The Sports Xchange's 2013 PGA Tour rankings, selected by TSX Golf Staff, based on 2012-2013 performance and projections for this season.
By TOM LaMARRE
The Sports Xchange
1. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland -- Even though there was no announcement set until Monday night in Abu Dhabi, a fan snapped pictures of McIlroy's new bag of Nike clubs at the Els Club in Dubai, where the No. 1 player in the world was practicing last week. In the bag were a Nike Covert driver and Nike VR II Pro blade irons, and it appeared that he trying to decide between a Pro Combo cavity back long iron, a 3 and 5 fairway wood. There also were 46-, 50- and 54-degree wedges with "Rors" stamped on them. He also has replaced his trusty Scott Cameron putter with the Nike Method putter. ... Rory, who dropped Titleist late last year, will play new sticks in competition for the first time this week in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, where he is playing for the sixth consecutive year. Even if he wasn't the best player in the world, he probably would be favored in the tournament, because has finished out of the top 10 only when he tied for 11th in his first appearance in 2008. McIlroy finished second at Abu Dhabi Golf Club each of the last two years, one stroke behind Robert Rock last year and eight behind Martin Kaymer two years ago. He also finished third in 2010 and tied for fifth a year earlier. ... There has been speculation that McIlroy could take a while to adapt to the new club, but it has been reported by more than one source that people who have seem in hit with the new equipment claim that he has had no problems so far. Of course, the 23-year-old always has been a quick study.
2. Tiger Woods, United States -- In addition to making it official that he will open the season this week in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Woods announced at tigerwoods.com that he will return to the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines next week to make his 2013 debut on the PGA Tour. No big surprise there, since he has won seven times as a pro at Torrey, including the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff over Rocco Mediate for the last of his 14 major titles. ... Tiger missed the San Diego-area event for the first time as a pro, when he was healthy, last year, deciding instead to play at Abu Dhabi for the first time. He kicked off the year with a solid tie for third, but he was tied for the lead with eventual winner Robert Rock after shooting 69-66 in the middle rounds, before he closed with an even-par 72 to finish two strokes back. Woods has won twice on the Middle East Swing of the European Tour, capturing the Dubai Desert Classic in 2006 and 2008. ... Woods also reported on his website that he has been happy with his practice sessions after a break since his World Challenge in December, and that he hopes that his work on the range will carry over into the new season. President Hasan al Nuaimi of the Qatar Golf Association, said Woods was invited to play in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for the first time next week, but that he was turned down because he asked for a $3-million appearance fee. Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, claimed his client never intended to play in Qatar.
3. Luke Donald, England -- Even though he still has not said where he will open his 2013 season, Donald committed to play for the first time in the 52nd Maybank Malaysian Open on the West Course at Kuala Lumpur Country Club on March 21-24. It was a big coup for the tournament, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour, to land the No. 3 player in the World Golf Rankings, the first big-name player to commit to the event. The Englishman, who turned 35 last month, is expected to start his season next month in the Nissan Open at Riviera. ... Donald, who spent the holidays with his family at their home in the Chicago area, was back at his winter home in Florida last week for a fashion shoot with Golf magazine at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. It was a way to show off some new gear he endorses for some his sponsors, including Mizuno, Footjoy, Royal Bank of Canada, Rolex and Ralph Lauren. ... The only other tournament he has talked about recently is the BMW PGA Championship, as he posted a message on his Facebook page on Jan. 2 that he already is looking forward to trying to win the flagship event of the European Tour at Wentworth for the third consecutive time in June. Donald has been accused by some of the more cynical British media for becoming too "Americanized," as he lives most of the year with his family in the United States, but he still plays a full Euro Tour schedule and has been instrumental in the Europeans' recent domination of the Ryder Cup.
4. Dustin Johnson, United States -- Johnson's bid to become the second player to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii in the same season, joining Ernie Els (who did it in 2003), ended prematurely. He shot even-par 70 in the first round last week at Waialae, but then withdrew because of flu-like symptoms after shooting 3-over-par 38 on the front nine in round two. ... After playing both Hawaii events to start the season, DJ has yet to say where he will play next on the PGA Tour, but it could be in three weeks in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which he won in 2009, when it was reduced to 54 holes because of rain, and again the following year. He tied for fifth at Pebble last year and has been out of the top 10 in his five appearances in the event on the Monterey Peninsula only when he tied for 55th two years ago. ... Johnson was among several players fought the flu bug in Hawaii, but he was in good shape at 3-under-par through 12 holes in round one before carding three bogeys coming home to finish at even par. He made three bogeys and a double bogey on the front nine a day later, but birdied two of his last four holes before calling it quits. DJ, who showed up in Hawaii at the start of the season two years ago with LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis on his arm, was with Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretsky, this time.
5. Justin Rose, England -- In the last two years, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy became the first two players to capture the money titles on both major tours in the same season, although Tiger Woods did it unofficially several times but was not a member of the Euro Tour. Rose showed last year that he has the ability to do the same, as he finished second to McIlroy in the Race to Dubai, while finishing ninth on the PGA Tour money list in addition to sixth in the final FedEx Cup standings. ... The Englishman hopes to get a quick start in the Race to Dubai, as he will start his season this week by playing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the first time before returning to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters next week for the first time since 2009. He's never played well at Doha Golf Club in Qatar, missing the cut in all four of his appearances, but he has lifted his game by leaps and bounds since he was there four years ago. ... Rose has started his season on the PGA Tour in the last several seasons, but the schedule page at justinrose.com does not indicate when he will return to the U.S. circuit. One guess might be the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, where he tied for 13th last year, as he has played in the Los Angeles-area event eight times in the last nine seasons, missing only in 2009. Rose, who lives most of the year with his family in the Orlando, Fla., area, is looking forward to defending the biggest title of his career on the first week of March in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
6. Brandt Snedeker, United States -- Coming off a strong start to his season, finishing third in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Snedeker will be in action this week in the Humana Challenge after skipping the Sony Open in Hawaii. He rose one spot to eighth in the World Golf Rankings, but needs a faster start like last year, when he captured the Farmers Insurance Open, to equal or surpass his career best in the rankings, No. 4. ... Sneds is playing in the Humana for the fifth time and posted his best finish in the tournament last year, a tie for eighth. He was in the hunt most of the way after opening with an 8-under-par 64, following that with 68-66, but he closed with a 71 and wound up five strokes behind winner Mark Wilson. He has one other top-10 finish in the old Bob Hope Classic, a tie for 10th in 2010, finishing with four rounds in the 60s after an opening 70, when it was the last 90-hole tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Despite his high finish at Kapalua in the opener, Snedeker was disappointed that he did not put more pressure on winner Dustin Johnson. He is one of the best putters in golf and blamed it on his short game, claiming he did not chip and putt up to his normal standards. Snedeker led the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting last year, but was 13th in putting among 30 players at Kapalua, as he took 31 putts each day. He vowed to get that part of his game back up to snuff before he defends his Farmers title next week at Torrey Pines.
7. Adam Scott, Australia -- There's still no word on when Scott will wrap up his offseason and embark on the 2013 season, as the schedule page at adamscott.com continues to be a blank sheet. He played late into the 2012, winning the Australian Masters and finishing in a tie for 14th at the Emirates Australian Open. That gave him seven consecutive finishes in the top 20, five of them in the top 10, to end the year. His play down the stretch showed that he got over his late collapse in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where he made bogeys on the last four holes to lose his grip in the Claret Jug. ... Scott was determined to limit his schedule last year to keep himself fresh for the major championships, playing only 21 official events, and even though he was unable to claim his first Grand Slam title the strategy had to considered a success. He tied for eighth in the Masters, tied for 15th in the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, finished solo second in the Open and tied for 11th in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. In Scott's first 39 appearances in the majors, he finished in the top 10 only four times, but in the last eight he has four top 10s, including two runner-up finishes. At 32, he still has time to become the next Greg Norman and claim multiple major titles. ... Speculation as to where he might start continues to center on the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, where he tied for 17th in his opener last year. He has played in the tournament six times, winning a rain-shortened event in a playoff over Chad Campbell in 2005 and finishing second the following year.
8. Lee Westwood, England -- Westwood moved his family from England to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., before Christmas and has been practicing in the warm weather ever since. One member of the Westwood camp suggested that Lee is three or four weeks ahead of where he usually is at this time of year. He set up a practice area in his backyard in Worksop, England, but never could get the green fast enough and often could not practice because of the cold and rainy weather. When asked is his new home has a swimming pool for his kids, Westwood said: "The pool is for me." ... Westy has become a member at Old Palm Golf Club, where he can get in his practice sessions and play friendly rounds with fellow members Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen. That's another advantage of being in Florida, because during much of his time in England during the winter, it was too cold to get out onto the course and there weren't many players of his caliber around. Much of his practice has focused on chipping and putting, because his long game is among the best in the world. ... Even though the 39-year-old Westwood has relocated to the United States, his first event of the season will be the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the end of the month. However, according to the schedule at leewestood.com, he will play seven times on the PGA Tour before the Masters in April, including three of the four tournaments on the Florida Swing. Westwood has won six titles around the world in the last two years, but none on the PGA Tour, and he's anxious to change that.
9. Phil Mickelson, United States -- What shapes up as a telling season for Lefty, who turns 43 in June, begins this week in the Humana Challenge. He slumped badly last year after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, admittedly playing some of the worst golf of his career, before coming on strong late in the season. Mickelson tied for second in the BMW Championship and the WGC-HSBC Champions, in addition to playing well in the Ryder Cup, despite losing a brilliant singles match to Justin Rose on the final hole. ... Lefty has played in the old Bob Hope Classic on 10 previous occasions, winning the title in 2002 and 2004, when it was the last five-day 90-hole tournament on the PGA Tour. In 2002, he opened and closed with 64s, but still needed a birdie on the first playoff hole to beat David Berganio Jr. Two years later, he went 63-64 in the second and third rounds, but again needed a playoff, beating Skip Kendall with a birdie on the first extra hole. ... Mickelson, who will play again next week in the Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines, has always enjoyed starting his season in the Sonoran desert in California, but stopped coming in 2008 after the windy Classic Club became the host course. He returned last year because all of the golf now is played in La Quinta, which is protected from the wind by the mountains. It also might help Mickelson that Tiger Woods is in the field this week, because his presence has brought out the best in Lefty in recent years, including last season at Pebble Beach.
10. Bubba Watson, United States -- After fighting a stomach virus during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and still finishing in a tie for fourth, Bubba will have plenty of time to get back to full strength before returning next week at the Farmers Insurance Open. He will be back at Torrey Pines for the eighth consecutive year, including his victory in 2011, the second of his four titles on the PGA Tour. ... Watson said he stuck it out through the 36 holes on one day at Kapalua despite dehydration and lack of energy because he didn't want to waste the chance to pick up some early points for the FedEx Cup and the United States team for the Presidents Cup. As it turned out, he said it could have been better because he did not putt well on the mammoth greens, finishing 16th among 30 players in strokes gained putting, averaging 32.3 putts per round. He was planning to spend plenty of time on the practice green during his two weeks off. ... There still has been no official word on what Bubba is planning to serve for the Champions Dinner at Augusta National on the week he defends his Masters title. His fellow champions probably are hoping that his first thought, a grilled cheese sandwich and hash browns from Waffle House, was only a joke. Of course, that would probably be better than the year Sandy Lyle served up haggis. Reportedly, Watson also is considering fare from Chipotle, In-N-Out Burgers and samplings from the famous Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, N.C.
11. Jason Dufner, United States -- Following a disappointing tie for 18th in his first appearance in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Duf has decided to play the next two weeks on the Middle East Swing of the European Tour. He's joining Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Ernie Els, among others, this week in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and next week will tee it up in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, in a field that also includes Rose, Els, Louis Oosthuizen and Sergio Garcia. ... Even though this is his first foray into the Middle East, the 35-year-old journeyman often played around the world before finally making it on the PGA Tour the last two years. The Nationwide Tour plays often in Australia, and he also has teed it up in China, Malaysia, Japan and South Africa. His game seems to travel well, as late last year he finished second in both the Perth International in Australia and the HSBC Champions in China, and tied for 16th in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia. ... Dufner seemed to be one of the players affected most by all the stops and starts in the Hyundai, as he played well in the first rounds that were started on Friday and Sunday before being wiped off the books by high winds. He had an early tee time each day and got in 13 holes in the trying conditions, playing relatively well each time. Once the tournament started for real, he struggled on the greens, averaging 32.3 putts per round, including 36 while shooting 77 in round two.
12. Webb Simpson, United States -- After opening with a tie for 11th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Simpson posted four rounds in the 60s in the Sony Open in Hawaii last week, but didn't go low enough to stay with the leaders and wound up in a tie for 19th. He finished in a high note, holing a nine-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole, perhaps giving him some momentum this week for his first official event in California since winning the U.S. Open last June at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. ... Simpson is going to start his season by playing three consecutive weeks, teeing it up again this week in the Humana Challenge. He has played in the Sonoran Desert of California three times previously, but missed last year, the first time the former Bob Hope Classic was shortened to a 72-hole event. He tied for fifth with five rounds in the 60s in 2009, tied for 55th the following year, and tied for 13th in 2011, when he again posted five rounds in the 60s. Webb has broken 70 in 13 of his 15 rounds in the tournament. ... Simpson opened and closed with rounds of 4-under-par 66 last week at Waialae, and while his middle rounds of 68-69 were good, they simply were not good enough to put him in the mix. His best sustained golf of the week came in a bogey-free opening round, and he had it going briefly again in the final round with three consecutive birdies through No. 9, but did not gain another stroke until his closing eagle.
13. Ernie Els, South Africa -- Coming out of the chute fast at the start of the new season, Els birdied his first three holes and six of the first 10 in an opening round of 6-under-par 66 last week in the Volvo Golf Champions at Durban Country Club. However, he could not break 70 in any of the last three rounds before the home fans in South Africa and wound up in a tie for 18th, finishing nine strokes behind winner Louis Oosthuizen, a graduate of Els' junior foundation. ... The Big Easy is going to stay in the Middle East for the next two weeks to play in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which he has committed to for the first time, and the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which he won in 2005 by one stroke over Henrik Stenson of Sweden. According to the schedule page at ernieels.com, he will play for the first time this season on the PGA Tour in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, which he won in 1999, in the middle of next month. ... After making seven birdies in his brilliant first round last week in the Volvo Golf Champions, Els had only nine more the rest of the way. The belly putter led to his resurgence last year, including a stunning victory in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but once again it was his work on the greens that let him down in Durban. Els needed only 25 putts in the first round, but he averaged 32.3 over the last three days.
14. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa -- Despite nearly shooting himself out of the tournament with a 2-over-par 74 in the third round, Oosthuizen pulled himself together with a closing 66 to come from five strokes down and claim a one-stroke victory over Scott Jamieson of Scotland in the Volvo Golf Champions. In claiming his sixth victory on the European Tour, and eighth in South Africa, he climbed to a career high fourth in the World Golf Rankings. ... After skipping the Abu Dhabi Championship this week, Oosty will rejoin the European Tour next week for the second event of the Middle East Swing, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where he tied for second in 2009, three shots behind Alvaro Quiros of Spain. This week, Louie is on his farm in Mossel Bay, South Africa, trying out the excavator he won when his team captured the pro-am title in the Volvo tournament. He made a deal beforehand with tournament organizers that he would get the excavator instead of a car if his team won. ... Oosthuizen, who has finished in the top 10 in seven of his last eight tournaments, got back in the hunt quickly in the Volvo by carding six birdies in the first 11 holes and seven total in the final round. Jamieson lost the lead to the South African when he carded a double bogey on the 16th hole after his approach shot plugged in a greenside bunker, but the Scot nearly forced a playoff when his eagle chip on the final hole stopped two inches from the cup. Oosthuizen put himself in position for the weekend by starting 68-64.
15. Matt Kuchar, United States -- When Kuchar started with rounds of 66-63 last week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, he seemed to be the favorite even though he was three strokes back because he was one of the few veterans in a sea of rookies and other young players at the top of the leaderboard. However, he managed only an even-par 70 in round three and eventually wound up in a tie for fourth. It was his second top-10 finish in as many starts this season and he leads the PGA Tour with 31 in the last three-plus seasons, but he has to start turning move of those into victories. ... Kooch is making it three consecutive weeks to start the season when he plays this week in the Humana Challenge for the seventh consecutive year. His best result in the former Bob Hope Classic was a tie for second in 2010, when he posted five rounds in the 60s in what was then a 90-hole event, including 65-63 on the weekend, but finished one stroke behind Bill Haas, who made a birdie on the final hole. Kuchar also tied for seventh in 2011 and tied for 22nd last year. ... He started with seven consecutive pars in round two at Waialae, but then reeled off five birdies in eight holes before finishing his round by holing a 17-foot eagle putt. Following his struggles in round three, Kuchar finished with a bogey-free 65, making birdies on two of his last three holes to finish eight strokes behind winner Russell Henley.
16. Ian Poulter, England -- If Poulter is true to his word and cuts down on his schedule this year, he might not play again until the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next month after a six-week break. He said he was worn out late last year after his inspirational play led the Europeans to a dramatic come from behind victory in the Ryder Cup, and he went on to claim one the biggest of his 16 career victories at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Having also captured the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship by beating Paul Casey in the final, he is one of only seven players who have won multiple World Golf Championships. ... Despite his brilliant play late last year, Poults is a bit like Rickie Fowler, in that he must win more to get people to recognize him as more than simply the guy in the flashy clothes. Nick Faldo, the six-time major champion from England who is a CBS golf analyst, said recently that Poulter has the temperament and the putter to win when he gets in position in the final round of tournament, and that he only needs to believe he can do it. ... While Poulter has been playing on the PGA Tour for much of his career, his WGC victories are the only ones he has claimed in the United States. He has a knack for coming up big in the biggest of events, so don't be surprised if he wins a major title sometime soon. Last year, he finished seventh in the Masters, tied for ninth in the Open Championship and tied for third in the PGA Championship after having only three other top-10 major finishes in his career.
17. Keegan Bradley, United States -- Two long weeks in Hawaii, including the start-and-stop Hyundai Tournament of Champions, seemed to catch up with Bradley in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. After tying for fourth in the opener at Kapalua, he posted three rounds in the 60s in week two before struggling at the start of the final round and closing with a 1-over-par 71. That was his only over-par score in seven rounds in the island, and left him in a tie for 49th. ... After taking this week off, skipping the Humana Challenge, Bradley will play for the third time in four weeks to start the season by teeing it up next week in the Farmers Insurance Open for the third consecutive year, and also is committed to play the following week in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Before the tournament starts at Torrey Pines, you can bet he will play a practice round with his mentor, Phil Mickelson, after they combined for a 3-0 record in the doubles events last year at the Ryder Cup. ... After posting rounds of 68-69-66 last week at Waialae, Bradley made bogey on the first hole and double bogey on the third in the final round, and could not recover. Actually, he did not have his best stuff all week, as he hit only half the fairways and greens in addition to averaging 34.02 putts per round. His best golf came at the beginning of round three, when he started at No. 10 and carded five birdies on his first 11 holes en route to his 66.
18. Steve Stricker, United States -- After finishing second in his title defense at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Stricker probably spent plenty of time on his couch once he got home to Madison, Wis., having had to walk the hilly Plantation Course despite a nerve problem in his left leg. He planned to take a long break anyway because he wants to cut way back on his schedule this year in order to spend time with his family and new foundation. ... Unless he changes his mind, we probably won't see Strick again until the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship near the end of February after a six-week break. He said his plan is to play only about 10 PGA Tour events this season, including the four majors and the three World Golf Championships that are played in the United States. That means he will have to be very good every time he plays in order to figure in the FedEx Cup race and reach the PGA Tour playoffs plus the Tour Championship, in addition to qualifying for the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup matches in October. ... Stricker, 45, once No. 2 in the World Golf Rankings, rose three spots to No. 10 despite being idle last week, but might be outside the top 20 by the time he returns for the Accenture. He also plans to play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on March 7-10 and the Shell Houston Open on March 28-31 before the Masters on April 11-14, giving him four starts in first four months of the season. He has played 19 PGA Tour events in each of the last three seasons.
19. Zach Johnson, United States -- After finishing in a tie for 18th to open the season in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Johnson didn't play badly at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but his score of 71-68 -- 139 missed the cut by one stroke. It equaled his one missed cut of last season, in the St. Jude Classic, and ended his streak of having made it to the weekend in 11 consecutive events. ... After his slow start in Hawaii, Zach hopes to get back on track quickly because he also is playing in the first two events of the California portion of the PGA Tour, in the Humana Challenge this week and the Farmers Insurance Open next week. This will be his third appearance in the old Bob Hope Classic, and he tied for eighth last year after tying for 20th in 2004. Last year, he was tied for second and within three shots of the lead after 54 holes in the California desert event, but closed with a 1-over-par 71. ... After starting the first round last week on the back nine at Waialae, Johnson put himself in a hole with three bogeys in a span of four holes, but played the last 10 holes in 2-under to salvage his 71. He battled back the next day with four birdies, but his two bogeys proved to be costly and even a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole could not save him from missing the weekend. Johnson hit 27-of-36 greens and his proximity to the hole of 27 feet 5 inches didn't give him enough legitimate chances for birdie.
20. Hunter Mahan, United States -- After taking two weeks off, Mahan will be looking to find the form he had in the first half of last year, when he captured the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Shell Houston Open before the Masters. He will tee it up next week in the Farmers Insurance Open for the 10th consecutive year after a string of mediocre finishes dating to late last year. He did not win a point and failed to advance out of pool play in the eight-man Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, tied for ninth in the 18-man World Challenge and tied for 22nd in the Thailand Open. Then he opened this season by tying for 26th in the 30-man Hyundai Tournament of Champions. ... Mahan said at Kapalua that he has to improve his putting to be a consistent winner after finishing 2012 ranked 112th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting, 71st in total putting and 177th with an average of 29.9 putts per round. He switched putters before winning the Accenture, but after two poor performance on the greens in stroke-play events, he switched to a shorter putter before going to Houston and winning there. However, that didn't last and he still is trying to figure it out. ... Hunter and his wife, Kandi, visited Italy and Israel late last year and were in Tel Aviv when rockets were being fired into the city from Palestine. While he was there, Mahan took part in a golf clinic and played a round on the only course in Israel with one of the country's top amateurs, but their visit was cut short because of the hostilities.
Others receiving consideration: Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Martin Kaymer, Germany; 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; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Ryan Moore, United States; Jason Day, Australia; Russell Henley, United States.