Golf Rankings for Humana Challenge
Gary Woodland [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #39
Woodland was defeated in a playoff to finish tied for second in the 2011 Humana Challenge. He skipped the event the following year and missed the cut in 2013. Woodland lost in another playoff this fall and finished midpack at Kapalua.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #10
This week will be Fowler’s first time playing the Humana Challenge since missing the cut back in 2010. Fowler (who turned 25 years old last month) has teamed with famed swing coach Butch Harmon to add more flash to his game besides his clothes. Fowler is a California native and comfortable with the desert-like courses he’ll see this week.
Pat Perez [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #200
Perez missed last year’s cut, but finished T14 in the Humana Challenge in 2012 and won it back in 2009. In his last two starts this season, he placed T16 in a fall event and T8 last week at the Sony Open.
Jeff Overton [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #190
Overton put together a solid run through the fall and then scored a solo seventh last week in the Sony Open. He's made the cut each of the last four years in the Humana Challenge, but is seeking his first top-25 after blowing a possible top-five in the final round back in 2011.
Jason Kokrak [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #152
After missing three consecutive cuts at the Humana Challenge, Kokrak claimed a top-10 for the first time since winning the event back in 2007 and finishing T8 the following year. Much of 2013 proved to be a struggle for Kokrak, but he finished 12th or better in two of his three fall events and is coming off a respectable T20 in last week’s Sony Open.
Kevin Na [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #26
Na slowed down after opening his fall schedule with a T3, but is suddenly in the mix thanks to a T8 in last week’s Sony Open. He missed the cut at the Humana Challenge last year after finishing T30, T5 and T8 the three previous starts.
Brendon de Jonge [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #87
For the sixth consecutive year, de Jonge will be playing the Humana Challenge, where he owns a pair of top-25s and has never missed the cut. He struggled in last week’s Sony Open after compiling five straight finishes of 16th or better in various worldwide events.
Robert Garrigus [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #101
Garrigus finished T12, T23 and T22 before missing the cut in his final fall series appearance. Last year in the Humana Challenge, he finished T16 after earning a share of second place in 2012.
Kevin Chappell [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #121
Chappell didn’t offer much in his three fall events, but has improved his finish each of the last three years at the Humana Challenge. He opened with a T48 in 2011, followed by a T30 the following year. In 2013 he scored a T8 while matching a tournament-best round of 62 on Sunday.
Matt Every [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #78
Every has played the Humana Challenge twice since 2010, missing the cut both times. However, he’s made eight consecutive cuts -- picking up four top-10s along the way.
Chris Stroud [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #117
Stroud has missed three of the last four cuts at Humana Challenge, but recorded two podium finishes in the fall and is coming off a T20 at the Sony Open.
Brendon Todd [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #51
Todd made the cut in all four of his fall starts, while reeling in three finishes inside the top 20. He began his 2014 schedule with a T20 in last week’s Sony Open.