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


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The PGA Tour playoffs conclude with the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings arrive to the season finale, all with a mathematical chance of winning the FedEx Cup and its $10 million first-place prize. However, there's also the Tour Championship up for grabs, with its own $9 million purse in this no-cut event.

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2018 Tour Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Bryson DeChambeau -- DeChambeau hung in there at Aronimink, with nothing to play for in the third leg of the playoffs. Love his chances.


2. Justin Rose -- Rose nearly won yet again in the Philly area, losing in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. He almost always comes to Atlanta with a good chance of winning the FedEx Cup. He hasn't...yet.

3. Tony Finau -- Finau notched yet another top-10 finish at the BMW. Shy of DeChambeau, perhaps, Finau would be the most fitting champion. Seventh here last year.

4. Rory McIlroy -- Back to his normal self after skipping The Northern Trust, which is to say he's amazing from tee-to-green and isn't putting well. Won it all here two years ago.

5. Dustin Johnson -- Johnson has gone T-11 and T-7 and T-24 in the playoffs, which is solid but not spectacular. His East Lake record is pretty good.

6. Justin Thomas -- JT is rock solid, and he seems to like places with tree-lined fairways that play a little tighter.

7. Brooks Koepka -- Koepka didn't have it at the BMW Championship and still finished T-19. He can handle East Lake, finishing sixth there last year.

8. Billy Horschel -- Horschel WD'd from TPC Boston, but he otherwise has two T-3 playoff finishes. He's won here before, too.

9. Webb Simpson -- Simpson has been so consistent this year, and he's handled East Lake well in the past. He could fly under the radar here.

10. Paul Casey -- He's an injury risk, yes, but he's been in the top 10 at East Lake in each of the last three years.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Justin Rose - $11,400
  2. Rickie Fowler - $9,100
  3. Tony Finau - $8,600
  4. Webb Simpson - $7,500
  5. Billy Horschel - $7,300
  6. Kevin Na - $6,000

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