The PGA Tour heads back to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, for the 2013 AT&T National. Last week gave us a Bubba Watson meltdown and a first-time winner at age 44. Ken Duke was a great storyline last week, but definitely surprised fantasy golf players. What does Congressional have is store for this week? Find my picks below.
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Here’s my picks for this year’s AT&T National:
Brandt Snedeker: Snedeker is coming off a t17 at the US Open and has a half-dozen top ten finshes. He had struggled a bit before his solid week at Merion. At AT&T he also has a pair of of top tens coming in 07 and 09.
Nicolas Colsaerts: This is a flier pick, but I’m taking the bombing Belgian on a course that has plenty of length. He missed the cut in three of his last four events but has a pair of top ten’s in his last five as well with a t10 at Merion and a t8 at the Zurich Classic.
Graham Dalaet: The Canadian finished a career-best tying solo-third last week at the Travelers and is having a great season. He’s finished in the top 25 in his last four tournaments and has four top tens this season. He seems on the verge of a breakthrough and it definitely could happen this weekend at Congressional.
Hunter Mahan: Mahan typically excels during this part of the PGA schedule and is coming off five straight finishes in the top 26 including a t4 at the US Open. Mahan has a great history at the course with four finishes in the top 12 and held the lead at the midway point last year. I expect him to be on the leaderboard on Sunday.
Bo Van Pelt: BVP finished solo second to Tiger last year and has been around for the weekend (eight straight made cuts) but not near the top since a t6 at the Wells Fargo Championship. Van Pelt has what it takes to get the win if he can put it all together.
Marc Leishman: The big Aussie continued his solid season last week with a t30. He has made seven of his last eight cuts and has four top ten’s this year. He has a t7 in the AT&T National in 2010 but it was at a different course that year. He did turn in a t32 last year.
Jason Day: Day is a horse for the course, but he’s also playing well coming in off a t2 at Merion. Day also finished second at the US Open at Congressional and a t8 at this event last year.
Adam Scott: Scott has played well here in the past including a third place finish last year. He also has put together a great season although he hasn’t played a ton of events. Since the Masters, he’s made three cuts in three events with two top 20s his best being a t13 at the Memorial.