2018 Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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This is a suprisingly strong field for Colonial, well above what most folks would have expected at the beginning of the year -- particularly with the sponsor turmoil with Dean and DeLuca bowing out suddenly midway through a six-year deal to sponsor the event. However, with Kevin Kisner defending and Jordan Spieth leading the Texas contingent, this will be a field filled with good players on a course that will make a lot of people think about Pete Dye this week.



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2018 Ft. Worth Invitational at Colonial rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Justin Rose -- I truly wasn't counting on Justin Rose coming to play in this event. But I'm thrilled he is. Rose can handle tighter courses that take the driver out of hand (Innisbrook), and his form is still very strong.

2. Jordan Spieth -- Spieth is almost the horse-for-course pick here given his record here and his win in 2016. However, his putting is a big concern at this point. His approach play, however, is not.

3. Brooks Koepka -- This may be premature, ranking Koepka so highly, but his efforts at The Players have me impressed. Easy to forget how good Koepka is, but he can tear up Colonial.

4. Jon Rahm -- Rahm can't quite figure out TPC Sawgrass, but that's something tha tmight come with age and maturity. However, he took a shining to Colonial last year and contended. He just is at a disadvantage because he can't gain on the field with superior driving.

5. Webb Simpson -- Have to love Webb coming off The Players win, his general good form, as well his form on this golf course.

6. Patrick Cantlay -- This place should be a solid track for Cantlay, given his propensity for Harbour Town and TPC Sawgrass. Very solid approach play, but his SG:OTT edge is somewhat mitigated here.

7. Bryson DeChambeau -- Bryson may be coming out on the other end of a great run of top-10 finishes, but his game plays really well on a course like Colonial.

8. Xander Schauffele -- Xander had a mediocre finish here last year, but it was the start of a run where he missed just one cut the rest of the way and won twice. He might be a time of year player.

9. Rickie Fowler -- I have to tell you about Rickie Fowler because he's a class player in the field, but I'm not particularly feeling him right now.

10. Adam Hadwin -- I'm going to continue pushing Hadwin because he's become such a solid player this year. He's a cut-making machine. Wasn't great at The Players, but his game should work on Colonial.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Jimmy Walker - $9,500
  2. Patrick Cantlay - $9,000
  3. Chesson Hadley - $8,300
  4. Ollie Schniederjans - $8,000
  5. Adam Hadwin - $7,600
  6. Chris Stroud - $6,900

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