2021 The Honda Classic expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2021 The Honda Classic expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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We have your 2021 The Honda Classic rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The Honda Classic is this week, and we have a tournament that has seen its stature quickly diminish because of the crowded nature of the PGA Tour schedule. Now played after The Players -- at the tournament's request, by the way -- there are only eight of the world top 50 in the field. PGA National's Champion Course can be tricky and very penal.

2021 The Honda Classic rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Lee Westwood: If Westwood remains in the field, how can you not love him this week? He's made $2.7 million the last two weeks, and he's playing Augusta on Monday with his son.

2. Daniel Berger: Berger very quietly finished T-9 at Sawgrass. How bout that? He's a great pick this week based on form and course history.

3. Sungjae Im: Sungjae hurt his number this week because of a good Sunday at Players, but he's defending champion here and should be a strong contender to repeat.

4. Joaquin Niemann: Love Niemann this week given his ballstriking and form. Wasn't his best at The Players, but a lot of guys weren't.

5. Adam Scott: I feel compelled to putt Scott in the top 10 here given the weak field, but he's not been at his best for a while now. Still, he loves this course.

6. Brian Harman: Harman showed out at Players, and he's been in the top 15 twice here in the last decade. Making lots of cuts right now.

7. Brendan Steele: Steele has certain courses he just loves. This is one of them. You jump on Steele on those courses.

8. Shane Lowry: Shane Lowry did absolutely nothing from the pandemic resumption until last week, when he looked great at Sawgrass. The Irishman can handle potentially nasty conditions.

9. Cameron Tringale: Tringale is having one of his best seasons on the PGA Tour. He missed the weekend at Sawgrass, but he's been a top-30 stud in 2021.

10. Russell Henley: The 2014 winner consistently gains strokes on the field, but he also hardly ever does anything spectacular...except here.

Our top 10 is a ranking of the best players in the field -- BUT they're not always the best bets! Want our top picks?

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