PGA Tour Preview: Quicken Loans National
Quicken Loans National Prediction
The Quicken Loans National golf tournament is set for June 28-July 1 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Md. That means it’s time to pick your optimal FanPicks fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here’s what our best Quicken Loans 2018 lineup looks like:
Rickie Fowler ($8,200)
After our rough week at the Travelers, we’re banking on Rickie to help us get our groove back. He’s done everything but win this season — five top 25s in his last six outings — and a solid stat profile (12th in scoring, 19th in birdie average, 21st in GIR) reflects Rickie’s rock-solid tee-to-green game. The clothes horse is also a course horse, with a T3 at the Quicken in 2017 that featured a tidy 68-65 weekend.
Charles Howell III ($6,500)
He’s like a reliable innings-eating long reliever; we keep sending CH3 out there, and he keeps us in the game. He’s finished T26 or better in five of his last six starts, including a T25 at the U.S. Open, and he’s comfy at TPC Potomac — his 67-66 weekend at last year’s Quicken Loans got him to a playoff.
Bill Haas ($5,700)
Haas won this tournament in 2013, but don’t get too excited — that was at Congressional. Still, Haas is at home in the Beltway, with a T13 at TPC Potomac last year. You get the feeling that one good week is all he needs to turn around a lackluster season. We’re hoping this is the week.
Trey Mullinax ($5,500)
This poor man’s Dustin Johnson has size (6-4) and length (a Tour-leading 318-yard driving average), and a T6 at the St. Jude and a course-record 62 at the Valero in April show that he is harnessing his considerable skills.
Tom Hoge ($5,400)
Hoge has seven top-26 finishes on the season, including a T13 at the Memorial a few weeks ago, and even his missed cuts have been near misses, including a 71-68 at the Travelers that left him a shot off making the weekend. One line item on his resume jumps out this week — he’s fifth on Tour in Proximity, which makes him an enticing play at a shotmaker’s course like TPC.
J.J. Spaun ($5,200)
Another shotmaking sleeper who could thrive at Potomac, Spaun is 19th in GIR, 16th in SG: Approach the Green and 19th in GIR. He’s a month removed from a torrid weekend at the Byron Nelson — a 64-69-69-63 masterclass that left him T3.