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Playing the field at the BMW Championship

Jay Busbee
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Each week, we break down the most significant players and storylines for the upcoming weekend's tournament. We're not saying these guys will win, or that you should pick them for your fantasy team; we're just saying you ought to keep an eye on them. You never know what might happen. Today, we run down the field in the penultimate playoff event.

Tiger Woods: He's got a long way to go to get inside the top-30 line to reach East Lake, so expect him to be aggressive at this no-cut tournament. If he gets some early putts to drop, he could be a force. If not, he'll be off the course long before the TV broadcast begins this weekend.

Jim Furyk: He's also got to make a charge, but he's had success at Cog Hill before, so there's no reason to expect he won't play well here ... assuming, of course, he wakes up in time.

Zach Johnson: He was picked for the Ryder Cup team for his steadiness, and the narrow, tree-lined fairways of Cog Hill will show why Corey Pavin selected him. A safe, reliable pick all the way around.

Luke Donald: He's expected to play well on familiar turf; he's a Chicago-area resident although he's on the European Ryder team. And after a near-miss last week, he's in fine shape to make a run at the BMW.

Adam Scott: Hey, why not? After dropping off the face of the earth for a few years, he's starting to find a bit of the ol' mojo again, with three top 10s in four starts. The guy has the potential to have the entire world at his feet if he can just start winning big.

All right, you're up. Who are your picks for this weekend? Go!

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