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    • Some of our experts like Sergio Garcia, who hit two tee balls into the water on the 71st hole last year. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) Some of our experts like Sergio Garcia, who hit two tee balls into the water on the 71st hole last year. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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    EXPERT PICKS
    How it works: Each week, our experts from PGATOUR.COM will make four selections, matching their picks for the TOUR's fantasy game and attempt to accumulate the most FedExCup points throughout the season. To find out more about PGATOUR.COM's fantasy golf, click here.

    THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Tee times | Featured GroupsPower Rankings | Sleeper Picks

    PGATOUR.COM Expert Fantasy selections Projected
    champion
    Comments
    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald, Adam Scott
    Spieth He plays well in big events, and I expect that trend to continue.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Robert Garrigus, Matt Kuchar
    Furyk He looks confident and ready to end this win drought. Filling out the rest of the team with hunches and horses.
    RYAN SMITHSON, 
    Site Producer
    Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Michael Thompson, Matt Kuchar
    Garcia Three easy selections. But I can't get Mike Thompson, a chipping machine who is playing very well, out of my head.
    ROB BOLTON, 
    Fantasy Columnist
    Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Luke Donald
    Kuchar Deepest field of the season on a track where course management reveals a deserving champ.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Justin Rose, Adam Scott Z. Johnson Primed for a win here after a T2 in 2012. Followed it up with a solid T19 last year. Would make for a perfect PLAYERS champion.
    MIKE McALLISTER,
    Managing Editor
    Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth Donald In each of his last four starts at TPC Sawgrass, Donald has posted two rounds in the 60s. I think he adds a third round in the 60s this week en route to victory.
    JOHN SWANTEK, 
    Host, LIVE@
    Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Jonas Blixt, Matt Kuchar
    Donald
    Swing changes are taking shape, evidenced by runner-up at Harbour Town. Comes full circle at another Pete Dye masterpiece this week.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk
    Kuchar I left him off my lineup for RBC -- big mistake. He's playing well enough to win THE PLAYERS for a second time.
    BILL COONEY, 
    Site Producer
    Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Jonas Blixt
    Garcia How about the ultimate redemption story? This time, Garcia stuffs it tight at the 17th and goes on to win by one shot.
    CHRIS DUNHAM, 
    Site Producer
    Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy
    Z. Johnson This seems like a tournament both Johnson and Furyk have to win at some point and I believe this is Johnson's year.
    HELEN ROSS, 
    Chief of Correspondents

    Jimmy Walker, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Jonas Blixt
    Walker The FedExCup leader wins the PGA TOUR's showcase event. What could be more appropos? His TPC Sawgrass scoring average of 71.21 will help.
    BRIAN WACKER, 
    Staff writer

    Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Chris Kirk, Jordan Spieth McIlroy He has warmed up to TPC Sawgrass and his play has heated up, too. If McIlroy can fix his putting woes, he'll win here.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR

    Jim Furyk, Jonas Blixt, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose
    Furyk Eight T25s at THE PLAYERS. Told me last year he doesn't play here often but that's what gives him an advantage on his "home course."


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    Of the 1,060 teams currently in the league, Batanga currently leads with 8,240 points. Here's where our experts rank after the Wells Fargo Championship:

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    28 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 7,109
    59 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 6,585
    144 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer
    Ryan Smithson 5,788
    178 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist
    @RobBoltonGolf 5,568
    196 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer
    Bryan Mullen
    5,424
    208 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor @PGATOUR_mikemc 5,346
    212 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@
    Swan Tech 5,319
    253 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer
    Anne Detlefsen 5,044
    272 BILL COONEY, Site Producer
    Bill Cooney 4,917
    289 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer
    @ChrisDunhamJr 4,728
    376 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    3,914
    476 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 2,824
    578 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 1,863
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