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August 19 2013

4:28 PM

Wild Card: The Barclays

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Jordan Speith is the only rookie in the top 20 in the FedExCup standings.

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 ...

JORDAN SPIETH
A playoff loss at the Wyndham Championship piled onto a special season that now includes seven top-10s. That a 20-year-old that started the year without status can rise to eighth in FedExCup points to begin the FedExCup Playoffs is surreal, but he hasn't contended in the biggest events of the season. He's just 1-for-3 in the majors with a T44 at Muirfield, so the next four tournaments will go a long way at defining his staying power. Currently 15th in adjusted scoring and second in the all-around ranking.

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