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We’re at our final time (at least for now) at Firestone Country Club, as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational leaves the schedule after this season. Tiger Woods is back for one more crack at win No. 9 at Firestone, a place he dominated for a decade, losing to just four players (4!) in 10 years. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose should all be solid favorites, too.
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2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational rankings: Top 10 picks
1. Dustin Johnson — Johnson just won his 19th PGA Tour title on Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open. He’s got the second-most WGC wins of all-time, and it doesn’t seem to matter to him where or when he’s playing. So long as his strategy is sound (it wasn’t at Carnoustie), he can win.
2. Tiger Woods — Woods got into Firestone one last time, and he’s looking for a ninth win. He had to have a lot of memories flood back from The Open, and he’s no doubt hungry to win again.
3. Rory McIlroy — Rory has a super record at Firestone, but he hasn’t quite finished off a victory here. Firestone is a fairways and greens place. If Rory hits good short irons, he can win.
4. Justin Rose — Rose nearly won The Open with a great weekend. He’s got a trio of fifth-or-better finishes here from 2012-15, but nothing since. Still, he’s elite.
5. Jon Rahm — Rahm should absolutely demolish Firestone with the amount of strokes he gains off the tee. His Carnoustie strategy was a dud, but we like the aggression.
6. Brooks Koepka — Just didn’t have it at the Canadian Open. We can discount the off week. He should handle Firestone well.
7. Rickie Fowler — Fowler is a horse-for-course-style pick this week. He’s practically a lock for a top-20 finish in this field, at this venue.
8. Tommy Fleetwood — Fleetwood has put a pair of good starts, even though he didn’t win the claret jug.
9. Francesco Molinari — I don’t see Molinari as a great fit here, hence the lower ranking. However, his play going back to May has been sublime.
10. Jordan Spieth — I’m somewhat reluctant to think Spieth has it all figured out after Sunday at The Open, but that glimmer of hope, no cut and his Firestone record get him in the top 10.
My primary DraftKings lineup
- Jon Rahm – $9,600
- Tommy Fleetwood – $9,200
- Paul Casey – $8,600
- Zach Johnson – $8,100
- Adam Scott – $7,500
- Austin Cook – $7,000
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