2021 Tour Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2021 Tour Championship expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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The Tour Championship is here, meaning we've reached the final stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs. East Lake is a big ask, demanding strong iron play and fairly accurate driving. Putting can be tricky, but the greens should be receptive and a little slower than usual with all the rain from Ida.

2021 Tour Championship rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Jon Rahm: Rahm didn't keep pace throughout all four rounds at Caves Valley, but he's clearly one of the two best players in this field. Probably the best.

2. Patrick Cantlay: I'm not convinced Cantlay is going to even have the lead at East Lake after Round 1, but his performance at Caves Valley may be a huge catapult.

3. Tony Finau: Finau looked solid at Caves Valley, even after the tiring nature of getting his second PGA Tour win at Liberty National. Plays this course well.

4. Rory McIlroy: McIlroy enjoyed himself a classic Rory weekend to finish fourth. He's won here twice.

5. Dustin Johnson: DJ is here and a part of the equation more often than not, so let's go just assume he'll be a part of it again.

6. Sam Burns: East Lake is a golf course that seems a lot alike the courses where Burns has played best this year (Memphis, Innisbrook).

7. Xander Schauffele: Xander has won here, and he's been runner-up twice. He's clearly a fan of this golf course and likes the big-game nature of this event.

8. Justin Thomas: Thomas has been a Tour Championship stud, and he seems to be coming around after being in the wilderness with the putter for much of this year.

9. Harris English: English has not played at quite the same pace in the playoffs as in June and July, but he should like East Lake.

10. Collin Morikawa: Morikawa seems gassed. He's been sub-standard in the playoffs. However, if he can rally for four days, he can make himself a lot of money.

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