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So there’s other people playing at Firestone, right?

Shane Bacon
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We know, we know ... a lot of the focus on this page, and in the golf media in general, has been about the one and only Tiger Woods. But there is plenty of other golfers in the field with a great chance of winning an elite event the week before the last major championship of the year. Who are the five guys without 14 majors that we like to come out of the Bridgestone a champion? Here they are ...

Adam Scott -- Once thought to be the second coming of Tiger (good looking, talented, incredible golf swing, tons of promise), Scott fell off, but has bounced back this season with Steve Williams on the bag, and to his credit, it never hurts when the guy looping for you has been in the winner's circle at this tournament seven times. Nobody knows Firestone better than Williams, and that will only help Scott's confidence at a place he finished in the top 10 a season ago.

Steve Stricker -- Two wins in his last four starts. Two top 10s at this course the last two years. One of the best putters on tour. Need I say more?

Rory McIlroy -- It never hurts to play a golf course that sets up similar to Congressional, where Rory blitzed the field, and it seems he's got a lot to prove after last week's spat with a broadcaster about his course management.

Jason Day -- Our man Jonathan Wall loves Day this week, mainly because the kid has been right on the doorstep a lot this year and also had a great week at Congressional.

Gary Woodland -- He's long off the tee, he's confident coming in and he's playing some of the best golf of his young career, so there isn't much to hate about Woodland. His win at the Transitions showed he can close these big events out, so hopefully the momentum carries over from last week's fourth-place finish at the Greenbrier.

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