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    • That guy who won THE PLAYERS and the U.S. Open? Yeah, I guess he's probaly a popular pick this week. That guy who won THE PLAYERS and the U.S. Open? Yeah, I guess he's probaly a popular pick this week.
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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.

    PGATOUR.COM Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion Comments
    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson
    Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson
    Scott We haven't seen him since the U.S. Open, but that doesn't mean he should be out of our thoughts. He's a big-game player with an impressive track record at majors.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy
    Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker
    Scott His majors record speaks for itself, as does the fact that he should have won the past two Opens.
    RYAN SMITHSON, 
    Site Producer
    Jason Day, Martin Kaymer
    Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose
    McDowell Americans? Ha! This is McDowell's year to finally win. Can't use McIlroy -- I only have two starts remaining, sadly.
    ROB BOLTON, 
    Fantasy Columnist
    Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer
    Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson
    Stenson All internationals. Kinda wish that Stenson wasn’t paired with Tiger Woods to open, but the Swede has held his own in the recent past.
    BILL COONEY, 
    Site Producer
    Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
    Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose
    Kuchar He has to win a major at some point. His low ball flight should help in the weather. Fowler also hits it low while Rose and McDowell should be locks for picks here.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Angel Cabrera, Jason Dufner
    Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson
    Poulter Played poorly at the Scottish Open, but has top-10 finishes - including a T3 last year at Muirfield - in previous two The Open Championships.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Paul Casey, Rickie Fowler
    Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
    Scott I'm running out of Adam Scott starts, but his play has been strong at majors, there's no way I can leave him on the bench.
    CHRIS DUNHAM, 
    Site Producer
    Thomas Bjorn, Martin Kaymer
    Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott
    Scott The only other time D.J. and I picked the same person to win a major -- Adam Scott at Augusta in 2013. #JustSaying Everyone else is bandwagon hopping.
    MIKE McALLISTER,
    Managing Editor
    Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy
    Justin Rose, Adam Scott
    Scott Consider his last 14 starts in majors: eight top-10s, three other top-25s. He's money in the big events. Plus, The Open owes him one.
    JOHN SWANTEK, 
    Host, LIVE@
    Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose
    Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson
    Scott Has the world's top ranked player ever gone into a major with less buzz? Dream scenario for the Aussie; 2nd and 3rd in his last two Open Championships.
    HELEN ROSS, 
    Chief of Correspondents

    Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler
    Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose
    Rose He seems incredibly relaxed and with wins in his last two starts, the Englishman is ready to break through on home soil.
    BRIAN WACKER, 
    Staff writer

    Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy
    Justin Rose, Adam Scott
    Scott He was in contention at one point or another in the year's first two majors and there's no reason to think he won't be at Hoylake. After a couple of close calls at The Open, Scott will get his second career major championship.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR
    Angel Cabrera, Ernie Els
    Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott
    McDowell Four contenders from four different continents but I side with McDowell, who has been chasing his second major title for four years.


    PGATOUR.COM Experts

    The experts have their own league in PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Golf game. You can sign up to play against our experts. Just add your team to our public league, PGATOUR.COM EXPERTS. Click here to sign up

    Of the 1,199 teams in the league, Manantiales2 currently leads with 11,054 points. Here's where our experts rank after the John Deere Classic:

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    25 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 9,862
    67 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 8,964
    185 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer
    Ryan Smithson 7,923
    202 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist
    @RobBoltonGolf 7,688
    211 BILL COONEY, Site Producer
    Bill Cooney 7,622
    215 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen
    7,574
    233 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer
    Anne Detlefsen 7,406
    234 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 7,397
    265 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor @PGATOUR_mikemc 7,198
    333 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@
    Swan Tech 6,419
    400 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    5,632
    441 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 5,005
    535 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 3,683
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