Expert picks: Boeing Classic

August 27, 2009
PGA TOUR staff
Who will win the Boeing Classic? Champions Tour producer Lauren Deason and former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour winner Joe Inman make their picks.

Inman captured one title on the PGA TOUR at the 1976 Kemper Open, and won the SBC Senior Classic -- now the AT&T Champions Classic -- three consecutive times on the Champions Tour. He's currently the men's golf coach at Georgia State University.

Inman and Deason will each choose one player they consider a favorite as well as a sleeper pick. Here are their selections for this week's event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Inman's picks Deason's picks
Winner: Joey Sindelar. Since it's a long hitters golf course, whoever wins here is going to have a lot of carries over bunkers and has to be able to hit it well. I tried him last week and didn't work, but I'm going to try him again this week -- Joey Sindelar. He will do well at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Winner: John Cook. After that playoff loss last week at the JELD-WEN Tradition, Cook is hungry for a win. He's picked up seven top-10 finishes this year, so he's playing well enough to land in the winner's circle. And he finished third at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge last season, so the course suits him.
Sleeper: Eduardo Romero. Romero is my darkhorse because he hits it further than anybody I know. I can see him on the 8th hole hitting it on the green in two, he can drive it up over the hill on No. 11 and fly the bunkers on 12. All the things I couldn't do when I was there, Romero will be able to do.
Sleeper: Tom Kite. Though he's only 24th in Charles Schwab Cup points this season, Kite has six top-10 finishes on the year. As the defending champion at the Boeing Classic -- and the co-course designer at Liberty National, which is hosting this week?s PGA TOUR event -- this is Kite's week to shine.

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