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    • Keegan Bradley is a popular pick among our experts. He was second in his last event at Bay Hill. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Keegan Bradley is a popular pick among our experts. He was second in his last event at Bay Hill. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    PGATOUR.COM Expert Fantasy selections Projected
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    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley
    Stenson The FedExCup champ is starting to round back into form. He finished fifth in his last start, and has two top-3s in three Houston starts.
    JOHN SWANTEK,
    Host, LIVE@

    Keegan Bradley, Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth
    Bradley Top-10 finishes in Houston the last two years. Ready to fire after a week off following runner-up at Bay Hill. Twenty-month victory drought ends this week.
    RYAN SMITHSON,
    Site Producer
    Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson, Daniel Summerhays, Rory McIlroy
    Spieth I am probably going to kick myself for leaving off Keegan Bradley for Summerhays, but Summerhays fits the recent first-timer trend.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Jason Kokrak, Keegan Bradley, Brendon de Jonge, Charles Howell III
    Kokrak He finished ninth here last year, and had a solid 70 on a tough Sunday at Valero. Was fourth at Bay Hill two weeks ago.
    ROB BOLTON,
    Fantasy Columnist
    Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth
    D. Johnson
    Tough cuts made to get here, but I wanted firepower more than anything. At just 29, DJ is the oldest of the foursome!
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Chris Stroud
    McIlroy Time to bounce back. I'm going with the thoroughbreds to win, Kuchar and Johnson, who are playing great, and Stroud, a native Texan in great form.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley
    D. Johnson
    Dustin Johnson is due for a win -- he hasn't finished worse than T6 in five stroke-play events in 2014.
    MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Graham DeLaet
    Bradley Keegan seems to enjoy playing in Texas, the state where he posted his first TOUR win
    CHRIS DUNHAM,
    Site Producer
    Louis Oosthuizen, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley
    Oosthuizen Gambling by taking a guy who's been on DL a bit this year, but Oosthuizen will be in the mix if (perhaps it's a big "if") he can play four rounds.
    BILL COONEY,
    Site Producer
    Graham DeLaet, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy DeLaet Best player without a TOUR victory? Might be. Five T10s in nine events this season, including a pair of runner-ups.
    HELEN ROSS,
    Chief of Correspondents

    Henrik Stenson, Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Graham DeLaet
    Stenson The reigning FedExCup champ has history in Houston with a tie for third in 2009 and shared second a year ago. Not to mention, he's trending up with a tie for fifth at Bay Hill.
    BRIAN WACKER,
    Staff writer

    Graham DeLaet, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Freddie Jacobson
    DeLaet He finished third in Houston in 2010 and the venue sets up perfectly for his ball-striking skills. Also has five top 10s this season, including a couple of runner-up finishes.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR

    Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Andrew Loupe, Steven Bowditch
    Kuchar Coming off a T4 at TPC San Antonio -- which included a third-round 65. Look for him to build off that momentum this week.

     

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    Of the 956 teams currently in the league, Golfing Gods currently leads with 6,770 points. Here's where our experts rank after the Valero Texas Open.

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    15 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 5,777
    114 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@ Swan Tech 4,750
    122 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 4,688
    126 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 4,665
    133 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 4,625
    172 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 4,446
    207 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 4,272
    247 MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor @pgatour_mikemc 4,019
    285 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 3,716
    287 BILL COONEY, Site Producer @BillCooney4653 3,707
    373 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    2,926
    417 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 2,511
    543 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 1,401
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