Golf Rankings for Humana Challenge
Ben Crane [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #144
He's finished outside of the top-50 in his two starts at La Quinta since 2009, but Crane enters with a T9 in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Crane scored a win and a top-10 in three Fall Series starts.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #36
When's his game is on, Dufner is a very capable player, but the consistency isn't always there. In 23 starts last year, he made 15 cuts. Dufner recorded a pair of runner-up finishes, six top-10s and eight top-25s. He missed the cut last week at the Sony Open and has one top-20 in his last three starts at La Quinta.
David Hearn [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #133
In the four Fall Series events, Hearn notched a top-five and another top-10 finish. He's coming off a T10 at the Sony Open and looks ready for his first career La Quinta start.
John Rollins [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #135
After a pair of sixth-place finishes in the Fall Series, Rollins recorded a top-10 in the Sony Open. In three starts at La Quinta since 2008, he missed two cuts and finished T72 last year. Rollins went on to finish second in total driving and 22nd in All-Around Ranking.
Bud Cauley [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #89
The 21-year-old Cauley has been a golf prodigy for years. Most recently, he bypassed Q School completely with his strong finishes in limited action as an amateur on Tour. In just eight starts last year, he scored a pair of top-fives and four top-15s.
If you are looking for a deep sleeper, Lamely carries a lot of risk, but has managed to play well at La Quinta. Last year, he only made seven cuts in 26 starts, but did score three top-25s. Lamely has recorded T13 and T18 finishes in this event over the last two years.
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