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June 10 2013

4:08 PM

U.S. Open: Wild card pick

Louis Oosthuizen might surprise some people at the U.S. Open at Merion. (Reddington/Getty Images)

Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Insider Rob Bolton offers his Power Rankings for the weekly TOUR event as well as his Sleeper picks. But what about the players who don't make the Power Rankings but who can't really be considered Sleepers? Bolton will make one "wild card" selection from the large group of players who fall into that middle range but might rise up to claim the title. This week's pick is ...

Louis Oosthuizen

Available to compete because his third child was born early. The due date was Saturday, June 15. Prior to welcoming daughter No. 3 into the world, he was beset by a neck injury that forced him to withdraw during the HP Byron Nelson Championship, and then early from his next two scheduled commitments. Had posted three top 20s in his previous four starts. If he were eligible for official rankings, he'd sit 15th in greens in regulation, third in scrambling and 59th in adjusted scoring.

Power Rankings: Click here to see Bolton's top 20 for Merion.

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