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Expert Picks: Sanderson Farms Championship

Josh Culp

Welcome to Playing the Tips! 

Each week this will be the one-stop resource to soak in all the picks from our fantasy staffers at Rotoworld.com. 

Page 1 is going to look at Daily Fantasy Sports picks (FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings).

Page 2 will have a look at One-and-Done options as well as PGATOUR.com's fantasy game. 

Josh Culp



Corey Conners (10,200): He was in a very different spot at this point last year (status-wise) before going on to finish runner-up at the CC of Jackson. He's now a PGA TOUR winner who arrives with five straight top 30s. 

Brandt Snedeker (11,700): Looking to bank some early-season FedExCup Points this week, I like his chances this week as he makes his course debut. Ended last season with five straight top 40s. 

Scottie Scheffler (11,000): Will be very popular until he cools off. Enters with finishes of WIN, T11, T7, and T7 over his last four. 

Joseph Bramlett (8,800): He's been steady on the Korn Ferry Tour since returning from injury and he didn't let up last week at The Greenbrier (T14). 

Si Woo Kim (9,500): Shows some consistency when he's healty but still a pretty boom-or-bust option. That's good for GPPs because it keeps his ownership low. 

Harry Higgs (8,700): The SMU product is on fire with finishes of T23 or better in seven of his last eight starts. 



Sungjae Im (10,500) - Missed the cut at this event last year but he was dealing with some potential jet lag that week. 

Wyndham Clark (8,400) - Has been flirting with contention, steadily, for a few months now. Only a matter of time for the youngster from Denver. 

Joseph Bramlett (7,100) - Has top 30s in seven of his last eight starts across the PGA TOUR and KFT. 

Patton Kizzire (6,700) - This is the part of the country where Kizzire is comfortable. The Auburn product has a T4 and T10 in three tries at the CC of Jackson. 

Lanto Griffin (7,300) - Won on the KFT in April and hasn't looked back since. Including that win, he is 12 for his last 15 with top 25s in 11 of those starts. 

Emiliano Grillo (9,400) - There are a lot of popular names above him so I'm hoping he gets overlooked this week. The Argentine has some of the best bermuda splits in the field working for him. 


Yahoo DFS

Brandt Snedeker (44): Has been T7 or better after 6 of his last 16 rounds played so he was picking up some steam before the season came to an end. 

Emiliano Grillo (41): The Argentine couldn't be bothered to put this event on his schedule when it was an alternate-field event but now he's getting his first look and it should be love at first sight. I would expect him to pound greens in regulation all week with the wildcard being his putter. 

Doc Redman (34): A steady, ball-striking machine, the young Clemson product has top 40s in 10 of his last 12 starts across the pro tours. 

Harry Higgs (35): The SMU product did not disappoint in his PGA TOUR debut last week and I will ride the hot hand until the gas runs out. 

Lanto Griffin (26): One of the hottest golfers in the field, if we go back to mid-April when he won on the Korn Ferry Tour. 

Patton Kizzire (20): Has two top 10s in three visits to CC of Jackson. 


Each week I will think out loud about my process in determining my One-and-Done selection. If you are new to the One-and-Done format, it is like an NFL survivor league. You pick one golfer per week, but you can't use them again all year. 

Started the season with a big blunder last week. Used the raw course history numbers instead of time-weighted. If I used the weighted numbers then Niemann would have been the pick. That one will sting for a while. 

Here are the top 20 course horses at the CC of Jackson over the last 5 years: 

Cameron Champ (WIN)
Lucas Glover (4-for-4 with a T5 and T14)
Roberto Castro (T58, T4, T5)
Nick Taylor (WIN, T20, T23, T26)
Corey Conners (T65, RUNNER-UP)
Sam Burns (T43, T3)
D.J. Trahan (T10, T7 and 2 MC)
Vaughn Taylor (T20, T20, T10, T26)
Carlos Ortiz (T3)
Shawn Stefani (3-for-5 with two top 10s)
Seamus Power (T29, T18, 19)
Adam Schenk (T43, T7)
Patrick Rodgers (T20, T14)
Ryan Blaum (T11, MC, T20)
Denny McCarthy (MC, T7)
Martin Laird (MC, MC, T7)
Bill Haas (T14)
Stephan Jaeger (MC, T51, T14)
Robert Streb (8th, T26)
Johnson Wagner (MC, T15, T34, T35)

Now let's look at baseline performance over the last year. This will give us a good feel for who should pop regardless of past course results: 

Lucas Glover
Byeong Hun An
Sungjae Im
Brandt Snedeker
Scottie Scheffler
Cameron Smith
Aaron Wise
Vaughn Taylor
Joaquin Niemann
Emiliano Grillo
J.T. Poston
Denny McCarthy
Dylan Frittelli
Doc Redman
Kevin Streelman
Si Woo Kim
Michael Thompson
Xinjun Zhang
D.J. Trahan
Nick Taylor

The overlap list includes Lucas Glover, Nick Taylor, D.J. Trahan, Vaughn Taylor, and Denny McCarthy

If you read my preview on Monday then you know that Glover is No. 1 in my rankings so I will go with the Clemson alum this week at the Country Club of Jackson. 


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Josh Culp 


Last Week: 38
Season Rank: 38


Lucas Glover
Sungjae Im
Emiliano Grillo
Brandt Snedeker


Sam Burns
Wyndham Clark


Mo Yoshimoto 


Last Week: 273
Season Rank: 273


Sam Burns
Austin Cook
Joseph Bramlett
Peter Uihlein


Doc Redman
Scottie Scheffler