Fantasy golf expert picks: 2017 RBC Canadian Open

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Fantasy golf expert picks: 2017 RBC Canadian Open

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Fantasy golf expert picks: 2017 RBC Canadian Open

Need help with your fantasy-golf lineups for this week’s RBC Canadian Open? Our fantasy-golf experts are here to help.

From picks to win to DraftKings bargains to players to avoid, here are some options for you to consider:

Brentley Romine

  • Projected champion: Matt Kuchar. He could be a little mentally and physically drained after the Open, but he’s playing well and loves this course. In last three trips to Glen Abbey, Kuchar has been T-9 or better, including a T-2 in 2013.
  • Also like: Chad Campbell, Tony Finau and David Lingmerth. Campbell is the perfect combo of good form and course form. Finau is looking closed to winning every week. And I like Lingmerth’s ability to hit it close and make putts.
  • Sleeper: Chez Reavie. Won here in 2008 and has made four of five cuts at Glen Abbey, including T-14 finish last year.
  • DraftKings bargain: Patrick Rodgers ($7,000). Just two weeks removed from his near victory at the John Deere Classic.
  • Fade: Kevin Chappell. Two straight missed cuts and putter has been a major concern.

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Kevin Casey

  • Projected champion: David Lingmerth. Despite Scottish Open missed cut, Lingmerth has been playing well. Glen Abbey is a good fit for him, and he’s due that second PGA Tour win that eluded him at Quicken Loans National.
  • Also like: Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Graham DeLaet. Don’t really need to explain Kuch. Furyk has been a course horse at Glen Abbey, with top-14 finishes in all four starts there. Also has good mojo at this event anyway being a two-time winner. DeLaet has actually missed the cut in all three attempts at Glen Abbey, but he is playing quite well at the moment, and the effects of this being his national open can’t be underestimated.
  • Sleeper: Patrick Cantlay. He hasn’t played since Memorial, which isn’t a great sign, but his schedule has been pretty light all year as he continues to be careful in his return from major back issues. Overall, he’s only playing when he feels comfortable, and he’s yet to finish worse than T-48 this year (with some high finishes mixed in). Don’t see any reason to shy away.
  • DraftKings bargain: Mackenzie Hughes ($6,800). He’s sneakily finished top 20 in two of his last three starts. He’s Canadian, and, again, that home factor can be a huge boost if used right.
  • Fade: Ian Poulter. Think he’s just worn out from his Scottish Open-British Open run. Hey, all props to him going T9-T14 in that stretch and putting himself in contention both times. He did expend a lot of energy, though. Poults needs a week or two to get back in the groove.

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Dan Kilbridge

  • Projected champion: Dustin Johnson. It’s time for the World No. 1 to start playing like it again, and he finished T-2 in this event a year ago. With most of the big names sitting out, DJ gets back in the winner’s circle.
  • Also like: J.B. Holmes. Makes a ton of cuts and has been strong lately with a 12th-place finish at the U.S. Open and T-9 at the Greenbrier, where he shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s.
  • Sleeper: Chez Reavie. Well-rested having not made the trek to Royal Birkdale and has missed just one cut since April.
  • DraftKings bargain: Cameron Tringale ($6,900). He’s been streaky all year, but a T-6 with no rounds higher than 68 at the Barbasol last week suggests now is a good time to give him the nod.
  • Fade: Jim Furyk. He’s turned things around after a stretch of six straight missed cuts, but $9,100 is just a little too pricey for someone who has yet to finish in the top 10 in 2017.

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