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PGA Tour Expert Picks: Quicken Loans National

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Oh yeah, there is an actual golf tournament this week, it won't just be a parade of Tiger Woods throughout the streets of Washington D.C.

Although, if you're the PGA Tour, the latter is not a terrible idea.

Locale

The Quicken Loans National is played in Bethesda, Md., which is also the site of Rory McIlroy's runaway US Open win in 2011 -- Congressional Country Club. The tournament has been in existence since 2007 and played at this course only five times (the other two were spent prepping it for the US Open).

Tiger Woods is a host and his foundation a beneficiary of the sponsorship from Quicken Loans. Why does that matter? He said he probably wouldn't be playing otherwise.

Details

The tournament will take place June 26-29 and the purse is $6.5 million.

You can watch on Thursday and Friday (June 26-27) on Golf Channel from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday (June 28-29) on Golf Channel from 1-2:30 p.m. on CBS from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and 3-6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

You can also watch the broadcast online at CBSSports.com from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

All times Eastern

Does that mean no Tiger on TV on Thursday?

It would appear that way. Tiger tees off at 8:12 a.m. on Thursday and 1:12 p.m. on Friday, so he'll definitely be on television on Friday but you might just have to stick to soccer on Thursday.

Participants and odds

Jason Day: 12-1
Jordan Spieth: 12-1
Justin Rose: 12-1
Tiger Woods: 16-1
Brandt Snedeker: 22-1
Keegan Bradley: 25-1
Brendon Todd: 28-1
Webb Simpson: 28-1
Bill Haas: 30-1
Jason Dufner: 33-1
KJ Choi: 33-1
Hunter Mahan: 35-1

Former champions

2013 -- Bill Haas
2012 -- Tiger Woods
2011 -- Nick Watney
2010 -- Justin Rose
2009 -- Tiger Woods

Expert picks

Winner

Jordan Spieth (12-1): I'm going to pick him probably eight times this season so you're just going to have to deal with that because I'm going to be right about one of them. With Tiger's return this has turned into a big-boy tournament and we all love Spieth loves to rise to the occasion. Playing with Tiger and Jason Day in the first two rounds will buoy him for the weekend.

Lock for top 10

Brandt Snedeker (22-1): Sneds has finished T8, T16, and T5 in his last five appearances at this tournament and he's coming off a US Open in which he thoroughly contended. If he can keep his fitness up all week there's no reason he shouldn't contend for his first win of the 2013-14 season.

Sleeper

Roberto Castro (100-1): Castro finished second to Haas last season and T29 the year before that. I don't love his game right now but you have to take a flyer at 100-1 odds.

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