Tour Report: No. 97: Luke Guthrie

PGATOUR.com

View photo

.
Live Report Image
Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

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.

MORE TOP 100: Back to No. 98 | Forward to No. 96 | Top 100 archive


2013 PREVIEW: Having spent part of the fall finishing up the final 13 credit hours toward his business degree at Illinois, Luke Guthrie made a big impact with two wins in just 10 Web.com Tour starts last season. He’ll have a bigger learning curve on the PGA TOUR but judging by his 2012 results, he’s a quick study.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Guthrie, who led the Web.com Tour in putting, scoring and the all-around category, picked up his two victories in consecutive weeks. But the first had to be particularly special, coming courtesy of a stellar 65 on Sunday and assuring him of a TOUR card in just his sixth Web.com Tour start of the year. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Not only did Luke win two events but he posted seven top 10 finishes in just 10 starts on the Web.com Tour. He was consistent, thanks to his putting. Guthrie averaged 1.674 putts per green, the best on Tour. – Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Figures to thrive in shootouts, but the unknown is how he’ll react to adversity. His pedigree is strong, but it doesn’t showcase as much luster as more seasoned recent amateurs and fellow Web.com Tour grads Morgan Hoffmann and Russell Henley. Therefore, if weighing a veteran commodity against Guthrie, you’d be using only your heart if you went with the 2013 rookie. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


2012 QUICK REVIEW

Final money list ranking

2nd

Best finish 1st
1st
Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft
WNB Golf Classic
By the Numbers

Starts: 10

Cuts made: 8

Rounds played: 36

Top-10 finishes: 7

Web.com Tour ranking*

Driving distance: 56th

Driving accuracy: 44th

Greens in regulation: 17th

Putting average: 1st

Scoring average: 1st

* – Did not play minimum number of rounds to officially qualify


NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

What is your prediction for Luke Guthrie in 2013? Fill out the forrdm below and let us know


Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Golf
View Comments