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The Big 4's big showdown for BIG money at the Tour Championship

September 23, 2015

I thought taking Jim Furyk was a pretty safe bet last week at the BMW Championship. He had previously shot 59 at Conway Farms, and well, he's Jim Furyk. He might be the safest bet on the PGA Tour. Then the 45-year-old withdrew with a wrist injury after six holes, his first WD in TWO DECADES. Does my jinxing know no bounds?! Anyway, I'm back and hoping to make up for that at the season finale, where we've got the Big 4 playing for BIG money and potentially helping you settle your slightly-less-big fantasy league. How do I see things shaking out at the Tour Championship in Atlanta? Here's my weekly PGA Tour Fantasy Golf lineup:

Jason Day: We're not going to waste your time explaining why.

Jordan Spieth: After two missed cuts, Spieth looked a lot better in Chicago, making a hole-in-one and sending beer and Giordano's deep-dish pizza to the press and volunteers. Perhaps, he should be buttering up his colleagues instead, though, before they vote on the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award. Of course, that won't be necessary if Spieth, who finished T-2 in his first trip to East Lake in 2013, finishes off the season with a fifth victory and a FedEx Cup title.

__ Bench:__ Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy. Not a bad bench. . .

And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:

Yahoo! lineup: Bill Haas, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Patrick Reed.

Bench/backups: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Robert Streb.

Knockout/One-and-done pick: Jordan Spieth. Not sure how we haven't taken him yet this year (whoops!), but maybe that, um, strategy will pay off in the end.

Previously used: Keegan Bradley (Bay Hill), Paul Casey (Honda), Jason Day (Farmers -- WINNER!), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jamie Donaldson (Doral), Jim Furyk (Valero), Sergio Garcia (Players), Bill Haas (Riviera), Billy Horschel (Memphis), Charles Howell III (Sony), Dustin Johnson (Pebble), Zach Johnson (Colonial), Brooks Koepka (Barclays); Matt Kuchar (Heritage), Marc Leishman (Nelson), Hunter Mahan (Canadian), Rory McIlroy (Deutsche Bank), Phil Mickelson (U.S. Open), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Louis Oosthuizen (Houston), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Justin Rose (PGA), Webb Simpson (Greenbrier), Brandt Snedeker (Travelers), Brendan Steele (Phoenix), Henrik Stenson (British Open); Steve Stricker (John Deere), Justin Thomas (Wyndham), Jimmy Walker (Masters), Bubba Watson (BMW).