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Tour Report: No. 96: Casey Wittenberg

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2013 PREVIEW: Casey Wittenberg will certainly be better prepared for the PGA TOUR than in 2009, when he finished a distant 159th on the PGA TOUR money list. As No. 1 on the Web.com Tour money list, he’ll be fully exempt this year and already is assured of a spot in THE PLAYERS Championship, so his quest is to take advantage of those opportunities.

2012 DEFINING MOMENTS: Another highly touted collegian, Wittenberg’s first Web.com Tour victory came in his 85th start. He made sure it was memorable — riding a third-round 63 to a four-stroke lead and eventually winning by a record-setting eight. Three months later, a week before winning his second Web.com Tour event, the Oklahoma State product tied for 10th at the U.S. Open, which has to be a confidence builder for 2013. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Does Casey belong on the PGA TOUR? Let’s see, he won twice on the Web.Com Tour and posted eight Top 10 finishes. I think that qualifies as ready. Casey turned professional in 2004 and his game has matured. He was the best player on the Web.com Tour and should now have a productive career in the big leagues. – Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: … As I alluded to in my 2013 fantasy projections for Web.com Tour grads, he’s a horse for courses, so plan accordingly. His added value is that he’s exempt from the reshuffle and already in the field at THE PLAYERS. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


2012 QUICK REVIEW

Final money list ranking

1st

Best finish 1st
1st
Chitimacha Louisiana Open
Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open

Cuts made: 17

Rounds played: 82

Top-10 finishes: 8

Driving accuracy: 28th

Greens in regulation: 7th

Putting average: 22nd

Scoring average: 2nd

By the NumbersStarts: 24 Web.com Tour rankingDriving distance: 97th

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