Golf Rankings for BMW Championship
Bubba Watson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #5
After making five straight cuts with three finishes of 11th or better, Watson missed the cut last week at TPC Boston. He began the season playing with a lot more consistency, but is now looking a little risky. Bubba is first in driving distance, second in greens in regulation percentage and 13th in All-Around Ranking.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #23
It had been a season of inconsistent play until Snedeker came to life with a solo second at Bethpage and a solo sixth at TPC Boston. He ranks first in strokes gained – putting and fifth in birdie average.
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #11
Prior to missing last week’s cut Rose had recorded a pair of top-five finishes in three starts. Rose is the defending champion of this event, but the venue has been moved to Crooked Stick this week. He ranks third in greens in regulation percentage, eighth in scoring average, 18th in total driving and fifth in All-Around Ranking.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class C]
Van Pelt has made 11 of his last 12 cuts, but has finished T24 and T26 in his last two starts. BVP rarely challenges for a win, but you know you’ll get a solid performance. He ranks eighth in birdie average, ninth in strokes gained – putting, fourth in total driving and third in All-Around Ranking.
John Senden [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #107
Over his last seven starts, Senden has made each cut with five finishes inside the top 20. Consider Senden another safe middle-tier option with a limited ceiling that won’t hurt your lineup.
Padraig Harrington [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #152
Even though Harrington finished 59th at TPC Boston, he fired an impressive round of 67 on Sunday, matching the second-best effort of the day. Prior to that disappointing finish, Harrington earned seven finishes inside the top 20 in eight starts.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #193
Perhaps no other player has turned his game back around better than Watney has during the second half. He won The Barclays and is coming off a T20 at TPC Boston. Last year, Watney was strong for much of the season, but faded in the postseason. Just maybe the script has been flipped in 2012.
Tim Clark [Yahoo Class B]
With four straight top-15 finishes, Clark looked like a great option last week at TPC Boston but missed the cut. He’s starting to look like the player he was prior to elbow surgery and worth giving another chance this week.
Graeme McDowell [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #78
After recording two top-fives and four straight finishes inside the top 25, McDowell missed the cut in The Barclays and finished T74 last week. Even though he's come crashing down, it would come as no surprise to see McDowell do well at Crooked Stick.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #67
Simpson finished T18 at TPC Boston, but has been all over the place lately, missing two of the last four cuts. Following last year’s breakout, Simpson had been experiencing a pretty disappointing campaign until winning the U.S. Open. He’s looked better (at times) since winning his first major, but isn’t the safest play right now.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #15
With only one top-10 over his last five starts, Kuchar is clearly off his game. Kuchar is typically among the safest and most consistent elite players to select from, but should probably be passed over for now.
Geoff Ogilvy [Yahoo Class C]
Prior to finishing T51 at TPC Boston, Ogilvy notched four straight finishes inside the top 25. Ogilvy won't thrill you, but should go back to posting decent results.
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