Golf Rankings for RBC Heritage
Brian Davis [Yahoo Class C]
After a solo second at Harbour Town in 2010, David finished T21 at the site last year. While he opened the season with three missed cuts in his first four events, Davis is coming off consecutive T4 finishes. Davis ranks 13th in driving accuracy percentage and 17th in strokes gained – putting.
Bryce Molder [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #139
Very quietly Molder has emerged as a safe, consistent option each week. In eight starts he owns three top-15s and six top-20s. Molder is third in greens in regulation percentage and fourth in strokes gained – putting.
Jeff Overton [Yahoo Class C]
Among the first timers competing at Harbour Town, Overton is the top option. Over his last five starts Overton has finished inside the top 20 on four occasions and top-fives in two of his last three. Overton is up to 21st in scoring average and showing signs of regaining his 2010 form.
Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #28
In six stroke play events prior to finishing T32 at the Masters, Johnson had collected four results inside the top 20. Since finishing solo sixth at Harbour Town back in 2007, ZJ has missed two cuts in four starts at the site and is without a top-30. Johnson currently ranks 22nd in both scoring average and All-Around Ranking.
Geoff Ogilvy [Yahoo Class C]
While Ogilvy has not competed at Harbour Town since 2007, he has collected three finishes of 11th or better in a span of four starts from 2003-06. The Australian is coming off two straight top-20s. He currently ranks 10th in performance on par 3s and 15th in scrambling.
Boo Weekley [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #197
After two straight wins at Harbour Town in 2007 and 2008, Weekley recorded two more finishes inside the top 15 at the site until a T46 last year. In his most recent start, Weekley finished T14 at Redstone, but has no other finishes inside the top 50 this season aside from a T3 at the Puerto Rico Open.
Ricky Barnes [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #178
Aside from a solo third at Pebble, Barnes has yet to record another finish inside the top 40 this season. Starting him at Harbour Town is something of a leap of faith based on his two straight top-five finishes at the site. Barnes wasn’t any more impressive heading into those performances, so lightning could very well strike for a third time.
Henrik Stenson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #5
Prior to his T40 at the Masters, Stenson had finished 21st or better in four straight and was inside the top 10 at Augusta before a disastrous final round. The Swede missed the cut at Harbour Town last year, his first career start at the site.
Spencer Levin [Yahoo Class C]
Even though Levin has recorded three straight finishes inside the top 15 at Harbour Town there are some caution signs attached. After missing his first cut in 14 events (which dates back to last year), Levin withdrew after teeing off on the 11th hole in the first round of the Shell Houston Open for unknown reasons. There could be an undisclosed injury here, so have an alternative in mind should you take the risk with Levin this week.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #42
Since winning at Riviera, Haas has finished 29th or worse in three consecutive stroke play events. Unfortunately he might not be able to get things turned around at Harbour Town, where he’s missed four cuts over the last seven years with two top-30s.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #10
Following a T8 at Harbour Town in 2010, Fowler missed the cut the following year. Fowler has made eight starts this season in stroke play events, but has only managed a single top-10. The 23 year old is among the biggest young names in golf, but could be overvalued given his current struggles.
Charles Howell III [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #99
After opening the season with a share of second at the Sony Open, Howell was a non-factor over his next four events. Howell has started to improvement recently with five straight finishes of 26th or better with four top-20s. After finishing T12 at Harbour Town in 2008, Howell has finished outside of the top 20 in the last three years.
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