Sleeper Picks: The Greenbrier Classic

July 02, 2013

By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM fantasy columnist

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Sleeper picks: The Greenbrier Classic
Chez Reavie ... Closed out a T21 at the AT&T National with a 68. Three top 25s in his last five starts. Tied for 18th in his only appearance at The Old White TPC in 2011, ranking T8 in fairways hit and T7 in proximity to the hole. Currently fourth on the PGA TOUR in driving accuracy, 34th in greens hit, T5 in proximity, 35th in adjusted scoring and T16 in both par-3 and par-4 scoring.
David Lingmerth ... Co-leads all rookies (with Brad Fritsch) with five consecutive cuts made. The run includes a steadfast co-runner-up at THE PLAYERS Championship, a T18 at Colonial and a rookie-low T17 at the U.S. Open. During that stretch, his adjusted scoring average has dropped 0.789 strokes to 70.984. Sits 30th on TOUR in fairways hit, T27 in proximity and 36th in scrambling.
Cameron Tringale ... He tied for fourth at the 2011 Greenbrier Classic and could qualify as a Sleeper just about anywhere he tees it up. That's both a straightforward and a backhanded compliment. He's 31st on TOUR in total driving, 14th in greens in regulation, 20th in scrambling, T12 in bogey avoidance and T43 in adjusted scoring. However, he's stuck on one top-15 finish among 12 cuts made. For an explanation, look no further than his putting. After starting the season outside the top 130 in strokes gained, he rose to a season-best 50th in early April, and then faded outside the top 100 again. He's currently 82nd.
Bob Estes ... Sparkling record at The Old White TPC includes cuts made in all three editions. He was beaten in a playoff by Scott Stallings in 2011 and has posted 10 rounds under par and an actual scoring average of 67.75. Estes is 11-for-13 this season and ranks 81st in FedExCup points. He's T18 in proximity to the hole, 49th in strokes gained-putting, fourth in scrambling and 25th in adjusted scoring.
Martin Flores ... Picked up his third top 25 of the season (and second in his last four starts) at the AT&T National (T21). Ranked T14 in greens hit, T9 in proximity and T4 in par-4 scoring at Congressional. Overall, he's T24 in scrambling, 63rd in adjusted scoring and T26 in par-3 scoring. Recorded his career-best finish with a solo sixth at last year's Greenbrier Classic, finishing the week placed ninth in strokes gained-putting, fifth in scrambling and T7 in par-3 scoring.