2018 Barracuda Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 Barracuda Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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Looking for 2018 Barracuda Championship picks, either for betting or fantasy golf games like DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, Golf Channel or the PGA Tour?

We have your 2018 Barracuda Championship rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

We're getting closer to the PGA Tour playoffs, with just this week, the PGA Championship next week and the Wyndham Championship left to decide the playoff-bound 125, as well those heading to the Web.com Tour Finals or, worse, neither.

This is the lone event of the year with Modified Stableford scoring, and that's what makes this event good fun.



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2018 Barracuda Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Joel Dahmen -- I never imagined ranking Dahmen No. 1 on any fantasy list, but the guy has been a stud dating back to the National and calling out Sung Kang (and wearing the Fisher's Island bucket).

2. Richy Werenski -- At this point, I'm willing to consider Werenski a bit of an oppo-field specialist. Nearly won here last year, and he made a great run in Kentucky at the Barbasol.

3. Kevin Tway -- Tway could be No. 1 or No. 2 on this list. He's had a great summer with some strong finishes, and he's getting more comfortable on a Sunday.

4. Andrew Putnam -- Putnam has a high ceiling, but he's been inconsistent this year. Sprinkles in a lot of MCs. He'll need more than 4 birdies per round to have a chance.

5. Kevin Streelman -- Streelman has played steady golf throughout the season, and he's sprinkled in some top-10 finishes here and there. Solid is great in this field.

6. John Peterson -- For a guy who isn't getting much action and thinking of retiring, Peterson has been making some money. He hasn't missed a cut dating back to May and was T-21 at the Barbasol.

7. Shane Lowry -- Lowry has some low odds with the sportsbooks, but I'm not a buyer at that price point. He's played some good golf mixed in with some bad gofl for a guy who was elite two years ago.

8. Ryan Blaum -- Blaum has played some mostly consistent golf since The Players. He's not setting the world on fire, but he does have a string of solid finishes for three months now.

9. Robert Garrigus -- This is Garrigus' time of year, when he figures out a way to keep some kind of status. He's not as long as he once was, but he can still smash and score.

10. Ben Silverman -- Call this a hunch play. Silverman has done his best work in weak events, and he's made four cuts in a row.

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