Fantasy Fix: Can Mr. Runner-Up finally break through for a win at Sea Island?
For the first time in six events, a non-first-time winner won on the PGA Tour as Graeme McDowell proved he's still more than a successful restauranteur. And now we have one more (official) course on the fall menu. Who do we expect to feast in Sea Island? Here's who I'm taking on my PGA Tour Fantasy Golf squad for the RSM Classic:
Kevin Kisner: On one hand, it's tough to trust a guy who is so open about the fact he'd rather be home hunting, watching football and drinking beer this time of year. On the other, he's playing in his home state after a week off and he'll have plenty of time to do all that before the next time he tees it up. Plus, he's coming off a runner-up (of course) in China and a T-4 at Sea Island last year.
Patrick Rodgers: The young gun is the only player we've used three times during the fall -- and for good reason. In four starts, he has three top 10s and his worst finish was a T-20. It's just a matter of time.
Patton Kizzire: The rookie let us down last week, but we'll give the Sea Island resident another chance. With a pair of top fives in his previous two events, he's a prime candidate to start another first-time winners streak.
Zach Johnson: ZJ has had a long layoff, but he gets to ease back into tournament play at a course he lives just a 15-minute walk from. Give him Kevin Streelman's bike, and that commute probably turns into five minutes:
__ Bench:__ Russell Henley and Justin Thomas.
And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:
Yahoo! lineup: The Yahoo! season doesn't start until Kapalua in January.
Knockout/One-and-done pick: Kevin Kisner.
Previously used: Tony Finau (Frys.com), Anirban Lahiri (CIMB), Patrick Reed (HSBC), Patrick Rodgers (Shriners), Brendan Steele (OHL).