2018 The Honda Classic expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 The Honda Classic expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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The PGA Tour moves from the West Coast to the Flexico Swing, beginning in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with The Honda Classic. Rickie Fowler is defending champion here, with about half the world top 50 raring to go this week on the Champion Course at PGA National. Bear Trap!

2018 The Honda Classic rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler is defending champion and has an excellent track record on this golf course. Almost have to lead with him.

2. Justin Thomas -- Thomas says his results aren't really matching up with how he's playing. Trust him, and consider him for your team this week. Was on the medal stand here in 2016.

3. Rory McIlroy -- McIlroy's putting is just not good. I don't know how many times I've written that. But his ballstriking is so good that he can make up for it here thanks to all the penalty strokes players take at PGA National.

4. Gary Woodland -- Gonna let Woodland off the hook for the MC at Pebble. Weird format, playing the week after winning, blah, blah. Runner-up effort here last year, too.

5. Brian Harman -- I'm a big fan of Harman, and we all love where his game has been. He's loving everywhere right now, but I feel like he especially likes swampy, Florida golf.

6. Tommy Fleetwood -- Fleetwood could be fluid from Nos. 4-6 this week. Love his game, and his T-37 at Riviera wasn't bad. Has the game to win any week on the PGA Tour.

7. Alex Noren -- Great run the last three times out, including a playoff loss, a T-21 at Pebble and a T-16 at Riviera. Let's go.

8. Ollie Schniederjans -- Ollie's playing great this season, and he's going to get a win this year. That low stinger he hits could do so well for him in windy conditions here.

9. Sergio Garcia -- I want to rank Sergio higher, but I honestly just don't know where his game is at the moment. Has a good record here, however.

10. Scott Stallings -- You have to be willing to take a risk if you ride a Scott Stallings wave, but the streaks are amazing. On a great roll right now.

My DraftKings primary lineup

  1. Sergio Garcia - $10,500
  2. Ollie Schniederjans - $8,400
  3. Kiradech Aphibarnrat - $7,800
  4. Chesson Hadley - $7,700
  5. Keegan Bradley - $7,700
  6. Ryan Moore - $7,400

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