Tour Report: No. 38 Kyle Stanley

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2013 PREVIEW: The story of Kyle Stanley’s 2012 campaign can basically be written over two weeks. He’ll need to play more consistently next year — Stanley only had three top 20s in his next 25 events — if he is to build on his breakthrough victory.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Stanley fought back tears after he squandered a three-shot lead on the 72nd hole at the Farmers Insurance Open and ended up losing to Brandt Snedeker on the second playoff hole. Seven days later he was similarly emotional — only this time the tears were of joy after overcoming an eight-stroke deficit to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a final-round 65. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: What a wild swing of emotion he had in just seven days. From losing the lead in at the Farmers in San Diego to winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open the next Sunday. How sure was CBS announcer Gary McCord that Stanley would win in San Diego? He had left the course and had to make a U-turn and hustle back to his broadcast position for the playoff. Kyle is a long hitter who spent the off-season honing his short game. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Met the grade in salary games with a bump of over $800K from 2011, but after that crazy fortnight on the West Coast Swing, he couldn’t find the handle of his putter and didn’t log another top 25 the rest of the year. The proper reminder here is that he’s just 25, so he’s entitled to a long leash. Just don’t be surprised if your opponent plucks him from the talent pool sooner than his value demands. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Best finish 1st Waste Management Phoenix Open

Starts: 27

Cuts made: 17

Rounds played: 84

Top-10 finishes: 2

Money List rank: 32nd

Driving distance: 8th

Driving accuracy: 124th

Greens in regulation: 41st

Strokes gained-putting: 189th

Scoring average: 66th

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