PGA Tour Expert Picks: The Tour Championship

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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East Lake Golf Club -- Atlanta, Ga.

Purse: $8 million

Defending Champion: Brandt Snedeker

TV Schedule

Thursday: GOLF -- 1-6 p.m.

Friday: GOLF -- 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: GOLF -- 10 a.m.-Noon., NBC -- Noon-3:30 p.m.

Sunday: NBC -- 1-6 p.m.

Pick to win

Steve Stricker

Odds: 20 to 1

World Ranking: 9

His best finish at this tournament is a sixth place finish in 2009. He's playing too well right now though. He hasn't seen anything north of a top 15 finish since May and easily has the most money on Tour this year of any of the golfers without a win. He needs a little help (but not a lot) to win the FedEx Cup, but can have the Tour Championship all to his own.
Lock for Top-10 finish

Tiger Woods

Odds: 5 to 1

World Ranking:1

Stick Tiger in a group with any 29 golfers and I find it hard to believe he's not going to finish in the top 10. Winning might be tougher, but Woods is still playing good golf no matter what the general public wants to think about him. In his last three appearances at East Lake, he's finished T8, second, and first. So yes, I'm taking him for another top 10 performance.

Graham DeLaet

Odds: 40 to 1

World Ranking: 33

It feels weird picking a sleeper from the 30 best golfers of the season on the PGA Tour but I wanted to look at the bottom of the list and pick somebody with 40-1 odds or lower. DeLaet has been so close all year that it almost feels like he HAS to break through at some point. Plus, I love the fact that he's sitting in the quietest 7th place ever for the FedEx Cup standings. He's close to controlling his own destiny for the $10 million prize and certainly needs less to happen than guys behind like him such as Jason Day, Keegan Bradley, and Jason Dufner. Don't be fooled just because he's not a big name.


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