Golf Rankings for Northern Trust Open
Spencer Levin [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #169
In his first career start at Riviera, Levin picked up a T13 last year. After blowing a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and finishing third, Levin recovered last week with a top-10 at Pebble Beach. Levin is good for 14th in scoring average.
Bubba Watson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #4
In his three starts this season Watson has seen his finish improve from T18 to T13 to T5. After finishing T14 and T17 at Riviera he's missed the cut before withdrawing last year. Watson currently ranks 30th in total driving and 31st in All-Around Ranking.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #41
Haas finished a career-best T12 at Riviera in his FedExCup championship season last year. In his last two starts of 2012, Haas as finished T4 and T19.
John Rollins [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #135
In four starts this season, Rollins has collected three top-10s highlighted by a third-place result. He currently ranks second in total driving, third in scoring average, 11th in birdie average and sixth in All-Around Ranking. Rollins has missed two of the last three cuts at Riviera but has been successful on this course in the past.
Padraig Harrington [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #178
After a pretty successful worldwide swing to end 2011, Harrington made his 2012 Tour debut last week with a T7 at Pebble Beach. While he left Riviera with a seventh-place result in 2007 and a T3 the following year the Irishman has struggled since. Harrington has missed two of the last three cuts and finished T55 a year ago.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #36
After missing two cuts at Riviera, Dufner recorded a T29 last year. He began 2012 with a missed cut at the Sony Open but has finished T12 and T8 since. Dufner currently ranks second in ball striking, third in total driving, ninth in scoring average and 11th in All-Around Ranking.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #11
Over the last five years, Kuchar best finishes at Riviera have been a T14 from 2008 and a T20 from 2010. Kuchar was once among the most consistent players on Tour but after sliding a bit to close out last year, he's finished T22 and T33 to begin 2012. A lack of highlight finishes on this course keeps Kuchar from being an automatic selection.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #140
After a stellar campaign in 2011, Watney has not impressed thus far with finishes of T60 and T40 in his last two events. At Riviera he's missed three cuts since 2007 and owns just one top-20 in five career starts.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #10
Last week at Pebble Beach, Fowler missed his first cut of the season in three starts. He finished T35 at Riviera last year, his second career start the site. Fowler currently ranks sixth in ball striking.
Rory Sabbatini [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #163
Prior to missing the cut last week at Pebble Beach, Sabbatini has finished inside of the top 30 in three straight starts, including two top-15s. Sabbatini won this event in 2006 and has collected a pair of top-10s in five years since. Sabbatini is currently 18th in All-Around Ranking.
Jimmy Walker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13
Walker has collected a pair of top-10s in his last three starts of the season. Last year at Riviera he finished a career-best fourth in five starts.
Vijay Singh [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #155
Last year Singh finished a career-best second at Riviera, his first top-15 in nine starts at the site. Singh played well in the opening two rounds at Pebble Beach but slide in the final two rounds to finish T25, his second such result in his last three starts.