Golf Man's 2018 PGA Championship Player Rankings

Posted on 2018-08-07 12:26 by FriedEggPaulie

 

GOLF MAN      

 

How much time do you spend doing golf research during a Major week for DraftKings or betting? I know every time a major comes around, I always spend SOOOOO much time doing research to make sure I am prepared for one of the biggest weeks of the year. Well I’m here to help you out this week by providing my personal rankings for the PGA Championship complete with some stats and notes that will help you this week whether in DFS, betting or your office pools.

Before I go into the rankings, I feel like I should provide a little background on myself. I have been in the fantasy golf industry for several years (you can follow me on Twitter @golfmanpaulie) and have been honing my craft and methods each and every year. This past year, I took up the post as Director of Golf Betting here at Guru Elite. It’s my job to provide content and bets each week while teaching users how to become profitable golf bettors. Betting on golf is my full time job, so I spend hours and hours each week researching and watching every Tour imaginable. By doing that, I have a deep understanding of all of the professional golfers in a field each week.

Now let’s talk a bit about the rankings. We know that Majors are different than normal tour events because the fields are super strong and each player has been working all year to try and capture one of the 4 majors. With that being said, past experience/success in Majors is often a key predictor of success in future Majors. So for each player in the rankings below, I have shared the following data with you:

 

  • OWGR: Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday morning 8/6/18
  • Best 2018: Best worldwide finish in 2018
  • 2018 Majors: 2018 Major results (Masters, US Open, Open)
  • Best PGA: Best result in previous PGA Championships
  • PGA Cuts: Cut results in previous PGA Championships
  • Best Major: Best result in previous Majors
  • Major Cuts: Cut results in previous Majors
  • Notes: Any additional items or stats for players

 

Now you might be wondering….how did I come up with the rankings? This is not me making bold predictions out of thin air. This is me taking into consideration all of the statistics and knowledge I have about the players, their games and the course and providing what is the most likely outcome. The easiest way to think of the rankings is if we play this event 10,000 times what do I think the results will be.

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1 Dustin Johnson

  • OWGR: 1
  • Best 2018: 3 Wins (Sentry TOC, Memphis, Canadian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 10th, 3rd, MC
  • Best PGA: 5th (2010)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/8
  • Best Major: Win (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 30/37 including 15 top 10s
  • Notes: The long-hitting DJ comes into this event firing on all cylinders. He won the Canadian Open and followed that up with a 3rd place finish at Firestone. If DJ brings his A game this week, I’m not sure there are many players that can keep up.
     

2 Justin Thomas

  • OWGR: 2
  • Best 2018: Win (Honda)
  • 2018 Majors: 17th, 25th, MC
  • Best PGA: Win (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/3
  • Best Major: Win (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 10/13
  • Notes: Thomas comes into this week with supreme confidence after his win at Firestone. We have seen him get hot for multiple weeks in a row before. Earlier this year, he won Honda and then lost to Mickelson in a playoff the next week at WGC Mexico. He also won the TOC and Sony in back to back weeks to start 2017. So it’s entirely plausible that he continues the hot play this week.
     

3 Rory McIlroy

  • OWGR: 5
  • Best 2018: Win (Bay Hill)
  • 2018 Majors: 5th, MC, 2nd
  • Best PGA: 2 Wins (2012 and 2014 PGA)
  • PGA Cuts: 8/9
  • Best Major: 4 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 31/39 with 18 top 10s!!!
  • Notes: Rory seemed uber confident with his driver at Firestone. If he drives it that well at Bellerive, he will be in contention come Sunday. His game has been trending up as he has now sniffed victory in his last two big events.
     

4 Justin Rose

  • OWGR: 3
  • Best 2018: Win (Colonial)
  • 2018 Majors: 12th, 10th, 2nd
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2012)
  • PGA Cuts: 9/15
  • Best Major: Win (2013 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 41/58 with 32 top 25s!!!
  • Notes: Rose withdrew from the WGC Bridgestone before the event started due to a sore back. I’m not that worried about that for this week as he had a full week to rest it. Rose is playing some of the best golf of his life. This course will reward ballstrikers and Rose is one of the best in the world. Rose is also a fan of zoysia fairways having won the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
     

5 Brooks Koepka

  • OWGR: 4
  • Best 2018: Win (US Open)
  • 2018 Majors:  DNP, 1st, 39th
  • Best PGA: 4th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/5
  • Best Major: 2 Wins (2017 and 2018 US Opens)
  • Major Cuts: 17/19 with 7 top 10s
  • Notes: Koepka has specifically said that his game is made for majors. His mental mindset and underrated putting in combination with his length have led him to finishing 21st or better in 11 of the last 12 majors he played in. He comes into this event after finishing 5th at Firestone.
     

6 Jason Day

  • OWGR: 10
  • Best 2018: 2 Wins (Farmers and Wells Fargo)
  • 2018 Majors: 20th, MC, 17th
  • Best PGA: Win (2015 PGA)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/8
  • Best Major: Win (2015 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 27/32 with 14 top 10s!!!
  • Note: It’s nice to finally see Jason Day 100% healthy. He was in contention at Firestone until a back nine blowup led him to a 10th place finish. The PGA Championship has been the major that Jason has had the most success in. In the 6 cuts that Day has made in the PGA, he has finished in the top 15 in each event.
     

7 Tommy Fleetwood

  • OWGR: 11
  • Best 2018: Win (Abu Dhabi)
  • 2018 Majors: 17th, 2nd, 12th
  • Best PGA: 61st (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/3
  • Best Major: 2nd (2018 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 7/13
  • Notes: Fleetwood is one of only 2 players to finish in the top 20 in all 3 majors and the Players Championship this year (Webb Simpson is the other). Fleetwood’s game is built around his premier ball striking. That should suit him well this week at Bellerive which will be demanding from tee to green.
     

8 Jordan Spieth

  • OWGR: 8
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Masters and Houston)
  • 2018 Majors: 3rd, MC, 9th
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/5
  • Best Major: 3 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 19/23 with 8 top 5s!!!
  • Notes: Yes I realize the Jordan Spieth of 2018 is not the Jordan Spieth of 2015. He has been hitting the ball terrible the last few events and struggled putting for most of the year. So why is he ranked so high? Jordan lives and breathes for majors. He has finished in the top 5 in 35% of the majors he has played. I look for him to be especially focused this week as he tries to win the Grand Slam (win all 4 majors).
     

9 Rickie Fowler

  • OWGR: 9
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: 2nd, 20th, 28th
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/8
  • Best Major: 2nd (2014 US Open, 2014 Open, 2018 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 28/35 with 8 top 5s
  • Notes: Fowler is becoming this generation’s Phil Mickelson. He is beloved by the fans and runs into so many close calls in majors. I expect Fowler to win a major in the next few years. Once that happens, I think the floodgates will open similar to Mickelson and he will capture multiple majors. Fowler also currently sits 7th on the Ryder Cup points list so he needs a solid finish to solidify his qualifying spot.
     

10 Jon Rahm

  • OWGR: 7
  • Best 2018:  2 Wins (CareerBuilder, Open de Espana)
  • 2018 Majors: 4th, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 58th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 4 (2018 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 6/9
  • Notes: Rahm has all the talent in the world. The only question I have with him is his patience during majors. We have seen time and time again this negatively affect his game. If he can ever harness his emotions and remain patient, the sky is the limit.
     

11 Tony Finau

  • OWGR: 29
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Riviera)
  • 2018 Majors: 10th, 5th, 9th
  • Best PGA: 10th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 5th (2018 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 8/10
  • Notes: Finau has been performing very well in the most important events this year. He is the only player to finish in the top 10 in each of this year’s first 3 majors. He comes into this event finishing 10th at Firestone as well. Even though his only Tour win came in Puerto Rico a few years back, I think Finau has the upside to capture a major title….possibly even this week. Finau currently sits 13th in Ryder Cup points and could vault up the standings with another solid major finish.
     

12 Hideki Matsuyama

  • OWGR: 16
  • Best 2018: 4 (Sentry TOC)
  • 2018 Majors: 19th, 16th, MC
  • Best PGA: 4th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/5
  • Best Major: 2nd (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 20/24  
  • Notes: Hideki plays well in majors. In his 24 majors, he has 14 top 25s including 7 top 10s.
     

13 Patrick Reed

  • OWGR: 12
  • Best 2018: Win (Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: 1st, 4th, 28th
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/4
  • Best Major: Win (2018 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 14/19
  • Notes: Reed is a very intense player who enjoys the challenge of majors. He has 9 top 25s in 19 major starts. His right to left ball flight should suit him well at Bellerive.
     

14 Francesco Molinari

  • OWGR: 6
  • Best 2018: 3 Wins (The Open, BMW PGA, Quicken Loans)
  • 2018 Majors: 20th, 25th, 1st
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 9/9
  • Best Major: Win (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 26/36
  • Notes: Molinari has been on an epic hot streak over the last few months. I’m not quite sure how long he can keep that up. He looked mentally fatigued last week at Firestone and made a bunch of mistakes on simple shots en route to a 39th place finish. Prior to Firestone, his previous 6 starts resulted in: 1st, 2nd, 25th, 1st, 2nd, 1st.
     

15 Tiger Woods

  • OWGR: 51
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Valspar)
  • 2018 Majors: 32nd, MC, 6th
  • Best PGA: 4 Wins
  • PGA Cuts: 15/18
  • Best Major: 14 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 69/79
  • Notes: In his 79 major starts, Tiger has finished in the top 5 31 times!!! Now I know the 2018 version of Tiger is not the same as the 2000 version. If he can somehow keep his ball on the planet off the tee, I think he can possibly contend this week. Tiger sniffed a major victory at Carnoustie and now he is ready to get in that position again. Also Tiger currently sits 20th in Ryder Cup points and could use a high finish to have a chance to grab one of the automatic qualifying spots.
     

16 Henrik Stenson

  • OWGR: 17
  • Best 2018: 4th (Bay Hill)
  • 2018 Majors: 5th, 6th, 35th
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2013 and 2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 9/11
  • Best Major: Win (2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 38/50
  • Notes: Stenson has 9 top 5s and 26 top 25s in his 50 major starts. In the PGA he has finished in the top 25 in 8 of 11 starts. Stenson has had success on zoysia fairways finishing 2nd at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
     

17 Xander Schauffele

  • OWGR: 19
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Players and The Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 50th, 6th, 2nd
  • Best PGA: MC (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 2nd (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 5/6
  • Notes: Xander is another guy who plays well on the largest of stages. Just this year he has finished 2nd at the Players, 2nd at The Open and 6th at the US Open. He also finished 5th at the 2017 US Open. Not many players can say they have finished in the top 6 in 3 of their first 6 majors. Schauffele is an elite driver of the ball which should work well at Bellerive. He is going to fly under the radar a bit after his bad result at Firestone last week. Schauffele currently is 11th in Ryder Cup Points and needs a solid week to move into an automatic qualifying spot.
     

18 Thorbjorn Olesen

  • OWGR: 40
  • Best 2018: Win (Italian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, 12th
  • Best PGA: 27th (2012)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/5
  • Best Major: 6th (2013 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 10/16
  • Notes: Olesen is a very streaky player. When his game is firing on all cylinders he has shown the ability to go on a tear for a month or so. Olesen has been playing solid of late. In his last 7 starts he has gone: 1st, MC, 2nd, MC, 6th, 12th, 3rd (Firestone). Olesen is another player whose strength is his driver which should give him an advantage at Bellerive. If Olesen finishes in the top 5 this week, it will be hard for him to be left off of Team Europe in the Ryder Cup (assuming he doesn’t automatically qualify).
     

19 Ian Poulter

  • OWGR: 31
  • Best 2018: Win (Houston Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 44th, 25th, MC
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2012)
  • PGA Cuts: 12/15
  • Best Major: 2nd (2008 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 45/58  
  • Notes: Poulter has a lot better record in majors than people give him credit for. He has finished in the top 25 in 23 of his 58 starts. Poulter has made it clear that he desperately wants to qualify for the Ryder Cup this year. He played great for 54 holes last week at Firestone but faltered on Sunday to fall back to 10th place. If he can have a solid finish this week, it will significantly help his Ryder Cup chances.
     

20 Phil Mickelson

  • OWGR: 21
  • Best 2018: Win (WGC Mexico)
  • 2018 Majors: 36th, 48th, 24th
  • Best PGA: Win (2005)
  • PGA Cuts: 23/25
  • Best Major: 5 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 90/103
  • Notes: Mickelson is the most underappreciated player in golf. His record is majors is absolutely insane. In his 103 major starts, he has 38 top 10s!!!!! He could use another one of those top 10s this week as he currently sits 10th in Ryder Cup points. Mickelson has played very well on Zoysia grass in the past with many high finishes at TPC Southwind for the St. Jude Classic.
     

21 Matt Kuchar

  • OWGR: 28
  • Best 2018: 5th (WM Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 28th, MC, 9th
  • Best PGA: 7th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/9
  • Best Major: 2nd (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 34/50
  • Notes: In Kuchar’s 50 major starts he has 22 top 25 finishes. He is a model of consistency and has been playing better than this record shows. In his last 4 starts, he has finished 14th at Firestone, 9th at The Open and had 2 missed cuts. He missed the cut on the number firing -3 through 36 holes in both events (Scottish and Canadian Opens). If he was just one shot better in both events, he very likely does the typical backdoor top 20 that Kuchar is known for and we all say what good form he is in. Kuchar also has had some success on Zoysia grass finishing 3rd at the Olympics in Rio.
     

22 Paul Casey

  • OWGR: 15
  • Best 2018: Win (Valspar)
  • 2018 Majors: 15th, 16th, 51st
  • Best PGA: 10th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 10/15
  • Best Major: 3rd (2010 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 39/58
     

23 Marc Leishman

  • OWGR: 18
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Byron Nelson)
  • 2018 Majors: 9th, 45th, 60th
  • Best PGA: 12th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/7
  • Best Major: 2nd (2015 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 19/28
     

24 Webb Simpson

  • OWGR: 20
  • Best 2018: Win (Players)
  • 2018 Majors: 20th, 10th, 12th
  • Best PGA: 13th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/7
  • Best Major: Win (2012 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 21/29
  • Notes: Simpson is one of only 2 players to finish in the top 20 in all 3 majors and the Players this year (Fleetwood is the other). Webb currently sits 8th in Ryder Cup points so another top 20 finish would help to solidify his position on the team.
     

25 Bryson Dechambeau

  • OWGR: 22
  • Best 2018: Win (Memorial)
  • 2018 Majors: 38th, 25th, 51st
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 15th (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/9
  • Notes: Bryson needs a good week as he sits 9th in Ryder Cup points. Bryson’s 30th place finish last week will be overlooked by many. He shot 75 the first day and rallied back shooting -6 over the final 54 holes. I’m not gonna let one round where he was dead last in the field affect the valuation of him.
     

26 Bubba Watson

  • OWGR: 14
  • Best 2018: 3 Wins (Riviera, WGC Match Play, Travelers)
  • 2018 Majors: 5th, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2010)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/11
  • Best Major: 2 Wins (2012 and 2014 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 26/43
  • Notes: Bubba is a very volatile player when it comes to majors. He either is in contention or seems to get frustrated and miss the cut. Bellerive’s multiple dogleg lefts should suit his large fade off of the tee. If he can keep his mental game in check, he could contend.
     

27 Louis Oosthuizen

  • OWGR: 34
  • Best 2018: 5th (Colonial)
  • 2018 Majors: 12th, 16th, 28th
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/9
  • Best Major: Win (2010 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 24/40  
  • Notes: Oosthuizen has quietly amassed 17 top 25s in his 40 major starts.
     

28 Patrick Cantlay

  • OWGR: 24
  • Best 2018: 4th (Memorial)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 45th, 12th
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 12th (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/7
  • Notes: Cantlay quietly finished 6th last week at Firestone.
     

29 Sergio Garcia

  • OWGR: 23
  • Best 2018: Win (Singapore Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2008)
  • PGA Cuts: 10/19
  • Best Major: Win (2017 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 57/80
  • Notes: Sergio has missed the cut in each of the last 4 majors. His current form has to be a bit worrisome for Team Europe for the Ryder Cup.
     

30 Alex Noren

  • OWGR: 13
  • Best 2018: Win (Open de France)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 25th, 17th
  • Best PGA: 34th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/5
  • Best Major: 6th (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 11/21
  • Notes: For a top 15 player in the world, it is surprising how much Noren has struggled in majors.
     

31 Joaquin Niemann

  • OWGR: 163
  • Best 2018: 5th (Greenbrier)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/2
  • Notes: Niemann is one of the brightest young stars in the game. He already has 4 top 8 finishes this year on the PGA Tour.
     

32 Charley Hoffman

  • OWGR: 35
  • Best 2018: 12th (Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: 12th, 20th, 17th
  • Best PGA: 40th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/9
  • Best Major: 8th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 18/29
  • Notes: I’d like to think Hoffman’s past performance in the PGA Championship is a bit of an outlier. I wouldn’t expect someone of his pedigree to struggle so much. This year Hoffman has finished in the top 20 in each of the first 3 majors. Prior to Firestone last week, Hoffman recorded 5 straight top 30 finishes.
     

33 Jimmy Walker

  • OWGR: 70
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Players)
  • 2018 Majors: 20th, 56th, MC
  • Best PGA: Win (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/7
  • Best Major: Win (2016 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 15/25
  • Notes: Walker has only made the weekend in 13 of 18 events this year. However, when he makes the cut he makes it count as he has 4 top 8 finishes. Walker will be very familiar with the zoysia fairways this week. His home club in Texas, Cordillera Ranch, has zoysia as well.
     

34 Tyrell Hatton

  • OWGR: 25
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Dubai Desert Classic)
  • 2018 Majors: 44th, 6th, 51st
  • Best PGA: 10th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 5th (2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/14
     

35 Kyle Stanley

  • OWGR: 26
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Memorial and WGC Bridgestone)
  • 2018 Majors: 52nd, MC, 39th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/3
  • Best Major: 39th (2012 and 2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/15
  • Notes: Stanley comes into this event on the heels of a runner up finish last week at Firestone. One thing that prevents me from ranking Stanley higher is his shaky short putting under pressure on fast greens. Stanley is currently 14th in the Ryder Cup standings and needs an amazing week to jump up in the standings.
     

36 Haotong Li

  • OWGR: 45
  • Best 2018: Win (Dubai Desert Classic)
  • 2018 Majors: 32nd, 16th, 39th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 3rd (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 5/6
  • Notes: Li thrives for the big moment and isn’t afraid of going up against the world’s best. He took down Rory at the Dubai Desert Classic this year. He comes into this week in good form finishing in the top 40 in 6 of his last 7 events. Li played well through 36 holes last week (-7) but faltered over the weekend to finish 39th.
     

37 Daniel Berger

  • OWGR: 43
  • Best 2018: 6th (US Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 32nd, 6th, MC
  • Best PGA: 73rd (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/3
  • Best Major: 6th (2018 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 8/13
  • Notes: Berger has had success on TPC Southwind which has zoysia fairways as well.
     

38 Kevin Chappell

  • OWGR: 53
  • Best 2018: 6th (Open and Career Builder)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 65th, 6th
  • Best PGA: 13th (2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/5
  • Best Major: 3rd (2011 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 13/18
     

39 Russell Henley

  • OWGR: 54
  • Best 2018: 8th (Houston)
  • 2018 Majors: 15th, 25th, MC
  • Best PGA: 12th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/5
  • Best Major: 11th (2017 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 15/23
     

40 Zach Johnson

  • OWGR: 50
  • Best 2018: 5th (Valero)
  • 2018 Majors: 36th, 12th, 17th
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2010)
  • PGA Cuts: 10/14
  • Best Major: 2 Wins (2007 Masters and 2015 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 40/58
  • Notes: Johnson comes into this event having recorded 5 straight top 20 finishes.
     

41 Charl Schwartzel

  • OWGR: 52
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Players)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 12th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 9/12
  • Best Major: Win (2011 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 31/47
  • Notes: Schwartzel showed some glimpses of a game by starting out red hot during round 4 at Firestone last week.
     

42 Thomas Pieters

  • OWGR: 71
  • Best 2018: 5th (Abu Dhabi)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, 28th
  • Best PGA: 86th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 4th (2017 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 5/8
  • Notes: Pieters needs to probably win this week if he wants to be on the Ryder Cup team this year. His game is trending in the right direction as he has recorded 6 straight top 40 finishes. He might feel at home playing in the Midwest this week as he played collegiately at the University of Illinois which is less than 3 hours away.
     

43 Brandt Snedeker

  • OWGR: 86
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Greenbrier)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 48th, MC
  • Best PGA: 12th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/10
  • Best Major: 3rd (2008 Masters and 2012 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 28/41  
  • Notes: He has 9 top 10s in 41 major starts.
     

44 Russell Knox

  • OWGR: 55
  • Best 2018: Win (Irish Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 12th, MC
  • Best PGA: 22nd (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/4
  • Best Major: 12th (2018 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 5/14
     

45 Branden Grace

  • OWGR: 36
  • Best 2018: 2nd (South African Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 24th, 25th, MC
  • Best PGA: 3rd (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/6
  • Best Major: 3rd (2015 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 18/26
     

46 Rafa Cabrera Bello

  • OWGR: 30
  • Best 2018: 3rd (WGC Mexico)
  • 2018 Majors: 38th, 36th, 74th
  • Best PGA: 29th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/6
  • Best Major: 4th (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 15/21
     

47 Kevin Kisner

  • OWGR: 27
  • Best 2018: 2nd (WGC Match Play and The Open)
  • 2018 Majors: 28th, MC, 2nd
  • Best PGA: 7th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 2nd (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 11/15
     

48 Keegan Bradley

  • OWGR: 65
  • Best 2018: 4th (Canadian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, 79th
  • Best PGA: Win (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/7
  • Best Major: Win (2011 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 19/25
  • Notes: People don’t give Keegan enough credit for winning a major and making the cut in 76% of his major starts. His tee to green game should yield another made cut this week.
     

49 Beau Hossler

  • OWGR: 69
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Houston and Travelers)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 75th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 29th (2012 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/4
     

50 Luke List

  • OWGR: 47
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Honda)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, 39th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 33rd (2005 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 2/7
     

51 Kevin Na

  • OWGR: 41
  • Best 2018: Win (Greenbrier)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 51st
  • Best PGA: 10th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/9
  • Best Major: 7th (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 19/31
     

52 Byeong Hun An

  • OWGR: 42
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Canadian Open and Memorial)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 67th, 51st
  • Best PGA: 28th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/3
  • Best Major: 23rd (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 7/17
     

53 Justin Harding

  • OWGR: 101
  • Best 2018: 4 Wins (2 on Sunshine Tour and 2 in Asia)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC (2013 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: Most golf fans will think that Justin Harding is one of the 20 PGA professionals who qualified for this event. Only the most devoted golf fans out there know who he is. He has been on an absolute tear of late. His last 9 results are: 5th, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 6th, 1st, 18th, 1st and 25th. He is one of the best longshot/dark horse picks of the week. He will be very comfortable in the first 2 rounds this week as he is paired with Andrew Landry who was his teammate at Lamar University in 2005.
     

54 Emiliano Grillo

  • OWGR: 64
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Houston and Colonial)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 13th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 12th (2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/11
     

55 Billy Horschel

  • OWGR: 95
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Barbasol)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, DNP
  • Best PGA: 25th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/5
  • Best Major: 4th (2013 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 11/20
     

56 Si Woo Kim

  • OWGR: 48
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Heritage)
  • 2018 Majors: 24th, MC, 67th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/2
  • Best Major: 13th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/8
     

57 Ross Fisher

  • OWGR: 46
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Abu Dhabi)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 48th, 39th
  • Best PGA: 19th (2009)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/8
  • Best Major: 5th (2009 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 16/30
     

58 Jason Dufner

  • OWGR: 56
  • Best 2018: 5th (Players)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 25th, 51st
  • Best PGA: Win (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/9
  • Best Major: Win (2013 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 27/38
     

59 JB Holmes

  • OWGR: 85
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Travelers)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, DNP
  • Best PGA: 24th (2010 and 2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/9
  • Best Major: 3rd (2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 18/30
     

60 Chesson Hadley

  • OWGR: 66th
  • Best 2018: 5th (WM Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 61st (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 61st (2015 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 1/5
     

61 Ryan Fox

  • OWGR: 82
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Irish Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 41st, 39th
  • Best PGA: 54th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 39th (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 4/5
  • Notes: His game is trending in the right direction making his last 10 cuts. During that time, he has 4 top 12 finishes.
     

62 Matthew Fitzpatrick

  • OWGR: 39
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Abu Dhabi)
  • 2018 Majors: 38th, 12th, MC
  • Best PGA: 49th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 7th (2016 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 10/14
     

63 Adam Scott

  • OWGR: 76
  • Best 2018: 9th (Byron Nelson)
  • 2018 Majors: 32nd, MC, 17th
  • Best PGA: 5th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 13/17 with 10 top 25s
  • Best Major: Win (2013 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 52/70  
  • Notes: Scott has recorded an insane 33 top 25 finishes in 70 major starts.
     

64 Aaron Wise

  • OWGR: 67
  • Best 2018: Win (Byron Nelson)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/2
  • Notes: Wise finished 6th at Firestone last week.
     

65 Kiradech Aphibarnrat

  • OWGR: 32
  • Best 2018: 2 Wins (Super 6 Perth and Brunei Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: 44th, 15th, 75th
  • Best PGA: 25th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/4
  • Best Major: 15th (2016 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 7/13
     

66 Brian Harman

  • OWGR: 33
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Sentry TOC)
  • 2018 Majors: 44th, 36th, MC
  • Best PGA: 13th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 2nd (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/13
     

67 Anirban Lahiri

  • OWGR: 93
  • Best 2018: 9th (Travelers)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: 5th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/4
  • Best Major: 5th (2015 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 7/14
  • Notes: Quietly finished 6th last week at Firestone
     

68 Gary Woodland

  • OWGR: 44
  • Best 2018: Win (WM Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 36th, 67th
  • Best PGA: 12th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/6
  • Best Major: 12th (2011 PGA and 2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 19/27
  • Notes: Surprisingly Woodland only has 5 top 25 finishes in 27 major starts.
     

69 Ryan Moore

  • OWGR: 73
  • Best 2018: 5th (Bay Hill)
  • 2018 Majors: 28th, DNP, 12th
  • Best PGA: 9th (2006)
  • PGA Cuts: 8/11
  • Best Major: 9th (2006 PGA and 2017 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 27/40
     

70 Jamie Lovemark

  • OWGR: 107
  • Best 2018: 7th (Honda)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 18th (2015 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 4/6
     

71 Stewart Cink

  • OWGR: 99
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Travelers)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 24th
  • Best PGA: 3rd (199)
  • PGA Cuts: 10/17
  • Best Major: Win (2009 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 50/74
     

72 Austin Cook

  • OWGR: 98
  • Best 2018: 5th (Greenbrier)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, 28th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 28th (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/2
     

73 Cameron Smith

  • OWGR: 49
  • Best 2018: 5th (Masters and WGC Match Play)
  • 2018 Majors: 5th, MC, 78th
  • Best PGA: 25th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 4th (2015 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/9
  • Notes: Smith has been in a rut over the past few months. His last 7 results are: MC, MC, MC, MC, 42, 78 and 23rd (limited field at WGC Bridgestone).
     

74 Julian Suri

  • OWGR: 61
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Open de France)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 28th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 28th (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/2
     

75 Andy Sullivan

  • OWGR: 108
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Sicilian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: 49th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/3
  • Best Major: 12th (2016 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 6/11
  • Notes: Prior to missing his last 2 cuts, Sullivan had 12 consecutive top 30 finishes on the European Tour including 5 top 10s.
     

76 Pat Perez

  • OWGR: 38
  • Best 2018: 4th (Sentry TOC)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 36th, 17th
  • Best PGA: 6th (2005)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/10
  • Best Major: 6th (2005 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 15/25
  • Notes: Hasn’t recorded a top 15 finish since finishing 4th at the Sentry TOC (16 events).
     

77 Andrew Landry

  • OWGR: 79
  • Best 2018: Win (Valero)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 15th (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/2
  • Notes: Landry has a comfortable pairing in the first two rounds playing with Justin Harding who he played with at Lamar University in 2005.
     

78 Martin Kaymer

  • OWGR: 130
  • Best 2018: 2nd (BMW International)
  • 2018 Majors: 48th, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: Win (2010)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/9
  • Best Major: 2 Wins (2010 PGA and 2014 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 28/42
  • Notes: He has missed in the cut in 6 of his last 8 worldwide events.
     

79 Adam Hadwin

  • OWGR: 58
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Career Builder)
  • 2018 Majors: 24th, MC, 35th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 24th (2018 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 5/9
  • Notes: Hadwin sat out last week’s WGC Bridgestone to rest a sore hip. He should be good to go this week.
     

80 Alexander Bjork

  • OWGR: 74
  • Best 2018: Win (China Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/2
  • Notes: Bjork has finished inside the top 20 in 8 of 17 starts this year (primarily on the European Tour).
     

81 Matthew Wallace

  • OWGR: 75
  • Best 2018: 2 Wins (Indian Open and BMW International Open )
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/3
     

82 Andrew Putnam

  • OWGR: 90
  • Best 2018: Win (Barracuda)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: Putnam gained entry into this field after winning the Barracuda Championship on Sunday. He also finished 2nd to DJ in Memphis earlier this year.
     

83 Ryan Armour

  • OWGR: 111
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Quicken Loans)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: He has 4 top 25s in his last 7 starts. He is known for his elite iron game which could come in handy this week.
     

84 Charles Howell III

  • OWGR: 68
  • Best 2018: 6th (Farmers)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 25th, MC
  • Best PGA: 10th (2003)
  • PGA Cuts: 11/16
  • Best Major: 10th (2003 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 27/44
  • Notes: Howell does not offer much upside as he has never finished better than 10th in 44 major appearances.
     

85 Scott Piercy

  • OWGR: 212
  • Best 2018: 6th (Career Builder)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 45th, DNP
  • Best PGA: 5th (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/6
  • Best Major: 2nd (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 9/18
     

86 JJ Spaun

  • OWGR: 135
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Byron Nelson and Barracuda)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: N/A
  • Major Cuts: N/A
  • Notes: He finished 3rd last week at the Barracuda so he is coming into this event in good form.
     

87 Nick Watney

  • OWGR: 115
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Wells Fargo)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 12th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/8
  • Best Major: 7th (2010 Masters and 2010 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 18/30
  • Notes: Watney has finished inside the top 25 in 9 of his 30 major appearances.
     

88 Shane Lowry

  • OWGR: 88
  • Best 2018: 12th (Canadian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 46th (2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/6
  • Best Major: 2nd (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 10/22
  • Notes: He is playing his best golf of the year right now finishing in the top 30 in 5 of his last 7 starts.
     

89 Sungjae Im

  • OWGR: 105
  • Best 2018: Win (Bahamas Great Exuma Classic)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: He has a win and 3 runner up finishes on the Web.com Tour this year.
     

90 Shugo Imahira

  • OWGR: 109
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Kansai Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/2
  • Notes: In his last 8 starts on the Japan Tour, he has 5 top 6 finishes.
     

91 Adrian Otaegui

  • OWGR: 83
  • Best 2018: Win (Belgian Knockout)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: N/A
  • Major Cuts: N/A
  • Notes: In his last 13 starts on the European Tour, he has 6 top 12 finishes.
     

92 Chris Wood

  • OWGR: 91
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Oman Open, Open de France)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 28th
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/7
  • Best Major: 3rd (2009 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 11/20
     

93 Ollie Schniederjans

  • OWGR: 104
  • Best 2018: 3rd (WM Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 12 (2015 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 2/3
  • Notes: Ollie showed some signs of life this past weekend finishing 5th at the Barracuda Championship. His tee to green game looks solid but his putter looks awfully shaky. He has been putting almost one-handed (not kidding….google it to see for yourself).
     

94 Peter Uihlein

  • OWGR: 59
  • Best 2018: 5th (Memorial)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 48th, MC
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/2
  • Best Major: 44th (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/10
     

95 Jorge Campillo

  • OWGR: 77
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Maybank Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: Finished 3rd in the Irish Open a few weeks ago
     

96 Paul Dunne

  • OWGR: 81
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Open de Espana)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 67th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 30th (2015 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 2/5
     

97 Dylan Frittelli

  • OWGR: 62
  • Best 2018: 5th (Maybank Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 63 (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 63 (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 1/5
     

98 Danny Willett

  • OWGR: 274
  • Best 2018: 6th (Irish Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, 24th
  • Best PGA: 30 (2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 4/6
  • Best Major: Win (2016 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 13/22
  • Notes: He has been playing his best golf over the past few years of late. His last 3 starts have been 6th, 19th and 24th which is a vast improvement considering he missed 10 of his first 12 cuts this year.
     

99 Jhonattan Vegas

  • OWGR: 84
  • Best 2018: 7th (Sentry TOC)
  • 2018 Majors: 38th, 41st, MC
  • Best PGA: 22nd (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 22nd (2016 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 4/10
     

100 Jordan Smith

  • OWGR: 141
  • Best 2018: 3rd (China Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: 9th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 9th (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 1/2
  • Notes: In his 17 starts on the European Tour this year, he has only recorded 2 top 20 finishes.
     

101 Brendan Steele

  • OWGR: 60
  • Best 2018: 3rd (WM Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, 63rd, 47th
  • Best PGA: 12th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/5
  • Best Major: 12th (2015 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 8/16
     

102 Chez Reavie

  • OWGR: 63
  • Best 2018: 2nd (WM Open, Pebble Beach)
  • 2018 Majors: 53rd, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 22nd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 3/3
  • Best Major: 16th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 7/15
  • Notes: Reavie has been playing terrible of late missing his last 5 cuts.
     

103 Patton Kizzire

  • OWGR: 80
  • Best 2018: Win (Sony Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: 49th (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 49th (2016 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 2/5  
  • Notes: Kizzire has been inconsistent. He has failed to record a top 25 finish in his last 13 starts this year.
     

104 Chris Stroud

  • OWGR: 207
  • Best 2018: 7th (Barracuda)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 9th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/4
  • Best Major: 9th (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 3/9
     

105 Alexander Levy

  • OWGR: 72
  • Best 2018: Win (Trophee Hassan II)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, MC, MC
  • Best PGA: 30th (2014)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/3
  • Best Major: 27th (2015 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 2/9
     

106 Eddie Pepperell

  • OWGR: 57
  • Best 2018: Win (Qatar Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 6th
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 6th (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/5
  • Notes: Pepperell has played in 14 events on the European Tour this year. He has finished outside the top 40 in 10 of them. He finished 6th at The Open and 2nd at the Scottish Open in his last two starts. I’m not buying into that solid recent play. Both of those finishes occurred on links courses and Pepperell is known as a links specialist. Until we see him perform well consistently on more traditional tracks, we will have him down this far in the rankings.
     

107 Chris Kirk

  • OWGR: 140
  • Best 2018: 6th (Memphis St. Jude)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 34th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/5
  • Best Major: 19th (2014 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 8/15
     

108 Jason Kokrak

  • OWGR: 122
  • Best 2018: 3rd (Greenbrier)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/4
  • Best Major: 33rd (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 4/8
     

109 Brandon Stone

  • OWGR: 110
  • Best 2018: Win (Scottish Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 61st
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/2
  • Best Major: 35th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/6
  • Notes: In 19 starts this year, Stone only has 3 top 50 finishes!
     

110 Mikko Korhonen

  • OWGR: 102
  • Best 2018: Win (Shot Clock Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: N/A
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: N/A
  • Major Cuts: N/A
  • Notes: Korhonen’s game is either hot or cold. In 15 starts in 2018 he has 3 top 3 finishes. However, his next finish beyond that is 15th and he has missed 7 cuts.
     

111 Shubhankar Sharma

  • OWGR: 89
  • Best 2018: Win (Maybank Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, 51st
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 51st (2018 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/3
  • Notes: Sharma burst onto the scene early in 2018 but has since been in a slump as he has failed to record a top 20 in his last 7 starts.
     

112 Brian Gay

  • OWGR:120
  • Best 2018: 6th (Barbasol)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 20th, DNP
  • Best PGA: 20th (2008)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/8
  • Best Major: 20th (2008 PGA and 2018 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 8/23
     

113 Bill Haas

  • OWGR: 118
  • Best 2018: 7th (Heritage)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 36th, DNP
  • Best PGA: 12th (2011)
  • PGA Cuts: 7/8
  • Best Major: 5th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 25/34
  • Notes: Haas only has 1 top 35 finish in his last 13 starts.
     

114 James Hahn

  • OWGR: 97
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Sony Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 13th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 13th (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 6/10
     

115 Satoshi Kodaira

  • OWGR: 37
  • Best 2018: Win (Heritage)
  • 2018 Majors: 28th, MC, 35th
  • Best PGA: 48th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/1
  • Best Major: 28th (2018 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 4/7
  • Notes: Since his breakthrough victory, Kodaira has struggled mightily. In the 10 events since he won, his results are: 32nd, MC, MC, 20th, MC, MC, MC, MC, 35th and 63rd (near last at no-cut WGC Bridgestone).
     

116 Ryuko Tokimatsu

  • OWGR: 106
  • Best 2018: Win (Kansai Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/1
  • Notes: Tokimatsu plays primarily in Asia but did play last week at the WGC Bridgestone. He surprised me by finishing 39th. He has played 14 events in 2018 and has 5 top 20 finishes.
     

117 Whee Kim

  • OWGR:  100
  • Best 2018: Win (Descente Korea Match Play)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 50th (2017 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/1
  • Notes: Kim finished 2nd at the RBC Canadian Open a few weeks ago.
     

118 Vijay Singh

  • OWGR: 742
  • Best 2018: 49th (Masters)
  • 2018 Majors: 49th, DNP, DNP
  • Best PGA: Win (1998 and 2004)
  • PGA Cuts: 18/26
  • Best Major: 3 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 72/94
  • Notes: He has won twice on the Champions Tour this year including the Seniors Players Championship.
     

119 Mike Lorenzo-Vera

  • OWGR: 116
  • Best 2018: 2nd (Sicilian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 62nd (2017 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/1
     

120 Ted Potter Jr.

  • OWGR: 94
  • Best 2018: Win (Pebble Beach)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, MC, DNP
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/1
  • Best Major: 60th (2012 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 1/7
     

121 Troy Merritt

  • OWGR: 174
  • Best 2018: Win (Barbasol)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 54th (2015)
  • PGA Cuts: 1/2
  • Best Major: 42nd (2016 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 2/4
     

122 Michael Kim

  • OWGR: 202
  • Best 2018: Win (John Deere)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, 35th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 17th (2013 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 2/2
  • Notes: Kim has played 19 events this year. His best finish besides the win at the John Deere is 18th. He has missed the cut in 11 of those 19 events.
     

123 Yuta Ikeda

  • OWGR: 96
  • Best 2018: 7th (Fukushima Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, 51st
  • Best PGA: 33rd (2016)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 29th (2010 Masters)
  • Major Cuts: 7/18
  • Notes: Ikeda plays primarily in Asia but does play a few European and PGA Tour events each year. He finished 46th at WGC Mexico earlier this year.
     

124 Yusaku Miyazato

  • OWGR: 78
  • Best 2018: 5th (Myanmar Open)
  • 2018 Majors: MC, DNP, 47th
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: 23rd (2016 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 3/7
  • Notes: Miyazato played well early in the year but has since faded.In his last 8 events, he only has one top 40 finish.
     

125 Seungsu Han

  • OWGR: 103
  • Best 2018: 4th (Oman Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: N/A
  • Major Cuts: N/A
  • Notes: Han plays primarily on the European Tour but did play 2 events on the PGA Tour this year. He finished 5th at Punta Cana and 52nd at Houston.
     

126 Scott Brown

  • OWGR: 186
  • Best 2018: 12th (John Deere)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 13th (2017)
  • PGA Cuts: 2/3
  • Best Major: 13th (2017 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 2/4
  • Notes: He has really struggled, only having one top 20 finish in 21 starts in 2018.
     

127 Jim Furyk

  • OWGR: 314
  • Best 2018: 7th (Valspar)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, 48th, DNP
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2013)
  • PGA Cuts: 19/23
  • Best Major: Win (2003 US Open)
  • Major Cuts: 70/88
  • Notes: Furyk’s game has been declining the past few years. He is nowhere near the player he used to be.
     

128 Davis Love III

  • OWGR: 968
  • Best 2018: 44th (Barbasol)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: Win (1997)
  • PGA Cuts: 16/30
  • Best Major: Win (1997 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 62/99
  • Notes: Love finished 10th at the US Senior Open
     

129 Padraig Harrington

  • OWGR: 329
  • Best 2018: 36th (Italian Open)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: Win (2008)
  • PGA Cuts: 10/18
  • Best Major: 3 Wins
  • Major Cuts: 45/71
     

130 Brice Garnett

  • OWGR: 158
  • Best 2018: Win (Punta Cana)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: N/A
  • PGA Cuts: N/A
  • Best Major: MC
  • Major Cuts: 0/2
  • Notes: Garnett has played 19 events in 2018. He has one top 30 finish and that was a win in Punta Cana!!!
     

131 Y.E. Yang

  • OWGR: 317
  • Best 2018: Win (The Crowns)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: Win (2009)
  • PGA Cuts: 5/11
  • Best Major: Win (2009 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 13/31
  • Notes: Yang has 4 top 15s in his last 8 starts in Asia.
     

132 Paul Broadhurst

  • OWGR: Outside top 1000
  • Best 2018: Win (Senior PGA Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP, DNP, MC
  • Best PGA: MC
  • PGA Cuts: 0/2
  • Best Major: 12th (1990 and 2007 Open)
  • Major Cuts: 11/19
     

133 Thomas Bjorn

  • OWGR: 792
  • Best 2018: 30th (Abu Dhabi)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: 2nd (2005)
  • PGA Cuts: 8/16
  • Best Major: 2nd (1996 Open, 2003 Open and 2005 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 33/58
  • Notes: Bjorn has played 13 events on the European Tour this year and has made 6 cuts.
     

134 John Daly

  • OWGR: Outside top 1000
  • Best 2018: 65th (Punta Cana)
  • 2018 Majors: xxth, xxth, xxth
  • Best PGA: xx (xx)
  • PGA Cuts: x/x
  • Best Major: x (xx xx)
  • Major Cuts: x/x
  • Notes: Daly has been dealing with some health issues so his results have not been great this year. He finished 20th this past week at the Champions Tour 3M Championship. Daly will struggle this week playing in the warm weather and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a WD during one of the rounds.
     

135 Shaun Micheel

  • OWGR: Outside top 1000
  • Best 2018: 29th (Club Colombia Championship)
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: Win (2003)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/14
  • Best Major: Win (2003 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 12/30
  • Notes: Micheel has played a lot on the Web.com Tour this year and has failed to record a top 25 finish. He has played 2 PGA Tour events and finished MC and 70th. He has missed his last 6 cuts at the PGA Championship.
     

136 Omar Uresti (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 3
  • Notes: Uresti was a touring pro before becoming a club professional. He played in over 350 PGA Tour events in his career. He won 2 times on what is now the Web.com Tour. He won the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship. That allowed him to play in 8 PGA Tour events this year. He made the cut at Punta Cana (73rd) and this past week at Barracuda (66th).
     

137 Craig Bowden (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
  • Notes: Bowden is a former touring pro who spent 6 full seasons on the PGA Tour and played on what is now the Web.com Tour during years in which he wasn’t on the PGA Tour. He has won 3 times on the Web.com Tour and has qualified for 5 US Opens.
     

138 Rich Beem

  • OWGR: Outside top 1000
  • Best 2018: Has not played any events in 2018
  • 2018 Majors: DNP
  • Best PGA: Win (2002)
  • PGA Cuts: 6/16
  • Best Major: Win (2002 PGA)
  • Major Cuts: 13/34
     

139 Matt Dobyns (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 4
  • Notes: Dobyns is a veteran of the club pro circuit. He won the national championship in 2012 and 2015. He also qualified for the 2014 US Open.
     

140 Bob Sowards (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 9
  • Notes: Sowards has the most appearances of any PGA club pro in the field by a large amount. He was a PGA Tour member in 2008 and played 22 events. He finished 2nd at the 2018 national championship.
     

141 Danny Balin (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 4
  • Notes: Balin played on the Latin American Tour from 2013-2016. His best year was 2015 where he finished 11th on the money list mostly due to his sole victory. He hasn’t played in a PGA Championship since his 4 year stretch from 2010 to 2013.
     

142 Rich Berberian (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 2
  • Notes: Berberian won the 2016 national championship. He made 2/4 cuts on the PGA Tour in 2017.
     

143 Michael Block (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 2
  • Notes: Won the national championship in 2014. He also has qualified for 2 US Opens. He grew up just a few miles from Bellerive and played college golf at nearby University of Missouri-St. Louis.
     

144 Sean McCarty (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances:0
  • Notes: McCarty made the cut at the 2018 John Deere after Monday qualifying. He finished 2nd in the 2018 national championship. His prodigious length will be an advantage this week.
     

145 Brian Smock (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 1
  • Notes: He used to play on what is now the Web.com Tour (last in 2012) where he has 4 career runner up finishes. This is his second consecutive year qualifying.
     

146 Matt Borchert (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
  • Notes: Borchert had his PGA Tour card in 2009 and Web.com card in 2010 but failed to produce solid results.
     

147 Ryan Vermeer (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 1
  • Notes: Won the 2018 national championship
     

148 Shawn Warren (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
  • Notes: He came in early to get some extra practice on the course. The course suits his strength which is long accurate driving.
     

149 Johan Kok (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 3
  • Notes: He received a sponsor’s exemption into the  Memphis St. Jude this year but shot +17 for 2 rounds.
     

150 David Muttitt (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 3
     

151 Marty Jertson (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 2 (last time was 2012)
  • Notes: Director of product development for Ping
     

152 Jaysen Hansen (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 1
  • Notes: This is his second consecutive year qualifying.
     

153 Jason Schmuhl (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 1
  • Notes: Schmuhl has played in a dozen or so PGA Tour events but no cuts made.
     

154 Craig Hocknull (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
     

155 Ben Kern (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
     

156 Zach J Johnson (PGA Professional)

  • Previous Appearances: 0
  • Notes: Not to be confused with the 2-time major winner Zach Johnson