Golf Rankings for Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Will MacKenzie [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #113
Prior to missing the cut at Harbour Town, MacKenzie had made eight straight cuts with six finishes inside the top 15 and four inside the top 10. He’s playing TPC Louisiana for the first time since missing four straight cuts from 2008-11.
Charley Hoffman [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #74
Hoffman has played this event each year since 2007 when the tournament was moved to TPC Louisiana long term. He has only managed one top-20 during that time and missed last year’s cut. Hoffman comes in with five consecutive cuts made this season with three top-25s.
Patrick Reed [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #15
Reed hasn’t been the most consistent player this season, but does own a pair of wins and has only missed one cut. He placed T24 in his TPC Louisiana debut in 2012, but missed last year’s cut.
Kevin Stadler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #72
Stadler took a year off from playing TPC Louisiana in 2012 and returned last year with a T8. He was a surprise top-10 finisher in his Augusta debut, but only managed a T38 at Harbour Town.
Cameron Tringale [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #88
Tringale had finished T7, T18 and T28 at TPC Louisiana from 2010-12 until missing the cut last year. He recorded a season-high fourth at the Shell Houston Open to begin the month, but is coming off a missed cut at Harbour Town.
Billy Horschel [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #14
Horschel is the defending champ at TPC Louisiana, but missed the cut in 2012. Since scoring a T6 in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to begin the 2014 schedule, Horschel has missed three cuts in eight stroke play events while failing to record a top-20.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #140
Watney won at TPC Louisiana back in 2007 and has managed a pair of top-20s over the last three years. Despite some decent course history and a weak field, Watney is a dicey play because he’s yet to record a top-30 finish this season.
Charles Howell III [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #56
Howell earned a share of second at TPC Louisiana in 2009 and placed T13 in 2011. However, he missed last year’s cut and finished T39 in 2012. CH3 has just one top-30 over his last six starts while missing two cuts.
Jerry Kelly [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #110
Kelly won at TPC Louisiana back in 2009, but finished T67 the following year prior to missing two straight cuts. Last year, Kelly was T17 after three rounds, but placed T47 after shooting 1-over in the final round. Kelly owns a pair of top-10s in his last four starts.
Thompson put together a pair of top-10s and three straight top-25s from 2008-10 at TPC Louisiana. He returned last year, but missed the cut. Over his last four starts of the season, Thompson has finished inside the top 30 on three occasions.
Rory Sabbatini [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #163
Sabbatini is coming off a top-10 at Harbour Town and owns a T2 at TPC Louisiana from 2009. He has missed the cut the last two years he has played the site, however.
Flores has never made the cut at TPC Louisiana in three chances, but has finished inside the top 20 in four of his last five starts.