Expert Picks: 2015 JTBC Founders Cup


This week marks the second LPGA event of the 2015 season, as the circuit heads to Arizona for the JTBC Founders Cup. 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, Randall Mell and Jason Sobel; 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: Lydia Ko: The world No. 1 has finished second, seventh, first and second in her last four starts. It’s called a trend.

Group 2: Amy Yang: Another player off to a solid start with a victory and runner-up finish in her last four starts.

Group 3: Yani Tseng: The former world No. 1 is starting to show signs of life this season.

Group 4: Cheyenne Woods: Because it’s good to have a “Woods” back in action, regardless of the tournament.

Will Gray

Group 1: Stacy Lewis: Two years after she first took the top spot in the rankings with a win here, expect Lewis to contend for the trophy again.

Group 2: S.Y. Kim: She broke through for a win in the Bahamas earlier this year and shows no signs of slowing down.

Group 3: Ariya Jutanugarn: After four straight top-15 finishes, it won't be long until she's back among the top-ranked women in the world.

Group 4: Cindy Yueer Feng: She has shown some promise since rising from the ranks of the Symetra Tour, a trend that should continue this season.