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Tour Report: No. 89: Bryce Molder

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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.

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2013 PREVIEW: Bryce Molder had made steady progress in 2010 and ’11 but couldn’t continue that momentum last season. He ranked fifth in strokes-gained but needs to convert more scoring opportunities — Molder ranked 130th in birdies and 164th in eagles.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Molder extended his FedExCup Playoffs run when he tied for ninth at the Deutsche Bank Championship. With that top-10 finish — only his second of the year after posting six in each of the two previous seasons — Molder made the field for the BMW Championship and ended up 96th in the final standings. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I stood next in line to Bryce as we boarded a plane together following the Open. He had just finished defending his title with a solid T11 finish. It was his last tournament of the season and you could tell Bryce was looking forward to some down time. Bryce isn’t a good putter; he’s a great putter. Molder ranked 5th in Strokes Gained Putting in 2012..– Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Still butter with the putter, yet failed to score like it in 2012. Grinded out nine top-25s nonetheless, but was largely invisible during the regular season from April on. He’ll turn 34 in late January, so there’s no reason to panic. Simply continue to lean on his strengths as a veteran sharpshooter on tighter, shorter tracks. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


Regular Season ranking


Final Playoffs ranking


Best finishes T7 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Starts: 25

Cuts made: 17

Rounds played: 79

Top-10 finishes: 2

Money List rank: 82nd

Driving distance: 178th

Driving accuracy: 91st

Greens in regulation: 103rd

Strokes gained-putting: 5th

Scoring average: 105th

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