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



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The FedEx Cup playoff field has been cut to 70 players for the Tour Championship, now the second of three playoff events. We cut down 40 more this week to the 30 players who will qualify for the handicap Tour Championship next week in Atlanta. Medinah Country Club's No. 3 course hosts, and it should place an emphasis on driving, accurate iron play and hitting a comfortable draw.

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2019 Tour Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Justin Thomas: Thomas has been building to the win in Chicagoland last week, and he's in the driver's seat this week. No reason to believe he'll play weak golf now.

2. Rory McIlroy: McIlroy has been steady and solid through the playoffs, and he's a past winner here. He has the benefit of needing to play aggressively to overcome a five-shot deficit.

3. Brooks Koepka: Koepka didn't look that great at Medinah or Liberty National, but a lot of that has to do with his putting above all else.

4. Patrick Cantlay: Cantlay has posted consecutive T-12 finishes, followed by a runner-up at Medinah, and his all-around solid game should show up again this week.

5. Hideki Matsuyama: Matsuyama showed up at Medinah, and he probably should have won the tournament all things considered. No reason to do anything other than go for broke.

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6. Justin Rose: Rose isn't the same level guy that got to No. 1 in the world, but he does have a good record in Atlanta.

7. Webb Simpson: Simpson has been playing some of the best golf in the world this year, and his playoff performances have been OK. When he gets to East Lake, he contends.

8. Adam Scott: The Aussie continues to play just fine, comfortable good golf. No reason to dislike him here.

9. Tony Finau: Finau is playing well enough, with a top-five finish at Medinah. He seems to like East Lake, and that should be a good sign.

10. Patrick Reed: Not sure who should be in the No. 10 slot, so I'll run with the winner in the opening playoff leg.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Rory McIlroy - $10,600
  2. Hideki Matsuyama - $9,300
  3. Tony Finau - $8,800
  4. Tommy Fleetwood - $7,700
  5. Justin Rose - $6,900
  6. Sungjae Im - $5,900

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