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2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open: Expert reveals his rankings from the PGA Tour field for your fantasy golf picks

Uncanny golf expert Rick Gehman releases his top 30 players for this week's event at TPC Scottsdale
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A star-studded field heads to TPC Scottsdale this week for one of the most popular tournaments on the PGA Tour, and the players will be chasing valuable FedEx Cup points when the Waste Management Phoenix Open tees off Thursday.  

World No. 2 Jon Rahm is a 7-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open odds at William Hill Sportsbook. Other contenders in the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open field include Justin Thomas (8-1), Rory McIlroy (11-1), Xander Schauffele (11-1) and Webb Simpson (16-1).

Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, you MUST see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.

With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage.

At last week's Farmers Insurance Open, the leaderboard looked like a who's who of Gehman's rankings, with five of the golf expert's top nine picks finishing tied for seventh or better. He had winner Patrick Reed ranked No. 9 before his victory, while three others tied for the runner-up spot at 9 under par! 

Before the event at Torrey Pines, Gehman called Reed "a competitor who can flip the switch at a moment's notice" and highlighted the volatile golfer's steady improvement in La Jolla, where he tied for sixth the previous year. Reed shrugged off a rules controversy on Saturday and went out and fired a final-round 68 to win by five strokes! 

Gehman has been on fire all year, with two of the top four finishers at The American Express ranked in his top seven. And the previous week at the Sony Open at Waialae, the top three in his rankings all finished in the top seven! Anyone who has followed his advice has cashed in!

Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, and he is rolling with Rahm this week. The Spaniard showed no ill effects from his withdrawal from the Sony Open and went 8 under par at the Farmers to tie for seventh. He has never finished worse than T-16 at TPC Scottsdale, and he has his eye on the title this time!     

On the other hand, Gehman is fading Hideki Matsuyama, whose game has been all over the place in recent weeks. Oddsmakers like the Japanese golfer to turn it around, and Gehman knows he has the history to do it at TPC Scottsdale. The golf expert just doesn't see this being his week, and he barely cracks the top 15! 

Instead, Gehman is backing a young player who comes into the event at around 45-1! This golfer has the skill set to succeed in Phoenix, and he comes in off a top-10 finish in La Jolla. His breakthrough could come this week, and you'll want to have him on board when it does! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting this tournament or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.

Who wins the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Which long shot should you be all over? ... Join SportsLine now to get Rick Gehman's Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, all from the data scientist whose models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year!

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