Fantasy golf picks: Why Webb Simpson will keep rolling at the Wyndham Championship
The season's final major has come and gone, but there's still plenty on the line at this week's Wyndham Championship. The final regular-season event of the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season will have players jockeying to get into FedEx Cup and secure tour cards for next season. And there are some surprising names outside that 125 number, including 2017 Masters champ Sergio Garcia and 2011 FedEx Cup champ Bill Haas. Here's a look at our fab foursome at Sedgefield Country Club.
Webb Simpson: What a year it's been for the 2012 U.S. Open champ. Simpson dominated at the Players and wrapped up the eighth and final automatic Ryder Cup spot with a T-19 at last week's PGA Championship. That will take some pressure off the North Carolina native as he plays this home game for a ninth consecutive year. The 2011 winner has finished in the top six in three of the past four years.
Joaquin Niemann: The 19-year-old phenom had a disappointing weekend at Bellerive, but his first few months as a pro have been anything but a letdown. Niemann has four top 10s in just 10 starts since he started cashing checks and he ranks an impressive 15th in strokes gained total on the PGA Tour. A maiden victory is just a matter of time.
Shane Lowry: The Irishman wasn't too pleased with a late ruling at the PGA Championship, but he still posted by far his best finish at a major (T-12) since his close call at Oakmont in 2016. Lowry led the field at Bellerive in strokes gained: putting and has shot 67 or lower in six of his eight competitive rounds at Sedgefield.
Julian Suri: One of the biggest climbers in the Official World Golf Ranking over the past year is still a bit overlooked:
Coming off a solid T-19 at the PGA Championship, Suri will be making his Wyndham Championship debut. However, he should at least have a few fans that recognize him having played his college golf at nearby Duke.
Anyway, good luck in what is the final week of the fantasy season for many. And if you still have the PGA Championship on the brain like we do, please listen to our wrap-up podcast from earlier in the week: