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Keegan Bradley returns for his fifth visit this week to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

Bradley, ranked 63rd in the FedExCup standings, is 2-for-4 at THE PLAYERS with zero top 10s, or top 30s for that matter. His best was T35 in 2012 and has missed the cut in each of the last two editions. The 28-year-old went 0-3 in pool play last week at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play and had a much-publicized (and heated) verbal spat with his third-round opponent Miguel Angel Jimenez, so he'll either be motivated this week, or distracted.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 11:33 PM

Brendan Steele enters this week's PLAYERS slotted 37th in the FedExCup standings.

Steele finally figured out the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass last year making the weekend for the first time in four tries and finishing T22. On the season he's 12-for-13 with six top 25s including a runner-up at the Humana Challenge in January. His one missed cut came in his last start (Zurich Classic) and broke a string of 16 consecutive made cuts dating back to the Open Championship last July.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 11:12 PM

Jason Kokrak is in the published field at this week's PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Kokrak has been a fairly hot fantasy ticket of late with four top-20 finishes in his last five starts including top 10s at the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. May is his birthday month (turns 30 on the 22nd), but he's 0-for-2 at TPC Sawgrass and has carded second-round scores of 80 and 76 in the last two editions. His is a classic example of determining which is more important, recent form, or course form.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:52 PM

Daniel Summerhays heads to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for this week's PLAYERS and ranks 53rd in FedExCup points.

Summerhays has cashed in 13-of-15 events this season with two top 10s (T10, Valspar and T4, Valero), both of which have come in his last four starts. The 31-year-old is 2-for-2 at TPC Sawgrass registering a respectable T26 in 2013 and T23 last year. He's on a bit of form having made seven cuts in a row, but struggled to a T60-finish in his last start at the RBC Heritage.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:34 PM

Luke Guthrie ranks 146th in FedExCup points heading into this week's PLAYERS.

Albeit just four rounds, Guthrie is 0-for-2 at THE PLAYERS and hasn't broken par yet. The 25-year-old has a lone top 10 (T7, Valspar) on 15 starts this season and most recently missed the cut at Harbour Town Golf Links and TPC Louisiana, both Pete Dye designs, as is the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. There may be a common denominator here.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:20 PM

John Huh tees it up this week at THE PLAYERS and ranks 80th in the FedExCup standings.

Huh has seemed on the verge of something notable twice this season but hasn't quite put four good rounds together in the same week. His T17s at Honda and Shell book-ended his second stretch of at least five made cuts in a row and are tied season-bests on 18 starts. The 24-year-old is 3-for-3 at TPC Sawgrass with one top 25 (T23 in 2012) but he's gotten progressively worse finishing T68 in 2013 and T72/MDF last year.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 9:59 PM

George Coetzee is listed as the favourite by British bookmakers going into this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC.

The South African looks in a different class to most of his rivals at the tournament which is tri-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours and can boast a win and two top three finishes from his last three strokeplay events. Despite winning two of his three matches, he didn't make the knockout phase of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco last week although at least the Group stage exit meant he was done and dusted by Friday and could head home to his South African base to prepare for this. He slots in at 16th on the Race to Dubai and will tee off in the event's marquee group alongside Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ryder Cup star Thomas Bjørn.
May 5 - 6:46 PM

Prom Meesawat is heading to the Indian Ocean to contest this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

He does so in good spirits after securing a tied third place finish at the Volvo China Open on his last start. Meesawat isn't long off the tee so should enjoy the challenge of the short 7,036-yard par 71 Heritage GC. He lies 55th on the Race to Dubai and is certainly worthy of consideration in the European Tour Fantasy game given the lack of quality in the field.
May 5 - 6:34 PM

Kiradech Aphibarnrat slots in at ninth on the Race to Dubai rankings going into this week's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

He has only one other player from the top 30, George Coetzee, in opposition at Heritage GC so this is an obvious chance for the Thai to continue his excellent run of form. A winner in China two starts ago and also T6 at Bay Hill, Aphibarnrat is one of the headline acts at the first ever event to be tri-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours. If his putter stays hot, he could be the one to beat and is a must for the 10-pick European Tour Fantasy game.
May 5 - 6:26 PM

Matt Fitzpatrick tees it up in this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC but it won't be his first trip to the island.

The English youngster took part in the AfrAsia Golf Masters in Mauritius last December and, although that was at a different venue, his tied fifth place should ensure warm memories about a return to the idyllic destination in the Indian Ocean. A windy forecast should also benefit the 2013 U.S. Amateur champion as he looks to add to the good performances he produced in nearby South Africa earlier in the season. The first of those was a top five in the South African Open while he also finished T15 at the Tshwane Open in March.
May 5 - 6:19 PM

Justin Walters makes the relatively short journey from South Africa to contest this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

This is a new event on the European Tour schedule but Walters appears to be producing solid golf everywhere at the moment. His last seven worldwide starts have resulted in five top 25s, the latest coming in Spain where he was T13 in the Challenge de Madrid. He makes a reliable proposition for gamers although his run of good form features only one top 10 so he's not been taking home significant purses.
May 5 - 6:10 PM

Nick Watney slots in at 34th in the FedExCup standings going into this week's PLAYERS at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

After a disappointing 2013-14 where he finished 105th in the FedExCup standings, Watney began his climb back with three top 15s to begin 2015, including runner-up at Pebble Beach in February. He's regressed since, mustering just one top 25 over his next six starts and missing the cut in two of his last three. The 34-year-old is 4-for-8 at TPC Sawgrass with two top 10s (T17 in 2010, T4 in 2011) but his lone cash in his last three loops was a T56 in 2012.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:46 AM

Scott Piercy turns his attention to this week's PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Piercy is 1-for-4 at TPC Sawgrass with his only paycheck coming in the T22 variety in 2009. The 36-year-old met the terms of his Major Medical Extension with a T16 at the OHL Classic in November (nine starts to spare) and tacked on a runner-up in his next start at the Sony Open just for good measure. He was the first-round leader at the Shell Houston Open (two starts ago) after opening with 9-under-par 63 (tying tournament record) and bobbed and weaved to a 74-66-74 finish to place 10th.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:34 AM

Brian Harman heads back to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass where he's only broken par once in his last eight rounds.

The Sea Island, Georgia, resident (not quite a stones-throw down I-95 to Ponte Vedra Beach) shot a second-round 68 in the 2012 edition that led to his only cash (T51) in three appearances. He had a break-out season in 2014 finishing 36th in the FedExCup standings and snagged his maiden TOUR title at the John Deere Classic (in 88th career start). He hasn't cracked the top 10 in 21 starts since, chasing a T11 at the Honda in March with five missed cuts and a T44 at the RBC Heritage.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:24 AM

Jonas Blixt is in the published field at this week's PLAYERS where he's 2-for-2 with an average finish of 76th.

Blixt began the year 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking but has dropped to 94th on the heels of zero top 10s and seven missed cuts in 13 starts. We're nearing the point where the Swede begins to mix-in European Tour events (BMW PGA and the Nordea Masters on his native soil) but at 128th in the FedExCup standings he could use a good week at TPC Sawgrass prior to jumping the pond.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 5 - 10:03 AM



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