This event is always a fun warm-up to the U.S. Open. With past champion Dustin Johnson being joined by Ian Poulter, Brandt Snedeker, Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson, there are a few names to keep us entertained this week.
This is Event 2/4 in Month 6, Event 2/16 in our Second Half and Event 23 Overall.
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Mr. Ames missed the cut at this event last year, but had finished 8th in 2011 and 15th in 2010. He finished 48th at the Byron Nelson two weeks ago. He could be a decent sleeper this week.
Has a win this year, but missed the cut last year and missed his last 3 cuts this year.
The kid has had an impressive rookie season. He has 2 6th place finishes in his last 4 events. He was 6th at the Memorial last week and 6th at the RBC Heritage. This is his first time at this event.
Ross had 2 starts in the month of May: 10th at the Wells Fargo and 32nd at the BMW PGA Championship overseas. This is his first time at this event, but I would expect a good showing.
Other Nike athletes in the field; David Duval, Seung-yul Noh, Patrick Reed
recent finishes – 15th Mid-Atlantic (Web.com), 17th Byron Nelson, 1st Athens Classic (Web.com)
Sure, two of these starts are on the Web.com tour, but they’re still good finishes. He also finished 12th here in 2009.
Recent finishes – 11th Crowne Plaza, 21st Byron Nelson
Nothing amazing here, but he has the lowest scoring average in the past 4 weeks on Tour in those 2 events. He missed the cut in his only appearance here in 2011.
Recent finishes – 14th Crowne Plaza, 33rd Byron Nelson, 5th Players
He finished 3rd here last year and has made his last 6 cuts this year.
Recent finishes – 4th Memorial, 4th Crowne Plaza
S-Double was cut here last year, but finished 25th in 2011. He’s a good sleeper this week.
Coming off a Win – Boo Weekley
Best finishes at this event – 2nd in ’12, 11th in ’11
He’s made his lat 4 cuts at this event, improving each time. He’s also coming off of a 26th at Colonial and has a win at the Northern Trust earlier this year. Super sleeper.
Best finishes at this event – CUT in ’12, 3rd in ’11, 8th in ’10
Sure, he missed the cut last year, but prior to that he made 6 straight cuts at this event. He’s also made his last 3 cuts on Tour this year. 41st last week at Muirfield was the most recent.
Best finishes at this event – 1st in ’12
He’s 1 for 1 here. He won it on his first appearance at the event. Mixed bag for DJ’s last 4 starts: CUT at Memorial, WD at Players, 13th at Masters and 4th at Houston Open.
Defending Champion – Dustin Johnson
Alan :: Russ Henley, D.A. Points, Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel
Bob :: Freddie Jacobsen, Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley, Russ Henley
Damian :: Fredrik Jacobson, John Merrick, Bud Cauley and Ross Fisher
Other notables in the field:
Davis Love III
Charles Howell III
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