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BlogFedEx St. Jude Classic Preview and Picks

FedEx St. Jude Classic

June 6 – 9, 2013

TPC at Southwind

Germantown, Tenn.

Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,239

Purse: $5.7 million

with $1,008,000 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Dustin Johnson

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

E-mail me at:
sal@golfstats.com

This week’s field includes:

  • The field includes 8 of the top 50 in the latest Official World Rankings, with two of the top-ten in the field: Brandt Snedeker and Phil Mickelson.  There are three players ranked 11 to 25, top-25 players in the field: Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson and Peter Hanson.  There are three players from 26 to 50 in the rankings, they are Russell Henley, Tim Clark and D.A. Points.
  • The field includes 10 of the Top 25 on this year’s PGA Tour money list.  Those players include Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley, Phil Mickelson, D.A. Points, Russel Henley, Dustin Johnson, Charles Howell III, Jimmy Walker and John Merrick.
  • The field includes eight past champions: Dustin Johnson (2012), Brian Gay (2009), Justin Leonard (2008 & ’05), Woody Austin (2007), Jeff Maggert (2006), David Toms (2004, ’03), Bob Estes (2001) and Dicky Pride (1994).
  • The field includes 11 players that have won on the PGA Tour this year: Dustin Johnson (Hyundai Tournament of Champions); Russell Henley (Sony Open in Hawaii); Brian Gay (Humana Challenge); Phil Mickelson (Waste Management Phoenix Open); Brandt Snedeker (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am); John Merrick (Northern Trust Open); Scott Brown (Puerto Rico Open); D.A. Points (Shell Houston Open); Billy Horschel (Zurich Classic of New Orleans); Derek Ernst (Wells Fargo Championship); Boo Weekley (Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial)
  • A perfect way for fantasy golfers to check on the past performance of all the players in the FedEx St. Jude Classic field is our performance chart listed by average finish.
  • One last way to check who is the best is through a special formula worked out in Golfstats that gives us the best average performances at FedEx St. Jude Classic in the last five years or check out our brand new and sortable 8-year glance at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
  • A a good cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmakers in England.
  • Another cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmaker in Las Vegas.

Time to look at our who’s hot and who isn’t:

Who’s Hot in the field for the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Player Memorial Tournament Nordea Masters Crowne Plaza Colonial BMW PGA HP Byron Nelson Volvo World Match Play The Players Championship Wells Fargo Volvo China Open Zurich Classic of New Orleans Ballantine’s Championship RBC Heritage Masters
Boo Weekley
(177 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
Win
(150)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T48
(10.67)
T58
(3.33)
DNP
 
T6
(20)
DNP
 
T42
(3)
DNP
 
Ryan Palmer
(153.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T14
(36)
DNP
 
T33
(17)
DNP
 
T5
(93.33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T32
(6)
DNP
 
T64
(1)
DNP
 
Scott Stallings
(133.33 pts)
T4
(80)
DNP
 
T4
(80)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Jeff Maggert
(118.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T2
(133.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
63
(1)
DNP
 
T66
(0.67)
DNP
 
Brandt Snedeker
(118 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T8
(66.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T59
(1.33)
T6
(60)
John Rollins
(107.67 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T4
(80)
DNP
 
T21
(29)
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
T22
(18.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
D.A. Points
(106.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T12
(38)
DNP
 
T48
(10.67)
T16
(22.67)
DNP
 
2
(33.33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T38
(12)
Ross Fisher
(106 pts)
DNP
 
8
(50)
DNP
 
T32
(36)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T10
(26.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Jimmy Walker
(105 pts)
73
(0)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T27
(23)
DNP
 
T15
(46.67)
T22
(18.67)
DNP
 
T8
(16.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
Derek Ernst
(102.33 pts)
T57
(5)
DNP
 
T46
(8)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
Win
(100)
DNP
 
T47
(2.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
Tim Clark
(89.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T7
(55)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T24
(8.67)
T11
(39)
Charles Howell III
(84.67 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T17
(33)
DNP
 
T66
(2.67)
T10
(26.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Freddie Jacobson
(83.67 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T35
(15)
DNP
 
T17
(33)
DNP
 
T48
(10.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T25
(25)
Brendon De Jonge
(82.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T22
(28)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T15
(46.67)
T43
(6)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T9
(15)
DNP
 
Roberto Castro
(79 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP
 
T46
(8)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T19
(41.33)
T65
(1.33)
DNP
 
T47
(2.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Henrik Norlander
(78.33 pts)
DNP
 
T11
(39)
T73
(0)
DNP
 
T57
(5)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T16
(22.67)
DNP
 
T15
(11.67)
DNP
 
T78
(0)
DNP
 
Brian Davis
(77 pts)
T8
(50)
DNP
 
T42
(9)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T72
(0)
T27
(15.33)
DNP
 
T32
(6)
DNP
 
T30
(6.67)
DNP
 
George Coetzee
(77 pts)
T65
(2)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T24
(52)
DNP
 
T17
(33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
Morgan Hoffmann
(70.67 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
69
(1)
DNP
 
T5
(70)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
T21
(9.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Peter Hanson
(70.33 pts)
DNP
 
T30
(20)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T9
(45)
T72
(0)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
WD
(-1.67)
T50
(7)
David Hearn
(66.67 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T26
(32)
T43
(6)
DNP
 
T21
(9.67)
DNP
 
87
(0)
DNP
 
Jerry Kelly
(65.67 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T21
(29)
DNP
 
T37
(17.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
T47
(2.67)
DNP
 
5
(23.33)
DNP
 
Russell Henley
(62.67 pts)
T6
(60)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
T43
(6)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
T6
(20)
CUT
(-10)
Harris English
(62.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T17
(33)
DNP
 
T33
(22.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
T6
(20)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Ben Crane
(61 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T57
(5)
DNP
 
T8
(66.67)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T48
(2.67)
DNP
 

How Player Rankings are Computed

Who’s Not Hot in the field for the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Player Memorial Tournament Nordea Masters Crowne Plaza Colonial BMW PGA HP Byron Nelson Volvo World Match Play The Players Championship Wells Fargo Volvo China Open Zurich Classic of New Orleans Ballantine’s Championship RBC Heritage Masters
Nicholas Thompson
(-50.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T48
(2.67)
DNP
 
Troy Matteson
(-43.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T83
(0)
DNP
 
Jonathan Byrd
(-36 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
T80
(0)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T66
(0.67)
DNP
 
Bryce Molder
(-34.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T65
(2)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Brendan Steele
(-34 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
T32
(6)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
Aaron Baddeley
(-33.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T42
(3)
DNP
 
Robert Streb
(-33.33 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Greg Owen
(-32 pts)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T78
(0)
DNP
 
CUT
(-13.33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
T59
(1.33)
DNP
 
Ben Kohles
(-30.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
T62
(3)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP
 
Steven Fox
(-30 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
DNP
 
CUT
(-10)

How Player Rankings are Computed

The Buzz:

Sorry but the news is more about the U.S. Open and what is going to happen next week at Merion than on what is happening in Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude Classic.  Qualifying for the U.S. Open is over and it’s always intriguing the list of players that make it into the U.S. Open.  It’s an interesting question on what is better of each of the four majors in determining their own fields. The philosophy of Augusta National in trying to get the best players, but in a limited dose.  If you want the best field in golf the PGA Championship always comes close, that’s because they invite the top-100 off the world rankings.  Now the USGA invites the top-50 but the rest they give back to qualifying.

In a way this keeps the tradition of making it open to all players around the country and around the world.  Many say that for the PGA Championship to invite the 51st to 100th it looks great on paper having all of these top players, but the emphasis is lost on those players because it just mirrors any other tournament on the PGA Tour and European Tour in getting the most of their membership in tournaments.

Now the British Open to a degree let’s in folks based on a qualifying system.  But over the years it’s gotten a bit waterdowned and only about a dozen spots are open to regular qualifiers before the Open Championship.  But the U.S. Open is still back to the way they use to do qualifying 75 years ago as of the 11 sites that had Open qualifying on Monday, about 52 of those in the field will come out of these qualifying sites.  Of course the bulk of the qualifiers will be made up of players on the PGA Tour and Web.Com Tours, but there are about a dozen players like Gavin Hall, Jim Herman, Grayson Murray and Kevin Phelan to pick out a few which nobody have ever heard of.  So the question is, which is the best way to run a major championship?  Do we just allow the best players in the world in, if that’s the case we have that in the Players Championship.  Or do we allow any golfer that is really good to possibly play?

Many feel that the British Open has it right in keeping their championship open to all but at the same time having the best players in the world also qualifying.  Yes the U.S. Open has qualifying for players in Europe and Japan and 17 got in off of that.  But the Royal and Ancient goes a step further and has a qualifying tournament in Australia, Asia and South Africa also, something that would be nice for the USGA to also offer.  Another group of folks forgotten is those for South America, especially with golf being played in the Olympics in 2016 down in Rio, these folks need to be included.  The bottom line for all these championships, it’s a hard mix to get it right and to also do what they have traditionally done for all these years.

Here are some of the secrets of what it takes to play well at the St. Jude FedEx Classic:

Key stat for the winner:

Major changes came to TPC Southwind five years ago making it tougher.  It’s a bit longer than before, but the landing areas in the fairways have always been generous and have stayed the same.   This doesn’t mean the course is a rollover. There is thick rough to contend with, but again those that hit it accurately will score low this week. One thing that all past champions have in common — except for Dicky Pride, Notah Begay, Jeff Maggert and Brian Gay — is the knack for hitting greens.  Most of the champions since 1990 not only did well the week of the FedEx, but also in the year they won as the chart below shows:

  • In 2012 Dustin Johnson hit 50 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T4th, for the year he ranked 81st.
  • In 2011 Harrison Frazar hit 50 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T8th, for the year he ranked 164th.
  • In 2010 Lee Westwood hit 47 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T9th, for the year he ranked 37th.
  • In 2009 Brian Gay hit 49 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T19th, for the year he ranked 168th.
  • In 2008 Justin Leonard hit 45 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T11th, for the year he ranked 54th.
  • In 2007 Woody Austin hit 52 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 2nd, for the year he ranked 67th.
  • In 2006 Jeff Maggert hit 39 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T47th, for the year he ranked 98th.
  • In 2005 Justin Leonard hit 48 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T4th, for the year he ranked 94th.
  • In 2004 David Toms hit 51 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T1st, for the year he ranked T20th.
  • In 2003 David Toms hit 58 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 39th.
  • In 2002 Len Mattiace< hit 53 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T11th, for the year he ranked 75th.
  • In 2001 Bob Estes hit 50 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T22nd, for the year he ranked 45th.
  • In 2000 Notah Begay III hit 50 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T16th, for the year he ranked 104th.
  • In 1999 Ted Tryba hit 58 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 60th.
  • In 1998 Nick Price hit 51 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T8th, for the year he ranked 89th.
  • In 1997 Greg Norman hit 59 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 10th.
  • In 1996 John Cook hit 61 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 9th.
  • In 1995 Jim Gallagher, Jr. hit 50 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T26th, for the year he ranked 66th.
  • In 1994 Dicky Pride hit 54 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T14th, for the year he ranked T152n.
  • In 1993 Nick Price hit 55 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T12th, for the year he ranked 6th.
  • In 1992 Jay Haas hit 57 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 36th.
  • In 1991 Fred Couples hit 47 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked T29th, for the year he ranked 16th.
  • In 1990 Tom Kite hit 54 of 72 greens at the St. Jude ranked 1st, for the year he ranked 3rd.

Here are some more key stats to look to for this week:

  • In picking a winner, it should be more feel than strategy.  You see hitting a lot of greens is important, but look at Jeff Maggert in 2006. He felt himself around the course, hitting lots of fairways (he was first) but more importantly he putted lights out (only took 99 for the week). So, yes, hitting greens is important, but when you take less than 100 putts for the week (only been done 131 times since 1997) you are going to win.  The same with Brian Gay in 2009, he didn’t hit as many greens as past champs but had only 100 putts which ranked 2nd.
  • Another trend that Maggert’s victory reintroduced was the non-marquee name winning.  In the last decade at Memphis, Maggert joins the list of winners that includes Len Mattiace, Bob Estes, Notah Began III and Ted Tryba.  Look at 2009 winner, Brian Gay and 2011 winner Harrison Frazar, that is a perfect example of what I mean.  So don’t look for that marquee name to be on top of the leaderboard on Sunday, especially this year in which the tournament lacks marquee names.
  • In trying to pick a winner, look at those that seem to be just starting to play well.  Maybe this means those that have had a good finish in the Memorial last week or Colonia two weeks ago will prevail.  Look at how the last couple of winners have played, look for that kind of player to do well.  Also look for a player that has had tournaments ruined by one poor round, that is the case with Ryan Palmer and Scott Stallings in 2013 who are playing in Memphis.
  • Hitting greens will be at a premium. Just like in a U.S. Open, hitting lots of greens goes a long way in this event.  In the last 15 years, four champions lead the greens hit category and eleven of the 15 were in the top-11 of this category.  Look for the winner to hit globs of greens this week.
  • Look for a winning score of 269 this week, that’s the average winning total since TPC Southwind was first used in 1989.
  • Since 1989, only three champions (Dicky Pride in 1994, Notah Begay III in 2000 and Dustin Johnson in 2012) were younger than 30.  Six of them were over 40, the oldest being Woody Austin in 2007 at 43 years, 4 months, Greg Norman in 1997 at 42 years, 4 months and 2006 winner Maggert who was 42 years, 3 months.  Last year’s winner Dustin Johnson was 27 while in 2011 Harrison Frazar was 40 days short of his 40th birthday while Brian Gay in 2010 was 37 years, one months old.
  • Before 2008, winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic had been part of big seasons for seven of the eight winners. Each had finished the season ranked in the top 25 on the PGA Tour money list the year that they were victorious at the TPC Southwind. The players are Notah Begay III (2000, 20th), Bob Estes (2001, 9th), Len Mattiace (2002, 18th), David Toms (2003, 8th; 2004, 22nd), Justin Leonard (2005, 12th) and Woody Austin (2007, 15th).  Maggert broke that streak when he finished 60th on the money list.  In 2008 Justin Leonard was 33rd on the money list while 2009 winner Brian Gay was 13th.   2010 was a return to the winner having a big season, no two ways about it Lee Westwood had a monster season in 2010.  Same with Harrison Frazar who was on the verge of quitting the PGA Tour before being saved with his FedEx win in 2011 while Johnson in 2012 finished 17th on the money list.

Who to watch for at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Best Bets:

Ryan Palmer

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T3 CUT CUT CUT T10

A pair of top-tens in Memphis including a T3rd last year is intriguing, but if you look at his year you can see some events he could of won if not for that one bad round.

Boo Weekley

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T27 T32 T53 CUT T4 CUT T19

Another of those classic good ball players that will tear up this course, but his Achilles Heal is putting, if he does what he did at Colonial he could win again.

Brandt Snedeker

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T15 T29 CUT T35 T5 T72

Good course for him, may not of played well last week at the Memorial but look for some good things out of him this week.

Best of the rest:

Robert Karlsson

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
CUT 2 T2

Another one of those players who’s career could be different if he would of played better than one round or even that one hole. Course is perfect for him and I can see some good things out of him this week.

Scott Stallings

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
CUT T25

Good news is that he has been fourth the last two weeks, the bad news could he be spent? Hasn’t shown us much in this event, still he is a good ball striker ranking in the middle of the pack in greens hit (rank 65th), driving accuracy (rank 89th) on the PGA Tour in 2013 plus his putting (rank 63rd) isn’t bad. Could be a great week for him.

Brian Gay

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
CUT CUT T15 Win T60 4 T16 CUT T5 CUT T34 CUT

Has had some great moments in this event, yes he isn’t playing well right now but we could of said the same when he won at the Humana early this year.

Freddie Jacobson

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T27 T32 T15 T39 T42 T17 CUT T6 T5 T3

He usually shines this time of year, has played well at TPC Southwind and could be a surprise this week.

Trevor Immelman

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T2

Still looking for that next win after his 2007 Masters victory, he hasn’t had a bad season in 2013 but there isn’t anything good about it either. Based on his 2nd in 2008 plus he does well on courses like this, should look him over.

Solid contenders

Russell Henley

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
First time playing in this event

A first timer, this course should be good for him and his game seems to be ok. I think he is a great darkhorse pick for this week.

John Merrick

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
2 T11 T53 T73 CUT

Hasn’t shown us much other than his win at the Northern Trust, but this could be a course for him as we saw last year when he finished 2nd.

Davis Love III

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T3 T24 T4

Yes he hasn’t that well of late, but he does play well here and could surprise us all.

Heath Slocum

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
CUT T52 6 T10 T24 T12 CUT T4 CUT T58

Another person trying to find his lost game, he does have a good record here so don’t totally disregard him.

Long shots that could come through:

Jeff Overton

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T13 T10 T35 T10 T38

Comes to a course that is good for him, has been very average in 2013 but he could get hot this week

Seung-Yul Noh

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
T7

Hasn’t been a very good year for him, still we have seen others like Derek Ernst who out of nowhere found the magic to win.

David Toms

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
CUT CUT T29 T2 T37 3 T10 2 Win Win 4 T53

Game isn’t what it use to be, has not played well in the last month and hasn’t played well the last two years in this event, still has the experience and shown some good things in this event.

Won’t do it again:

Dustin Johnson

2012 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’06 ’05 ’04 ’03 ’02 ’01
Win

Has been a very up and down year for him. Yes won at Hyundai but only has won top-ten (T4th Masters) since and his game seems to not be very good right now. Can’t see him winning again at least not this week.

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