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Billy Mayfair, David Mathis, and Jeff Maggert are an interesting group to watch in the first two rounds of the 2012 Open, beginning Thursday, October 11th, at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California. These three professionals have no wins combined in 2012, with the best finish among them being a tie for fourth (Mayfair in the RBC Heritage). What makes them a featured group is their current position on the Tour money list.

At the end of the 2012 PGA Tour season, which is fast approaching, the top 125 players on the money list will earn Tour cards (full status) for 2013. Coming into the Open, Mayfair, Mathis, and Maggert are ranked #123 to #125.

Billy Mayfair: A 46-year-old native of Phoenix, Mayfair has five career wins on the PGA Tour. A regular member since 1989, his last two victories came in 1998, in the Nissan Open and Buick Open. In 2012 he has one top 10 and two top 25 finishes, in 25 events entered, and is currently #267 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

David Mathis: A golf professional since 1997, a 38-year-old native of North Carolina, Mathis did not earn his first PGA Tour card until the 2009 season. Still in search of his first-ever win on Tour, in 2012 he has had one top 10 and six top 25 finishes in 26 tournaments played. His current OWGR ranking is #315.

Jeff Maggert: Maggert is a 48-year-old Missouri native, a professional since 1986, and fixture on the PGA Tour since 1991. In his career he has hoisted three winner's trophies, most recently the 2006 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Playing 24 events in 2012, with one top 10 and two top 25 finishes, he is currently ranked #364 OWGR.

Ranked immediately behind these professionals, at #126 to #128 entering the Open, are Rod Pampling, Retief Goosen, and Bill Lunde. Retief Goosen is not in the field this week, but Pampling, Lunde, and several others are hoping to move up should Mayfair, Mathis, or Maggert falter.

Harold Andrews has played golf for nearly 50 years. He considers Jack Nicklaus the greatest of all time.


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