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This week, it's time for The Players! The PGA Tour's crown jewel is held every year at TPC Sawgrass, with Pete Dye's Stadium Course hosting the deepest field in golf. It's a true, all-around test that requires a player to see the shots Pete Dye wants you to hit and execute them without fear.
Last week, we didn't have Rory McIlroy winning, but we did like him pretty well in an unpredictable event. Let's get another winner!
1. Jordan Spieth -- Spieth was fourth here last year, was the best player in a losing effort last week at Harding Park and is the best putter in the world. His driving leaves something to be desired, but he's on fire.
2. Rory McIlroy -- The WGC Match Play champion has to be gassed after seven matches last weekend, including finishing off three players on Sunday. However, his confidence is high and should feel good on this course, with top-eight finishes in his last two Players starts.
3. Jim Furyk -- It's a home game for Jim Furyk, coming off a strong performance out in San Francisco. It's hard to believe Furyk has never won here given his track record at Harbour Town, another Pete Dye design. Runner-up a year ago.
4. Henrik Stenson -- The Swede was the champion here in 2009 and was T-5 in 2013. Hard to look past his great March and early April results.
5. Jimmy Walker -- How can you not like Walker? Anywhere?! The guy is built for a course like this because he can hit less than driver and find the fairways. T-6 here last year is his best-ever Players finish.
6. Hideki Matsuyama -- Matsuyama has a complete game that should be perfect for this golf course. Top-25 finish here last year in a modest debut. He's a top-10 machine and near the top in critical scoring categories -- especially greens in regulation, which you need here.
7. Lee Westwood -- Westwood eliminated Spieth from the WGC-Match Play, which was a nice step after languishing in his last few starts. He's got a really nice track record here, including three top-eight finishes in his last four starts. Well worth a look this week.
8. Jason Day -- The Aussie wasn't in the final equation at Harding Park, but his stroke-play record this year is hard to top. He was T-16 here last year and has a sixth-place finish. Needs to avoid a round over par.
9. Justin Rose -- For whatever reason, Rose and Sawgrass don't always jibe. He was a career-best fourth here last year. However, his current form -- T-2 at the Masters and a winner on the Dye-designed TPC Louisiana -- makes him very attractive.
10. Tiger Woods -- Just remember seeing this if he shocks the world. Tiger has missed one cut in his career at this event. His short game looked proficient at the Masters. The question is if he can control his tee ball well enough with less than driver to give himself a chance.
My DraftKings team for this week:
1. Jim Furyk -- $10,000
2. Hideki Matsuyama -- $8,800
3. Lee Westwood -- $8,400
4. Zach Johnson -- $8,200
5. Daniel Berger -- $7,400
6. Ryan Moore -- $6,700
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