Good day, friends and degenerates! It’s time, once more, for your chance at (almost) free money! The PGA Tour rolls into (kind of) our Nation’s Capital for the Quicken Loans National. While the Big Cat won’t be in town, there are plenty of PGA Tour big dawgs ready to take down the title and add valuable FedExCup points…

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The PGA Tour shifts gears and heads down I-95 towards our Nation’s capital for the Quicken Loans National. While the tourney’s long-time host — Tiger Woods — isn’t expected to play (duh) or even be on property while he deals with personal issues, there is still plenty of star power teeing it up this week at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. 

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Hello, friends and degenerate wagerers! After a lean week for most of us, it’s time to get back on track and back in the winner’s circle at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Let’s be honest — no one on the planet (except that one lucky dolt across the pond who bet 100 pounds on the stud) could have seen Si Woo Kim claiming the PLAYERS Championship.

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2016 Travelers Championship log.gifHartford, Connecticut – Generally, when Bubba Watson likes a golf course, success follows. Or should we say multiple successes. That bodes well for his chances as the PGA tour returns to Hartford for the 2016 Travelers Championship.

Watson, who starts the week as the sixth ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be looking for a third Travelers Championship to go with the titles he won in 2010 and 2015.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to get ready for the 2016 Travelers Championship.

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Troon, Scotland – As the 2016 Open Championship begins this week at Royal Troon, the question on everyone’s mind is who can beat Dustin Johnson?

The 32-year old American will be looking to extend a career-defining stretch that has seen him win his first major at the U.S. Open and add a third career World Golf Championships title at the Bridgestone Invitational, in his last two starts.

His main challengers will include the usual suspects led by the so called “Big Three” a description that seems more to do with potential than actual results after the year’s first two majors. Of the threesome, only World number one Jason Day has looked worthy of the designation with wins at both the Players Championship and WGC-Cadillac Championships. Both Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy have victories this year, but other than Spieth’s Amen Corner meltdown at the Masters, neither has really been a factor in any of golf’s biggest events in 2016.

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the 2016 Open Championship.

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Bethesda, Maryland – The PGA Tour returns to the nation’s capital this week for the 2016 Quicken Loans National. It’s the 10th playing of the event and the seventh time it’s been played at the classic Congressional Country Club layout.

Unfortunately, the star attraction will not be in the field.

Tournament host and two-time champion Tiger Woods continues to recover from back surgery and will devote his time to off the course activities, much to the chagrin of his legion of fans.

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the 2016 Quicken Loans National.

Last Year

American Troy Merritt followed up a sensational 10-under par 61 on Saturday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, with a final round 67, to record his first PGA Tour title.

The 29-year old finished three shots ahead of Rickie Fowler and four up on Sweden’s David Lingmerth. Merritt’s 61 on Saturday and 266, 72-hole total were both course and tournament records.

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Honolulu, Hawaii – The PGA Tour continues in Hawaii this week, as 156 players tee it up in the Sony Open in Hawaii, the circuit’s first full field event of 2016. Defending champion Jimmy Walker is looking to make a little bit of tour history, as he tries to become the first player, since Steve Sticker in 2009-2011 (John Deere Classic), to win the same PGA Tour event three years in a row.

With many of the tour’s top players skipping this event after competing at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last weekend, the tournament does not feature a player in the Top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, with #11 Adam Scott being the highest ranked challenger to Walker’s three-peat hopes. Still the field features eight of the Top 30 players in the world including Scott, 12th ranked Zach Johnson, #16 Kevin Kisner, #20 Matt Kuchar, #23 Kevin Na, Walker at #25, the 26th ranked player in the world Marc Leishman and #30 Russell Knox.

All of the players mentioned make compelling choices for various reasons and many would have to be considered in form, based on recent results.

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In this three part series,’s golf editor, Joe MacDonald, will give you his selections of the Top 30 players at the end of the 2015-2016 FedEx Cup season.  In installment number one on Sunday, we looked at the guys who will rank in the Top 10 at the end of the year. On Tuesday, the erstwhile editor made his selections for positions 11 through 20.  Today, in the final article in the series, MacDonald chooses the players who will round out the field at the 2016 Tour Championship. 

The whole process of picking the Top 30 in the 2015-2016 FedEx Cup is a challenge, but this final article, is without doubt, the most difficult piece in the series.  The top 10 was easy, and barring injury or other natural disaster, all of the players listed in our Top 10 should be at East Lake for the Tour finale.

Positions 11-20 was a little more challenging, and we did go out on the limb on a couple of players, but again, we are pretty confident that most of the players we chose for the middle ten will at least have a spot in the field for the Tour Championship.

But now it gets hard.  We considered more than 60 players in trying to determine our final ten.  Major champions were snubbed.  Players with a history of playoff success were completely ignored.

So for better, or worse, here are our picks for positions 21 through 30 in the 2015-2016 FedEx Cup final standings. As in the first two installments in the series, OWGR indicates a player’s current placing in the Official World Golf Rankings and FEC indicates where he finished in the final 2014-2015 FedEx Cup Standings.

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