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August 26 2013

6:58 PM

Wild Card pick: Deutsche Bank

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A 72nd-hole three-putt cost Justin Rose a shot at a playoff last week.

Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Columnist 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 ...

JUSTIN ROSE

Cleaned up at Liberty National en route to a one-fourth of a share of second place. Played the front nine in bogey-free 8-under. A 72nd-hole bogey served as a microcosm as to why he lands here. Although he ranked T4 in greens in regulation, third in proximity and third in scrambling, he was T54 in strokes gained-putting. He's obviously learned to cope with the stress his 14th club lays on his ball-striking, but the tipping point this week is that he's just 2-for-5 at TPC Boston with no top 50s.

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