Tour Report: No. 69: Brendon de Jonge

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2013 PREVIEW: Another solid season for Brendon de Jonge lacked only the career-defining victory for the big man from Zimbabwe. He made a big jump from 65th to eighth in GIR, though, and continued improvement in his final-round scoring average (which went from 135th to 82nd) could get him over the hump.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: De Jonge’s fall campaign was particularly productive with three straight top-four finishes (including at the unofficial CIMB Classic). Included in that run was a career-best solo second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where de Jonge opened with a 62. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Here’s the birdie machine. His 425 birdies led the TOUR in 2012. De Jonge is plenty good enough to win but his final round scoring average needs to improve (he ranks 82nd on TOUR). Once de Jonge becomes a little more comfortable in the final group, he will start winning. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Workhorse. Made 27 cuts in 2012 to hit 73 over a three-year period. What’s downright energizing is that he’s crossed into his prime at 32 years of age. Led the PGA TOUR in total birdies and par-5 performance, both products of logging an incredible 115 rounds. Yet, because he’s winless, he didn’t eclipse $2 million until his final start. Picked up a career-best solo second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and then chased it with T4s at The McGladrey Classic and unofficial CIMB Classic. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking
41st
Final Playoffs ranking
57th
Best finishes 2nd Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 31
Cuts made: 27
Rounds played: 115
Top-10 finishes: 4
Money List rank: 39th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 105th
Driving accuracy: 59th
Greens in regulation: 8th
Strokes gained-putting: 64th
Scoring average: 26th

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