Snedeker, Els among expert picks for Wyndham
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ernie Els and Brandt Snedeker have the attention of our senior writers for this week's expert picks at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.
See who else merits mentioning among contenders in Greensboro!
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Favorite: Ernie Els
Don’t forget about: Nick Watney
Keep an eye on: Webb Simpson
Sleeper: Padraig Harrington
Comments: Els, ranked 88th, desperately wants to improve his FedEx Cup standing and seems to be in good form to take on the challenge. … Watney riding bit of positive momentum, something Simpson is in need of. … Harrington is just a gut feeling.
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Favorite: Tim Clark.
Don't forget about: Ernie Els.
Keep an eye on: Brandt Snedeker.
Sleeper: Stephen Gallacher.
Comments: N.C. State graduate Clark won in Canada three weeks ago, second at Greensboro two years ago. … Snedeker has regained good form, with top15s in last two starts … Els came on strong at PGA Championship. … European Gallacher 31st in world ranking, motivated to make Ryder Cup team.
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Winner: Brandt Snedeker
Don't forget about: Tim Clark, Brian Harman
Keep an eye on: Carl Pettersson, Kevin Kisner
Sleeper: Justin Hicks, John Huh
Comments: Sneds is trying out for Tom Watson's Ryder Cup team these next few weeks. With his putter heating up, a win would be huge. … Clark, a N.C. State grad, and Harman are short-knockers that know how to get it in the hole at Sedgewood. … Pettersson, another N.C. State product, always performs well at Sedgewood. He's been steady this year; all that is lacking is a win. … Kisner could be the next Georgia grad to reach the winner's circle. He's had Sunday 64s in his last two starts at John Deere and Canada. … Hicks has gone third-second in his last two starts. … Huh had the lead late on the back nine last year and is coming off of a T-3 at Reno-Tahoe.
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