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PGA Tour pros make their College Football Playoff picks

August 30, 2018
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Gregory Shamus

College football is back, and that means you're about to be spending every Saturday for the next three months with one eye on your phone and another on your kid's stupid soccer game or whatever. But don't despair. It could be worse. You could be a PGA Tour pro, who, believe it or not, will be working weekends while their beloved alma mater beats up on poor Austin Peay or gets their National Championship hopes nuked by a spotty mark. That doesn't mean they aren't paying attention, however, as evidenced by these ten pros' savvy (and, in a few cases, downright hopeful) College Football Playoff predictions. Check them out and see how yours stack up.

Zach Johnson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 08 CFP National Championship

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Alma Mater: Drake University

Final Four: Iowa, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia

National Champion: Georgia.

What They Say: "Iowa is going to get a bad call in the 4th quarter, and Georgia is going to win on a 56-yard field goal."

Matt Kuchar

Alma Mater: Georgia Tech

Final Four: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State

National Champion: Alabama.

Kevin Kisner

Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Final Four: Georgia, Alabama, Texas, USC

National Champion: Georgia

What They Say: "Let's get weird."

Justin Thomas

CFP National Championship presented by AT&T - Alabama v Georgia

Jamie Schwaberow

Alma Mater: University of Alabama

Final Four: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Wisconsin

National Champion: Alabama

Billy Horschel

Alma Mater: University of Florida

Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Washington

National Champion: Alabama

What They Say: "'Bama will win it all. They're the deepest team in the country and have the best coach in Nick Saban."

Patton Kizzire

Alma Mater: Auburn University

Final Four: Wisconsin, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson

National Champion: Alabama

Phil Mickelson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 13 Arizona State Spring Game

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Alma Mater: Arizona State University

Final Four: Arizona State, Texas, Alabama, Clemson.

National Champion: Arizona State

What They Say: "We're [ASU] going to ride a wave of momentum with new coach Herm Edwards."

Brendan Steele

Alma Mater: UC Riverside

Final Four: Alabama, USC, Clemson, Michigan

National Champion: Alabama

Smylie Kaufman

Alma Mater: LSU

Final Four: Washington, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson

National Champion: Georgia

What They Say: "The Bulldogs win it all in a rematch with Alabama. I am a massive LSU fan and I just do not see how we can get through our schedule this year. We play four preseason top 10 teams. If we start out 3-0 watch out though. If Washington wins week 1 I think they easily make the playoff this year. I have no comment on Alabama. Georgia is too stacked to not run the SEC East this year. Clemson will run through the ACC with ease again."

Gary Woodland

Alma Mater: University of Kansas

Final Four: Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Clemson

National Champion: Alabama

What They Say: "Hard to bet against those guys; they are so freaking good."

Interviews conducted by Brian Wacker and Dave Shedloski.