Golf Rankings for AT&T National
Adam Scott [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #7
Scott has played in the AT&T National each of the last two years. He carded a solo third finish last year at Congressional, where the tournament will be played again this year, and T3 at in 2011. Scott’s recent T45 in the U.S. Open marked his first finish outside of the top 30 this season in seven stroke play events.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class A]
Like the aforementioned Scott, Mahan missed the cut in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional. Mahan's struggles were unexpected given three top-12 finishes he compiled in this event from 2007-09. Mahan overcame the misstep in the major with a T8 in last year’s return to Congressional. He comes in with five straight finishes of 26th or better, highlighted by a top-five in the U.S. Open at Merion.
Jason Day [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #1
Day clearly enjoyed the changes made to Congressional for the 2011 U.S. Open, where he finished as the lone runner-up eight strokes behind Rory McIlroy. Day missed the cut at this event in both 2008 and 2009 prior to placing T8 a year ago. Day is coming off a T2 at Merion, his best performance since another podium finish in the Masters.
Billy Horschel [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #73
In his last two events, Horschel has finished T10 at TPC Southwind and T4 at Merion. Earlier in the season he put together a streak of four consecutive finishes inside the top 10, highlighted by a victory at TPC Louisiana. Horschel ranks second in birdie average, sixth in All-Around Ranking and eighth in total driving.
Graham Delaet [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #166
DeLaet has now made six straight cuts and is coming off a season-high solo third last week at Cromwell. He played Congressional last year finishing T49. DeLaet is first on Tour in greens in regulation percentage, second in total driving as well as 16th in both birdie average and scoring average.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #23
Snedeker was dominating before he was derailed with a rib injury early in the season. A medication used to improve bone mass paid off early with a respectable T17 at Merion. Snedeker played Congressional to a T11 in the 2011 U.S. Open and scored a pair of top-10 finishes in three starts from 2007-09.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #11
In his last two starts Fowler placed T10 at Merion and T13 last week at Cromwell. His lone start at Congressional was a missed cut in the 2011 U.S. Open. Fowler now ranks 25th in All-Around Ranking.
Charley Hoffman [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #56
Hoffman finished T22 last year at Congressional and scored a T45 in the 2011 U.S. Open. Over his last 10 starts he’s recorded six top-20s with four top-10s, including last week at Cromwell. Hoffman is 11th in birdie average, 21st in scoring average and sixth in All-Around Ranking.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class C]
After a bumpy start to the season, Van Pelt has made eight straight cuts with four finishes of 21st or better. BVP scored a T14 in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional and was the runner-up in last year’s edition of the AT&T National.
Fredrik Jacobson [Yahoo Class C]
Back in 2008 Jacobson surged in the final two rounds at Congressional to finish as the solo runner-up. His most recent start at the site was a T14 in the 2011 U.S. Open. Jacobson missed a pair of cuts to begin the month of June, but recovered with a T30 at Cromwell. He’s still good for eighth in scoring average.
Ryan Palmer [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #66
Palmer scored a pair of top-fives and four top-15s during a run of seven consecutive made cuts until struggling at Merion. In the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, Palmer carded a T21 prior to last year’s T15 in this event. He’s seventh in birdie average, 10th in driving distance and 28th in All-Around Ranking.
Scott Stallings [Yahoo Class C]
Stallings is a first timer at Congressional and looking to quickly rebound from a T53 at Merion. He previously recorded three consecutive finishes inside the top five. Stallings is now 26th in both total driving and All-Around Ranking.
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