Tiger Woods: He has a lot on the line this weekend in Florida. A win this week will return him to number one in the world rankings, unseating Rory McIlroy. It will also tie him with Sam Snead for most wins (8) at a single event. In 2013 Tiger has made the cut in all four official events he has played with two victories at the Farmers and WGC-Cadillac Championship. He has also won this event at Bay Hill seven times. He is clearly the odds on favorite to win this week and regain the world number one ranking.
Brandt Snedeker: The defending Fed Ex Cup champion is currently number one in Fed Ex Cup points on 2013. He is well rested as he has not played since the Pebble Beach Pro Am, which he won by the way. he also has four other top-10 finishes and two seconds in five starts in 2013. You have to go back to 2009 (T17th) to find a good finish here for Brandt but this is a new player since last year’s Masters. First on tour in Greens in Regulation, All-Around, Par Breakers, Par-4 Birdie or Better and Actual Scoring Average. He has the game and mindset to win. He is one of a few other than Tiger that should see a win bet.
Jim Furyk: He had his best week of the 2013 season last week finishing tied for seventh at the Tampa Bay Championship. He has three top 17 finishes in his last four starts. He likes this event finishing tied for 11th in 2012, tied for ninth in 2011 and tied for 11th in 2010. Third on tour in Driving Accuracy and 19th in Scoring Average so the man has an outside shot.
Phil Mickelson: Phil has won this event before, though a while ago. In 2013 he has three top-25, two top-10,a third and a victory in six starts. He rested after his third place finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship so he is primed and ready. Finished in the top-25 in each of the last two editions of this event. He is 20th on tour in Greens in Regulation, third in Birdie Average, third in Par Breakers, sixth in actual scoring average and in the top-1o in both Par 3 and Par 4 Birdie or Better. Contender.
Graeme McDowell: The former Major Champion missed the cut to start his season and since has rattled off a fifth at the WGC-Match Play, ninth at the Honda Classic and third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Finished solo second at this event in 2012. Second in tour in Driving Accuracy, fifth in Scoring Average, second in scrambling and seventh in Par 4 Birdie or Better. He is rested, taking the Tampa Bay Championship off, so he could fire low this week.
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