Gainey, Charles Howell III
Webb Simpson, Heath Slocum
Webb Simpson
He's coming off a win last month in Las Vegas and finished second at Sea Island in 2011.

D.J. Piehowski
Harris English, Charles Howell III
Matt Kuchar, Jeff Overton
Charles Howell III
Kuchar is the safest play, but I'll buy CH3's early form, especially at Seaside, where he has two top 10s in three years.

Bill Cooney
Brendon de Jonge, Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar, Scott Stallings
Zach Johnson
Struggled in his past few showings here, but had a T12 in 2010. Also coming off seven T10s in past nine starts on TOUR.

Amanda Balionis
Jonathan Byrd, Darren Clarke
Harris English, Zach Johnson
Darren Clarke
Clarke decided to make his first start of the season at friend Davis Love's place. T2 at China Masters in October, told me he's feeling good and focused.

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