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    PGATOUR.COM Expert Fantasy selections Projected
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    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Adam Scott
    Kuchar Yes, he struggled two Sundays in Texas, but he's playing well enough to contend, and no major means more to him than the Masters.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
    Kuchar Big players, big stage. Let's not overthink it. Yes, I watched the last two weeks, but Kuchar is still the hottest hand right now.
    JOHN SWANTEK,
    Host, LIVE@

    Angel Cabrera, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson
    Day Swinging pain free (thumb) for first time in weeks. 2nd and 3rd here in last 3 years, owns rare ability to play his best in biggest events.
    RYAN SMITHSON,
    Site Producer
    Harris English, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson
    English English is a must-use even though he's a first-timer. Hits it high/long. Great putter. Fowler is my hunch pick because he's playing so well.
    ROB BOLTON,
    Fantasy Columnist
    Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott
    Scott The defending champ is the only notable that arrives without a question mark in tow. Gotta have McIlroy in there as a defensive measure.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
    Scott Arguably the best player in the world right now, look for Scott to once again be a factor at Augusta.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Harris English, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott
    Scott I'm rooting for the Aussie repeat, but expect to see all four of these guys in the mix Sunday.
    CHRIS DUNHAM,
    Site Producer
    Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker
    Garcia Both @DJPie and @RobBoltonGolf have had good things to say about Garcia on this site but neither has picked him. Advantage: Me.
    MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose
    Rose Wanted to take Day to win, but I'm worried about this thumb. Rose, meanwhile, is flying under the radar and seems confident in his chances.
    BILL COONEY,
    Site Producer
    Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland
    Reed Played here while at Augusta State, plays with a chip on his shoulder, plays to win. Long off the tee (295.8) and strong on the greens (22nd in strokes gained-putting
    HELEN ROSS,
    Chief of Correspondents

    Angel Cabrera, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker
    Mickelson He may not have his A game -- yet -- but come Thursday, I wouldn't bet against Mickelson. The 3-time champ has 14 top-10s here.
    BRIAN WACKER,
    Staff writer

    Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
    McIlroy His game is perfectly suited for Augusta and he is peaking at the right time. Expect this to be his first of multiple Green Jackets.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR

    Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood
    Day Beware the injured player. Especially when he's Australian.

     

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    Of the 978 teams currently in the league, Mr. Hookenslice currently leads with 6,771 points. Here's where our experts rank after the Shell Houston Open.

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    22 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 5,896
    124 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 4,885
    132 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@ Swan Tech 4,855
    144 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 4,777
    156 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 4,728
    167 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 4,665
    176 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 4,595
    262 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 4,039
    270 MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor @pgatour_mikemc 4,019
    290 BILL COONEY, Site Producer Bill Cooney 3,837
    374 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    3,015
    436 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 2,511
    556 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 1,401
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