Picks for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans #ZurichClassic #FantasyGolf

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Jason Day: The world No. 1? No surprises with that pick. Day has only one finished outside the top 25 in the 2015/16 season. With two trophies to his case this season and has a great chance to pick up a third on a course where he finished fourth last year.


Justin Rose: Rose, blow the field away last year in the Big Easy with his awesome final 66 holes without a bogey. Rose hasn’t fallen outside the top 20 in a stroke-play event since Torrey Pines, including a T-10 finish at the Masters, and has finished T-15 or better each of the last four years at TPC Louisiana.

Daniel Berger: The reigning Rookie of the Year finished T-6 at TPC Louisiana last year a course that should perfectly suit his game. In addition, he arrives with top-10 finishes in each of his last two events.

Rickie Fowler: Fowler after missed the cut in 2015 and 14, Fowler remains a threat as he has four top-10 finishes in his last six starts dating back to a playoff loss in Phoenix. Rickie finds the magic out of the blue, so if he didn’t have too much fun on his bro trip to the Bahamas with fellow PGA Tour stars Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman, the Sunday orange is a smart pick for any fantasy team.

Billy Horschel: Horschel is the 2013 champion. Billy, the guy who is always supportive of his compactors on tour, landed T-4 last week at Valero, T-17 at the Masters, and it looks to have adjusted to his new equipment.

Chris Kirk: Chris rehabbing from a hand injury late last season has found “it” with top-25 finishes in four of his last five starts, including a T-13 finish last week in San Antonio. The last time Kirk played the Zurich, he finished T-21.

Charley Hoffman: Charley comes to Louisiana making up for lost opportunities, packing four top-20 finishes in seven starts underlined by a dramatic triumph at TPC San Antonio. Hoffman in 2014, his most recent appearance, he finished T-5.

Patton Kizzire: The current Web.com Tour Player of the Year went to school at Auburn, so Kizzire knows all about playing golf on the Gulf Coast. He ranks eighth in strokes gained putting and has a T-9 finish at the WGC-Match Play and a T-14 finish in HIlton Head.

Smylie Kaufman: The former LSU star will have a hearty rooting section this week on the bayou, and he knows how to deal with Southern Louisiana heat and humidity.  Smylie has proven his worth as a tour pro with his win in Las Vegas and his play at the Masters. Therefore, if he didn’t burn out hanging with the boys in the Caribbean you could be smiling with a win in your fantasy golf league.

David Hearn: The Canadian has had three top-25 finishes in six starts, with his T-6 finish in 2015. Hearn finished T-13 last week in San Antonio.

The Golf Ball Guy’s Fantasy picks for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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Justin Rose

Rickie Fowler

Billy Horschel

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Daniel Berger

Charley Hoffman


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Sleeper Picks

Erik Compton – He’s finished T5 and T12 in the last two years in New Orleans with a scoring average of 68.25.

Scott Stallings – Stallings missed three consecutive cuts until finishing T13 in the Alamo City last week. He was in the top 25 last year at the TPC La.

Troy Merritt – Finished third in his debut here as a rookie in 2010. On the heels of his first PGA TOUR win at the 2015 Quicken Loans National, Merritt is primed and ready for big things. Currently 28th in strokes gained: putting, first in three-putt avoidance, and is 84th in the FedExCup standings posting four top 25s, including a T3 at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill.

Blayne Barber – Only 43 starts into his PGA TOUR career, he has landed seven top 25s, with 7 being top 10s. One of his top 10s as a rookie was at TPC Louisiana in 2015.

Whee Kim – The 23-year-old finished T6 at Harbour Town where he ranked second in strokes gained putting and he ranked ninth in strokes gained: putting for the week. Last year at the TPC Louisiana, Kim capped off a T8 with a 64, lowest in the field in the final round.

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 Start Times for the 2016 Zuri+A136ch Classic of New Orleans

Round 1

17:00 AMJonas Blixt
Trevor Immelman
Steve Marino
107:00 AMJustin Hicks
Darron Stiles
Tyrone Van Aswegen
17:10 AMCarl Pettersson
Jeff Overton
Steve Wheatcroft
107:10 AMDaniel Berger
Scott Langley
Mark Hubbard
17:20 AMRobert Allenby
Brian Stuard
Michael Putnam
107:20 AMFreddie Jacobson
Tim Herron
Luke Guthrie
17:30 AMNick Taylor
Ben Martin
Brian Gay
107:30 AMVaughn Taylor
Angel Cabrera
John Senden
17:40 AMSeung-Yul Noh
Gary Woodland
Stuart Appleby
107:40 AMJason Day
Danny Lee
Steve Stricker
17:50 AMJ.J. Henry
Chesson Hadley
Vijay Singh
107:50 AMRickie Fowler
Ben Crane
Jason Bohn
18:00 AMRobert Streb
Geoff Ogilvy
Retief Goosen
108:00 AMMorgan Hoffmann
D.H. Lee
Byeong-Hun An
18:10 AMDerek Ernst
Charles Howell III
Chad Collins
108:10 AMMarc Leishman
Marc Turnesa
Richard H. Lee
18:20 AMRicky Barnes
Tom Gillis
Blayne Barber
108:20 AMDavid Hearn
Chris Stroud
Brett Stegmaier
18:30 AMBryce Molder
Greg Owen
Patrick Rodgers
108:30 AMErik Compton
Andrew Loupe
Sung Kang
18:40 AMBoo Weekley
Michael Thompson
Andres Gonzales
108:40 AMBilly Hurley III
Tyler Aldridge
Bronson Burgoon
18:50 AMBrice Garnett
Dawie van der Walt
Ryan Ruffels
108:50 AMSam Saunders
Rob Oppenheim
Rhein Gibson
19:00 AMChris DiMarco
Wes Roach
Tim Yelverton
109:00 AMHiroshi Iwata
Miguel Angel Carballo
Jordan Payne
112:00 PMLucas Glover
Rod Pampling
Patton Kizzire
1012:00 PMJerry Kelly
Jamie Donaldson
Harold Varner III
112:10 PMTim Wilkinson
Jon Curran
Luke List
1012:10 PMKen Duke
Andres Romero
Cameron Tringale
112:20 PMSean O’Hair
Chad Campbell
Brian Davis
1012:20 PMBrendon de Jonge
Will Wilcox
Jamie Lovemark
112:30 PMMatt Every
Alex Cejka
Keegan Bradley
1012:30 PMChris Kirk
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
112:40 PMCharley Hoffman
Smylie Kaufman
David Toms
1012:40 PMJames Hahn
Hunter Mahan
Brendon Todd
112:50 PMJustin Rose
Billy Horschel
K.J. Choi
1012:50 PMTroy Merritt
Scott Stallings
Mike Weir
11:00 PMRobert Garrigus
Roberto Castro
Anirban Lahiri
101:00 PMD.A. Points
D.J. Trahan
Si Woo Kim
11:10 PMJohn Huh
Jhonattan Vegas
Kyle Reifers
101:10 PMDicky Pride
Scott Pinckney
Carlos Ortiz
11:20 PMAaron Baddeley
Cameron Beckman
Spencer Levin
101:20 PMChez Reavie
Frank Lickliter II
Hudson Swafford
11:30 PMGeorge McNeill
Jason Gore
Whee Kim
101:30 PMKyle Stanley
Adam Hadwin
Michael Kim
11:40 PMAlex Prugh
Martin Piller
Julien Brun
101:40 PMMichael Bradley
Tom Hoge
Zach Wright
11:50 PMLucas Lee
Abraham Ancer
Dalton Ward
101:50 PMCameron Percy
Henrik Norlander
Benjamin Taylor
12:00 PMJoe Affrunti
Andrew Landry
Matt Mabrey
102:00 PMThomas Aiken
Kelly Kraft
Bobby Wyatt

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