Golf Rankings for The Greenbrier Classic
Tiger Woods [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #2
While he’s never competed in The Greenbrier Classic, Woods will partake in the event for its third annual edition. Tiger is coming off his third win of the season and second victory over his last three starts. Woods ranks first in scoring average, fifth in total driving and ninth in All-Around Ranking.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #19
After missing the cut in the inaugural Greenbrier event, Simpson played well after the course was redesigned for 2011 finishing T9. Following his victory at the U.S. Open, Simpson finished T29 at the Travelers Championship. He ranks first in birdie average, 12th in greens in regulation percentage, 24th in scoring average and 18th in All-Around Ranking.
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #27
Furyk has made nine straight cuts this season with a pair of top-fives in his last three starts. He finished inside the top 10 at the Greenbrier in 2010, but skipped the event last year. Furyk ranks third in scoring average and fifth in driving accuracy percentage.
Phil Mickelson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #10
A year ago, Mickelson missed the cut at The Greenbrier Classic. He returns to the site following an awful opening round at the Memorial that led him to withdraw early and a disappointing T65 at the U.S. Open. Lefty has one win and four top-fives in 14 starts this season.
Stricker will be suiting up for the first time since scoring a T15 at the U.S. Open. On the season, he owns four top-15 finishes in nine stroke play events played. He’s never played the Greenbrier, but Stricker is an elite talent capable of challenging for his second win of the season.
Brendon de Jonge [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #73
After finishing solo third at The Greenbrier Classic in 2010, de Jonge returned to the beefed up course to finish inside the top five once again. Over the last two weeks he’s finished T8 at the Travelers Championship and T11 at last week’s AT&T National. The timing looks perfect for de Jonge, who ranks 18th in greens in regulation percentage and 22nd in All-Around Ranking.
After missing two straight cuts, Rollins bounced right back with a T4 at the Travelers Championship by firing all four rounds in the 60s. While he’s missed seven cuts in 17 starts, Rollins has nine top-25s in the other 10 events. Rollins ranks first in total driving, 11th in birdie average and 19th in All-Around Ranking.
Johnson is another big name playing The Greenbrier Classic for the first time. After winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic, DJ missed the cut at the U.S. Open and is coming off a T44 at the AT&T National. On the season Johnson ranks 19th in scoring average and 21st in All-Around Ranking.
Byrd was on fire in the month of May with four finishes of 12th or better and three top-10s. Facing a difficult course and fully-loaded field, Byrd struggled at the U.S. Open with a T56. Byrd has missed the cut and finished T21 in two starts at the Greenbrier.
Kevin Na - World Ranking: #84
Over his last nine starts, Na has finished inside the top 15 on five occasions and is coming off a T29 at the U.S. Open. He finished T36 at the Greenbrier in 2010 before passing over the event last year. Na ranks 18th in driving accuracy percentage.
Pat Perez [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #147
Perez finished inside the top-10 at the Greenbrier in 2010 but did not compete in last year’s event. He’s made five straight cuts with one top-10 and four top-30s in that span. Perez ranks 14th in birdie average, 29th in total driving and 24th in All-Around Ranking.
Bill Haas [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #29
With four missed cuts in his last six starts, Haas needs to get his season turned around quickly. In 2011, he finished with a share of second in his first start at the Greenbrier. There’s plenty of risk involved; last year’s FedExCup champ is worth a gamble.