Golf Rankings for THE PLAYERS Championship
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #21
Furyk has played five tournaments over the last nine weeks, all resulting in top-20 finishes. He's also coming off a runner-up performance last week at Quail Hollow. Furyk has missed two of the last three cuts at TPC Sawgrass, placing T25 in 2012.
Jimmy Walker [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #19
Walker finished a career-best T15 last year at TPC Sawgrass, matching a Sunday-best round of 67. He's coming off his second missed cut of the season, though, ending a run of six straight top-25 finishes in stroke play events.
Lee Westwood [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #36
Westwood has played TPC Sawgrass three of the last four years, placing T4 back in 2010 and T8 last year, but just T61 in 2012. In between missed cuts at Bay Hill and last week at Quail Hollow, Westwood placed T17 at the Houston Open, solo seventh at Augusta and won the Malaysian Open.
Charl Schwartzel [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #17
Schwartzel has played TPC Sawgrass three of the last four years with just one top-30. He missed the cut in 2010 and finished T55 last year. Schwartzel recently missed the cut at Augusta but has placed inside the top 20 in three of his previous four starts.
Graham Delaet [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #30
DeLaet only managed a T70 in his 2012 debut at TPC Sawgrass but improved to a T26 last week. After missing the cut in his first trip to Augusta, DeLaet rebounded to place inside the top 30 at TPC Louisiana.
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #18
After a runner-up performance at Bay Hill, Bradley placed T43 at the Houston Open and missed the cut at the Masters. His last start came at TPC Louisiana where Bradley was very much in contention before finishing T8. TPC Sawgrass has been an issue, however, without a top-30 in three shots so far.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #35
After missing the cut in his first two trips to TPC Sawgrass, Fowler earned a share of second in 2012. However, he went back to missing the cut once again last year. Fowler showed flashes recently finishing sixth in the Houston Open and T5 in the Masters. However, he has since missed the cut at TPC Louisiana and a T38 last week at Quail Hollow.
Kevin Na [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #70
Na didn't play TPC Sawgrass last year but finished T7 in 2012. He also owned a share of the lead after the second and third rounds. Over his last five starts, Na has only missed one cut while placing inside the top 20 in the other four.
Martin Laird [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #104
Laird has missed three of his last four cuts but is coming off a T30 at Quail Hollow. More important, he's been a big factor the last two years at TPC Sawgrass. After a career-best T2 in 2012, Laird returned last year to score a T5 result.
Brendon de Jonge [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #74
In addition to coming off a season-high T6 at Quail Hollow, de Jonge has finished T15 each of the last two years at TPC Sawgrass. Last week's performance marked his first top-35 finish since January.
Kevin Streelman [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #47
Last week's T14 is Streelman's first top-30 since scoring a share of third in the 2014 opener. He's got a chance to extend that run this week at TPC Sawgrass where he earned a share of second last year, blew a top-15 in the final round of 2012 and placed T19 back in 2011.
Dustin Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13
A wrist issue caused Johnson to withdraw after the first round in last year's PLAYERS Championship. He played the event from 2008-11, finishing no better than 34th. DJ's recent play offers little inspiration either. He quit the Houston Open after shooting an 80 in the first round and missed the cut a week later at the Masters.