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St. Jude Classic: Zach Johnson, Lee Westwood, Ben Crane Star in Fantasy Golf

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJune 11, 2010

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 10: Lee Westwood of England watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind held on June 10, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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Lee Westwood opened the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., with a brilliant minus-seven to take the early lead.

Westwood was my backup fantasy player to J.B. Holmes, and was quickly activated for rounds two, three, and four.

Zach Johnson, my A entrant, shot a first round 67, for minus-three for the first day.

My other Yahoo! fantasy golf players, Rory McIlroy and Ben Crane, are also under par at minus-two and minus-three, respectively.

I continue an upward trend in Yahoo! fantasy golf, now passing all experts for the spring and full season. I am at 3,205 points, not counting Thursday's round at the St. Jude Classic, and in the 85th percentile currently.

Also playing well in Memphis on the first day was Casey Wittenburg, (wait a minute, who?) with a nice six-under-par and second place alone.

At five-under we find Lee Janzen and Padraig Harrington, a couple of guys used to winning a major or two, plus Shaun Micheel and Robert Karlson.

At four-under there are nine guys looking to play on Saturday and Sunday as well.

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Look for this cut line to be at perhaps plus-one to even par, or even minus-one, if the weather holds up in Elvis Town.

Is it just my imagination, or does Ricky Fowler look like a grown-up "Dennis The Menace?"

I really don't like the bright-orange look on Sunday as well. I guess he can't pull off the all black Gary Player look, because he looks like a teenager.

Tiger has the red shirt on Sunday deal. Payne had the knickers, and was the only one to pull it off, but looking like a tangerine walking around does not instill any fear in anyone.

Please Ricky Fowler, get some nice comfortable Levi's, or perhaps some nice slacks and a cool shirt.

Let your golf get noticed, not your popsicle-like appearance. Or else, throw alligator logo's all over the orange so it makes some kind of sense.

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