Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. In addition to writing a weekly preview, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
December 3, 2013
Players like Keegan Bradley who were oh-so-close last year might just be due this year.
November 28, 2013
Without quarterback Keith Price, can Washington put away rival Washington State in this year's edition of the Apple Cup?
November 21, 2013
Can Johnny Manziel keep up his torrid pace in such a hostile environment as LSU this week?
November 14, 2013
Brett Hundley and the UCLA Bruins face the Washington Huskies this week in a game that is sure to produce a lot of points.
November 12, 2013
Tim Clark is coming off a T2 last week and will be one of the highest-rated players in the field this week at the OHL Classic.
November 7, 2013
Derek Carr and the Fresno State Bulldogs face a Wyoming team this weekend that is equally adept at moving the ball. Expect a lot of points.
November 6, 2013
Matt Kuchar has earned Top-25s in his only two starts at the McGladrey Classic could take advantage of a weak field this time around.
October 31, 2013
If last week is any indication, Ohio State is ready to start steamrolling the competition, and Purdue should not stand in the way of Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes this week.
October 29, 2013
Rory McIlroy is going to find his game at some point and this looks like a good place to start this week in China.
October 24, 2013
Derek Carr and the Fresno State offense should keep rolling in a matchup with San Diego state this week.
October 22, 2013
Phil Mickelson might be the top golfer in this week's event, and he has the advantage of being a world traveler as the PGA Tour heads to Malaysia.
October 17, 2013
Tajh Boyd and Clemson face Florida State on Saturday in the game of the week, but what to do when you don't have a feel for the game? Simple, bet the over/under.
October 15, 2013
Zach Johnson should be a factor all week as he's probably the top player in the field for this week's Shriners event.
October 10, 2013
Tajh Boyd and Clemson are heavy favorites against Boston College this week, but can the Tigers avoid the upset at home?
October 8, 2013
The 2013-14 PGA Tour season tees off this week, and with most of the bigger names absent, Bill Horschel pops up to the top of the list.
October 4, 2013
Rory McIlroy's disappointing 2013 sets him up to be a good value in the new 2013-14 PGA Tour season.
October 3, 2013
Can Keith Price and the Washington Huskies pull off the upset in Palo Alto this week against Stanford? Let's find out.
September 26, 2013
Keith Price and the Washington Huskies match their undefeated record against fellow 3-0 Arizona this week in a Pac-12 battle in Seattle. Who's the pick?
September 19, 2013
After a big loss last week to Alabama, Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M have a more favorable matchup this week against SMU. Can they cover?
September 17, 2013
The time is now for Tiger Woods as he enters the Tour Championship looking for the FedEx Cup title.
September 12, 2013
Can Keith Price and the Washington Huskies keep it rolling at Illinois this week? Find out the Capper's answer here.
September 10, 2013
Now armed with a major victory, Adam Scott enters the 2013-14 season looking to become the best golfer in the world. Will he get there?
September 10, 2013
Can Tiger Woods possibly match the more than $8 million he earned in 2013 in the upcoming season? Let's find out.
September 10, 2013
No one is hotter on the PGA Tour than Henrik Stenson, who is aiming for the FedEx Cup title as the tour enters the BWM Championship this week.
September 5, 2013
The Buckeyes didn't look like a juggernaut last week, but Braxton Miller could change that scenario this week against San Diego State.
August 29, 2013
Can Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville Cardinals cover a big number against Ohio? Find out the answer to that and many more games in the season debut of the College Capper.
August 28, 2013
Adam Scott won the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs and heads to the Deutsche Bank Championship with a good shot at winning the second.
August 20, 2013
Closing issues aside, Jim Furyk is on a roll and enters The Barclays looking for a FedEx Cup victory.
August 13, 2013
Brandt Snedeker is quickly becoming Tiger-esque when it comes to non-major, non-WGC events, and he looks like a good bet this week to bounce back from his recent struggles.
August 6, 2013
Tiger Woods has one more major to get back into the winner's circle. Despite his five victories this season, it's all about majors for Tiger.
July 30, 2013
Tiger Woods is good on nearly every course, but he's ridiculous at Firestone where he has seven victories heading into this week's Bridgestone Invitational.
July 23, 2013
Brandt Snedeker appears to be near top form entering this week, and if that's the case, he'll be tough to beat.
July 16, 2013
Adam Scott returns to the British Open looking to make up for last year's gory finish that cost him a major.
July 9, 2013
Zach Johnson broke through with a win here last year, but is being the defending champ a plus or a minus this week?
July 2, 2013
Phil Mickelson's gaze toward the British Open in two weeks time might make him an expendable pick this week.
June 25, 2013
Adam Scott is on a roll this year, and after a top-10 at this event last season, he might be the most sure thing in the field this week.
June 18, 2013
If Bubba Watson has finally tired of the mediocrity he's shown since his Masters win, this week offers him an opportunity to get back on track.
June 11, 2013
Phil Mickelson is no stranger to U.S. Open layouts, and he's in good shape entering this week, but can he capture another major?
June 4, 2013
Brandt Snedeker hasn't faded since his early season success, but a watered-down field this week might be a recipe for his revival.
May 28, 2013
Tiger Woods owns the Memorial as a five-time winner, but can anyone (Rory McIlroy?) catch him this week?
May 21, 2013
If Zach Johnson is to turn his season around, it likely will be this week at Colonial where he has dominated recently.
May 14, 2013
Jordan Spieth has played this event twice - both times as a teenager - and returns home as a pro looking for his first win.
May 7, 2013
A previous winner at the Players, Adam Scott now has bigger victories to his name, but he'd love another Fifth Major.
April 30, 2013
Rickie Fowler survived a three-way playoff to win last year at the Wells Fargo and returns this year hoping for some better golf than he's played lately.
April 23, 2013
Bill Horschel continued his run last week with yet another top-10 finish. Can he do it again this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans?
April 16, 2013
Brandt Snedeker may not quite be ready for the major stage, but as he proved earlier this season, he can tear apart the field at a regular tour stop.
April 9, 2013
It's been a few years since Tiger Woods traveled to Augusta on top of his game. Everything is aligned this week for another major victory.
April 2, 2013
Henrik Stenson has never played the Texas Open, but that probably won't matter if he plays anything like he did last week.
March 26, 2013
After Tiger Woods' victory last week, a strong finish this week by Rory McIlroy would set up an epic battle at The Masters.
March 19, 2013
Everything is aligned for Tiger Woods this week, even perhaps the return of the mystique.
March 12, 2013
Adam Scott was a man possessed last week, and if he carries that form into this week's event, he could steamroll the competition.
March 9, 2013
If anyone can unseat Bernhard Langer at the top of the money list in 2013, it's Tom Lehman.
March 9, 2013
Luke Donald disappointed a bit last season, but you'd be foolish to underestimate him this season.
March 5, 2013
Tiger, Phil and Rory each give reasonable pause to fantasy owners this week, making the likes of Matt Kuchar a solid gamble.
February 26, 2013
After finishing second at The Honda last year, Tiger Woods looks to claim the top spot from Rory McIlroy this time around.
February 19, 2013
A Rory-Tiger matchup would be epic, but the unexpected usually happens at Match Play.
February 12, 2013
J.B. Holmes is not off to a great start this year, but Riviera is just the place to kickstart his season.
February 5, 2013
Big Mo is on Phil Mickelson's side as he heads into one of his favorite haunts at Pebble Beach.
January 29, 2013
Phil Mickelson is not playing well these days, but is a decent run in Phoenix enough to select him this week?
January 22, 2013
All eyes will be on Tiger Woods this week as he makes his Tour debut at one of his favorite courses in Torrey Pines. But how much should you invest?
January 15, 2013
Tim Clark brings momentum from last week into this week's Humana Challenge, an event at which he's fared well recently.
January 9, 2013
Coming off a season-opening victory and as a good bet this week, Dustin Johnson could be on the verge of stardom.
January 2, 2013
The 2013 PGA season tees off in Hawaii where Matt Kuchar has fared well in recent years.
December 13, 2012
Landry Jones leads Oklahoma against Johnny Football and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
November 29, 2012
Alabama takes on Geogia for the SEC championship this weekend.
November 28, 2012
No surprise, Rory McIlroy tops this year's rankings, which focus on both draft leagues and salary cap leagues, including Yahoo! Sports fantasy golf games.
November 28, 2012
Bank on a bounce-back year for Y.E. Yang.
November 28, 2012
Casey Wittenberg enters 2013 as one of the most highly touted new players in quite some time.
November 28, 2012
Value rankings for golfers comparing their earnings from last year with this year's projected earnings.
November 28, 2012
Here's a handy cheatsheet that ranks golfers according to projected earnings and upside.
November 23, 2012
Michigan and Ohio State battle Saturday in a classic matchup that has less riding on it this year.
November 15, 2012
West Virginia has no hope of slowing Landry Jones and the Sooners offense this week.
November 8, 2012
Do Ray Graham and the Panthers have anything left in the tank for Connecticut this weekend?
November 1, 2012
Rex Burkhead could be a game-time decision this week as Nebraska looks to reverse its road woes.
October 25, 2012
USC travels to Arizona this week. Don't expect a breakout game for Matt Barkley and the Trojans.
October 18, 2012
Minnesota travels to Wisconsin this week and is focused on stopping standout runner Monte Ball.
October 11, 2012
USC travels to Seattle this week where the Huskies have proven a tough beat at home.
October 4, 2012
Ray Graham leads Pittsburgh into Syracuse this week for a big matchup against the Orange.
September 27, 2012
Markus Wheaton and Oregon State face an Arizona squad this week coming off a horrible loss. But are the Beavers facing the Wildcats at the wrong time?
September 20, 2012
Denard Robinson and Michigan travel to Notre Dame this week where plenty of points are in store.
September 17, 2012
Coming off consecutive victories, Rory McIlroy is the man to beat for the FedEx Cup title this week.
September 13, 2012
Matt Barkley leads USC into Palo Alto to take on Pac-12 rival Stanford this week. What's the pick?
September 6, 2012
Derek Carr leads Fresno State into Oregon on Saturday where a tall task awaits the Bulldogs.
September 4, 2012
Rory McIlroy is the best player on the planet and looks to take another step this week toward a FedEx Cup title.
August 30, 2012
Michigan is a big underdog in its season opener against Alabama. Which way to go? The Capper has you covered.
August 28, 2012
Dustin Johnson looks like he's about to peak very soon after scorching a final-round 68 last week. He'll get that chance this week in the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
August 21, 2012
The FedEx Cup playoffs begin this week at The Barclays, giving Tiger Woods the perfect format to prove he's still the man.
August 14, 2012
David Toms has fared pretty well at this event in recent years, and he's one of the favorites this week as well.
August 7, 2012
Luke Donald will get a major at some point, and this looks like as good an opportunity as any.
July 31, 2012
Tiger Woods has won three events this year. If he's anywhere near his best this week, he could win his fourth tournament of 2012.
July 24, 2012
Jim Furyk loves the Canadian Open no matter the course it plays.
July 17, 2012
Sergio Garcia held his own the last time the British Open visited Royal Lytham. Can he traverse the adverse conditions this time around?
July 10, 2012
After finishing second last year, Kyle Stanley is back at the John Deere for another crack at dethroning three-time defending champion Steve Stricker.
July 3, 2012
After winning his third event of the season, Tiger Woods is in this week's field to fine tune his game for the British Open. Does that make him a good pick this week?
June 26, 2012
Few are happier about the AT&T's return to Congressional than Jim Furyk, who did not take well to the venue change the last couple years.
June 19, 2012
Has Bubba Watson grown complacent? This is the week for him to show us his resolve.
June 12, 2012
Tiger Woods was in a similar spot entering the Masters, and we know how that turned out. Will the U.S. Open be different?
May 29, 2012
Luke Donald knows his way around the Memorial, and he's coming off a big win last week that vaulted him back to No. 1 in the world.
May 22, 2012
Zach Johnson's short and precise ball-striking is custom made for Colonial.
May 15, 2012
Matt Kuchar is coming off a huge victory at The Players. Find out if he's a good bet to win again this week at the Byron Nelson.
May 8, 2012
TPC Sawgrass is a perfect spot for J.B. Holmes to take his game up another notch at the Players.
May 1, 2012
Is Phil Mickelson really the complete package this week at Quail Hollow?
April 24, 2012
Defending champion Bubba Watson is back to defend his title in New Orleans.
April 17, 2012
J.B. Holmes is starting to find his old form, and he's taken well to the TPC of San Antonio.
April 10, 2012
Jim Furyk won at Harbour Town just two years ago and seems to be rounding into form in his recent starts.
April 3, 2012
The stars seemed to be aligned this week for Tiger Woods at the Masters. Now it's time to see if he's truly back.
March 28, 2012
Phil Mickelson is not at the top of his game, but this is historically when he strikes.
March 20, 2012
Justin Rose looked like a solid pick last week but didn't come through. This week could be different, though.
March 13, 2012
Is this the week for Luke Donald? He started to find his game last week,and has had played well at this week's event.
March 6, 2012
After coming close last week, can Tiger Woods get back to the top this week at Doral?
February 28, 2012
Y.E. Yang picked up his first PGA victory at the Honda in 2009 and nearly won last year too.
February 21, 2012
Rory Sabbatini is in the upper class of players this week at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
February 14, 2012
Phil Mickelson is coming off a big win and plays this week at Riviera where he usually thrives.
February 7, 2012
Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach has always been a great pairing. Is this the week Tiger gets back on top?
January 31, 2012
Kyle Stanley suffered an epic meltdown Sunday at Torrey Pines, but can he rebound this week in Phoenix?
January 24, 2012
Phil Mickelson returns to one of his favorite spots this week at Torrey Pines.
January 17, 2012
The stars are aligned this week for Bill Haas, who won this event in 2010 and finished runner-up last year.
January 10, 2012
Zach Johnson's prospects for this week's event and this season are equally high.
January 10, 2012
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January 3, 2012
David Toms' experience at this week's track gives him an advantage in the season-opening event in Hawaii.
January 2, 2012
December 15, 2011
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December 7, 2011
Dustin Johnson's performance last season put him in a new class - the superstar class.
December 7, 2011
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November 30, 2011
Oregon faces UCLA this weekend for the Pac-12 championship, but the huge line makes it a tough call.
November 23, 2011
Andrew Luck is still the man, but Stanford isn't the powerhouse it was supposed to be.
November 16, 2011
Matt Barkley and USC travel to Oregon in what could be a Pac-12 shootout.
November 9, 2011
Penn State rocked by scandal, how can Derek Moye and the Nitany Lions focus on this week's opponent?
November 2, 2011
Denard Robinson leads Michigan in a matchup at Iowa this week in what is shaping up to be a barn burner.
October 26, 2011
The Trojans have had a nice run recently, but they're taking a step up in class this week against Chris Owusu and Stanford.
October 19, 2011
Northwestern faces Penn State this week in a big Big Ten showdown.
October 12, 2011
Derek Moye and Penn State take on Purdue this week.
October 5, 2011
Denard Robinson and Michigan face a Northwestern team that has the firepower to keep up with the Wolverines.
September 28, 2011
Dan Persa is back in the mix this week, yet the line jumped a point in favor of Northwestern's opponent, Illinois.
September 21, 2011
Oklahoma is due for a letdown this week, and Missouri is getting a ton of points.
September 20, 2011
Luke Donald has quietly had a nice little run during the FedEx playoffs. A win this week, and he's the FedEx Cup champ.
September 14, 2011
Ryan Broyles and Oklahoma head to Tallahassee for a big game against Florida State.
September 13, 2011
Dustin Johnson is the defending champ at the BMW, and he won just three weeks ago.
September 7, 2011
Michigan takes on Notre Dame this week in a matchup that should produce plenty of points.
September 1, 2011
Is there a team more ready to get this season started than Ohio State? Can the Buckeyes cover a 34-point spread against Akron?
August 30, 2011
Geoff Ogilvy might be a surprise pick in the second leg of the FedEx playoffs this week, but he usually plays well on the TPC Boston course.
August 23, 2011
It certainly took long enough, but if Jim Furyk's back to his old form, he's a threat to win the FedEx Cup again.
August 16, 2011
Jim Furyk shocked the golf world last week. Is it safe to say he's back?
August 9, 2011
David Toms won here in 2001 and is playing well this season. That's enough to earn a pick.
August 2, 2011
Dustin Johnson might not be ready to win a major just yet, but he's ready to win a big event like the one this week.
July 26, 2011
If Phil Mickelson can play well at the Open Championship, then his game must be in pretty good shape. Yes?
July 19, 2011
Luke Donald looks poised for a run, perhaps beginning this week in Canada, as the PGA Championship approaches.
July 12, 2011
Phil Mickelson doesn't look like a legitimate factor this week, but that's been said before only to see him surprise.
July 5, 2011
David Toms has found his game once again and should be in the mix this week at the John Deere Classic.
June 28, 2011
Ryan Moore likely will be a popular fantasy choice this week, and with good reason.
June 21, 2011
Zach Johnson's game is really starting to come around, and this venue is the perfect place for another win on the PGA Tour.
June 14, 2011
Phil Mickelson has finished runner-up in three of his last seven U.S. Opens. This could be his year.
June 7, 2011
Zach Johnson has really picked up his game the last couple months, and he's played well at the St. Jude.
May 31, 2011
Luke Donald doesn't have a great track at this event, but he is quickly becoming a safe bet every week.
May 24, 2011
Dustin Johnson hasn't live up to his billing this season, but he has consecutive top-10s at this event.
May 17, 2011
Zach Johnson looks to be back on track, and he returns to this event as the defending champ.
May 10, 2011
Nobody has played better the last few months than Luke Donald, and he enters The Players as the favorite.
May 3, 2011
Geoff Ogilvy doesn't have the greatest track record at this event, but, for the first time in a while, he's playing well deeper into the season.
April 26, 2011
Luke Donald is playing lights-out, and it doesn't matter that he hasn't played here before.
April 19, 2011
Jim Furyk's game looks like it's returning. If so, he should be successful this week as the defending champ at Harbour Town.
April 12, 2011
Adam Scott is the defending champ at the Texas Open and is coming off a great showing at the Masters.
April 5, 2011
Phil Mickelson might not win this week at the Masters, but he's all but guaranteed to be in the hunt Sunday.
March 29, 2011
Anthony Kim is the defending champ at the Houston Open, but he has been well off his game this season.
March 22, 2011
Tiger Woods isn't all the way back yet, but that could change this weekend at Bay Hill.
March 15, 2011
Vijay Singh was well on his way to another top-10 last week before a sloppy final round. Still, he's playing well, and he's won on this week's course before.
March 8, 2011
Luke Donald's track record at Doral is nothing spectacular, but the way he bounced back after a slow start last week was impressive.
March 1, 2011
Vijay Singh is beginning to resemble the player he was five years ago, and he returns to a course this week where he's had a lot of success.
February 22, 2011
Rory Sabbatini, who has three top-25s this season already, hopes to take advantage of this week's watered-down field.
February 15, 2011
Luke Donald has been close several times at Riviera, including last year when he finished just one-stroke behind the winner.
February 8, 2011
Dustin Johnson is the two-time defending champ at Pebble Beach and has never finished outside the top-10 in this event.
February 1, 2011
Phil Mickelson's strong finish last week, including this 72nd-hole theatrics, makes him a top pick this week in Scottsdale.
January 25, 2011
Tiger Woods' first start of the season comes at familiar Torrey Pines in an event he flat-out owns.
January 18, 2011
Stewart Cink is looking to rebound from a less-than-stellar 2010, but his comeback may have to wait until next week, as he's never really figured out the Hope.
January 11, 2011
Els is a two-time champion of this event and has finished outside the top-15 only once in seven tries at the Sony.
January 4, 2011
Geoff Ogilvy is the two-time defending champ at theTournament of Champions, and by week's end we could be talking about a three-peat.
January 1, 2011
Cam Newton has the Auburn offense rolling, but the Tigers defense must step up in the BCS title game to knock of surging Oregon.
December 27, 2010
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November 24, 2010
The trio of running back Kendall Hunter, quarterback Brandon Weeden and wideout Justin Blackmon makes Oklahoma State the pick over Oklahoma.
November 17, 2010
Heading into the final few weeks of the season, the cry for a playoff system grows even louder.
November 10, 2010
Alabama may be out of the national title hunt, but they will still have a huge impact on who plays for the title.
November 3, 2010
At this is the point, it becomes important to spot the teams which will have motivation to finish the season out.
October 27, 2010
Across the board, teams still in the playoff hunt have their work cut out for them this week.
October 20, 2010
The college football "playoff" claimed two victims last week, how many more will fall this week?
October 13, 2010
Can the remaining undefeated BCS giants avoid a slip up and stay undefeated?
October 6, 2010
At this point in the season, the question remains, can any team from the BCS suffer a loss and remain ahead of their non-BCS rivals?
September 29, 2010
Teams at the top of the polls are quickly realizing this season may come down to survival rather than style.
September 22, 2010
As the national title picture begins to take form, contenders must avoid losing to lesser opponents.
September 15, 2010
USC and Virginia Tech should roll to make up for the first two weeks, as well as Alabama with Mark Ingram set to return.
September 14, 2010
Mickelson returns to an event that he won last season, but will a victory bring him the FedExCup title?
September 8, 2010
Greg Vara take sides on Week 2's games, including rolling with the Tide and expecting fireworks between UTEP and Houston.
September 7, 2010
Tiger Woods is actually improving each week. He'll have to do more than a top-20 this week to move on, though.
September 1, 2010
Greg Vara is back to help pick college games against the spread. Ohio State, USC and Minnesota all get some love this week.
August 31, 2010
It looks like Adam Scott is indeed back. Can he now claim the FedExCup?
August 24, 2010
Vijay Singh won here in 2008, but this isn't the same golfer who was victorious two years ago.
August 16, 2010
Anthony Kim is one of the biggest names in the field this week, but he's not playing well entering the tournament.
August 10, 2010
Phil Mickelson didn't look like a major contender last week, but same could have been said leading up to the Masters earlier this year.
August 3, 2010
Tiger Woods has four consecutive wins at this event and an amazing seven wins in 10 years. But is Tiger a sucker bet?
July 28, 2010
The Greenbrier Classic is new to the PGA Tour in 2010, and on paper, this event is Jim Furyk's to lose,
July 20, 2010
Retief Goosen has some momentum coming off the British Open, and he finished runner-up at this event last year.
July 13, 2010
Tiger Woods owns this venue, and if he can't get it done here, then even the most ardent supporters might abandon him.
July 6, 2010
Zach Johnson finally solved the John Deere with his runner-up performance last year. What does this year hold?
June 29, 2010
We've yet to see the real
June 22, 2010
Stewart Cink has not played well this year, but his track record at this event is very strong -- two wins and three more top-10s.
June 15, 2010
Pebble Beach looked to be a lock for Tiger Woods at one point. Can he regain his form at the U.S. Open this week?
June 9, 2010
The way the 2010 season is going, Zach Johnson might be playing too well to win this week. But he has a history of going on long runs when his game is right.
June 1, 2010
Tiger Woods is at a familiar track this week. Could this be the week he returns to the winner's circle?
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