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

1 7:00 AM Jonas Blixt
Trevor Immelman
Steve Marino
10 7:00 AM Justin Hicks
Darron Stiles
Tyrone Van Aswegen
1 7:10 AM Carl Pettersson
Jeff Overton
Steve Wheatcroft
10 7:10 AM Daniel Berger
Scott Langley
Mark Hubbard
1 7:20 AM Robert Allenby
Brian Stuard
Michael Putnam
10 7:20 AM Freddie Jacobson
Tim Herron
Luke Guthrie
1 7:30 AM Nick Taylor
Ben Martin
Brian Gay
10 7:30 AM Vaughn Taylor
Angel Cabrera
John Senden
1 7:40 AM Seung-Yul Noh
Gary Woodland
Stuart Appleby
10 7:40 AM Jason Day
Danny Lee
Steve Stricker
1 7:50 AM J.J. Henry
Chesson Hadley
Vijay Singh
10 7:50 AM Rickie Fowler
Ben Crane
Jason Bohn
1 8:00 AM Robert Streb
Geoff Ogilvy
Retief Goosen
10 8:00 AM Morgan Hoffmann
D.H. Lee
Byeong-Hun An
1 8:10 AM Derek Ernst
Charles Howell III
Chad Collins
10 8:10 AM Marc Leishman
Marc Turnesa
Richard H. Lee
1 8:20 AM Ricky Barnes
Tom Gillis
Blayne Barber
10 8:20 AM David Hearn
Chris Stroud
Brett Stegmaier
1 8:30 AM Bryce Molder
Greg Owen
Patrick Rodgers
10 8:30 AM Erik Compton
Andrew Loupe
Sung Kang
1 8:40 AM Boo Weekley
Michael Thompson
Andres Gonzales
10 8:40 AM Billy Hurley III
Tyler Aldridge
Bronson Burgoon
1 8:50 AM Brice Garnett
Dawie van der Walt
Ryan Ruffels
10 8:50 AM Sam Saunders
Rob Oppenheim
Rhein Gibson
1 9:00 AM Chris DiMarco
Wes Roach
Tim Yelverton
10 9:00 AM Hiroshi Iwata
Miguel Angel Carballo
Jordan Payne
1 12:00 PM Lucas Glover
Rod Pampling
Patton Kizzire
10 12:00 PM Jerry Kelly
Jamie Donaldson
Harold Varner III
1 12:10 PM Tim Wilkinson
Jon Curran
Luke List
10 12:10 PM Ken Duke
Andres Romero
Cameron Tringale
1 12:20 PM Sean O’Hair
Chad Campbell
Brian Davis
10 12:20 PM Brendon de Jonge
Will Wilcox
Jamie Lovemark
1 12:30 PM Matt Every
Alex Cejka
Keegan Bradley
10 12:30 PM Chris Kirk
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
1 12:40 PM Charley Hoffman
Smylie Kaufman
David Toms
10 12:40 PM James Hahn
Hunter Mahan
Brendon Todd
1 12:50 PM Justin Rose
Billy Horschel
K.J. Choi
10 12:50 PM Troy Merritt
Scott Stallings
Mike Weir
1 1:00 PM Robert Garrigus
Roberto Castro
Anirban Lahiri
10 1:00 PM D.A. Points
D.J. Trahan
Si Woo Kim
1 1:10 PM John Huh
Jhonattan Vegas
Kyle Reifers
10 1:10 PM Dicky Pride
Scott Pinckney
Carlos Ortiz
1 1:20 PM Aaron Baddeley
Cameron Beckman
Spencer Levin
10 1:20 PM Chez Reavie
Frank Lickliter II
Hudson Swafford
1 1:30 PM George McNeill
Jason Gore
Whee Kim
10 1:30 PM Kyle Stanley
Adam Hadwin
Michael Kim
1 1:40 PM Alex Prugh
Martin Piller
Julien Brun
10 1:40 PM Michael Bradley
Tom Hoge
Zach Wright
1 1:50 PM Lucas Lee
Abraham Ancer
Dalton Ward
10 1:50 PM Cameron Percy
Henrik Norlander
Benjamin Taylor
1 2:00 PM Joe Affrunti
Andrew Landry
Matt Mabrey
10 2:00 PM Thomas Aiken
Kelly Kraft
Bobby Wyatt

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