2018 Valero Texas Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 Valero Texas Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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Well, the Masters is behind us, and the PGA Tour moves up the coastline to Hilton Head Island, S.C., for the Valero Texas Open. Harbour Town is always a fun golf course, and it's very different from Augusta National. Cool change up in a lot of ways.

Remember, history tells us guys who played the Masters the week prior tend to win here.

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2018 Valero Texas Open rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Charley Hoffman -- This is his tournament. Hard to argue with him here as the horse-for-course play.

2. Matt Kuchar -- Kuchar slipped some after a promising Thursday at Harbour Town, but his record here is rock solid, even if not Hoffman-esque.

3. Luke List -- List continues putting himself in position on golf courses demanding accuracy. That's this course, with trouble lurking off the tee.

4. Brendan Steele -- Missed his first cut of the year at the Masters, but I like him most times he tees it up. Also has very good history here.

5. Sergio Garcia -- OK, let's get over the 15 at the Masters. Garcia is a class player in this field.

6. Chesson Hadley -- I'm a huge fan of Chessie, and his ballstriking is just what this course requires.

7. Ryan Moore -- Moore is playing well of late under the radar. In his last six starts, he has three top-16 finishes.

8. Kevin Chappell -- There's some personal bias infecting this pick because Chappell has burned me in two straight tournaments. But his record here is fantastic.

9. Scott Piercy -- We're sleeping on Scott Piercy this year, man. Two missed cuts, yes, but also five top-20 finishes in his last eight PGA Tour starts.

10. Bill Haas -- Haas has started to make a full-throated return to golf. His performance in Hilton Head was a great sign (T-7).

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Luke List - $10,000
  2. Brendan Steele - $8,900
  3. Chesson Hadley - $8,500
  4. Bill Haas - $7,600
  5. Scott Piercy - $7,400
  6. C.T. Pan - $7,200

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