Expert Picks: 2015 European Open


This week the European Tour heads to Germany for the Porsche European Open. Each week, a panel of experts will offer up their picks from four groups of players, based on Golf Channel's fantasy game, Fantasy Challenge. We will also keep track of their scores and standings. The panel includes: senior writers Rex Hoggard and Randall Mell; editorial director Jay Coffin; associate editor Will Gray; 'Morning Drive' host Gary Williams; host Charlie Rymer and defending fantasy champion Ryan Lavner.

Rex Hoggard

Group 1: Hunter Mahan: Although his run of playing every FedEx Cup playoff event ended last week, he has been showing flashes of form in recent weeks.

Group 2: Kiradech Aphibarnrat: He won his last start in Asia (Thongchai Jaidee Foundation) and his last start in Europe (Paul Lawrie Match Play) and will use this week’s event as a tune up for the Presidents Cup.

Group 3: Paul Lawrie: The Scot hasn’t missed a cut since May and has finished inside the top 10 in his last two starts.

Group 4: Tano Goya: The Argentine has made the cut in his last three events, including a runner-up showing at the Russian Open.