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Fantasy Fix: Will Rory roar again at the Bear Trap?

Well, we learned two important lessons last week. 1.) James Hahn is as good of a golfer as he is a dancer. 2.) Do NOT pick Bill Haas to win a tournament the week before his wife is expecting to give birth. With those things in mind, we'll try to bounce back at the Honda Classic at PGA National. It's somewhat of a home game for many of the pros who live in the Jupiter area and that fact contributes to this tournament sporting the best field of 2015 so far, even with the absence of a certain 14-time major champion. Who do we like to survive "the Bear Trap" the best? A look at our weekly Yahoo! fantasy golf lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Rory McIlroy. The World No. 1 is back. At an event where he's gone Win-Wisdom Tooth WD-runner-up the past three years. Don't overthink this.

(B-List): Graeme McDowell. We'll go with another Northern Irelander making his first start of 2015. G-Mac only finished T-46 here last year, but he went T-6, T-9, T-9 the previous three.

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(B-List): Justin Rose. Missed last year with a bad shoulder, but finished in the top five in his three previous trips to the Bear Trap. Missed the cut at his only other 2015 PGA Tour start at Torrey Pines, but he's still Justin Rose.

(C-List): Keegan Bradley. We gave Bradley some love last week and he rewarded us by rallying on Sunday to finish T-4. The final round has actually been his problem at PGA National, but he's still managed two T-12s and a T-4 in his last three starts there.

Bench/Backups: Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Rickie Fowler, Russell Henley.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Paul Casey. Rory and Rose are the safer picks, but we'd rather save those big guns for major season. Instead, we'll go with Casey, who lost in that playoff at Riviera, but still picked up his first top 10 on the PGA Tour since 2011. The former third-ranked player in the world has been on a steady rise back (he won the KLM Open on the European Tour in September) after a few injury-plagued seasons, and he also has a solid track record at the Honda with a T-12 last year and a T-4 in 2010. Plus, Casey and his fiancee, Pollyanna Woodward, just had their first son in September, so we should be safe on that front.

Previously used: Jason Day (Famers -- WINNER!), Bill Haas (Riviera), Charles Howell III (Sony), Dustin Johnson (Pebble), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Brendan Steele (Phoenix).

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Fantasy Fix: Why Bill Haas' wife might be the key to his week at Riviera

First off, our apologies for not tabbing jewelry mogul Michael Lund in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. We didn't realize eight-handicappers were capable of shooting even par in tournament conditions at Monterey Peninsula. We do realize what tour pros are capable of, though, so we're glad the focus shifts back to them this week at the Northern Trust Open. Who do we like at Riviera? A look at our weekly Yahoo! fantasy golf lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bill Haas. We'll take the 2012 champ here over last year's winner, Bubba Watson, due to Haas' more consistent play at Riviera. In addition to that playoff victory over Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, Haas has a T-3, a T-12 and a T-23 in the last four years. Haas' wife, Julie, is expecting the couple's second child, but her due date is next Friday and she encouraged Bill to play this week. He'll be checking the phone, but we're going to count on her timing being as good as her husband's track record here.

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(B-List): Jimmy Walker. Does this guy ever have a bad week? His T-21 at Pebble Beach was by far his worst start of 2015. Walker has two T-4s at Riviera, a course he's professed his love for in the past. No reason not to like him this week.

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(B-List): Dustin Johnson. We rolled the dice with DJ at Pebble last week and he came through with a T-4 despite a shaky first day. Johnson has oddly gone back and forth with success and failure in this event (T-3, MC, T-4, MC, and a solo 2nd last year), but there's too much good to overlook -- provided his caddie gives him the right tee time.

(C-List): Keegan Bradley. Has it really been two and a half years since he won on the PGA Tour? Perhaps Riviera is the place to end that drought. In the past three years, Bradley has finished no worse than T-20 in this event while shooting just one over-par score (72) on the difficult track.

Bench/Backups: Bubba Watson, Nick Watney, Hideki Matsuyama, and Justin Thomas.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Bill Haas. I know you don't want to hear it, but we were agonizingly close to predicting a win for Haas at the Humana and to going with Snedeker in this spot last week. We'll go with Haas here instead and hope he's got more than his usual one win per year planned for this season. His sub-standard strokes gained/tee to green and his woeful strokes gained/putting thus far suggest he has yet to really start playing well. Ben Hogan famously said "Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots." Perhaps, that's what makes Haas the perfect pick at Hogan's Alley.

Previously used: Jason Day (Famers -- WINNER!), Charles Howell III (Sony), Dustin Johnson (Pebble), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Brendan Steele (Phoenix).

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Fantasy Fix: Will Dustin Johnson make it a hat trick at Pebble Beach?

By Alex Myers

Is there anything more satisfying than correctly predicting a PGA Tour winner? OK, so maybe placing a big bet on that hunch or actually winning a PGA Tour event would be better, but you get the point. Picking a PGA Tour winner from a field of 156 these days is less common than winning the Powerball, so allow me this rare opportunity to bask in the glow of being right about Jason Day winning at Torrey Pines. (I picked Jason Day! Woo!) But alas, that glow only lasts until the next event. Who am I tabbing for success this week at Pebble Beach? A look at my weekly Yahoo! fantasy lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): J.B. Holmes. Coming off a T-2, "Just Bunt," as I dubbed him after last week's layup on the 72nd hole at Torrey, also finished T-2 at Pebble in 2010. Bad results here the past three years, including a final-round 78 last year, are worrisome, but with the A-List group only having five options this week, the pickings are slim.

(B-List): Jason Day. J-Day! My man! Way to come through for me last week. Expecting back-to-back wins is a bit much, but there's no reason to take him out of the lineup -- although, you can't go wrong with defending champ Jimmy Walker, either. Day has finished sixth in this event twice in five starts. And again, he's No. 1 in my book right now.

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(B-List): Dustin Johnson. DJ missed the cut in his first event back from his "leave of absence" from the PGA Tour, but with that out of the way, now he returns to a tournament where he's dominated to the tune of two wins and three other top-seven finishes, including a T-2 last year. This is also a rare time where you can pick the new father as somewhat of a darkhorse.

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(C-List): Patrick Reed. We'll keep the big names rolling with the class of the C-List group. Take out a Saturday 75 last year and Reed has a sub-69 scoring average in his seven other rounds at this event.

Bench/Backups: Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Na.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Dustin Johnson. Like last week's pick of Day, we're going with a big name again. And why not? The lowest-ranked winner on tour in 2015 so far has been Bill Haas. The stars have come to play and with Johnson having a "great" pro-am pairing with future father-in-law Wayne Gretzky -- with whom he spent much of his time away from tour playing golf -- there's no reason to think DJ can't make it a hat trick at Pebble Beach.

Previously used: Jason Day (Farmers -- WINNER!), Charles Howell III (Sony), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Brendan Steele (Phoenix).

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Fantasy Fix: Jason Day's special skill that will lead him to victory at Torrey Pines

We learned a couple things on Sunday: It's not smart to call a pass play over the middle when you only need one yard to win a Super Bowl and Brooks Koepka is really, really good. Unfortunately, we didn't have the 24-year-old golfer in our fantasy lineup, but we did tab him as one of our top PGA Tour sleepers to watch entering the 2014-15 season. Koepka is no longer a sleeper, but he is in the field again this week as the tour heads to Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. So, too, is a certain seven-time winner of the event who looked more like a seven-handicapper around the greens last week. Will either crack our lineup? Here's a look at who we're handing off to:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bill Haas. Just a T-43 in this event last year, but posted a T-4 and two T-9s the previous three years, which could have been even better if not for lackluster Sundays. Haas finished last of those who made the cut last week, but we're banking on him showing more of the form that led him to a win the week before in California. We'll tab the red-hot Koepka as his backup in case Haas has another off week.

(B-List): Jason Day. The Australian finished T-2 here last year and it's tough to expect anything different from a guy who seems to always be in contention when he's healthy, no matter where he plays. That high level of play hasn't translated into a bunch of wins just yet, but we think that starts to change at Torrey Pines.

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(B-List): Hideki Matsuyama. If it seems like we play this guy every week, that's because we do. At some point, we're going to start to run low on his starts, but at this point, we're not ready to take his hot hand out of the lineup. Matsuyama finished T-16 in his first trip to Torrey last year and he's coming off a T-2 at TPC Scottsdale.

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(C-List): Justin Thomas. We've had the rookie on the roster the past couple of events, just not in the lineup, but that changes. Thomas has been living on leader boards in his first year on the PGA Tour and he'll look to put himself in contention for a fourth straight week. We might worry about him getting burned out, but oh yeah, he's 21.

Bench/Backups: Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, and Tony Finau.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Jason Day. Yep, we're not messing around anymore. Day is our first "big gun" pick of the year. So far this season, he ranks first on the tour in greens in regulation and birdie average -- two stats that should be particularly useful on the long and difficult South Course at Torrey. Day also leads the tour in knocking drones out of the sky. Yeah, we'd say his iron game is pretty locked in right now.

Previously used: Charles Howell III (Sony), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Brendan Steele (Phoenix).

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Fantasy Fix: Should you take Tiger, Bubba or Rickie at TPC Scottsdale?

A last-minute switch to predicting a Ryan Palmer victory instead of a Bill Haas win looked pretty good on Friday as Palmer got to 10 under through 10 holes and looked on his way to shooting the PGA Tour's first ever 58. But Palmer cooled off and Haas, of course, won, leaving me happy for my fellow Wake Forest classmate but also kicking myself for not having gone with my heart. "Oooh, Billy, Billy, Billy," as Judge Smails would say. At least, keeping Haas in my lineup paid off dividends and hopefully he helped you, too. Who are we tabbing this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, aka the Tiger Woods makes his latest comeback Challenge? A look at our Yahoo! lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bubba Watson. You'd think I'd learn my lesson in underestimating Haas, but I'm going with Bubba in this spot. Watson should have won here last year and his firepower at the score-friendly TPC Scottsdale makes him the favorite. Tiger is also listed in the A category, but despite his assurance he's hit "thousands of chips," I can't get those chunks from the last time we saw him out of my memory.

(B-List): Rickie Fowler. A runner-up here in 2010, Fowler has missed the cut in his last two trips to Phoenix. But those were before he fully morphed into Rickie 2.0 under Butch Harmon and started contending basically every time he tees it up. We're banking on win No. 2.0 when this orange butterfly spreads his wings in the desert -- or, something like that.

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(B-List): Hideki Matsuyama. It's just a matter of time before last year's Memorial champ wins again. After the Japanese star finished T-4 in his first go-round at TPC Scottsdale last year, this seems like a logical place to do it.

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(C-List): Brendan Steele. Tough call here over red-hot rookie Justin Thomas, but Steele's TPC Scottsdale track record is just too good. In the last three years he's finished T-5, T-6 and T-6.

Bench/Backups: Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, and Justin Thomas.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Brendan Steele. Belly putters everywhere can look to Brendan for inspiration. He made the switch to a regular putter last summer and he hasn't looked back, including a runner-up at last week's Humana Challenge. (*Looks up Steele's strokes gained/putting to see he only ranks 131st*). Hmm. Well, that is, if you make the switch AND improve everything else about your golf game, you'll be fine. . .

Previously used: Charles Howell III (Sony), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Ryan Palmer (Humana).

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Fantasy Fix: Phil Mickelson is back, but should you put him back in your lineup?

What was the best part of Jimmy Walker going all "Beast Mode" last week at the Sony Open? We had him in our lineup. Hopefully, you did too. Walker is taking the week off after shooting 44 under and collecting $1.7 million over the past two weeks in Hawaii. Now that's a dream getaway. With Walker out, who will we turn to this week? Here's a look at our weekly Yahoo! lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bill Haas. After not playing in the Hawaii Swing, Haas hopes to hit the ground running in 2015 in the event where he's had the most consistent success. Haas won his first PGA Tour title here in 2010, lost in a playoff in 2011 and finished T-6 last year.

(B-List): Matt Kuchar. Coming off a T-3 in Hawaii, Kuchar returns to a tournament where he has a final-round scoring average of 65 over his past five attempts. Unfortunately, he's never been close enough to the leaders heading into Sunday to snag a victory, but there's a good chance that ends this week.

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(B-List): Zach Johnson. ZJ has shot under par in every round he's played in this event. OK, so that's not that impressive, but he has averaged finishing 21 under since the tournament became a four-day (instead of five) event in 2012. The "B" player we're staying away from? Phil Mickelson. We know his off-season fitness regiment is befitting of an event that promotes good health and that he's won here twice, but there are simply too many question marks following a very disappointing 2014 campaign.

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(C-List): Patrick Reed. A year ago, Reed earned the nickname "Mr. 63" for becoming the first PGA Tour player to shoot three consecutive 63s. Incredibly, he needed to hold off a Sunday charge from Ryan Palmer to seal the win, but he did. Now he returns as a defending champ and looking to make it two wins in a row to start 2015.

Bench/Backups: Ryan Palmer, Charles Howell III, Patrick Rodgers, Justin Thomas.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Ryan Palmer. We're going with Palmer over Haas here since he's actually played a competitive round in the past two months. Palmer is coming off a T-17 at the Sony Open and he has finished in the top six in Palm Springs in three of the past four years, including a runner-up last year when he shot a final-round 63. Much more amazing is that he came that close to winning despite a Saturday 70, which is like shooting 77 at another event. A two-under-par round at the Humana? Ugh. Hopefully, he got that out of his system.

Previously used: Charles Howell III (Sony), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai).

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Fantasy Fix: Chris Kirk is the man to beat at the Sony Open

Did you get your 2015 fantasy golf season off to a strong start? Good for you, but now it's about to get a lot tougher. The PGA Tour remains in Hawaii this week, however, there will be five times the number of players in the field at the Sony Open. Who are the chosen few we're expecting big things from at Waialae Country Club? Here's who we're going with in our Yahoo! league:

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Starters -- (A-List): Harris English. English is making his 2015 debut in an event where he's finished fourth and T-9 the past two years. We expected more in 2014 after two wins in 2013, but think a big year could still be in store for the Georgia native, who doesn't turn 26 until this summer.

(B-List): Chris Kirk. How about that 62 (11 under) in Monday's final round at Kapalua's Plantation Course? Fresh off that round, Kirk arrives at Waialae, where he's never shot over par in 16 rounds. Kirk has shot 66 or better in five of last seven rounds, finishing solo second and T-5 the past two years. Quite simply, he's our favorite to win this week.

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(B-List): Jimmy Walker. The defending champ looked like he'd island hop from Maui on a one-tournament winning streak until letting a three-shot lead slip away. He sounds like a man ready to bounce back from a close call. Keep in mind, he made just two bogeys in four days at Kapalua.

(C-List): Russell Henley. Two years ago, Henley set the tournament scoring record in his rookie season debut. In his first start of 2015, he showed no offseason rust with a T-3.

Bench/Backups: Matt Every, Hideki Matsuyama, Charles Howell III, and Tim Clark.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Charles Howell III. Kirk may be our pick to win this week, but we'd rather stash him for later. Howell, meanwhile, has never won in Hawaii, but he's been in contention as much as anyone. In 13 starts in this event, he has eight top 10s, including runner-ups in 2012 and 2007 and T-3s in 2013 and 2005. Last year he really slumped, finishing only T-8. Sounds like he's due for another top three.

Previously used: Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai).

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Fantasy Fix: Why Geoff Ogilvy is the happiest man in Hawaii this week

The PGA Tour schedule tells us that the 2014-15 season started back in October, but does that really count if there's no fantasy golf? Our favorite way of wasting time and (hopefully not) a little money is back as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions kicks off a new year of pro golf at the highest level. It's a limited field (34 players) this week in Kapalua, meaning there's a big opportunity for those teeing it up to get 2015 off to a strong start. The same can be said for those playing fantasy golf. Here's who we're going with in our Yahoo! league:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bubba Watson. Quite simply, Watson is the best player in this field, having already won his first official PGA Tour start of the season at the HSBC Champions -- even if that was two months ago. NBC Sports' Mark Rolfing says he's been really impressed by Watson's preparation at the Plantation Course this week and that he's logged as many as eight practice rounds.

(B-List): Billy Horschel. The last time Horschel played against a field this size he walked away with nearly $12 million. Horschel played in this event last year for the first time and seemed to figure out the Plantation Course on the final two days with rounds of 68 and 66.

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(B-List): Hideki Matsuyama. The man Brandel Chamblee considers the best iron player on tour is making his debut in this tournament after making last year's Memorial his first PGA Tour title. Considering Matsuyama is still 22, there should be plenty more where that came from.

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(C-List): Geoff Ogilvy. The Aussie had quite the resurgence at the end of 2014, winning the Barracuda Championship and making it all the way to the Tour Championship. After falling as low as No. 216 in the Official World Golf Ranking last year, he might be as happy as anyone to return to Kapalua, where he also happens to be a two-time winner.

Bench/Backups: Matt Every, Jimmy Walker, Chris Kirk, Tim Clark.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Geoff Ogilvy. Zach Johnson may be the defending champion, but Ogilvy has actually won the last two times he's teed it up in this event. After winning back-to-back years in 2009 and 2010, Ogilvy returned, but had to withdraw the day before the tournament started after badly cutting his finger while swimming. We like his chances again -- as long as he avoids the ocean.

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Fantasy Fix: Should you bank on Bubba at the Tour Championship?

Well, we've made it to the end of another season. Hopefully, you're still playing for something this week -- albeit not the potential $12 million payday the pros will be gunning for at the Tour Championship. So who do we think will walk away from Atlanta with a big sack of money? A look at our weekly Yahoo! fantasy lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Bubba Watson. Could a win here get him back in the conversation for player of the year? We thought that debate was done when Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship, but three wins plus the FedEx Cup would be nothing to sneeze at.

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(B-List): Rory McIlroy. Speaking of Rory, his only other appearance in Atlanta for this event produced a disappointing T-10 and a runner-up to Brandt Snedeker in the FedEx Cup. He's not going down that easy this time. We expect Rory and Bubba to battle it out for the tournament and that $10 million bonus.

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(B-List): Jim Furyk. The man hasn't won in four years, but that win came right here and made him the 2010 FedEx Cup champ. Furyk could match Bill Haas as the only player to make their first win of the season the Tour Championship and match Tiger Woods with two FedEx Cup trophies if he can secure a long overdue victory and get some help.

(C-List): Sergio Garcia. Yes, he made that disastrous triple bogey on the 71st hole at the BMW Championship, but he's still the third-ranked player in the world and he's had a fantastic summer. He's also finished runner-up at East Lake twice.

Bench/Backups: Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel, Jimmy Walker.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Bubba Watson. Somehow, we managed to make it through the year and not use this guy, so it's a no-brainer at this point. Watson doesn't have the best track record at East Lake, but he finished a career-best T-5 there in his last trip (2012). Good luck and we'll see you next season! (In a few weeks)

Previously used: Keegan Bradley (Doral), Tim Clark (Sony), Jason Day (Congressional), Graham DeLaet (Phoenix), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jason Dufner (Bridgestone), Rickie Fowler (Honda Classic), Jim Furyk (Heritage), Sergio Garcia (British Open), Bill Haas (Farmers), Charley Hoffman (Travelers), Billy Horschel (Zurich), Charles Howell III (Humana), Freddie Jacobson (Valero), Dustin Johnson (Northern Trust), Zach Johnson (Colonial), Martin Kaymer (BMW), Matt Kuchar (U.S. Open), Martin Laird (Kapalua), Hunter Mahan (Canadian), Graeme McDowell (Bay Hill), Rory McIlroy (PGA Championship -- WINNER!), Ryan Palmer (Memphis), Justin Rose (Memorial), Adam Scott (Masters), Webb Simpson (Wyndham), Brandt Snedeker (Deutsche Bank), Jordan Spieth (Houston), Henrik Stenson (Players), Jimmy Walker (Pebble -- WINNER!), Nick Watney (Barclays), Gary Woodland (Nelson).

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Fantasy Fix: Can Henrik Stenson shake the FedEx Cup champ jinx?

This week's BMW Championship will be played at Cherry Hills Country Club, a course golf historians are certainly familiar with (Think: 1960 U.S. Open), but today's players? Not so much. The Denver-area track last hosted the PGA Tour for the 1985 PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson won the 1990 U.S. Amateur here, but we're going to assume he doesn't have too many notes left over from that week since that was before Jim "Bones" Mackay was his caddie. In other words, making picks for the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs comes down to form. Who are the hot players that we're backing? A look at our weekly Yahoo! fantasy lineup:

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Starters -- (A-List): Henrik Stenson. The defending FedEx Cup champ is only No. 55 in the standings so he needs a big week if he's going to make it back to Atlanta to defend his title at the Tour Championship. We think his Sunday 65 in Boston is a sign he'll get it done. However, history says he won't. Oddly, only one FedEx Cup champ (Brandt Snedeker in 2012) has made it back to the Tour Championship the following year.

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(B-List): Jason Day. The Aussie followed up his T-2 at the Barclays with a T-7 at the Deutsche Bank. No reason to not expect another strong performance this week.

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(B-List): Rory McIlroy. The World No. 1 is officially in a two-tournament losing streak! We're not worried. Even with a rough Sunday at TPC Boston, McIlroy finished T-5. We look forward to watching him bomb it off the tee in the mile-high altitude.

(C-List): Jimmy Walker. A T-9 at the Deutsche Bank was his 10th top-10 finish of the season, which ties him for second with Rory McIlroy (Matt Kuchar leads with 11). At No. 4 in the FedEx Cup points standings, Walker knows another good week is needed if he's to control his own destiny for winning that $10 million bonus at the Tour Championship.

Bench/Backups: Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia.

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Knockout/One-and-done pick: Martin Kaymer. Kaymer had been quiet since his romp at the U.S. Open, but he looked back in control of his game in Boston with a T-7. A similar finish this week would position him well for another big payout at the Tour Championship. How do you say "boatload of money" in German anyway?

Previously used: Keegan Bradley (Doral), Tim Clark (Sony), Jason Day (Congressional), Graham DeLaet (Phoenix), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jason Dufner (Bridgestone), Rickie Fowler (Honda Classic), Jim Furyk (Heritage), Sergio Garcia (British Open), Bill Haas (Farmers), Charley Hoffman (Travelers), Billy Horschel (Zurich), Charles Howell III (Humana), Freddie Jacobson (Valero), Dustin Johnson (Northern Trust), Zach Johnson (Colonial), Matt Kuchar (U.S. Open), Martin Laird (Kapalua), Hunter Mahan (Canadian), Graeme McDowell (Bay Hill), Rory McIlroy (PGA Championship -- WINNER!), Ryan Palmer (Memphis), Justin Rose (Memorial), Adam Scott (Masters), Webb Simpson (Wyndham), Brandt Snedeker (Deutsche Bank), Jordan Spieth (Houston), Henrik Stenson (Players), Jimmy Walker (Pebble -- WINNER!), Nick Watney (Barclays), Gary Woodland (Nelson).

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