Golf Rankings for TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
Stricker plays a limited schedule, but has played the last two postseason events finishing solo second and T4 at Conway Farms. Over his last six appearances he’s finished 12th or better each time. Stricker hasn’t fared well in this event over the years, but is second right now in both scoring average and All-Around Ranking.
Sergio Garcia [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #17
Last year’s T15 at East Lake was Garcia’s first trip to the site since earning a pair of top-fives in 2007 and 2008. Sergio began the postseason with a T37, but has placed T4 and T18 the last two events. Garcia is eighth in both scoring average and All-Around Ranking.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #29
Haas recorded a victory in his lone East Lake appearance in 2011. He began the FedExCup Playoffs with a T25, but missed the cut the following week and is now coming off a T28 at Conway Farms. Haas is 18th in scoring average and 31st in All-Around Ranking.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #19
Simpson struggled at East Lake in his 2011 debut, but returned last year to record a T5. Over his last six starts he’s only finished outside of the top 25 once. Simpson is 16th in scoring average and 19th in All-Around Ranking.
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #14
Bradley owns six finishes inside the top 20 in eight starts since missing the cut at the U.S. Open. He finished T11 at East Lake in his 2011 debut, but near the bottom of the leaderboard last year. Bradley is currently 10th in scoring average, third in total driving and fourth in All-Around Ranking.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #18
Dufner has played East Lake three of the last four years with mixed performances. Prior to last week’s T54 at Conway Farms he recorded three top-10s in four starts highlighted by winning the PGA. Dufner is currently 17th in scoring average.
In his last four starts Spieth has recorded a pair of top-fives and hasn’t fallen outside of the top 20. He ranks 11th in scoring average, eighth in total driving and third in All-Around Ranking.
Gary Woodland [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #198
Woodland has added a T2 at The Barclays and last week’s T18 at Conway Farms since winning the Reno-Tahoe Open. He finished outside the top 40 in the other two starts, however. Woodland’s lone East Lake appearance was a T3 in 2011.
Graham Delaet [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #118
DeLaet opened the postseason with a share of second at The Barclays and a solo third at TPC Boston. Last week at Conway Farms he left with a respectable T28. He’ll be playing East Lake for the time and is currently first in total driving.
Johnson has played East Lake each of the last four seasons, finishing a career best T10 last year. Since recording a T8 at the PGA Championship he has fallen outside of the top 60 in two of his three starts. D.J. is third in driving distance and 28th in scoring average.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #23
Watney has been a disaster for much of the season, but just put up a sudden solo second performance last week at Conway Farms. This comes after starting the postseason with a T9 and a T35. Watney remains outside the top 70 in scoring average and top 55 in All-Around Ranking.
Over his last six appearances Castro has only finished outside of the top 25 once. He’s playing East Lake for the first time. After an awful first four months, Castro has quietly become a reliable sleeper pick.