To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.
2013 PREVIEW: A four-year victory drought waits to be ended next season. Interestingly, though, one of the game’s best ball-strikers fell from 16th to 72nd in GIR last year — a drop of nearly three percentage points — and three yards farther in proximity to the hole.
2012 DEFINING MOMENT: John Rollins qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth straight year on the strength of five top 10s. One of those came when he broke 70 in every round and tied for fourth at the Travelers Championship, a year after sharing second there.
ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Rollins started the season so strong with a T10 at the Sony Open followed by a third-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open and a T8 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He had won $700,000 by the first week of February. I’m guessing he was frustrated at the finish. Rollins’ last top ten was at the Travelers Championship. That’s unusual, because he is such a consistent player. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: In the aggregate, an average season with five top 10s and $1.489 million, lowest among 38 golfers with at least five top 10s. He converted on just one top 40 after the Fourth of July, and that was a T35 at the Frys.com Open. At 37 years of age, he’s hardly primed for the free agent pile, but the absence of dynamic output limits his usage deep in rosters. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert
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2012 QUICK REVIEW
|Regular Season ranking
|Final Playoffs ranking
|Best finishes||3rd||Farmers Insurance Open|
|By the Numbers
Cuts made: 15
Rounds played: 77
Top-10 finishes: 5
Money List rank: 59th
Driving distance: 47th
Driving accuracy: 51st
Greens in regulation: 72nd
Strokes gained-putting: 100th
Scoring average: 64th
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