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Tour Report: No. 88: David Hearn

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2013 PREVIEW: David Hearn is coming off a career year in FedExCup points and earnings, as well as top-25 finishes. Building on that momentum and contending for his first TOUR title will be key for the Canadian in the new year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Hearn, who grew a Playoffs beard with fellow Canadian Graham DeLaet, prospered during the four FedExCup events. He tied for 10th at The Barclays to move from No. 108 to 67th, then reached the third leg of the Playoffs for the first time when he tied for 26th at the Deutsche Bank Championship. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I got to interview David after a 10th-place finish at The Barclays. Some players are nonchalant about a good tournament … but not David. He was all smiles after qualifying for Deutsche Bank and went on to play at the BMW Championship as well. You have to admire a person who is able to enjoy his success. Hearn is a very good wedge player and scrambler. He’s seventh on TOUR in getting up and down from 30 yards or less.– Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Unlike his long-hitting fellow countryman, Graham DeLaet, this Canadian gets the job done with accuracy, deft touch and strong putting. Hearn survived 19 cuts in each season since returning to the PGA TOUR in 2011. Among those paydays were 14 top 25s, the majority of which on tracks that match up well with his skill set. At 33 years of age, he’s in his prime and continues to bloom. You’ll find more dynamic value in salary games, but he’ll serve as a suitable investment for any rotisserie owner. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking

108th

Final Playoffs ranking

68th

Best finishes T10 Sony Open, The Barclays

Starts: 28

Cuts made: 19

Rounds played: 95

Top-10 finishes: 2

Money List rank: 97th

Driving distance: 124th

Driving accuracy: 72nd

Greens in regulation: 63rd

Strokes gained-putting: 43rd

Scoring average: 49th

By the Numbers TOUR ranking

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