2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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We have your 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The PGA Tour heads to Scottsdale for the Phoenix Open, the highest-attended PGA Tour event of the year. The par-3 16th aside at TPC Scottsdale, the golf course offers plenty of opportunities to score and take it deep. Phil Mickelson nearly shot 59 here in the past. Get to 16 under and hope to win.

There's a meaty field assembled this week, with 21 of the world top 50 playing.

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2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Xander Schauffele -- The X Man doesn't have much of a record here, but he's already off to a hot start in 2019. Probably the hottest player in the field.

2. Jon Rahm -- Rahm stalled out on Sunday at Torrey Pines in search of a second win there, but the local boy (Arizona State) has played well here in the past.

3. Phil Mickelson -- Perhaps this is too high for Mickelson. He was T-2 in his last start, however, and he does have a great history in this tournament.

4. Justin Thomas -- Thomas should probably be higher, but he's not a guy with a great track record (or much of one at all) at TPC Scottsdale. However, he's clearly a top 5 or 6 player in the world right now.

5. Hideki Matsusyama -- Hideki's game has been on the rise for months, though it's been difficult to stand out given when other young players are doing around him. Has won here, loves here.

6. Gary Woodland -- The defending champion should probably be higher on this list. Just should be. Great fall, and he almost won at Kapalua.

7. Webb Simpson -- Webb is easing his way into the year with being a new dad again and all, but he was T-8 at Kapalua and is coming off his best year. His Phoenix record is beautiful.

8. Tony Finau -- Finau is back at it, playing solidly at Torrey Pines yet again.

9. Billy Horschel -- This may be going out a bit on a limb here, but I love Horschel in this spot. He has a couple of OK finishes here, but I like rolling with Horschel after a top-10 finish. He's streaky.

10. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler deserves to be on this list. His track record here is wonderful. However, his now clear mismatch at Torrey Pines depresses how we feel about him...even knowing Torrey isn't a fit.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Webb Simpson - $9,700
  2. Phil Mickelson - $9,300
  3. Billy Horschel - $8,800
  4. Martin Laird - $7,600
  5. Sungjae Im - $7,300
  6. JJ Spaun - $7,100

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