Jude Classic 2017 prediction, pick: Field top-heavy with Fowler, Mickelson

Padraig Harrington has been injured

With just a week until the US Open, numerous game's leading players are preparing for the second major of the year away from the competitive arena, Rickie Fowler the only player from the current world top ten to tee it up at this week's FedEx St Jude Classic at the TPC Southwind in Memphis. He's in good enough shape to weather the heat.

The Queenslander believes TPC Southwind's tee-to-green challenge is a flawless examination of his ball striking ahead of the year's second major.

Stewart Cink has quietly been a model of consistency, churning out eight Top-30 finishes in his last 10 starts and 12 for the season.

"I love the tournament".

"It feels different not playing next week but I've come to enjoy this event a lot".

You can also find me on Twitter (@DFSBenj), where I'll be providing much more PGA and Major League Baseball daily fantasy content.

"TPC Southwind is one of the best courses we have, one of my favourites and I look forward to coming back here every year".

Another relatively promising start at the Memorial Tournament rather petered out by carding 72-73 over the weekend while a second round 75 previously at Colonial scuppered any opportunity there. Even with yesterday's open qualifiers bringing some more clarity to the situation, it will still be a bit overwhelming to sift through all the unfamiliar names and craft a halfway decent fantasy lineup, so don't take the relative ease of this week for granted.

This week the PGA Tour makes its annual trip to Memphis for the final tune up before next week's US Open. In 4 appearances here he has 3 top 10 finishes (2016 -€” 2; 2015 -€” 3; 2014 -€” 11 and 2013 -€” 2). He'll hope to go one better than that this time out. I think he might be.

He revealed: "It's a great golf course".

"My initial thought was that the elbow was shattered and it was the end to my competitive playing career". He has made the cut in six straight tournaments, including a runner-up finish in the Texas Open.

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