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5 Sleeper Picks: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Matt Kuchar, shown here in 2014, is a nice under the radar pick at Firestone. Credit: Getty
Matt Kuchar, shown here in 2014, is a nice under the radar pick at Firestone. Credit: Getty

Following up on our Power Picks for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, here are this week’s Sleeper Picks for the all World Golf Championship event at Firestone.

1. Jason Dufner

With two Top-10s in his last three starts, and two Top-10s in three starts at Firestone, the 2013 PGA Champion is expected to do well this week. Dufner already has one win this year, at the Career Builder Challenge.
OWGR: 51 | FedEx Cup: 15

2. Jim Furyk

With only a few starts under his belt since his wrist surgery, Furyk is still getting his game acclimated. It’s important to note that he has ten Top-10s at Firestone in 16 career starts – an impressive 63% rate. Coming off a runners-up finish at the U.S. Open and a T-21 at Congressional last week, the 2003 US Open champion should like his chances this week.
OWGR: 18 | FedEx Cup: 130

3. Patrick Reed

With a T-4 finish in 2014 and T-15 last year, the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Champion should fare well this week. With nine Top-10s this season, Reed is still searching for his first win this season.
OWGR: 13 | FedEx Cup: 7

4. Matt Kuchar

The seven time winner on tour has been of the most consistent performers on tour since 2009 when he renewed himself with a big swing change. With seven Top-10s this season and no finish worse than T-27 at Firestone in his last six seasons, the man they call Kooch might just make a run this week.
OWGR: 17 | FedEx Cup: 21

5. Jordan Spieth

With the kind of scrutiny that Spieth has to endure, questions get raised when he doesn’t contend each and every week. Not coming in as a favorite and under the radar, it might just do him a lot of good. The 22 year-old superstar did finish with a T-10 last year at Firestone.
OWGR: 2 | FedEx Cup: 4

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