2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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We have your 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is here, and this is an odd week. DraftKings and Yahoo don't have games, but the PGA Tour does have their one-and-done game and there are private games. So, we decided to offer a top 10 in picks for the week.

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2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson: Rose is a stud at this event as an individual, and that should carry some weight. Stenson has always been a great Ryder Cup partner.

2. Jason Day and Rickie Fowler: These guys routinely play the event because of their deal with Zurich. Day has a great record here; Rickie less so. However, Fowler's playing well overall and Day is still getting into the season.

3. Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer: Spieth didn't play this event as an individual, but he was drawn into the team event idea and got Palmer on his side as part of a bet between caddies.

4. Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen: This should be a great team. Grace is playing terrific golf of late, and Oosthuizen loves playing with his fellow countrymen.

5. Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley: Team Roll Tide should be a fun partnership. Thomas has a T-12 finish here as an individual, and Cauley looked good at the Texas Open.

6. Hideki Matsuyama and Hideto Tanihara: The Japanese superteam has the right mix of great ballstriking and killer putting that should help them out a ton.

7. Kevin Chappell and Gary Woodland: The guy who won last week and Woodland, who is someone you'd always want in a team competition, who is working his way through a family issue.

8. Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay: This team fascinates me because they're stone-cold killers, but Cantlay is a golf robot (no emotion) and Reed lets it bleed out from everywhere.

9. Daniel Berger and Thomas Pieters: I'm very curious how this team came about and how it's all going to work. However, straight vibin' and straight bombin' could be a great combo.

10. Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly: These guys just got done playing a team event on PGA Tour Champions. They're already in that groove.

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