2017 Masters Tournament expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2017 Masters Tournament expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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We have your 2017 Masters Tournament rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The Masters is here! We've had a great run-up to the first men's major of the year, and now we get the payoff on that at Augusta National. Dustin Johnson is clearly the best player on the planet right now. Jordan Spieth has a great Masters pedigree. Rory McIlroy can complete the career Grand Slam. Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama have come into their own. Who will win?!

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2017 Masters rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Dustin Johnson - C'mon. You didn't think someone else could be first, did you? Got into a career-best fourth-place finish last year, and he can't be beat right now. BUT, can he hit a fade all the way? (UPDATE: With Johnson falling down a flight of stairs at his rental home on Wednesday, it's impossible to keep Johnson at No. 1. Put him at No. 3 and adjust accordingly.)

2. Jordan Spieth - Spieth's a winner already this year at Pebble Beach, but he's also back into some high finishes when he wasn't really in contention. Nearly won this thing last year spraying it all over the property off the tee, but No. 12 got him. He's played a lot of practice rounds to get last year out of his system. Career Masters record: 2-1-2.

3. Rory McIlroy - If the weather forecast holds, Augusta National will be wet. That just screams a Rory special. He can hit his high ball. He can play aggressively. He won't have to worry as much about a streaky putter. The challenge with the wind the first two days will be not to fall well out of contention.

4. Hideki Matsuyama - Matsuyama has obviously cooled since the early season tear overseas and on the PGA Tour. Still, back-to-back top-seven finishes in the Masters should perk your ears.

5. Jon Rahm - A first-time Masters participant has not won the green jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, and he's the only guy to do it other than Horton Smith...in the first Masters. That all said, Rahm is for real. He's confident, hits a draw off the tee and can hit the fade as needed. He has a flare for the dramatic.

6. Justin Rose - Justin Rose loves the Masters, and it shows in his record. He's also played well in limited action this season, earning a T-13 in his Arnold Palmer start.

7. Phil Mickelson - Phil is seemingly having the most fun of his career on the golf course right now. He's playing like a free man. A pair of top-three finishes here the last five years. Wouldn't you mark out if Mickelson won a fourth green jacket?

8. Rickie Fowler - Fowler is the absolute sneaky pick for this Masters, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. In seven starts this season on the PGA Tour, he has a win (where he overcame demons to do it) and finished inside the top 16 in all of them except a missed cut at Torrey Pines. A couple of Masters top-15s in recent memory, too.

9. Adam Scott - Scott is a former Masters winner and clearly has a knack for the place. He's a top-15 machine here, but he's played so little this year with a second child on the way that his mind might be elsewhere. However, he's as safe a Masters pick as it comes when thinking about a high finish.

10. Jason Day - Given Day's family situation, it's difficult to say with any kind of certainty if he'll play and how he'll respond. He's been close to winning twice and has another T-10 on top of that. A lot of people will be pulling for him. UPDATED: With a windy forecast expected the first two days, Day's high ball flight could be a liability.

My DraftKings lineup for this week:

We'll have several this week, but this is our A-lineup:

  1. Dustin Johnson - $11,300
  2. Jon Rahm - $8,600
  3. Paul Casey - $7,800
  4. Tyrrell Hatton - $7,600
  5. Matt Kuchar - $7,400
  6. Russell Henley - $7,200

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