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Fantasy Golf Podcast: Will Jordan Spieth play FedEx Cup spoiler to Dustin Johnson at East Lake?

September 21, 2016

This is it. This is the week some golfer takes home a $10 MILLION bonus and some lucky fantasy golfers take home tens of dollars. It's time for the Tour Championship and the final event of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season and the FedEx Cup. Who will need a wheelbarrow to carry all his cash home from East Lake come Sunday night? Joel Beall and I discuss our picks to win, the final Ryder Cup captain's pick, and Italian delivery orders gone wrong on this week's Fantasy Fix Podcast:

And if you're more old-school and would rather just read my normal weekly picks, here's who I'm taking on my PGA Tour Fantasy Golf team at East Lake:

Dustin Johnson: The three wins and a major stand out for the presumed PGA Tour Player of the Year, but his consistency has been most impressive. DJ has finished in the top five in half of his 20 stroke-play starts this year. In other words, it's more like DUHstin Johnson when it comes to making an easy pick this week.

Adam Scott: How well has the Aussie been playing? He has a chance to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup without winning a playoff event if things break his way. Of course, he could also just claim the FedEx Cup by winning the finale. And since he's coming in with three consecutive fourth-place finishes in the first three postseason tournaments, that wouldn't surprise anyone.

Jordan Spieth: Remember him? The defending Tour Championship and FedEx Cup champ? All he's done is post a win and a runner-up in three trips to Atlanta. And at No. 7 in the standings, he's in perfect lurk position to grab the $10 million again. That would go a long way toward next year's spring break trip.

Roberto Castro: Entering this season, Castro was a 250-to-1 long shot to win the FedEx Cup. And entering this week? Well, he's still a 250-to-1 long shot, but just making it to East Lake for the second time is a job well done. The Georgia Tech product will be playing free and loose in Atlanta, where he finished T-9 in his only other start in this event.

__ Bench:__ Brandt Snedeker and Paul Casey.

And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:

Yahoo! lineup: Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Rory McIlroy, Roberto Castro (starters); Adam Scott, J.B. Holmes, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey (bench).

Knockout/One-and-done pick: Jordan Spieth.

Previously used: Kevin Chappell (Quicken Loans), Jason Day (PGA Championship), Bryson DeChambeau (Valero), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jason Dufner (RBC), Matt Every (Bay Hill), Tony Finau (, Rickie Fowler (Wyndham), Jim Furyk (Canadian), Sergio Garcia (Riviera), Bill Haas (Farmers), J.B. Holmes (Wells Fargo), Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open -- winner!), Kevin Kisner (RSM -- winner!), Russell Knox (Honda), Brooks Koepka (St. Jude), Matt Kuchar (Colonial), Anirban Lahiri (CIMB), Graeme McDowell (Hyundai), Rory McIlroy (BMW), Phil Mickelson (Barclays), Ryan Moore (Travelers), Kevin Na (Phoenix), Ryan Palmer (CareerBuilders), Scott Piercy (Byron Nelson), Patrick Reed (HSBC), Patrick Rodgers (Shriners), Adam Scott (British Open), Brandt Snedeker (Pebble), Brendan Steele (OHL), Henrik Stenson (Players), Steve Stricker (John Deere), Justin Thomas (Sony), Bubba Watson (Masters).

And here's the podcast link again, if you want to hear Joel and I jabber: