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Tour Report: No. 48 Scott Stallings

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2013 PREVIEW: Two years on the PGA TOUR and two wins — not too shabby for Scott Stallings, who missed a month last season with a rib injury. Healthy in 2013 — can the perpetually-smiling Tennessee Tech grad keep up the pace?

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: All three of Stallings’ top-10 finishes came in his final nine starts of 2012 as that victory at the True South Classic seemed to turn the season around. His four-day today of 24 under that included consecutive 64s was a tournament record and gave him his second straight shot at the FedExCup Playoffs, moving him from No. 163 to 95th. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Scott is 27 years old and has already won a pair of PGA TOUR events, including this year’s True South Classic. He is a long hitter who can be inconsistent on the greens but seems to find a way to score. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Salvaged what was shaping up as an injury-induced sophomore slump (ribs) with a victory at the True South Classic. It was the first of six top 25s in nine starts to close out his season. It would be unfair to circle negative splits due to him grinding through his malady for half a year, but he obliterates par 5s and has ranked inside the top third on TOUR in greens in regulation since joining the circuit in 2011. Even though he’s already a two-time winner, there are gamers that will undervalue his weapons. Don’t be one of them. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking

86th

Final Playoffs ranking

75th

Best finish 1st True South Classic

Starts: 27

Cuts made: 12

Rounds played: 78

Top-10 finishes: 3

Money List rank: 66th

Driving distance: 17th

Driving accuracy: 140th

Greens in regulation: 59th

Strokes gained-putting: 171st

Scoring average: 151st

By the Numbers TOUR ranking

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