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He led the field at Waialae in fewest putts per GIR and co-led in par breakers. Piggybacking course success and solid current form is a potentially intriguing sub-narrative of where he's deciding to compete. The year-old has four top 25s this season and he's already withdrawn early from two commitments, both at sites where he struggled previously in his brief career Mayakoba, CareerBuilder.
Each may have been for different reasons, but possessing the intelligence and patience to pick and choose layouts that best suit his game is as invaluable as the rest those decisions yield. The year-old is competing with the safety net of conditional status if he doesn't collect a little over 37 FedExCup points in his next three starts via a medical extension in the Web. Considering he needs no worse than a two-way T23 to get the job done, he's made a great decision in showing at Torrey Pines where he's 5-for-6 with top finishes in and Corey Conners … He hasn't missed yet — cuts, that is.
The rookie has finished no better than T30 at the season-opening Safeway Open in northern California, but he's 7-for-7 upon arrival for his latest tournament debut, so the former standout from Canada is figuring out how to survive.
Torrey Pines will give him all he can handle, but he's equipped with the proper skill set to make noise. Julian Suri … If you're not familiar with him, that will change.
A year ago at this time, he sat 1,th in the Official World Golf Ranking. That's what happens following a pair of victories including one on the European Tour , a trio of T8s and a co-runner-up finish in his last start in Hong Kong two months ago.
Now 26 years of age, the Duke product will barnstorm the next three stops on the West Coast Swing. Rose has been one of the hottest players in the game, posting 10 consecutive tops worldwide before finishing T22 last week in Abu Dhabi.
Now for the other. Something clicked with Rickie late last year; we saw it with the way he closed out the Hero. Was it playing all that golf with Tiger?
Whatever the case, Fowler gets to show off for Woods again at Torrey Pines, and I think he gets it done. Here's this week's "Data-Driven Decision. After calculating this season's ranks in those categories of every player in the field, the computer made the following prediction for this week's winner. You can play our free fantasy game and see how you measure up against our experts below. Joining the league is simple. Just click here to sign up or log in. Pick your players and start talking smack.
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