Sleeper Picks: FedEx St. Jude ClassicJune 05, 2012
Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Columnist
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Note: Fantasy expert Rob Bolton provides his list of sleeper picks for every tournament. This week, he focuses his under-the-radar selections for the FedEx St. Jude Classic:
Tim Herron ... Comfortably qualified for the U.S. Open at the sectional qualifier on Monday west of Chicago, so he arrives in Memphis with a boost of confidence. In 14 starts at TPC Southwind, he's posted 11 top 25s. This includes a T3 in last year's edition when he ranked T11 in greens hit and T5 in putting. He also closed with a bogey-free 65.
Jason Bohn ... The two-time PGA TOUR winner has found some form of late following a forgettable start to the year. He tied for ninth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he led the field in fairways hit. On Monday, he medaled at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Georgia. In four appearances at TPC Southwind, he's survived two cuts including a T19 in 2009 where he was under par in every round.
Kyle Reifers ... Riding a consecutive cuts made streak of seven. Placed T13 at Colonial, then chased it with a T25 at the Memorial where he started the final round inside the top 10. It's the first time he's posted consecutive top 25s on the PGA TOUR. Ranks 49th on TOUR in greens in regulation.
Troy Matteson ... Top 20s in two of his last four starts at TPC Southwind, including a T15 last year during which he shot par or better in every round. En route to a T38 at last week's Memorial, he sat three strokes off the lead at the midpoint. Ranked T164 in bogey avoidance, he'll need to feed off his start at Muirfield Village on a testy TPC Southwind.
John Peterson ... It's already been a week to remember for the emerging touring pro. At Windyke Country Club's East Course in Memphis on Sunday, he carded a bogey-free 67 at the open qualifier to earn one of the four spots in the field at the St. Jude. He then traveled to Springfield, Ohio to compete in the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier on Monday. After opening with a bogey-free 64 at Springfield Country Club, he turned in a 68 in the nightcap to secure the second of two berths available at the site.