Justin Rose: He is having a very solid 2013 even if he has not scored a victory yet. He has played in five tour events making the cut in all five. Of those five he has five top-25s, three top-10s and a second place finish. Worldwide he has finished in the top-25 in 14 consecutive events. In the 2012 edition of this event he finished tie for 10th. He is 12th in driving distance, second in scoring average, first in sand save percentage, 8th in total driving and ninth in the all-around. Could this be the week that he breaks through in 2013? He has a chance.
Rickie Fowler: The owner of one of the brightest wardrobes in tour (thanks to Puma) is having a solid 2013. He made the cut in seven of his eight starts this season. Of the seven cuts he made he managed to record four top-25s, three top-10s and a third place finish. He managed a tie for 10th in last year edition of this event. Fowler is 24th in driving accuracy, ninth in sand save percentage, 15th in the all-around and 13th on tour in total putting. Rickie is chomping at the bit to taste victory again. This might be the week.
Jimmy Walker: He is going to break through this year, I can feel it. In 2013 he has made the cut in all 10 events he has played in. Of those he has five top-25s, three top-10s and a third place finish. he is second on tour in consecutive cuts made at 19. Walker was also 18th in the 2012 edition of this event. He is ninth in birdie average, eighth in par breakers, 15th in the all-around and first on tour in par 4 performance. With many of the world’s best taking this week off, Walker might not find a better field to capture a victory.
Nick Watney: Some would say this is a bit of a stretch but I like what I see from the five time tour winner. In 2013 he has only missed one cut in 10 starts with four top-25s, and one top-10. He hit a rough patch after two solid starts to being the season. However, in his last two events he was 27th in the Shell Houston Open then followed that up with a tie for 13th at the Masters. His game is rounding into form. He is 12th in greens in regulation, and 36th in total driving. He is one hot putter away from his sixth tour win.
Billy Horschel: The man has made the cut in all 11 starts this year and 22 overall which is currently the longest streak on tour. Of those 11 he has five top-25s, four top-10s, a third and a second place finish. He last three starts are a tie for ninth, tie for third and a tie for second respectfully. He does not have a great track record at this event but he is fourth in birdie average, 16th in total driving, 12th in the all-around, fourth in par breakers and 14th in total putting. Watch out got Billy in New Orleans this week.
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