2019 Barbasol Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2019 Barbasol Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips



Looking for 2019 Barbasol Championship picks, either for betting or fantasy golf games like DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, Golf Channel or the PGA Tour?

We have your 2019 Barbasol Championship rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

While The Open Championship unfolds at Royal Portrush, the PGA Tour offers an opposite-field event in Kentucky called the Barbasol Championship. Last year was the first year for the event in the Bluegrass State, and Troy Merritt emerged the winner in a wet week.

We don't have any top 50 players in the field, but we do have a good mix of young players and veterans looking to pick up critical FedEx Cup points before the end of the regular season so they can save their cards.

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2019 Barbasol Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Jhonattan Vegas: Vegas nearly pulled it out in the Quad Cities last weekend, and the Venezuelan is streaky. Stick with him.

2. Nick Taylor: The Canadian has been playing solid golf the last month plus, and the quality is a little better than others on this list who are cashing frequently.

3. Roberto Castro: Castro has made the cut in four of his last five regular PGA Tour events. That's not too shabby.

4. Martin Laird: There aren't many players in the field who have played much the last six weeks, much less made more than half of the cuts. Low bar, but Laird is a vet who can succeed.

5. Beau Hossler: Hossler seems to have some out from the other side of a few lousy tournaments. He should be able to beat up on this field.

6. Denny McCarthy: McCarthy is hard to pin down, but his short game is so good that it's hard to count him out in any week.

7. Brian Gay: He's tired out after a solid first half of the year, but he's still one of the better players in this field.

8. Troy Merritt: The defending champion is a hit-or-miss figure. He either finishes well or misses the cut. There's not much in between.

9. Sepp Straka: Straka has showed signs of potentially figuring out how to handle Tour life.

10. J.T. Poston: In this slot after K.H. Lee withdrew, Poston knows how to go low and dig status out from events like this, just like last year.

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