Expert Picks: BMW Championship

September 10, 2013

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Expert Picks: BMW Championship
Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion
Justin Rose, Adam Scott
Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker
Justin Rose
With no cuts in the final two events, my objective as the frontrunner is to lean heavily on the chalk. While there’s quite a bit of it on the board, those in pursuit will have to invest elsewhere to challenge.
Graham DeLaet, Jason Dufner
Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson
Justin Rose
On a course making its debut as a PGA TOUR venue, past performance is obviously a non-factor. So I'm going with the hot hands. A Rose win this week makes Player of the Year talk very interesting.
Luke Donald, Jason Dufner
Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods
Luke Donald
I picked the four Playoffs event winners before the season and am starting to regret that decision. Hopefully the week off treated Donald well and he's put some things together before this home game. Woods, Furyk and Dufner will be on my team all four weeks of the Playoffs.
Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
Justin Rose
Rose, the 2011 champ, is an overlooked player coming in this week, and that is a mistake. He's probably the best ballstriker in the world, -- a huge edge at a new venue like Conway Farms.
Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose
Adam Scott, Steve Stricker

Adam Scott
His T53 at the Deutsche Bank Championship was just a blip. He wins the BMW Championship and will be in the driver's seat for East Lake.
Graham DeLaet, Jordan Spieth
Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker
Graham DeLaet
He ranks fifth in total birdies, and Conway Farms is a course where you'll need to go low.  He's tied for second and third in the first two Playoffs events so a win is hardly out of the question.
Graham DeLaet, Justin Rose
Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods
Justin Rose
On a venue where wind is often a factor, I'm taking some of the top ballstrikers on TOUR. DeLaet (1st) and Stenson (2nd) are coming off impressive showings at TPC Boston. Rose (4th) knows how to play the wind and Woods (17th) is, well, quite difficult to leave off my roster, plus he's a five-time champion of this event.
Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar
Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
Matt Kuchar
Kuchar, No. 4 in FedExCup points, has already won twice this year, and he's picked up enough momentum in Boston with a T4 to make it three.
Jason Day, Luke Donald
Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth

Jason Day
After a T8 at the PGA, Day was T25 at The Barclays and T13 at Deutsche Bank. In other words, he was playing very well before the break. He sits at No. 12 in FedExCup points, and could be the one to watch with a win at Conway Farms heading into East Lake.
Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott, Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
The quality he has produced from each of his limited starts this season has been astounding. This week, the former Illinois star brings the Midwestern faithful a title.
Luke Donald, Jim Furyk
Justin Rose, Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
A limited schedule has worked out well for Stricker, who has six top 10s in 11 starts. Three of those were runner-up finishes -- the latest coming in his last start at TPC Boston. This one's also practically a home game.
Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar
Justin Rose, Adam Scott

Jim Furyk
Furyk has finished in the top 10 in four of his past five starts, and for a bit of good karma, it's been 10 years since he won the U.S. Open in the Chicago suburbs.
Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose
Adam Scott, Steve Stricker
Justin Rose
His stats have been off the charts during the FedExCup Playoffs and his game should suit Conway Farms Golf Club very nicely.

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