Fantasy golf: One & Done, AT&T Byron Nelson

FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

NOTE: Select golfers committed to the tournament are listed alphabetically. Future tournaments are sorted chronologically and reflect previous success on the courses on which the tournaments will be held in 2017-18. The numerical values in parentheses represent the order of relative confidence of where to use each golfer if multiple sites are listed (e.g. 1 for strongest, 2 for next-strongest and so on). To present weighted confidence in real time, numerical values will not change all season no matter how many tournament remain listed for each golfer. All are pending golfer commitment.

Sergio Garcia … Open Championship (1); TOUR Championship (4)

Branden Grace … U.S. Open (4); WGC-Bridgestone (3)

Bill Haas … Wyndham (2)

J.B. Holmes … Greenbrier (5)

Billy Horschel … St. Jude (1); TOUR Championship (4)

Russell Knox … Dell Technologies (7)

Matt Kuchar … Fort Worth (6); Memorial (2); Canadian (3); WGC-Bridgestone (7); THE NORTHERN TRUST (9)

Martin Laird … Barracuda (1)

Marc Leishman … Fort Worth (7); Memorial (5); Travelers (2); Open Championship (1)

Hideki Matsuyama … Memorial (10); U.S. Open (6); WGC-Bridgestone (8; defending)

Graeme McDowell … WGC-Bridgestone (3)

Kevin Na … Memorial (10); John Deere (9); Wyndham (3); THE NORTHERN TRUST (11)

Ryan Palmer … Fort Worth (2); St. Jude (6)

Scott Piercy … John Deere (6)

Adam Scott … U.S. Open (10); Open Championship (8); WGC-Bridgestone (3); Dell Technologies (9); TOUR Championship (6)

Brandt Snedeker … Fort Worth (11); U.S. Open (5); Travelers (6); Canadian (3); Wyndham (4)

Jordan Spieth … Fort Worth (2); Travelers (6; defending); John Deere (7); Open Championship (9; defending); WGC-Bridgestone (10); TOUR Championship (4)

Jimmy Walker … Greenbrier (8); Dell Technologies (7)

CHAMPIONS ONE & DONE

Regions Tradition

Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, hosts for the third consecutive year. It’s an unusual par 72 in that there are five par 3s and five par 5s. It’ll tip at 7,277 yards.

Like all majors on the PGA TOUR Champions, it begins on Thursday. However, it’s one of only two majors (Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship) for which there is no cut.

Bernhard Langer is the two-time defending champion. He’s also the PGA TOUR Champions’ most recent winner at the Insperity Invitational, which came on the heels of consecutive playoff losses in the previous two tournaments. As a result, the 60-year-old sits atop the Schwab Cup money list.

Total prize money for the Regions Tradition is $2.4 million. The champion will pocket $360,000. This is the most lucrative event of the season thus far. It’s fourth-most overall behind the U.S. Senior Open Championship ($4 million), the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (estimated $2.8-$3.0 million) and Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship ($2.8 million).

FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

NOTE: Select golfers committed to the tournament are listed alphabetically. Future tournaments are sorted chronologically and reflect previous success on the courses on which the tournaments will be held in 2018. The numerical values in parentheses represent the order of relative confidence of where to use each golfer if multiple sites are listed (e.g. 1 for strongest, 2 for next-strongest and so on). To present weighted confidence in real time, numerical values will not change all season no matter how many tournament remain listed for each golfer. All are pending golfer commitment.

Stephen Ames … Principal (8); U.S. Senior Open (6); Boeing (2); Shaw (7)

Joe Durant … Principal (2); American Family (8); U.S. Senior Open (7); SENIOR PLAYERS (1); 3M (6); DICK’S (12); Boeing (10); Shaw (11); PURE (3); SAS (13)

David Frost … U.S. Senior Open (4); 3M (7); Boeing (5); Shaw (8); PURE (1)

Fred Funk … Regions Tradition (3); Boeing (6); PURE (5)

Doug Garwood … SAS (1)

Paul Goydos … 3M (1; defending); DICK’S (3); SAS (5)

Lee Janzen … U.S. Senior Open (2)

Miguel Angel Jiménez … Senior PGA (6); Principal (10); U.S. Senior Open (5); SENIOR PLAYERS (3); Senior Open Championship (4); 3M (9); Shaw (7); SAS (12)

Brandt Jobe … Senior PGA (2); Principal (3; defending); U.S. Senior Open (4); SENIOR PLAYERS (1); 3M (5); Boeing (8)

Jerry Kelly … Boeing (1; defending); Shaw (5); PURE (2); SAS (4)

Bernhard Langer … Usable everywhere. Defending five titles.

Tom Lehman … Regions Tradition (5); Principal (1); U.S. Senior Open (3); SAS (9)

Jeff Maggert … American Family (3); Shaw (5)

Scott McCarron … Regions Tradition (2); Senior PGA (11); Principal (1); SENIOR PLAYERS (3; defending); Senior Open Championship (10); DICK’S (4; defending); Shaw (5; defending); PURE (8)

Colin Montgomerie … Senior PGA (1); U.S. Senior Open (6); SENIOR PLAYERS (2); Senior Open Championship (10); Shaw (4); PURE (7); SAS (3; defending)

Tom Pernice, Jr. … Principal Charity (2); Shaw (3); SAS (5)

Kenny Perry … Regions Tradition (5); Senior PGA (6); 3M (1); DICK’S (10); SAS (2)

Gene Sauers … Regions Tradition (3); U.S. Senior Open (5); SENIOR PLAYERS (6); Boeing (1)

Vijay Singh … Senior PGA (3); U.S. Senior Open (2); Shaw (5); SAS (1)

Kevin Sutherland … Usable everywhere.

David Toms … Regions Tradition (3); Boeing (2); SAS (4)

Duffy Waldorf … Principal (6); Shaw (5)

WILD CARDS (short list of golfers not included above but on the rise or still building portfolios after recently turning 50): Bob Estes; Steve Flesch; Scott Parel; Steve Stricker

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