Fantasy Island: 2011 Deutsche Bank

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GolfChannel.com experts offer up their picks for the Deutsche Bank. Each week a panel of experts will offer up their picks from three groups of players based on Golf Channel's new fantasy game, Fantasy Challenge. We will also keep track of their scores and standings. The panel consists of: senior writers Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell and Jason Sobel; contributors John Hawkins and Charlie Rymer; editorial director Jay Coffin; 'Morning Drive' hosts Gary Williams and Erik Kuselias; contributor Win McMurry; writer for NBCSports.com's ProGolf Talk, Ryan Ballengee; and RotoWorld.com's Rob Bolton.

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In parentheses, next to the names, are the participants' 2011 points earned and ranking among the 17 Fantasy Challenge experts.


Rex Hoggard

Rex Hoggard (9,373,167; 4th)

Group A: Adam Scott: Former Deutsche Bank winner has never missed a cut at TPC Boston.

Group B: Brandt Snedeker: A quick word on motivation: currently 12th on the U.S. Presidents Cup points list.

Group C: Charles Howell: Has done everything except win this year and he hasn’t signed for an over-par card since Saturday at the PGA Championship. 


Randall Mell

Randall Mell (7,211,379; 11th)

Group A: Steve Stricker: Memories and mojo mingle to make more magic for Stricker.

Group B: Webb Simpson: Forget back-to-back MCs, Mr. Consistent makes a move.

Group C: John Senden: Nice finishes last couple years (8th & T-11) bode well.  


Charlie Rymer

Charlie Rymer (8,721,935; 6th)

Group A: Phil Mickelson: Gotta feeling that Lefty gets the puzzled solved in Beantown.

Group B: Sergio Garcia: I know Sergio is gonna win something and it’s probably gonna happen the week I don’t pick him.  And that won’t be this week. Confused?  So am I.

Group C: Robert Garrigus: TPC Boston will be playing long and that is gonna favor the big knockers. Garrigus smokes it and he’s due.


Jay Coffin

Jay Coffin (12,768,387; 2nd)

Group A: Jason Day: He's been close in big ones all year. This would be a good big one to win.

Group B: K.J. Choi: Never seems to be on the radar. Put him on the radar this week.

Group C: Steve Marino: Still one of best players on Tour without a win. Time to deliver a W soon. 


Gary Williams

Gary Williams (8,500,829; 8th)

Group A: Luke Donald: World No. 1 continues his solid play in 2011 with a T-18 at The Barclays.

Group B: Sergio Garcia: This has been a year of resurgence for Sergio as he has recorded top-12 finishes in three majors in this year.

Group C: Charles Howell: Is playing great but will need that great play to overcome a poor record at TPC Boston.


Erik Kuselias

Erik Kuselias (7,234,433; 10th)

Group A: Matt Kuchar: With comes to a course where he has a pair of top 15s in each of the last two years.

Group B: Gary Woodland: Coming off a T-12 in the PGA Championship and a T-13 in The Barclays.

Group C: Charles Howell: He finished T-18 last week with a final-round 64 at Plainfield.


Win McMurry

 Win McMurry (14,566,955; 1st)

Group A: Matt Kuchar: The reigning player of the year has momentum entering the second playoff event.

Group B: Vijay Singh: He's found something over the last couple weeks with back-to-back top-4 finishes.

Group C: John Senden: The steady Aussie finished 8th last year and T-11 in 2009. 


Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee (6,310,704; 12th)

Group A: Adam Scott: Continues to ride high from Firestone. The Aussie also has a good record at TPC Boston. He won here in '03, finished T-5 last year.

Group B: Vijay Singh: You'll notice a theme to the picks. Moore's lone PGA Tour win came at a Ross design at Sedgefield.

Group C: John Senden: Surprised to learn he has consecutive top-11 finishes here.  


Rob Bolton

Rob Bolton (8,038,128; 9th)

Group A: Nick Watney: Trending yet again. Ranks second in putting and third in scoring.

Group B: Webb Simpson: Seven six-figure paydays in his last eight starts.

Group C: Charles Howell: Five six-figure paydays in his last eight starts, including his last two.  


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