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The Quicken Loans National is here, and it's the D.C. area's PGA Tour stop. It's been stuck in a tough date for a few years, but some solid players in Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed have signed up to take on first-time tournament host TPC Potomac (formerly TPC Avenel). It's a different track in a lot of ways than Congressional, just down the street.
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2017 Quicken Loans National rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Rickie Fowler - Richard hits a nice fade that should really some in handy on this golf course. He's been playing well of late, just needs a little push on Sundays to finish one off.
2. Patrick Reed - I have to rank Reed highly despite the fact that his power draw really isn't ideal at TPC Potomac. That said, T-5 last week and he's been on a solid, not great, run since April.
3. Justin Thomas - Again, this is a pick based on pure ability rather than necessarily being a good fit. If he's wild off the tee here, he's in trouble, like at TPC River Highlands.
4. Brendan Steele - Steele is just raking in the bucks this year. He hasn't missed a cut, and he continues to play strong, top-20 caliber golf.
5. Marc Leishman - Leishman has almost won this event at other venues, and he had yet another good showing in Hartford, which is pretty much expected. He loves this time of year.
6. Bill Haas - Haas is a past winner in this event, and he's been playing well of late overall. I don't love his game off the tee, but the step he took at the US Open is worth noting (and weighting).
7. Boo Weekley - I was shocked to know Boo Weekley is top 15 in the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee; impressive for a guy who doesn't hit the ball really far. Tricky, small putting surfaces here come right up his alley.
8. Billy Horschel - Horschel's a little erratic, but, of late, being erratci has meant a win and a T-4 in Memphis. He's not a lock pick for your lineups, but a gamble with a lot of potential upside.
9. Kevin Chappell - This is a ballstriker's golf course, even though the greens are tricky (because they're tricky and unknown for everyone). That's Kevin Chappell, who did very nicely at the U.S. Open.
10. Billy Hurley III - BH3 loves the local event, at least in terms of performance. He's not a lock in the D.C. area, but he's typically strong. Had been on a really nice run heading into Memorial, so the form's not far off.
My DraftKings lineup for this week:
- Rickie Fowler - $12,000
- Brendan Steele - $8,900
- Kyle Stanley - $7,600
- Boo Weekley - $7,600
- Charles Howell III - $7,000
- Adam Hadwin - $6,900
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