The Sports Xchange's PGA Tour rankings are selected by TSX Golf Staff, based on play in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, with more emphasis on recent results.
1. Tiger Woods, United States -- Dusting off the game plan that carried him to victory in 2006 at Royal Liverpool, Woods kept his driver in the bag for most of the week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and it was good enough to tie for third in the Open Championship. Of course, that's not what he was looking for as he remains stuck on 14 major championships, four behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 with only one chance remaining to cut into that deficit this season, in two weeks in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. ... Tiger has played in the RBC Canadian Open four times but not since 2001. He will not return this week even though he won the title in 2000 by one stroke over Grant Waite at Glen Abbey, where he finished 65-64-65. He claimed the title with a highlight-reel shot, a 6-rion out of a bunker over the water to within 15 feet to make birdie on the 18th hole. He will return next week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which he has won an incredible seven times. ... Woods started with 67-67 at Royal Lytham, and even after a disappointing 70 in round three, he might have had a chance down the stretch Sunday if not for a triple-bogey 7 on the difficult sixth hole. After making birdie there the first three days, he drove into a greenside bunker and needed two shots to get out before missing a five-foot putt for double bogey. He bounced back with three birdies in the next six holes, but three consecutive bogeys through No. 15 sealed his fate.
2. Luke Donald, England -- While the No. 1 player in the World Golf Rankings could not get the major monkey off his back and give England its first victory in the Grand Slam events since Sir Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters, he might have given himself hope for the future. His tie for fifth in the Open Championship was only his second top-10 finish in the third major of the year and his seventh in the major championships, in which he has inexplicably struggled. ... Donald has played in the RBC Canadian Open the last three years, in part because the Royal Bank of Canada is one of his sponsors, but he will not be at Hamilton Golf and Country Club this week because it would mean playing five consecutive weeks, including two majors. He will return next week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, where he tied for second last year, one week ahead of the PGA Championship. ... Donald was on the edge of contention most of the week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes but simply could not go low enough in the benign conditions in the first three rounds. He opened with 70-68 but found himself six strokes out of the lead and needing to go low on Saturday. However, he could manage only a 1-over-par 71 thanks to a double-bogey 6 on the difficult sixth hole, his only big number of the week. Donald posted an impressive closing 69 that most players in front of him would have taken in a heartbeat, when the wind came up in the final round. He hit in the neighborhood of 80 percent of the fairways and greens but averaged 29.7 putts per round.
3. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland -- After a promising start, McIlroy had yet another disappointing finish in a major, winding up in a tie for 60th in the 141st Open Championship. Since winning the U.S. Open with a dominating performance last year at Congressional, he has tied for 64th in the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, tied for 40th in the Masters and missed the cut in the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club before again misfiring at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. ... Rory never has played in the RBC Canadian Open, and he won't start this week, staying at home for an extra week before heading back to the PGA Tour for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He has finished in the top 10 each of the last two years at Firestone, where he hopes to build momentum for the PGA Championship the following week at Kiawah Island. ... McIlroy opened with a 3-under-par 67 last week at Lytham, carding six birdies along the way, but could manage only five more the rest of the week while shooting 75-73-73. That first round could have been better, but he got a bad break when his tee shot on the 15th hole hit a fan on the head and bounced out of bounds, leading to a double-bogey 6. He is considered one of the best ball-strikers around but hit only 29 of 56 fairways and 42 of 72 greens in regulation and couldn't save himself on the greens, averaging 29.7 putts per round. Of course, he came in on a run of bad form, having missed the cut in four of his previous six tournaments.
4. Jason Dufner, United States -- By shooting 4-under-par 66 in the second round last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Duf again showed up on a leaderboard in a major championship. He had finished in the top four in two of the previous three majors but got two bad breaks Saturday and played the weekend in 73-74 to slide into a tie for 31st after missing the cut in his two previous appearances in the third major of the season. ... Dufner has played in the RBC Canadian Open four times previously, including a tie for third in 2009, but he is setting up his schedule more judiciously now that he has reached the upper echelon on the PGA Tour and will not play this week. Next week, he will be playing for the first time in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the only one of the World Golf Championships in which he has yet to appear. ... It might not seem like a big thing, but Dufner showed up at Royal Lytham on Saturday and learned that his regular caddie, Kevin Baile, was sick and could not go. Sergio Garcia had missed the cut and his caddie, Gary Matthews, was available, but it's not the same as having your own man on the bag. Then Dufner's ball moved as he was set to putt on the seventh green, and he called a two-stroke penalty on himself that led to a double-bogey 7. When the wind came up on Sunday, he stumbled out of the chute with two double bogeys in the first six holes and three in all en route to his 73.
5. Bubba Watson, United States -- While it might not seem like that much, Watson is getting better in the Open Championship. After missing the cut in his first two appearances, he tied for 30th last year at Royal St. George's and then last week shot 3-under-par 67 in the first round and 68 in the third on his way to a tie for 23rd. It was a big improvement over his first major appearance since winning the Masters -- he missed the cut in the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. ... Bubba's only top-20 finish in four appearances at the RBC Canadian Open came when he tied for 14th in 2006 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, but he won't be there when the event returns to that course this week. He is taking a week off ahead of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. ... After his terrific opening round last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Watson was 5-over through his first seven holes in round two, including a triple-bogey 8 on the seventh, a cardinal sin for a big hitter on a par 5. The next day, he carded six birdies in the first 13 holes but then went bogey-double bogey and had to settle for a 68. After collecting 13 birdies in the first three rounds, he could manage only two when the wind came up Sunday as he sprinkled six bogeys across his card and closed with a 74. Watson hit in the neighborhood of 65 percent of the fairways and greens while averaging a shade less than 30 putts per round.
6. Zach Johnson, United States -- Trying to become the first player since Lee Trevino in 1972 to win the Open Championship a week after claiming a victory on the PGA Tour, Johnson shot 5-under-par 65 in the first round and added a 66 in the third round. However, he posted a 74 on Friday and closed with a 75 to wind up in a tie for ninth. Still, it was his sixth top-10 finish in a comeback season, which includes victories in the Crowne Plaza Invitational and the John Deere Classic after being winless for two years. ... Zach needs the break this week after winning the John Deere before taking a red-eye flight to England for the Open, so there never was a chance that he would be at the RBC Canadian Open, in which he tied for 60th in his only appearance in 2006. The 2007 Masters champion will try to capture his first World Golf Championships title next week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, in which he tied for sixth last year. ... Johnson posted a total of 13 birdies in the first and third rounds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes but could manage only three more on the other two days, including one on Sunday, at No. 16. He still had an outside chance heading to the final round -- he was six strokes back and even with eventual winner Ernie Els. But Johnson's chances disappeared in the windier conditions with four bogeys on the first 10 holes, and he added a double-bogey 6 at No. 15.
7. Hunter Mahan, United States -- Playing steady but unspectacular golf, Mahan finished in a tie for 19th in the Open Championship after missing the cut three times in the previous four years at the third major of the season. He carded three rounds of even-par 70, including one most of the leaders would have taken when the wind kicked up in the final round, and also had a 71 on Friday. ... Mahan made the trip back to North America right after his final putt dropped at Royal Lytham & St. Annes because he is playing this week in the RBC Canadian Open -- the Royal Bank of Canada is one of his sponsors. In 2007, he opened with a 9-under-par 62 at Angus Glen Golf Club but came back with a 74 the next day and eventually tied for fifth. In 2004, he went 69-69-68 in the last three rounds and tied for fourth, three strokes out of the playoff in which Vijay Singh beat Mike Weir. The tournament has returned to Hamilton Golf and Country Club, where he tied for 60th in 2006 and tied for 42nd in 2003. ... Mahan carded three birdies in a span of four holes through No. 16 to keep that third-round 71 at Royal Lytham from being worse, and in the end he could have broken par if not for a double-bogey 5 on the fifth hole. His only other big number of the week was a double-bogey 5 on the 12th hole in round three. Surprisingly, he recorded only three birdies for the week on the supposedly easier front nine while carding 10 on the back side.
8. Phil Mickelson, United States -- Despite saying early in the week that he finally had embraced links golf, Mickelson shot a miserable 73-78--151 and missed the cut by eight strokes in the Open Championship, finishing the 36 holes ahead of only eight golfers. It was his second missed cut in his last three tournaments and third of the year, and he missed the last two rounds for only the fourth time in 19 appearances in the third major of the season. ... After playing three consecutive weeks, Mickelson is taking a week off ahead of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. Even if he hadn't added the Aberdeen Management Barclays Scottish Open to his schedule a week before the Open, there was virtually no chance he was going to play this week in the RBC Canadian Open. Lefty played north of the border seven times early in his career, but he has not been back since 2002 even though he finished third in two of his last three appearances. ... Mickelson spent much of his time in some of the 206 bunkers and thick rough at Royal Lytham, where he carded four double bogeys, including three in the second round. After seeming to steady himself by closing with pars on each of the difficult final six holes in round one, he could manage only one birdie on Friday, at the 12th hole. That gave him an outside chance to play on the weekend, but then he carded two doubles and two bogeys coming in. His ball-striking was atrocious -- he hit barely 40 percent of the fairways and greens.
9. Webb Simpson, United States -- The U.S. Open champion skipped the Open Championship last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes because he didn't want to be so far from home with his wife, Dowd, expecting their second child next Monday. As of the beginning of this week, he was planning to tee it up on Thursday in the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club because he is able to make it back to Charlotte, N.C., much more quickly from Canada if the situation at home suddenly changes. ... Webb is playing in the Canadian Open for the third time. His best result a tie for 16th in 2009 at Glen Abbey, where he shot 68-67 in the middle rounds a year after missing the cut on the same course. In 2010, he played the last three rounds in 68-68-69 to finish in a tie for 37th at St. George's Golf and Country Club. ... Simpson claimed the first two victories of his PGA Tour career late last year in the Wyndham Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship, but his victory at the Olympic Club has lifted him to another level. He has recorded 18 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in the last two seasons, including 12 a year ago, and last week was No. 5 in the World Golf Rankings. Simpson finished second on the PGA Tour money list behind Luke and was second to Bill Haas in the FedEx Cup points standings last year, and he could challenge for both titles with another strong finish to his season.
10. Ernie Els, South Africa -- Stung by missing the Masters for the first time since 1994, Els was quietly putting together a solid season before heading to Royal Lytham & St. Annes for the 141st Open Championship. He stayed in the hunt in the third major of the year despite barely missing countless putts for four days, but he knocked in a 15-foot putt on the final hole to put the pressure on Adam Scott, playing behind him. When Scott made bogeys on the last four holes, missing a seven-foot putt for par on the last, Els was holding the Claret Jug for the second time, also having won 10 years ago at Muirfield. ... Els, who tied for ninth in the U.S. Open, was scheduled to fly to Canada on Sunday night to play this week in the RBC Canadian Open for the fourth time. His best finish in the event is a tie for 17th last year at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. RBC is one of his sponsors, so he still was expected to play in the tournament, but after winning on Sunday he was talking about waiting until Tuesday before flying to Canada. ... As much as it can be said that Scott gave away the Open Championship, the 42-year-old Els stepped up to claim his fourth major title by shooting 68-68 on the weekend after opening 67-70. He joined Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones and Lee Trevino as the only players to win the Open Championship and the U.S. Open twice. Els, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame last year, earned the 64th official victory of his career and the first since the 2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
11. Steve Stricker, United States -- Admittedly facing up to the reality that his chances to win a major are running out at the age of 45, Stricker gave himself hope when he opened with a 3-under-par 67 last week in the Open Championship. But he could not even equal par the rest of the way, ending a personal streak of 10 consecutive rounds under par, and he wound up in a tie for 23rd. ... Stricker made 11 appearances in the RBC Canadian Open earlier in his career, but he hasn't played north of the border since he finished 10th in 2006 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, where the tournament returns this week. Since his favorite event on the PGA Tour, the John Deere Classic, was moved to the week before the Open Championship, it hasn't made sense for him to rush back to play in Canada after his hectic pace of the two previous weeks. He will seek his second World Golf Championships title next week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after finishing in the top 10 at Firestone the last three years. ... The highlight and lowlight in Stricker's solid opening round came on consecutive holes: He holed out his shot from the 13th fairway for eagle but followed with a double-bogey 6 on the next hole. He seemed headed for a strong finish at 2-under through 14 holes in the final round but carded two bogeys and another double as the wind picked up down the stretch. His normally reliable putter let him down on the slower links greens, and he averaged 30.24 putts per round.
12. Matt Kuchar, United States -- After missing the cut in six of his first seven appearances in the Open Championship, Kuchar had himself in position to make a run on the weekend at Royal Lytham & St. Annes when he opened with 69-67. However, he shot 72-72 in the final two rounds to finish in a tie for ninth. That still easily surpassed his best previous finish in the oldest championship in the world, a tie for 27th at St. Andrews in 2010. It was his seventh top-10 finish of the year on the PGA Tour and the 27th over the last three seasons, the most on the circuit during that time. ... Kooch is playing in the RBC Canadian Open this week for the sixth time -- the Royal Bank of Canada is one of his sponsors -- even though he has missed the cut twice in the last three years. His best finish in the tournament was a tie for fourth in 2010 at St. George's Golf and Country Club, where he closed with rounds of 67-66-67 to finish four strokes behind winner Carl Petterson of Sweden. ... Kuchar carded five birdies in the last 10 holes of his second-round 3-under-par 67 last week at Royal Lytham but then managed only five more on the weekend. After playing the more difficult back nine in 5-under for the first two days, he played that same stretch in 4-over on the weekend, including a double-bogey 6 on the 17th hole in the final round. That nullified his birdies on the 16th and 18th. Kuchar hit fewer than 60 percent of the greens in regulation but kept himself afloat by averaging 28.44 putts per round.
13. Dustin Johnson, United States -- Johnson bounced back from an opening round of 3-over-par 73 in the Open Championship to shoot 68-68 in the middle rounds. He managed only a 71 on Sunday, but his tie for ninth was enough to give him a second consecutive top-10 finish in the oldest championship in the world. He tied for second behind Darren Clarke last year at Royal St. George's. ... DJ was in Toronto a few weeks ago to play an outing at Summit Golf and Country Club to celebrate that club's centennial anniversary when he was asked by reporters if he would be back in Canada this week to play in the RBC Canadian Open. He told them he is staying in Europe this week to play in a corporate outing, but there never was much of a chance he would be in the field this week at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. His only appearance in the tournament came in 2008, when he shot 74 in round one at Glen Abbey and withdrew. ... Johnson was right on the cut line last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes before carding two birdies in the last four holes of the second round. He was at even par through 10 holes the next day when he played his best golf of the week, recording four birdies in a span of seven holes. But he couldn't keep it going when the wind came up the next day and made three bogeys in the first eight holes. Johnson's ball-striking wasn't what it usually is as he hit fewer than 60 percent of the fairways and greens, but he kept himself going by averaging 27.54 putts per round.
14. Adam Scott, Australia -- The Masters title was stolen from Scott in 2011 when Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four holes, but this time it was Scott giving the Open Championship away by closing with four consecutive bogeys to blow a four-stroke lead and let Ernie Els escape with a one-stroke victory. The Aussie's game is so good that he ranks with Lee Westwood and Luke Donald as the best players without a major title, but now he will be known for one of the most dramatic collapses in golf history. ... Scott is taking a week off, passing on the RBC Canadian Open as he has every year since 2004. The following week, he will be defending his title in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, his first victory in the World Golf Championships after eight finishes in the top 10. He's also looking forward to the PGA Championship in two weeks after finishing seventh last year at Atlanta Athletic Club. ... Scott was nearly flawless in the benign conditions at Royal Lytham & St. Annes for the first 54 holes, posting scores of 64-67-68. When the wind came up on Sunday, it seemed all he had to do was stay away from the big number, which he was able to do. However, he could not get up-and-down for par from a bunker on No. 15, missed a three-foot putt for par on No. 16 and missed the green on No. 17, leading to another bogey. Then he drove into a fairway bunker and had to play out sideways on No. 18. He hit a brilliant shot to within seven feet, only to complete the meltdown by missing the putt on the left.
15. Brandt Snedeker, United States -- For the first 40 holes of the Open Championship, Snedeker played flawlessly, but then the wheels came off with his first four bogeys in a span of five holes. However, he bounced back and stayed in contention most of the way to finish in a tie for third, equaling his best finish in a major. The other came in the 2008 Masters, when he seemed to be headed to victory before closing with a 77. ... Sneds has played two of the last three weeks after missing a month because of a cracked rib in his right side, and he's going to keep right on going by teeing it up this week in the RBC Canadian Open for the fourth time. He missed the cut in 2010 at St. George's Golf and Country Club, the last time he played in Canada, but tied for seventh in 2007 at Angus Glenn and tied for fifth in 2009 at Glen Abbey, where he opened with a 73 before reeling off rounds of 67-67-68. ... Snedeker opened with 66-64 last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, tying the 36-hole Open Championship record set by Nick Faldo in 1992 at Muirfield. Then he shot 73-74 on the weekend but still managed to stay in the hunt until hitting into the heather and then a deep bunker en route to double bogeys on the seventh and eighth holes in the final round. After carding 10 birdies in the first two rounds, he could manage only six on the weekend. However, he got his season back on track after it was short-circuited by the rib injury and posted his fourth top-10 finish of the year, including a victory in the Farmers Insurance Open.
16. Lee Westwood, England -- Again carrying the weight of his nation while playing on home soil, Westwood was never in the hunt in the Open Championship after the first few holes on Thursday following three consecutive top-10 finishes in the majors. After a quick start with birdies on his first two holes and four on the front nine on Thursday, he finished with an opening 3-over-par 73 and eventually wound up in a tie for 45th. ... Westwood never has played in the RBC Canadian Open and once again will not be at Hamilton Golf and Country Club this week after playing in eight countries over the course of the first seven months of the season. Following a week off at home in Worksop, England, he will return to the PGA Tour for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, in which he has finished in the top 10 in three of the last four years at Firestone. ... Westy, perhaps the best player without a major championship based on his record in the Grand Slam events, could equal the par of 70 only in the second round last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where he has finished outside the top 40 in the three Opens he has played there. After playing well in the first two majors of the year, tying for third in the Masters and tying for 10th in the U.S. Open, he said he never had a feel for his game last week. Westwood played some good golf on Sunday, when he recorded five birdies, but he had as many bogeys in addition to a double-bogey 6 on the fourth hole.
17. Justin Rose, England -- Even though he has not played well in the Open Championship since he was an amateur, Rose's name was mentioned as a possible contender last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. But then the tournament started. Despite playing on home soil with the English crowd behind him, he shot 74-70--144 and missed the cut by one stroke. It was his first missed cut in 13 PGA Tour events this season and the fourth in 11 appearances in the third major of the season, including two in the last three years. ... Rosy is another of the Englishmen who will take a few extra days at home before returning to the United States -- he has played 15 times on both major tours already this season. After skipping the RBC Canadian Open, which he has not played since 2006, he will try to claim his second victory in the World Golf Championships next week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He posted the biggest victory of his career at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. ... Things started badly for Rose last week when he hit his first shot of the tournament into a bunker en route to one of the five bogeys he carded in the first eight holes. After making only one birdie Thursday, he tried to rally with three in a span of five holes to start the back nine in round two. But he needed one more and could manage only four consecutive pars at the finish. Rose was among the 36-hole leaders by hitting 24 of 28 fairways, and from there he hit 23 of 36 greens but averaged 30.5 putts per round.
18. Rickie Fowler, United States -- Following a month off since his tie for 41st in the U.S. Open, Fowler did not play as well as he did in his first two appearances in the Open Championship. He tied for fifth last year at Royal St. George's, but he could not break the par of 70 on any of his four rounds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on his way to a tie for 31st. He has not cracked the top 25 in his last three events after three consecutive top-10s, including his first PGA Tour victory in the Wells Fargo Championship. ... Rickie has played 17 times this year on the PGA Tour, so he won't be stopping by the RBC Canadian Open on his way home to Florida, as he did last year when he tied for 22nd at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. Instead, he will be gearing up for next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, where he tied for second last year in his second appearance on the course. ... Fowler made the cut at Royal Lytham right on the number at 71-72--143 despite carding a double-bogey 6 on the final hole of round two, then played the weekend in 70-70. He played some of his best, and worst, golf in the second round, when he carded six birdies but also had a triple-bogey 7 on the third hole and that double on the last in addition to three bogeys. He carded four birdies in the first 10 holes of the third round but short-circuited that effort with a double-bogey 6 at No. 8.
19. Bill Haas, United States -- Even though he struggled home with a 4-over-par 74 in the final round last week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Haas posted a tie for 19th, easily his best finish in his three appearances in the Open Championship. Previously, he missed the cut at St. Andrews in 2010 and tied for 57th last year at Royal St. George's. His T19 was his best finish in his last 12 events this year and only his second in the top 25 since he captured the Northern Trust Open in a playoff over Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in February. ... After playing in the RBC Canadian Open six times through 2010, Haas is passing on the event for the second consecutive time on his way back from the third major of the year. Following a much needed break -- he already has played in 17 tournaments this season -- he hopes to get headed back in the right direction next week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. ... The reigning FedEx Cup champion shot 68-68 in the middle rounds last week at Royal Lytham, his only big miscue coming when he carded a double-bogey 5 on the ninth hole in round two. However, when the wind came up in the final round, he recorded bogeys on three of the first five holes and five in all, and he didn't make a birdie until the last hole. Haas played the supposedly more difficult back nine in 6-under for the week with only two bogeys, both in the final round. But he toured the front in 7-over with only three birdies.
20. Keegan Bradley, United States -- Playing in the Open Championship for the first time, Bradley broke the par of 70 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes only when he shot 68 in the third round on his way to a tie for 34th. After winning in his first appearance in a major, he's learning that it's not so easy -- he tied for 27th in the Masters and tied for 68th in the U.S. Open Championship at the Olympic Club. Since starting the season with nine consecutive finishes in the top 25 on the PGA Tour, he has one in his last 10 outings. ... With only two weeks remaining before he defends his PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Keegan is skipping the RBC Canadian Open, in which he tied for 22nd last year at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. Of course, he wasn't returning from the Open Championship because he had yet to play in a major. Next week, he will be playing in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the second time after tying for 15th last year at Firestone. ... Bradley carded three birdies and an eagle in the first 11 holes of his opening 71 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but he also took double-bogey 6s on the sixth and 16th holes. His best stretch of golf for the week came when he made four consecutive birdies through No. 10 in the third round before finishing with eight consecutive pars. Bradley hit in the neighborhood of 60 percent of the fairways and greens while averaging a respectable 28.44 putts per round on the slower greens.
Others receiving consideration: Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Mark Wilson, United States; Jason Day, Australia; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Johnson Wagner, United States; Kyle Stanley, United States; Robert Garrigus, United States; Jim Furyk, United States; Kevin Na, United States; Carl Pettersson, Sweden; Ben Curtis, United States; John Huh, United States; Nick Watney, United States; Marc Leishman, Australia; Bo Van Pelt, United States.