PGA Tour Expert Picks: The Barclays

by | Golf Writer

Each week during the official PGA Tour season,'s Kyle Porter will give his best shot at pegging the winner and seeing what other golfers will have a good week. The picks are based on a combination of homework, guesswork and just plain instinct.

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Liberty National Golf Club -- Jersey City, NJ

Purse: $8 million

Defending Champion: Nick Watney

TV Schedule

Thursday: GOLF -- 3-6 p.m.

Friday: GOLF -- 3-6 p.m.

Saturday: GOLF -- 1-2:30 p.m., CBS -- 3-6 p.m.

Sunday: GOLF -- Noon-1:30 p.m., CBS -- 2-6 p.m.

Pick to win

Luke Donald

Odds: 50 to 1

World Ranking: 11

These odds seem way too high for a guy who's finished in the top 18 at this tournament in each of the last three years. The last time Donald went winless worldwide for an entire year was 2009. With no wins yet this year, I'd say he's overdue. In his last five tournaments Donald has two top 10s (and, strangely, three cuts) so I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the Englishman get a W in New Jersey.
Lock for Top-10 finish

Brandt Snedeker

Odds: 28 to 1

World Ranking: 7

Snedeker finished T3 at this tournament in 2011 and second last year so he's inching ever closer to that win. Throw in a T12 in 2009 and I'm convinced he'll be inside the top 10 this year -- especially with how he's been playing the last few weeks. Before the Bridgestone he had three straight top 11s including a win in Canada.

Nick Watney

Odds: 125 to 1

World Ranking: 33

Watney is the defending champion here and you can get him at 125-1? How does that make sense? It's not like it was a one-time thing either. He finished T10 in 2011 and T6 in 2009. Sure, he's been playing terribly of late but there's nothing like getting on a course you traditionally play well at to bust out of that slump.


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