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    Expert Picks: Northern Trust Open

    Expert
    Fantasy selections
    Projected champion
    Sean
    Martin
    Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas,
    Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson
    Graham
    DeLaet
    DeLaet has finished no worse than seventh in his past four PGA TOUR starts, including consecutive second-place finishes. He's due for a win.

     


    John
    Swantek
    Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas,
    Pat Perez, Justin Rose
    Hunter
    Mahan
    Finishes of 4th in Phoenix and 6th at Pebble the last 2 weeks have one of the TOUR's finest ball strikers ready to strike at Riviera.

     


    Bryan
    Mullen
    Kevin Streelman, Jimmy Walker,
    Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan

    Kevin
    Streelman
    Good vibes after a Sunday 68 here last year. Finished T3 at Hyundai TOC last month.

     


    Ryan
    Smithson
    Jimmy Walker, Keegan Bradley,
    Bill Haas, Jason Dufner

    Jimmy
    Walker
    It's a risk to use Walker again, but how can you leave him off? I love Haas here as usual.

     


    D.J.
    Piehowski
    Graham DeLaet, Dustin Johnson,
    Jimmy Walker, Bill Haas

    Graham
    DeLaet
    After a few overly-technical picks the past few weeks, I'm sticking with some safe plays at Riviera. DeLaet's first win is coming any week now.

     


    Rob
    Bolton
    Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson,
    Hunter Mahan, Jordan Spieth
    Jimmy
    Walker
    The top three in my Power Rankings plus Spieth (No. 7), who continues to shatter molds that experience matters.

     


    Anne
    Detlefsen
    Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk,
    Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley
    Dustin
    Johnson
    Dustin Johnson's results are hit or miss at Northern Trust, but I can't ignore his solid play of late.

     


    Chris
    Dunham
    Charl Schwartzel, Kevin Na,
    Bill Haas, Graham DeLaet

    Charl
    Schwartzel
    Always a quick starter when he gets to the U.S., look for Schwartzel to break through for his first TOUR title since the 2011 Masters.

     


    Mike
    McAllister
    Graham DeLaet, Dustin Johnson,
    Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker
    Graham
    DeLaet
    Only reason I'm not taking Walker to win? 'Cause I'm too stubborn to think he could post a FOURTH win by mid-February.

     


    Bill
    Cooney
    Jordan Spieth, Bill Haas,
    Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson

    Jordan
    Spieth
    If a Saturday wind storm doesn't blow him off course, Spieth wins at Pebble Beach. Forecast calls for sunny skies and a gentle breeze this week.

     


    Brian
    Wacker
    Keegan Bradley, Jordan Spieth,
    Jimmy Walker, Hunter Mahan

    Keegan
    Bradley
    He tied for second at Riviera in 2012 and was 16th there last year. Bradley has also been in good form this season with four top 20s in five starts.

     


    Helen
    Ross
    Jimmy Walker, Bill Haas,
    Keegan Bradley, Jordan Spieth

    Jimmy
    Walker
    Walker's run has been extremely impressive -- and he's finished 16th or better at Riviera each of the last three years, including a pair of ties for fourth.

     


    Amanda
    Balionis
    Graham DeLaet, Hunter Mahan,
    Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson

    Graham
    DeLaet
    I know I should pick Walker to win for the fourth time. But I'm going DeLaet, who has put himself right there multiple times this season.

     

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    Rank Expert Team name Points
    16 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor
    @PGATOURSMartin
    4,193
    51 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@
    Swan Tech
    3,740
    131 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 3,244
    147 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 3,159
    168
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer
    @DJPie 3,048
    176 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 3,007
    178 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 2,993
    218 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer
    @ChrisDunhamJr
    2,762
    252 MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor @pgatour_mikemc 2,562
    262 BILL COONEY, Site Producer
    Bill Cooney
    2,433
    306 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer @pgatour_brianw 2,108
    348
    HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents
    Helen Ross
    1,803
    414 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, PGA TOUR Today
    Amanda Balionis 1,291
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