Golf Rankings for AT&T National
Tiger Woods [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #2
Before Congressional was remodeled for the 2011 U.S. Open, Woods finished T19 at the 1997 Open and T6 at the inaugural AT&T National prior to winning the event in 2009. Woods serves as the host of the National, which had been held at Aronimink Golf Club the last two years. Tiger is coming off a T21 in the Open at Olympic Club following a win, No. 2 of the season, at the Memorial. Woods currently ranks second in total driving and ninth in All-Around Ranking.
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #27
In a dozen stroke play events this season, Furyk owns eight finishes inside the top 15 with two top-fives in his last three starts. He’s been equally impressive at Congressional with a pair of third-place finishes and another top-10 in the AT&T National from 2007-09 and a T5 in the 1997 U.S. Open. Furyk sits third in scoring average, fourth in driving accuracy percentage and 23rd in All-Around Ranking.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #22
While Mahan has not competed in the U.S. Open events at Congressional, he finished 12th or better in all three AT&T National tournaments held there --highlighted by a runner-up performance in 2009. Since missing the cut at THE PLAYERS, Mahan has made four straight with a pair of top-20s. Last week, he scored a T11 at the Travelers Championship thanks to a tournament-best 9-under 61 on Sunday.
After missing a month due to a back injury, Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in his return to action. He would miss the cut at the challenging U.S. Open course at the Olympic Club, but looks good to go at Congressional (he finished T23 in the 2011 Open). Johnson ranks 13th in scoring average and 14th in All-Around Ranking.
Adam Scott [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #7
After two rough tournaments to end the month of May, Scott bounced right back with a T15 at the Olympic Club. In seven stroke play Tour events, the Australian has collected five top-20s and ranks 11th in scoring average. Back in 2007, Scott missed the cut at Congressional, but earned a share of second in 2005 Booz Allen Classic, which was also held at the site.
Ryan Palmer [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #98
In Palmer’s last five starts, he’s registered three top-fives and four top-10s. Palmer has played Congressional several times with a T47 from 2005, missed cuts in 2007 and 2008 before a T21 in 2011. Palmer is on quite a roll right now, currently sitting ninth in strokes gained – putting, 11th in scoring average and 16th in birdie average.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #25
Van Pelt has played Congressional a total of five times, making every cut. Most recently he finished T14 at the 2011 U.S. Open, quickly rallying back after a poor opening round. BVP ranks third in strokes gained – putting, seventh in birdie average, eighth in total driving and fifth in All-Around Ranking.
Jason Day [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #35
After missing the cut at Congressional in 2008 and 2009, Day was sensational in the final two rounds of the 2011 U.S. Open where he finished solo second. Over his last five starts, Day has missed two cuts but also scored a pair of top-10s. Day carries some risk, but really enjoyed the facelift this track got a year ago.
Over the years Love has posted several impressive finishes at Congressional with a T16 in 1997, a runner-up performance in 05, T16 in 09 and T11 in 11. After a rough start to the season, DL3 has made three straight cuts -- highlighted by a T3 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The 48 year old now ranks 15th in scoring average.
K.J. Choi [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #70
After missing three cuts in a span of four starts, Choi has two top-15s and three straight finishes inside the top 20 in worldwide events. The native of South Korea won the inaugural AT&T National at Congressional, but saw his performance at the site decline rapidly in the next two years. Choi is currently playing well, so his past victory should not be forgotten.
In his most recent start, Davis matched a season high with a T4 at the Travelers Championship. That finish gives him seven top-25 finishes in his last 10 starts. Davis made the cut in all three AT&T National events held at Congressional with one top-30.
Leishman is coming off the first Tour win of his career at last week’s Travelers Championship, his second top-three finish in his last four starts. He’s made two starts at Congressional, a T25 in 2009 and a T51 in 2011. Leishman is far from consistent, so don’t overreact to his recent victory too much.