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25. Charles Howell III [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #56

After finishing with a share of second at the Sony Open, Howell finished outside of the top 30 in four straight events until recording a T16 last week at Mayakoba. While the competition this week is a big step up, Howell finished a career-best T10 in the Honda last year.

26. Ryan Moore [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #37

After missing the cut at the Honda in 2007 and 2009, Moore skipped the event the last two years. He’s coming off two consecutive top-20 finishes and ranks fourth in birdie average.

27. Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #21

From 2000-05 prior to the change in venue, Furyk competed in the Honda on four occasions with two top-five finishes and finished no worse than ninth. Since then he’s only played at the Champion Course once, a T31 in 2007. After an uneven performance at Pebble, Furyk recorded a T11 the following week at the Northern Trust Open.

28. Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #35

Even though Fowler missed the cut in his first two starts at the Honda, he should not be dismissed completely. He opened the year with a T13 and T26 until struggling in his last two stroke play events. Fowler is 10th in total driving and is among the best young players on Tour.

29. Thomas Bjorn [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #25

In his four stroke play events this season, all on the European Tour, Bjorn has collected one top-five, two top-10s and has not finished outside of top-25. Last year Bjorn made just four stroke play Tour starts, highlighted by a solo fourth in The Open Championship.

30. Jerry Kelly [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #126

Kelly would be a solid pick among lower-tier drivers if not for a poor start to 2012. He’s scored three top-20s in his last four Honda events, including a career-best solo third last year. However, Kelly has missed two cuts this season with only one top-30 in four starts.

Yahoo Golf Cheat Sheet

Class A

2. Lee Westwood
5. Tiger Woods
10. Kyle Stanley
20. Rory Sabbatini
23. Marc Leishman
25. Charles Howell III
26. Ryan Moore
28. Rickie Fowler

Class B

1. Rory McIlroy
3. Ben Crane
8. Justin Rose
9. Keegan Bradley
11. Johnson Wagner
13. John Rollins
14. Fredrik Jacobson
17. Mark Wilson
27. Jim Furyk
30. Jerry Kelly

Class C

4. Robert Allenby
6. Charl Schwartzel
7. Y.E. Yang
12. John Huh
15. Padraig Harrington
16. Graeme McDowell
18. Camilo Villegas
19. Charlie Wi
21. Louis Oosthuizen
22. Jimmy Walker
24. Spencer Levin
29. Thomas Bjorn