Zach Johnson: He's the two-time defending champion here, so you've got to figure he feels somewhat comfortable at this event. However, this year brings us a new course, TPC San Antonio, which rewards longer hitters. It'll take a bit for the field to get comfortable on the course, but you can expect Johnson to be one of the early masters.
Vijay Singh: Hey, remember when this guy was good? Yeah, me too. Injuries have had a dramatic effect on his game over the last fourteen months or so, but he's starting to round back into form, as evidenced by his opening-round 69 at Sawgrass. Never, ever turn your back on the Big Fijian.
Bo Van Pelt: Heads up. He's starting to put something together here, with top-5 finishes at the Verizon, The Players and Quail Hollow. The driver-friendly holes at TPC San Antonio should welcome his game.
J.B. Holmes: Again with the new course, but in this case, you can see why: This one runs 7,600 yards, enough to make Ryo Ishikawa weep, and Holmes is one of the PGA's biggest dogs off the tee. His drives should save him at least a stroke a day; we'll see if he can capitalize on that.
Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia: These guys are the PGA's equivalent of classic rock. You've heard their names so many times, over so many weekends, that you almost tune them out. All three have a decent shot this weekend -- yes, even Sergio -- so just watch them and hum "Slow Ride" as you do.
All right, you're up. Who's your pick for this weekend? Go!
- TPC San Antonio
- Valero Texas Open