Expert Picks for THE TOUR Championship
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #18
After winning the PGA Championship -- his second win of the season -- Bradley missed the first two cuts of the playoffs. The rookie bounced back at the BMW Championship to finish T16. Playing with house money, Bradley is once again a boom-or-bust option this week.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #16
When Dufner has made the cut, he has finished very well. The only issue has been making the cut. In his last 14 events, Dufner has missed seven cuts but also recorded five top-10s in that span. Dufner is coming off a sixth-place result at the BMW Championship, but is clearly far from predictable on any given week.
Fredrik Jacobson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #91
After picking up his first career win during a stretch of four finishes inside the top 20, Jacobson has gone cold. He’s now finished T42 in the last two events. The Swede ranks fourth in strokes gained – putting and 11th in scoring average. While those are some impressive numbers, the results just haven’t been there lately.
Aaron Baddeley [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #200
Rated ninth in birdie average, Baddeley is able to get it going at times. In his last seven events, he’s finished inside the top 25 on four occasions with two top-15s. Baddeley is certainly capable of a good result, but hasn’t shown enough consistency week to week to totally trust.
Mark Wilson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #117
After an impressive start to the BMW Championship, Wilson struggled over the weekend to finish T22. He’s a first time player at East Lake and is too erratic to trust despite the two wins he landed at the start of the season.
Jonathan Byrd [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #114
With a fifth-place result at The Barclays, Byrd began the playoffs with a bang. However, he’s only managed to finish T56 and T37 in the last two events. Byrd missed five of six cuts prior to the start of postseason play and can be passed over this week.
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