Fantasy rankings picks for Greenbrier


The PGA Tour takes the country roads back home to West Virginia this week for The Greenbrier Classic. The Old White TPC, damaged somewhat by the same 'derecho' that also impacted AT&T National host Congressional CC, plays host. Scott Stallings returns as defending champion, a year after winning in a playoff over Bob Estes and Bill Haas.

Take a look at our fantasy rankings for this week, then tweet out your picks using the hashtag #GCFantasy and send them to me @RyanBallengeeGC. Also be sure to join the Golf Channel Fantasy Challenge to test yourself against our panel of experts, including defending champion Win McMurry.

1. Tiger Woods – Woods is making his Greenbrier debut but, with three PGA Tour wins this season and its most recent champion, he is the clear choice to win anywhere.

2. Webb Simpson – The U.S. Open champion will not be playing at the British Open, instead spending time with wife Dowd for the birth of their second child. He finished T-29 in the shootout at Travelers and T-9 here a year ago.

3. Jim Furyk – Furyk finished T-34 at the AT&T National but continues to enjoy a renaissance this season. He will improve as the U.S. Open recedes further into the rear-view mirror.

4. Seung-yul Noh – As teacher Sean Foley has said, soon you'll know this name more. Noh finished T-4 at Congressional and is figuring it out on the PGA Tour. He has three top-10 finishes in his last seven PGA Tour starts.

5. Brendon de Jonge – The Zimbabwean may have fallen off in the final round at the AT&T National, but is great in this tournament. He has finished third and T-4 here in the two-year existence of the event.

6. Dustin Johnson – The Memphis winner missed the U.S. Open cut and was T-44 last week at Congressional. His power should have been an asset in both places and wasn't. It should be at the Old White TPC.

7. Jimmy Walker – Walker has finished T-4 here both years of the tournament. Finished T-32 last week after getting off to a good start at the AT&T National.

8. Bob Estes – Estes was part of the three-man playoff here a year ago. He has been playing good golf since April, missing just two cuts.

9. Phil Mickelson – Mickelson missed the cut here last year, but is 12th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting. With Tiger in the field, Phil might be invigorated.

10. Carl Pettersson – Pettersson is ninth on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting. In what can unfold as a putting contest, that stat will help the Swede.



Group 1: Tiger Woods – I would pick him to win a tournament on Saturn right now.

Group 2: Brendon de Jonge – Learned something from Tiger on Sunday. He finished third and T-4 here the first two years.

Group 3: Bob Estes – Estes was in a playoff here a year ago. He is playing steady golf.

Group 4: Derek Lamely – A shot in the dark. Lamely is fourth in strokes gained putting on Tour, despite missing 11 of 16 cuts.