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Playing the field at the St. Jude Classic

Shane Bacon
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Each week, we break down the coming week's tournament, giving you the big dogs, the sleepers, and the storylines to watch. This week, it's the tournament before the U.S. Open, but still a solid field despite a few guys dropping out. Here is who we've got our eye on:

David Toms: Who cares if the shoulder injury has derailed his career, Toms owns TPC Southwind. He has two victories at the event, and has had some decent finishes the last few weeks, so expect Toms to bring the magic again.

Ben Crane: He has snuck under the radar this season as one of the most consistent golfers, with three top-7 finishes in his last three events. He is fifth on the FedEx Cup list, and has played well at the St. Jude before, including a top 20 last season.

Robert Allenby: The guy hasn't won since 2001, but he is playing some of the best golf of his career this season, and is in a field that doesn't have a lot of experience. Can the St. Jude be his breakthrough?

Rory McIlroy: How can you not pick this kid right now? A win a month ago at Quail Hollow was followed up by a solid week at the Memorial, and he doesn't want to stop his momentum before the U.S. Open, where he finished tied for 10th a season ago.

Lee Westwood: He has finished in the top 3 in his last three major championships, so if Westwood is playing the week before a major, he is doing so because he thinks he can compete and gain some momentum.

And our Sleeper is ... Jason Gore: No, he hasn't had a lot of success this season, but Gore qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday after he closed with a 64 to tie for medalist honors. Hopefully the good play in such a pressure-packed event could spill over in Memphis.

OK, now it's your turn. Who ya got?

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