Welcome back to Golf News Net’s weekly fantasy golf picks. Each week of the PGA Tour season, we’ll present our top picks for that week’s tournament and make recommendations for DraftKings’ one-week fantasy leagues.
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The PGA Tour has two events this week, with the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and the Barracuda Championship at Reno-Tahoe, in Nevada. We’ll give the full treatment to the Bridgestone, and we’ll give a free top 10 this week for the Barracuda in case you’re in a league that asks you to pick for both tournaments.
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Now, on to the picks!
1. Brendan Steele — Steele is a stud in Reno. Only worse than T-8 once in his last four trips.
2. Gary Woodland — Woodland is a past champion here, back in 2013. He’s playing OK golf overall, so that jibes, too.
3. Jon Rahm — The Rahm Threat (kudos to Jon Wall for that) was on point at Congressional. Took advantage of a sponsor’s exemption. The modified stableford format should suit him well.
4. Colt Knost — Knost with the most of late. He’s been in the top 20 in four of his last six starts. Was T-10 here in 2015.
5. Kyle Reifers — Reifers has been playing pretty well for about a month now. He was the runner-up to J.J. Henry last year.
6. Martin Laird — Though Laird is starting to get his game back, he’s a horse-for-course pick this week. He’s been in the top six in three starts at Montreux Golf and Country Club.
7. Robert Garrigus — Coming off at T-8 finish last week at Congressional, Garrigus has a pair of top 10s since the second Texas Swing.
8. Bryce Molder — Molder deserves consideration because, while he hasn’t played in a month, he’s been in the top 12 in four of his last six starts.
9. J.J. Henry — The defending champion has two wins in this championship. He’s a practical top-10 machine at this venue.
10. Tony Finau — This is a hunch. Finau won in Puerto Rico where going long was key. Same is true at Montreux. And he’s going for the rare opposite-field double this year.