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    • Graeme McDowell leads the PGA TOUR in strokes gained-putting and is a hot pick this week. (Tony Marshall/Getty Images) Graeme McDowell leads the PGA TOUR in strokes gained-putting and is a hot pick this week. (Tony Marshall/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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    PGATOUR.COM Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion Comments
    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson
    Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel
    Furyk Great track record at this event and having a great season. Only thing missing is a win.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Jerry Kelly, Hunter Mahan
    Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker
    Mahan I know everyone will have Furyk, but overwhelming favorites seem to struggle this year. I'm taking a huge flier on Mahan, who HAS to turn around his season at some point.
    ROB BOLTON, 
    Fantasy Columnist
    Tim Clark, Jim Furyk
    Charley Hoffman, Graeme McDowell
    Furyk Omitting DJ and Kuchar due to starts (3 each) and need countermeasures to consistently convert if I’m going to successfully defend my title.
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald
    Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell
    Kuchar Kuchar didn't have a great week at the Open, but he should be back in top 10-mode in Canada, where he was runner-up last year.
    RYAN SMITHSON, 
    Site Producer
    Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
    Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel
    Schwartzel Schwartzel's having a big year on TOUR and it's time for him to win again. Putter has been holding him back, though.
    BILL COONEY,
    Site Producer
    Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald
    Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell
    DeLaet Still hard to believe he's searching for his maiden TOUR victory, but hardly a better way to break the ice than a win on his homeland's soil.
    MIKE McALLISTER,
    Managing editor
    Tim Clark, Graham DeLaet
    Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell
    McDowell Having won the RBC Heritage in 2013, this would complete the RBC Slam for G-Mac. Oh, and he's playing pretty well at the moment.
    BRYAN MULLEN, 
    Site Producer
    Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson
    Matt Kuchar, Charl Schwartzel
    Furyk A no-brainer and as obvious as it gets. Furyk had a T12 at the U.S. Open and was solo fourth at The Open Championship. Has won this event twice.
    CHRIS DUNHAM, 
    Site Producer
    Aaron Baddeley, Jim Furyk
    Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel
    Baddeley
    Baddeley's two top-5 finishes this year have come on courses under 7,000 yards. He's second on TOUR (behind G-Mac) in strokes gained-putting.
    JOHN SWANTEK, 
    Host, LIVE@
    Graham DeLaet, Brad Fritsch
    David Hearn, Mike Weir
    DeLaet One of these Canadians has to be the first to end the 60 year draught, right? I'll go with the best of the bunch at the moment.
    HELEN ROSS, 
    Chief of Correspondents

    Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson
    Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel
    Furyk I like the way he played at Royal Liverpool, the confidence he displayed and his record at the RBC Canadian Open.
    BRIAN WACKER, 
    Staff writer

    Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
    Graeme McDowell, William McGirt
    McDowell A good company man, he has a history of playing well in RBC events. This one isn't any different, and McDowell comes in with a win and two top 10s in his last three starts across the pond.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR
    Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
    Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell
    Furyk He's one of the most consistent players of all-time and has a nice history in this event.


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    Of the 1,216 teams in the league, Mr. Hookenslice currently leads with 11,736 points. Here's where our experts rank after The Open Championship:

    Rank Expert Team name Points
    30 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 10,344
    58 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 9,805
    201 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 8,103
    203 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer
    Anne Detlefsen
    8,084
    206 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer
    Ryan Smithson 8,064
    212 BILL COONEY, Site Producer Bill Cooney 8,037
    223 MIKE McALLISTER, Managing Editor @PGATOUR_mikemc 7,961
    258 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 7,673
    266 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 7,572
    363 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@
    Swan Tech 6,611
    366 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    6,549
    405 BRIAN WACKER, Staff Writer
    @pgatour_brianw 6,037
    558 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 3,683
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