5 Power Picks: Quicken Loans National

The Quicken Loans National follows the U.S. Open Championship on the PGA Tour schedule, so the field is limited in terms of star power and top-ranked players.

According to the PGATour.com, 33 golfers who teed it up at Oakmont last week, in the Open, are scheduled to compete this week at Congressional, including Jim Furyk and Patrick Reed.

Here are the Quicken Loans National Power Picks.

1. Jim Furyk

Following a wrist surgery, Jim Furyk surprised almost everybody with his T-2 finish at Oakmont. A final round 66 never quite made him a real challenger, but it was enough to get our attention. He has three Top 10s at the Quicken Loans event, all coming at Congressional.
OWGR: 19 | FedEx Cup: 136

2. Patrick Reed

Reed didn’t quite figure at Oakmont, missing the cut, but he is leading the tour with nine Top 10s this year. His grinding style of play will surely suit Congressional. His best finish at this course was T-11 in 2014.
OWGR: 13 | FedEx Cup: 7

3. Marc Leishman

Although never a serious factor at Oakmont, Leishman’s game held up well and he eventually finished at T-18. With three consecutive Top 20 finishes on Tour, the Aussie should be a factor this week. He finished T-8th in 2014 at Congressional.
OWGR: 37 | FedEx Cup: 60

4. Daniel Summerhays

Summerhays was a surprise at Oakmont as he notched his best finish in a major. With seven straight cuts made, Summerhays is coming in with some momentum. His best finish at Congressional was T-17 in 2012.
OWGR: 86 | FedEx Cup: 55

5. Brendan Steele

With a Top-15 finish at the US Open, the California native is starting to heat up as we move towards the business end of the season. He’s made 11 out of 13 cuts this year and has four Top-20 finishes in last five starts. His finished T-5th in 2014 at Congressional.
OWGR: 75 | FedEx Cup: 50

Saurav Ghosh

Saurav is Pro Golf Weekly's Statistics Content Editor.


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