Fantasy Tip Sheet: The Tour Championship

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Check out our staff picks for this week's Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. The Golfweek/Sagarin rankings are featured at the bottom of this file.

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Webb Simpson

Two victories in last four starts, plus high finish at BMW Championship. Playing in native South. Nobody's hotter.

Brandt Snedeker

A pair of T-3s in first two playoff events. Motivated not only because of Tour Championship and $10 million bonus but because he's a Presidents Cup pick candidate.

Winner: Jason Day (T-49); wild card: Brandt Snedeker (T-22)

McCabe Adam Scott

After a really nice stretch of golf, Scott has had a relatively quiet playoff series. But he plays well at East Lake and usually kicks it into an effective gear this time of year.

Aaron Baddeley

He can't win the FedEx Cup, but he could secure something that means just as much to him – a berth on the International Team for the upcoming Presidents Cup. A solid performance would justify Greg Norman taking him.

Winner: Ryan Moore (T-16); wild card: Jim Furyk (T-22).

Martin Luke Donald

Runner-up at last year's Tour Championship. Has finished third and fourth in his past two starts.

Chez Reavie

Followed up his runner-up at the Deutsche Bank with an eighth-place finish at the BMW. Going with the hot hand here.

Winner: Dustin Johnson (T-65); wild card: Ernie Els (T-42).

Miceli Phil Mickelson

The left-hander has done nothing this year that would indicate he will win this week. Which is exactly why I'm picking him, he has to win some time.

Adam Scott

Just seems to be rounding into good form for this week. Has been awhile since a win, but he can sneak up and win one at any time, why not this week?

Winner: Dustin Johnson (T-65); wild card: Vijay Singh (67)

  • 1. Luke Donald
  • 2. Steve Stricker
  • 5. Webb Simpson
  • 6. Matt Kuchar
  • 7. Nick Watney
  • 8. Phil Mickelson
  • 12. Jason Day
  • 13. Hunter Mahan
  • 14. Charles Howell III
  • 17. David Toms
  • 18. Bubba Watson
  • 22. Gary Woodland
  • 23. Bill Haas
  • 24. John Senden
  • 25. K.J. Choi
  • 26. Bo Van Pelt
  • 28. Dustin Johnson
  • 29. Justin Rose
  • 34. Fredrik Jacobson
  • 40. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 45. Adam Scott
  • 46. Mark Wilson
  • 49. Y.E. Yang
  • 56. Brandt Snedeker
  • 60. Aaron Baddeley
  • 70. Jason Dufner
  • 83. Vijay Singh
  • 84. Jonathan Byrd
  • 88. Keegan Bradley
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