2018 Sanderson Farms Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 Sanderson Farms Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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



The PGA Tour remains in Asia for the third of three weeks, with China hosting the Sanderson Farms Championship once again at Sheshan International in Shanghai. Justin Rose defends a title he won last year as Dustin Johnson gave up a large 54-hole lead.

This is a 78-player field, headed by Justin Rose, Dustin JOhsnon, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey and more. It's a strong field with a big purse on a golf course where going low is key.

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2018 Sanderson Farms Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Sungjae Im -- Im started well with a T-4 at the Safeway Open, then was T-41 against a better, smaller field. Love him here, and I feel it's akin to the Silverado Resort.

2. Nick Taylor -- Taylor is a past winner here in 2014, and he's had some ups and downs since. However, he's done well in the new season and finished fairly strong.

3. Hunter Mahan -- Mahan is showing signs of getting back to being closer to the golfer he once was. T-13 at Safeway to open is encouraging.

4. Chris Kirk -- Kirk is one of the few players who have a great track record in this event. He was second to Ryan Armour last year, and he's playing mediocre golf overall.

5. Aaron Baddeley -- Badds found a way to keep his card, then he got out the gate well with a T-4 at the Safeway.

6. Ryan Armour -- The defending champion is coming from Korea, so he may be a little off to start. His ballstriking is great, and he's had a whole bunch of solidly mediocre finishes of late.

7. Cameron Champ -- This feels like a Cameron Champ special. He hits the ball a zillion miles, and he can dominate a golf course. T-25 at the Safeway Open.

8. Kevin Streelman -- Streelman didn't played well to end the season, but he did solidly at the Safeway Open and was T-10 here last year.

9. Alex Prugh -- Prugh played well throughout the Web.com Tour season, and he closed with seven top-25 finishes in his last eight starts of the Web.com Tour season.

10. Denny McCarthy -- McCarthy missed the cut in his Safeway Open season debut, but he's played well dating back through August.

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