Avis game: FedEx St. Jude Classic picks
June 03, 2015
- June 03, 2015
- Dustin Johnson made the cut for four of our five panelists this week. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
The newest fantasy game at PGATOUR.COM, Fantasy Golf driven by Avis, launched the first week of May.
Scoring is live and utilizes PGA TOUR ShotLink technology to calculate a player's statistical performance. The overall fantasy score is calculated by scores, driving, approach, short game, penalties and end of round bonuses. For more on the rules and scoring, simply click here.
To help you set your lineup, we've assembled a team of fantasy fanatics to share their picks each week. Read their selections below, then sign in to our game to set your lineup for this week's event.
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Rob Bolton, Fantasy Columnist
Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Ryan Palmer, Webb Simpson
Shawn Stefani, Will Wilcox
Comment: It’s time to blend the fastballs with a couple of changes of speed. Stefani is the libero and the statistically strong Wilcox is the potential difference-maker as I don’t expect him to populate many lineups.
Charlie Kane, Digital Producer
Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Palmer, Camilo Villegas
Brooks Koepka, Russell Knox
Comment: Palmer leads the field in fantasy points scored per week and has played well here with two top-5 finishes in the past three years. Villegas has finished T11 or better in four of his last five starts at TPC Southwind (MC in 2012). Mickelson has averaged the eighth most fantasy points since the AVIS game started in May. After Johnson won his debut in 2012, he followed with a T10 and T24. He is coming off two straight top-15 finishes on TOUR.
Steve Stricker's picks
Avis brand ambassador and TOUR pro Steve Stricker's selections.
Robert Garrigus, Dustin Johnson, Ryan Palmer, Boo Weekley
Harris English, Luke Guthrie
James Hickey, Project Manager
Billy Horschel, Colt Knost, Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson
Charles Howell III, George McNeill
Comment: After a Top 50 finish last week at the Memorial do I really need to explain the science behind my methods? I'm picking Colt for his accuracy in both driving and GIR. TPC Southwind is not an easy course to recover on. Horschel played well here last year with a T6 so he's on the squad, and Brooks Koepka can hit the ball really far, so he makes it too. Web Simpson completes the starting lineup. He has only missed one cut in 11 starts this season and that was back in February.
Will Haskett, PGA TOUR Radio
Dustin Johnson, Brian Harman, Billy Horschel, Phil Mickelson
Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson
Comment: DJ makes the most sense given his history (2012 champ) and form. Given how sneaky hard TPC Southwind is, I like crafty lefties (who also happen to have positive recent history at the event). And shouldn't the reigning FedExCup champion get a few good breaks at the FedEx TOUR stop? My bench will both be playing the weekend (book it) in case this all blows up on me.
Here's a quick look at how are panelists are stacking up in the PGA TOUR Experts league on Fantasy Golf driven by Avis. McIlroy United currently leads the 1,298-person league with 2,608 points.
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Rank Player Team name Points 67
Charlie Kane CharlieKane 5,035 288