One tournament, one new winner on the PGA Tour. Welcome to the fall portion of the wraparound season, folks! Last week it was Emiliano Grillo's turn to shine as the 23-year-old rookie from Argentina picked up his first PGA Tour title at the Frys.com Open. Who will it be this week? Perhaps, I should just pick another player from our 9 Sleepers To Watch season preview. And perhaps, this time, I should actually plug that player into my fantasy lineup. So without further ado, here's who I'm taking on my PGA Tour Fantasy Golf squad for this week's Shriners Hospitals For Children Open:
Patrick Rodgers: I labeled him as my "Brooks Koepka Breakout" nominee before the season started and he began his campaign with a solid T-6 in Napa. He's my pick to be this week's 23-year-old winner.
Brooks Koepka: While we're on the subject of Brooks Koepka, let's get Brooks Koepka into the lineup also. A T-4 in this event last year helped jumpstart a fantastic season. He's only coming off a T-41 at Silverado, but I like that he's not coming in here rusty. Speaking of not being rusty. . .
Emiliano Grillo: What a run this guy is on. His last two starts produced his first win on both the Web.com and PGA Tours. The only thing we can knock about Grillo right now is a tendency to miss short putts. Well, and that time he drove into the group in front and nearly killed Rory McIlroy. Assuming he gets better in both those categories with fewer nerves this week -- and the bright lights of Vegas don't reel him in too much -- he's going to be really tough to beat.
Tony Finau: For a second consecutive week, we'll go with Finau. The big hitter was only able to produce a T-32 last week, but we're expecting better at an event where he picked up his first PGA Tour top 10 (T-7) last year.
__ Bench:__ Kevin Na and Webb Simpson.
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: Patrick Rodgers.
Previously used: Tony Finau (Frys.com).