The Sports Xchange's 2013 PGA Tour rankings, selected by TSX Golf Staff, based on 2012-2013 performance.
1. Tiger Woods, United States -- Woods doesn't play the "What if" game, so when he left Augusta National two weeks ago he wasn't blaming the bad break he received for his ball hitting the flagstick and bouncing into the water, or the two-stroke penalty he received for an illegal drop, both contributing to his failure to win the Masters for the first time since 2005. Even though he seemed about to take the lead in round two when that untimely event occurred, he blamed missing some putts he should have made for tying for fourth instead of claiming a fifth Green Jacket. ... Woods has played six times on the PGA Tour this season, plus a missed cut in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour, but the only future events listed on the schedule page at tigerwoods.com are the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. It's a pretty good bet he will be at the Players Championship in two weeks, and he possibly could tee it up next week at the Wells Fargo Championship. ... Looking at the numbers, it's easy to see why Woods has won three times this season on the PGA Tour and finished in the top 10 in four of his six events. He leads the circuit in strokes gained-putting at 1.476 and total putting at 30.4 (he's 12th with 27.95 putts per round), in scoring average at 68.545 and in birdie-or-better percentage at 39.33 percent. Andy North, the two-time U.S. Open champion, said he expects Woods to play well in our national championship on the relatively short course at Merion because he will be hitting irons and fairway woods off many tees to avoid the rough. And he knows how to putt those USGA greens.
2. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland -- With another week off to try to sort things out in his game, McIlroy will be back on the PGA Tour next week for the Wells Fargo Championship. Playing at Quail Hollow, where he claimed his first title on U.S. soil in 2010, might be what he needs to kick-start his season and move closer to the form he showed in 2012, when he was unquestionably the best player in the world. ... Even his tie for 25th in the Masters wasn't as bad as it might have looked, because he played well enough in three rounds, only to be dragged down by a 7-over-par 79 when he needed to make a move in round three. He was coming off a second place finish in the Valero Texas Open and also finished in a tie for eighth a month earlier in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, so he might not be that far away. Perhaps it will all come together at Quail Hollow. ... Rory claims any problems he had adjusting to his new Nike clubs have long been solved, and that it has been his swing that still is not where he wants it. He's doing something right, because he is second on the PGA Tour in the All-Around Ranking, a compilation of eight major statistical categories. McIlroy ranks second in final-round scoring average at 67.50, about three strokes better than what he has done in the first three rounds and almost six better than his woeful 73.00 in the third rounds. He simply has to put himself in better position before getting to the final round.
3. Brandt Snedeker, United States -- One week after tying for sixth in the Masters, Snedeker could not even equal 70 in any of his four rounds on his way to a tie for 59th in the RBC Heritage, which he won two years ago for the second of his five PGA Tour victories. He has failed to break 70 in 11 of his 12 rounds since returning from an injury after a torrid start to his season. ... Despite missing nearly two months because of a rib injury, Snedeker is going to take more two weeks off ahead of the Players Championship, in which he has missed the cut in each of his last four appearances. He'll be looking for better at TPC Sawgrass after posting five finishes of sixth or better this season, including a victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, two runner-up results and a tie for sixth in the Masters. ... Sneds opened with 73-71 -- 144 last week on Hilton Head Island to make the cut by one stroke, avoiding a missed weekend for the third time in his four appearances since coming back from the injury. He got into trouble early with four bogeys in a span of five holes in the first round to finish the back nine after starting round one on No. 10. After playing the middle rounds in a lackluster 71-71, he closed with a 74 that included six bogeys. He hit barely half the small greens at Harbour Town and his normally reliable putter could not bail him out, especially on the weekend, when he took 59 putts.
4. Adam Scott, Australia -- All sorts of new opportunities come the way of a first-time major winner, and for Scott there was the report last week that the Aussie with movie star looks was being considered for an episode of the TV show, "The Bachelor." That's not going to happen. He has dated actress Kate Hudson and tennis star Ana Ivanovic in the past, but last week the 32-year-old said on the "CBS This Morning" show that he is back in a relationship with Marie Kojzar, a Swedish architect who he has been dating off-and-on for about 12 years. Scott said Kojzar also is very ambitious in her profession, which apparently has made the relationship difficult at times. ... The reworking of his website at adamscott.com has finished and according to the schedule page, he won't play again until the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass next month. Scott went to a reduced schedule last year in order to concentrate on the majors and it nearly paid off last year before he made bogeys on the last four holes to hand the Open Championship to Ernie Els. His plan is working, however, since he has finished no worse than eighth in the last six majors and has been in the top 25 in eight of the last nine. ... After becoming the first Aussie to win the Masters, Scott reached out to offer condolences to countryman Jason Day, who was on the verge of beating his friend to the prize, with a two-stroke lead before carding two bogeys down the stretch to finish third. Scott and Day tied for second at Augusta two years ago, when Charl Schwartzel beat them by finishing with four consecutive birdies.
5. Phil Mickelson, United States -- Lefty gave the Wells Fargo Championship a shot in the arm, a probably sold a few more tickets, when he announced that he again will play in the tournament next week. He will be playing at Quail Hollow for the 10th consecutive year, and while he has never won there, he has finished in the top 10 six times in nine appearances, including second to Rory McIlroy in 2010. ... You have to wonder if Mickelson regrets not playing in the Valero Texas Open, the final event before the Masters, because he has said for several years that he feels rusty at the start of a major if he has not played the week before. He recorded his worst finish at Augusta National since his only missed cut there in 1997, a tie for 54th, which he even bettered when he tied for 46th in 1992 as an amateur. You can pretty much bet he will have the FedEx St. Jude Classic on his schedule the week before the U.S. Open at Merion in June. ... Mickelson has had his moments in virtually all nine tournaments he has played this year, but the consistency has been there only when he captured the Waste Management Phoenix Open and tied for third in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He has tinkered with his driver and putter, with the results are about the same, as he has hit 54.76 percent of the fairways, up from 54.31 last year, and averaged 28.62 putts per round, down slightly from his mark of 28.49 of last season.
6. Dustin Johnson, United States -- DJ, who has become perhaps the most enthusiastic traveling man of the American players in the last few years, is at Blackstone Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, this week to play in the Ballantine's Championship for the second time in three years. He also planned to be there a year ago, but was forced to stay home because of a back injury that cost him about two months of the season. ... Two years ago, Johnson posted a score of 70-69-71-69 -- 279 to finish alone in fourth place in the Ballantine's, three strokes behind Lee Westwood. That is his second-best finish outside the United States, beaten only by a tie for second in the 150th Open Championship later that year at Royal St. George's, where he finished three shots behind champion Darren Clarke. He stayed in Europe an extra week after that and tied for sixth in the Nordea Swedish Masters. Last year, he tied for ninth in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but didn't plays as well in two other overseas events, tying for 47th in the Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland and tying for 39th in the WGC-HSBC Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Shenzhen, China. ... Johnson went through a prolonged slump after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua to start this season, finishing outside the top 30 before getting it back together recently. He tied for 12th in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, tied for fourth in the Shell Houston Open and tied for 13th in the Masters, where he had the lead before a nightmare finish on Friday, playing the middle rounds in 76-74.
7. Luke Donald, England -- For the fourth time in the last five years, Luke had a chance to win the RBC Heritage, closing with a 3-under-par 69 in brutally windy conditions on the shores of the Calibogue Sound. However, after a fast start on Sunday, he carded three bogeys on the first six holes of the back nine and had to settle for a tie for third. Previously, he tied for second at Harbour Town in 2009, tied for third in 2010 and finished solo second in 2011, when Brandt Snedeker caught him with a 64 in the final round and beat him with a par on the third playoff hole. ... The schedule page at lukedonald.com indicates that Donald will not play again until next month at the Players Championship, in which he has finished in the top six each of the last two years. He doesn't figure to play in the Wells Fargo Championship next week because he has missed the cut in three of his five appearances at Quail Hollow, breaking 70 only twice in the 11 rounds he has played there. ... Donald carded four birdies in his first six holes in the final round of the Heritage and got to within two shots of the lead, but could manage only one more birdie, at No. 11, in the difficult conditions. He gave himself a few more chances, but missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole and a 10-footer for another birdie on the final hole. He started with rounds of 69-68 and field to break 70 in the tournament only when he shot 71 on Saturday.
8. Matt Kuchar, United States -- Coming off a tie for eighth in the Masters, Kuchar could not break 70 in any of his four rounds and wound up in a tie for 35th in the RBC Heritage. That is his worst finish of the season and came after he finished in the top 25 in seven of his first nine tournaments on the PGA Tour this year. ... Kooch has played 10 times this season on the PGA Tour and apparently is taking the next two weeks off ahead of his title defense in the Players Championship, arguably the biggest victory of the five he has recorded on the circuit. He has four finishes in the top 10 this season, including another big title at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and his 33 top-10s in the last three-plus years are the most on the PGA Tour. ... Kuchar started 70-73 -- 143 last week at Harbour Town and kept alive his streak of making the cut in 13 consecutive events, or since the PGA Championship last Augusta at Kiawah Island. He made it to the weekend by carding birdies on the third and fifth holes as he finished round two on the front nine. His best golf of the week came near the finish, as he carding three consecutive birdies through No. 17 on Sunday before missing a four-foot par putt on No. 18 to settle for another 70. That finish came after he hit his tee shot into the water and took a triple-bogey 6 on the 14th hole. Kuchar recorded six birdies in the final round after managing only six the first three days.
9. Webb Simpson, United States -- Two missed putts on the 18th hole in the final round of the RBC Heritage cost Simpson his first victory since the U.S. Open last June at the Olympic Club. First, he missed a 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation that would have made him the winner, and then he missed a 10-foot putt for par on the first playoff hole that gave the victory to Graeme McDowell. ... Webb has 11 tournaments under his belt this season on the PGA Tour and is passing on the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but he will be back next week to play in the fifth consecutive year in the Wells Fargo Championship, in which he tied for fourth last year. It's pretty much of a no-brainers since this is a home game for him, as he is a North Carolina native and lives not far from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. ... Simpson started the final round at Harbour Town two strokes behind Charley Hoffman, but took the lead by making birdies on the second and third holes. He fell back with three bogeys in a span of six holes through No. 10, but stayed in the hunt in the windy conditions with a birdie on the 12th hole. Simpson left a 15-foot birdie putt on the lip of the cup at the 15th hole while finishing with six consecutive pars to shoot an even-par 71 and force the playoff with McDowell, who was playing two groups ahead. Simpson put himself in position for the final round by shooting a bogey-free 65 on Saturday, after opening with a bogey-free 68 before shooting 71 on Friday.
10. Justin Rose, England -- Rose, who finished in a tie for 25th in the Masters after some lackluster play on the weekend, decided not to play last week in the RBC Heritage, even though it was listed on the schedule page at justinrose.com earlier. He will return to the PGA Tour this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. This will be his ninth tournament of the year and he will remain busy in May beginning with the Players Championship, before heading back to England for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and returning to the United States the following week for the Memorial, which he won in 2010. ... Rosy is playing in the Zurich Classic of the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time overall, with his best result a tie for fifth in his first appearance in 2004, at English Turn Golf and Country Club. Since the event moved to TPC Louisiana in 2005, he has missed the cut in two of his four appearances, but last year turned that around with a tie for 10th. After opening with an even-par round of 72, he reeled off three consecutive scores of 68 or better. ... Rose's finish at Augusta National came after he posted three consecutive results in the top-10, including second to Tiger Woods in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as he tries to stretch his winning streak on the PGA Tour to four consecutive years. He has not posted a victory in more than a year, since perhaps the biggest of his career at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
11. Bubba Watson, United States -- With his year as reigning Masters champion over, Watson hopes things will start to get back to normal this week when he plays in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which he won two years ago. That was one of his two PGA Tour victories in 2011, the other coming in the Farmers Insurance Open, but he has not found the winner's circle since donning the Green Jacket last year. ... Watson came from three strokes behind with eight holes left in regulation to win at TPC Louisiana two years ago, turning back Webb Simpson with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Both players made birdie on the first extra hole, with Bubba holing a clutch 12-foot putt to keep things going. Watson barely missed the water with a 329-yard drive on the second playoff hole, ending up in a fairway bunker, but hit the green from there and two-putted to win when Simpson missed a 12-foot birdie putt. Last year as the defending champion and coming off his victory at Augusta National, Watson was at his best only in the third round, when he shot 7-under-par 65 en route to a tie for 18th. ... There was some speculation that Bubba might skip the New Orleans tournament last year because the whirlwind media tour he took after winning the Masters, but there's no way he would have missed it. The tournament gave him a sponsor's exemption as an amateur in 2001, when the event was played at English Turn Golf and Country Club. Since he got to the PGA Tour in 2006, he has played in New Orleans every year.
12. Keegan Bradley, United States -- A native of New England who moved to Hopkinton, Mass., right before his senior year, Bradley was one of dozens of professional athletes who took to Twitter to voice their sympathy and support following the explosions at the Boston Marathon last week. "Thinking of Boston," tweeted Bradley, who captured the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 golf championship at a senior at Hopkinton High and is a huge fan of the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins. ... Keegan is playing in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week for the third consecutive year, or every one since he made it to the PGA Tour. He closed with a 4-under-par 68 two years ago to tie for 26th, three months before capturing the PGA Championship in a playoff with Jason Dufner. Last year, he shot 73-72 -- 145 and missed the cut by three shots, as he struggled early in the season before again coming up big in August by winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. ... Bradley has been utilizing Michael Jordan as a mental coach since the Ryder Cup last year at Medinah, where the NBA great was an assistant captain to Davis Love III. He is trying to bounce back from a tie for 54th in the Masters, including a 10-over-par 82 in round three. He was coming off four consecutive top-10 finishes, including a tie for third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a tie for fourth in the Honda Classic, and did turn things around with a closing 69 at Augusta National.
13. Steve Stricker, United States -- Stricker is back home in Wisconsin, and unless he changes his mind about his abbreviated schedule that includes only 11 tournaments on the PGA Tour this season, we won't see him again until the Players Championship next month at TPC Sawgrass. Except you count that new Avis commercial, in which he plays easy-listening music, an elderly couple drive pass his car while looking to see who is driving so slowly, then gets out of his car at the bag drop and has a tug-of-war with the attendant over who is going to handle his golf clubs. ... Avis is one of the several endorsement companies who have stood by Strick's plan to stay at home more this season and work as hard on his charity foundation as he does on his golf game. The plan seemed to be working quite well when he opened the season finishing second in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions behind Dustin Johnson, tied for fifth in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and finished second to Tiger Woods in the WGC-Cadillac Championship. However, he has shown some rust lately in tying for 38th in the Shell Houston Open and tying for 20th at the Masters, never getting into the conversation as he was unable to break 70 in any of his four rounds. ... Stricker gave his pal, Woods, a lesson on the putting green at Doral at the Cadillac and it has helped Tiger regain the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings. Stricker has not done as well with his usually-reliable putter, averaging 29.27 putts per round this season.
14. Hunter Mahan, United States -- Appearing to put his recent struggles behind, Mahan opened with a 3-under-par 68 in the RBC Heritage, before stumbling to a 76 that allowed him to make the cut right on the number and avoid a third consecutive missed weekend. However, things went from bad to worse when he shot 78 on Saturday to miss the secondary cut and finish in 91st, or dead last, among those who played three rounds. ... Mahan has played 11 times on the PGA Tour season and will take a week off, passing on the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but hopes to get back on track next week when he plays in the Wells Fargo Championship for the 10th consecutive year. His recent slump has come after he finished in the top 25 in seven consecutive tournaments, including second in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, in which he lost in the final of his title defense to Matt Kuchar. ... After carding three birdies and playing bogey-free golf for the first 21 holes last week at Harbour Town, Hunter managed only three more birdies the rest of the way. He sprinkled five bogeys across his scorecard in each of his last two rounds, but the worst came at the par-5 15th hole on Saturday. After starting on the back nine and carding three consecutive bogeys through No. 13, he hit his second shot on No. 15 into the water, and after a penalty stroke needed two more blows to reach a greenside bunker. Then he missed a six-foot putt for double bogey.
15. Lee Westwood, England -- For once, Westwood didn't have too far to go to take his two-week break after the Masters, having moved his family from Worksop, England, to South Florida in December. He will return to the PGA Tour next week, playing for the fifth time in the Wells Fargo Championship, in which he posted his best finish a year ago by tying for fifth. ... While Westwood had to be disappointed with yet another top-10 finish at the Masters, a tie for eighth, it was his 10th finish in the major championships since 2008. With Adam Scott winning, the Englishman remains right near the top of the list of players without a title in the Grand Slam events, but he took the positives out of his week at Augusta National and is moving forward. He wrote in his blog at leewestwood.com the he was pleased that he did not have a single three-putt green over the 72 holes, especially since the putter is considered perhaps the most unsteady club in his bag. The surprising fact was that one of the best ball-strikers in the game was not at his best from tee-to-green. ... Westy also wrote on his website that he has renewed his association with Close House Hotel and Golf Club in Newcastle, England, for three years. Along with course designer Scott Macpherson, he worked on the redesign of the Filly Course at Close House and designed the Colt Course, which was voted one of the top 100 courses in England within its first year of operation after opening in 2011.
16. Ian Poulter, England -- Poulter has been one of the most active PGA Tour players on Twitter and apparently received considerable grief from some of his followers after missing the cut at the Masters. So, he posted a picture of his trophy case with all the hardware he has earned over the years and wrote this: "Some of you w****** make me laugh. Blocking a lot this afternoon. Your all big behind your smart phones & keyboards." Later, he tweeted this: "I've had enough of twitter for now. So many ******* idiots. Time out. I'm tired of blocking myself. I'm letting someone else block the ******," and later, "99% of you guys I will be back soon and you guys are great thank you. To the 1% of you jealous low life scum, get a job & a life." ... There are no upcoming events listed on the schedule page at ianpoulter.com, and since he is cutting back on his schedule this year, Poulter might not play again until the Players Championship next month. That's what he did a year ago, and it worked out pretty well, as he finished seventh in the Masters and tied for 25th at TPC Sawgrass. ... Poulter is not making as drastic a cutback as Steve Stricker, who plans to play only 11 times as of now, but wants to play a few more than 20. Like Stricker, the less-is-more plan started well, as he posted top-10 finishes in his first two events this year, but he has not been inside the top 20 in four tournaments since.
17. Jason Dufner, United States -- Warming up for his title defense this week in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Dufner played solid golf in three rounds at the RBC Heritage, but stumbled in a 4-over-par 75 and eventually finished in a tie for 35th. That came after the same score in the third round limited him to a tie for 20th in the Masters. ... Duf has played 11 times on both major tours this season and this week will defend the first title of his PGA Tour in New Orleans, winning in a playoff with Ernie Els. He two-putted from 60 feet on the second playoff hole and claimed the victory after Els barely missed a 19-foot birdie putt, one hole after they both missed birdie putts from seven feet. Dufner, who has finished in the top 10 in each of the last four years in New Orleans, claimed his second victory a few weeks later at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. ... After opening with eight consecutive pars last week in round three at Harbour Town, Dufner birdied the ninth hole, but it was all downhill on the back nine. He bogeyed the first three holes and four of the first five on that side, which he toured in 5-over 40, without a birdie. Dufner opened with 71-69, the highlight coming when he holed a 22-foot eagle putt on the fifth hole of round two. He seemed headed for a strong finish at 3-under through 11 holes on Sunday, but took bogeys on three of the next six holes and closed with a 70.
18. Ernie Els, South Africa -- Coming off a tie for 13th in the Masters, equaling his best finish of the season on the PGA Tour, it seemed Els might be getting close to the form that took him to the Open Championship last year at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Instead, he shot 73-73 -- 146 last week and missed the cut by two strokes in the RBC Heritage, failing to reach the weekend for the fourth time in his last five appearances at Harbour Town. ... Els has played 10 times this season on three continents, but will be back at it again this week when he tees it up in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for the seventh time. He played at TPC Louisiana for the first time last year and posted four scores in the 70s, including a 5-under-par 67 in the final round to catch Jason Dufner and force a playoff. After both players missed seven-foot birdie putts on the first extra hole, Els missed his birdie try from 19 feet, allowing Dufner to tap in from two feet to win. The Big Easy also posted four scores in the 60s in 2001 and finished third at English Turn Golf & Country Club, three strokes behind winner David Toms. ... Els put himself inside the cut-line last week with a birdie on No. 1 in the second round, which he started on the back nine. However, he carded bogeys on the third and sixth holes before finishing with three pars and was gone. He carded his only two birdies in round one on the front nine to get back to even par, but gave them back at Nos. 13 and 14, and never really had much going.
19. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland -- Playing in weather more likely found in his homeland, McDowell came from four strokes behind in the final round by shooting 3-under-par 69 to get into a playoff with Webb Simpson, and then won the RBC Heritage with a par on the first extra hole. It was his first official victory since the his initial title on the PGA Tour, the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, after finishing second twice and third on two occasions since. ... G-Mac is going to take two weeks off before playing in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, where he hopes to continue a strong start to his season. He has four finishes in the top 10, including both World Golf Championships that have been played. Thanks to those finishes, he ranks sixth in both the FedEx Cup standings and the European Tour's Race to Dubai. ... McDowell had a chance to win in regulation play at Harbour Town, taking a one-stroke lead to the final hole before flying the green with his approach shot and eventually missing a 13-foot putt for par. However, he parred No. 18 in the playoff, two-putting from 15 feet on the second time around, and that was good enough to win for the first time since the unofficial World Challenge last December. After opening with a 71, he reeled off scores of 67-68-69, carding only one bogey each day. McDowell didn't take the lead until holing an eight-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole in the final round, one of several big putts he made on the back nine. He also sank a 28-footer for birdie on No. 11 and a clutch 19-footer to save par on No. 13.
20. Zach Johnson, United States -- Johnson was at his best only when he shot 3-under-par 68 in the third round last week in the RBC Heritage, in which he finished in a tie for 48th. After winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and John Deere Classic to be one of seven players with multiple victories on the PGA Tour last year, his best result this season was a tie for 18th in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to start the year. ... Zach has played 10 times on the PGA Tour this season, and now is flying off to play in the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea. The tournament is co-sponsored by the European Tour and the Asian Tour, and he obviously he will receive a large appearance fee, which Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and all the top players on the PGA Tour have done on overseas events. Johnson will return to the PGA Tour in two weeks for the Players Championship. ... Zach started with 72-72 -- 144 last week at Harbour Town, failing to record a birdie in the second round, and seemed to be on his way to missing the cut for the fourth time this season. But the cut-line moved late on Friday and he was among 91 players to reach the weekend. After his strong play on Saturday, he stumbled to a closing 75, carding only a single birdie at No. 11, after taking bogeys on four of the last five holes on the front nine. Johnson carded five birdies on Saturday, but could manage a total of only four in his other three rounds.
Others receiving consideration: Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Nick Watney, United States; Rickie Fowler, United States; Bill Haas, United States; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Jim Furyk, United States; Carl Pettersson, Sweden; Bo Van Pelt, United States; Peter Hanson, Sweden; Jason Day, Australia; John Merrick, United States; Charles Howell III, United States; Tim Clark, South Africa; Michael Thompson, United States; Martin Laird, Scotland; Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Kevin Streelman, United States.