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    • After his runner-up showing at the Masters Tournament, is Jordan Spieth ready to take the next step and win a major? (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) After his runner-up showing at the Masters Tournament, is Jordan Spieth ready to take the next step and win a major? (Streeter Lecka/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.

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    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Martin Kaymer, Hideki Matsuyama
    Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson
    Watson Bubba Watson halfway to the Grand Slam? It could happen.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar
    Adam Scott, Bubba Watson
    Kuchar In my handmade Total Driving/Scrambling stat, these are the four that stick out. Everyone will miss fairways and greens this week. These guys handle it better than anyone.
    RYAN SMITHSON, 
    Site Producer
    Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson
    Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth
    Mickelson Great setup for Phil, especially if it gets muddy. I am down to four starts with Rory, but I can't bench him at a major.
    ROB BOLTON, 
    Fantasy Columnist
    Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson
    Adam Scott, Webb Simpson
    Scott The U.S. Open is supposed to reveal the player that has it all and we’re supposed to narrow that down to four. Godspeed.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson
    Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott
    Mickelson It would be such a great story! He looked on the upswing in Memphis. This could be the year.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson
    John Senden, Steve Stricker
    Stricker Stricker is trending nicely. He's coming off a T13 at THE PLAYERS and a T6 at the Memorial. Finished T8 last year at Merion.
    CHRIS DUNHAM, 
    Site Producer
    Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson
    Adam Scott, Bubba Watson
    Johnson This is not the week to get cute. A 7,500-yard major layout with bunkers everywhere? I seem to remember DJ almost winning on a course like that in 2010.
    MIKE McALLISTER,
    Managing Editor
    Jason Dufner, Ernie Els
    Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson
    Els Hard to ignore Els' track record at the U.S. Open. Two wins early in his career, and three top-10s in his last four starts. And he seems to be playing better lately.
    BILL COONEY, 
    Site Producer
    Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar
    Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth
    Kuchar Suspenseless but superb. That type of game wins the U.S. Open. Put three of my picks in that category. Rory will have to make a ton of birdies to offset mistakes. Kuchar is due for a major. 
    JOHN SWANTEK, 
    Host, LIVE@
    Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar
    Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth
    Kuchar He fits the profile of a U.S. Open champion perfectly, yet there's been a missing ingredient. I think he took last week off to figure out what it was.
    HELEN ROSS, 
    Chief of Correspondents

    Jason Day, Bill Haas
    Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson
    Mickelson Maybe it's too much to ask but to see him complete the Grand Slam where his run of six U.S. runner-up finishes started would be spectacular.
    BRIAN WACKER, 
    Staff writer

    Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy
    Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth
    McIlroy Forget the 78 at Muirfield Village. It happens. McIlroy's game is made for a place like Pinehurst, and his game is certainly trending the right direction.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR
    Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar
    Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth
    Spieth Because really, this would be a great story. Spieth has 13 top 20's this season and said early week he's loving this course.. I believe him.

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    Of the 1,142 teams currently in the league, Golfanators currently leads with 9,598 points. Here's where our experts rank after the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance:

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    48 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 7,908
    60 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 7,806
    172 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer
    Ryan Smithson 6,763
    218 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist
    @RobBoltonGolf 6,415
    224 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 6,376
    227 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer
    Bryan Mullen 6,360
    234 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer
    @ChrisDunhamJr 6,282
    248 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor @PGATOUR_mikemc 6,160
    253 BILL COONEY, Site Producer
    Bill Cooney 6,128
    293 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@
    Swan Tech 5,719
    403 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    4,625
    492 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 3,450
    541 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 2,953
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