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Hudson Swafford is already making himself quite at home on his second tour of duty on the PGA TOUR.

The sophomore jumped out of the gates with a T8 in the Open and followed that up with a T18 and a T12 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and The McGladrey Classic respectively. His final two starts of the fall faded to a T51 and a missed cut. Added up, that places him 23rd in the FedExCup standings. While he may not have been on the short list for players with an opportunity to claim a breakthrough PGA TOUR victory when the 2014-15 season started, he's quickly making his way into that discussion.
Dec 22 - 8:37 PM

Aaron Baddeley is off to a consistent start in the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, securing each of his four cuts and ranking 122nd in the FedExCup standings.

While he's seeing the tournaments through to the bitter end, the end has indeed been bitter. Baddeley has yet to crack the top 30 in any of his outings, struggling to find fairways as he ranks 212th in driving accuracy. Considering he made 13 cuts and missed 11 last season, perhaps he's figured out some type of formula that will allow him to be more successful this season.
Dec 22 - 8:33 PM

Jason Gore entered the holiday break ranked 193rd in the FedExCup standings with seven points.

Expectations were high for the veteran, especially coming off a third-place finish in the Tour Championship. The 2014-15 PGA TOUR season hasn't started off like he would have hoped, suffering two missed cuts and a WD in his first three starts before rebounding with a T61 in the Sanderson Farms Championship and a T71 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. As he is subject to the Tour reshuffle, those seven FEC points were certainly better than none.
Dec 22 - 8:26 PM

Heath Slocum has secured just two of his six cuts to start the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

Slocum's best finish was a T21 in the CIMB Classic, which did not feature a cut. His other payday was a T58 in the Sanderson Farms Championship. When the FedExCup points are added up, he ranks 115th in the FEC standings. While he would likely take anything inside the top 125 a season's end, he still has plenty of work to do if he is to realize that goal.
Dec 22 - 8:22 PM

Pat Perez collected two paychecks during the fall to arrive at the holiday break ranked 145th in the FedExCup standings.

Perez missed the cut in his first two events before finishing the Fall Series with a little momentum. He struggled down the stretch last season, posting finishes outside the top 40 in each of his last 11 tournaments. Even with the cold streak, he found his way into the Playoffs and finished 98th on the FEC leaderboard. It's been 15 events since Perez has posted a top 25, so gamers can take the wait-and-see approach before reinvesting.
Dec 21 - 5:08 PM

Robert Garrigus is off to a slow start this season and currently ranks 147th in the FedExCup standings.

Garrigus went 1-for-3 during the fall with a T49 finish at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba his best thus far. Not an ideal start considering he exited last season's Fall Series with three top 25s and the 36th spot in the FEC race. Gamers should look for a rebound since Garrigus has made the Playoffs seven times out of eight.
Dec 21 - 4:48 PM

Daniel Berger is starting to get the hang of the PGA TOUR, ending the Fall Series with three straight cuts made and the 99th position on the FedExCup leaderboard.

The Florida State product earned his PGA TOUR card through the 2014 Tour money list, finishing 15th overall. After a rocky start this season, he's rattled off a nice streak, and even held a share of the first-round lead at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba before settling for a T51. At just 21 years old, Berger is on a short list of golfers with whom gamers need to become acquainted.
Dec 21 - 4:35 PM

A dozen golfers earned exemptions into the 2015 Masters by virtue of the year-ended Official World Golf Ranking.

The Asian Tour's Dubai Open was the final tournament contributing to the OWGR in 2014. With it complete, the final two editions of the formula were calculated. The top 50 in the last update gained entry into the season's first major. Among those previously ineligible but now in the field are: Victor Dubuisson (17th in the OWGR); Jamie Donaldson (24th); Ian Poulter (27th); Joost Luiten (29th); Luke Donald (33rd); Stephen Gallacher (35th); Thongchai Jaidee (37th); Steve Stricker (41st); Shane Lowry (44th); Marc Leishman (46th); Mikko Ilonen (47th); Danny Willett (50th).
Dec 21 - 2:13 PM

For finished second in the Order of Merit on the 2014 Asian Tour, Anirban Lahiri of India earned an exemption into the 2015 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The top two in earnings were granted berths into the limited-field event at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course on March 5-8. David Lipsky wrapped up the money title last week, but the Dubai Open determined who picked off the other tee time. Lahiri entered the season finale with a firm hold of second place in the OOM, but he wasn't mathematically safe. Yet, he decided not to play. That opened the door for Prom Meesawat in third place. The Thai would have needed to win (and collect $90,000) to achieve the objective. Alas, he settled for a seven-way share of 24th place (worth $4,550.00) and finished $70,362 in arrears of Lahiri, whose countryman, Arjun Atwal, emerged as the champion. In his WGC debut at the HSBC Champions in November, Lahiri tied for 28th place.
Dec 21 - 2:00 PM

John Huh enjoyed the Fall Series to the tune of three top 30s and a current placement of 60th in the FedExCup standings.

Huh missed the cut at the opening Open, but he's been perfect since. He's been getting work done with the putter, ranking 25th in strokes gained on the greens. The career trajectory is heading the wrong direction with almost all arrows pointing downward. Luckily, Huh is still just 24 years old and has plenty of time to reverse the trend.
Dec 20 - 7:47 PM

Charlie Beljan went 2-for-4 over the fall, but withdrew from his latest start and sits 147th in the FedExCup standings.

Beljan is coming off a season that featured a career-best five top 25s, but he's failed to land inside the top 30 thus far. His injury was not cited, but it would be a great time to have a minor injury what with plenty of time to rest over the holiday break. Beljan should be avoided by gamers most weeks considering his total of missed cuts has surpassed his cuts made in each of his three seasons on TOUR.
Dec 20 - 7:30 PM

Andrew Putnam kicked off his rookie season with four cuts made over the fall, arriving at the holiday break ranked 68th on the FedExCup leaderboard.

Putnam missed just one cut during the Fall Series, which came at the opening Open event. The Pepperdine alum earned his TOUR card by finishing second on last season's Tour money list. His older brother, Michael, has established a name for himself as a consistent cut-maker, and Andrew is following right in his footsteps.
Dec 20 - 7:08 PM

Harris English lost out to Jim Furyk in the closest-to-pin event at last night's Jacksonville Jaguars game, but his future looks bright on the PGA TOUR.

English finished T16 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, but the rest of his Fall Series was relatively quiet. He's currently 89th on the FexExCup leaderboard. After a win in each of the past two seasons, the 25-year-old should be firmly planted in the upper tier for gamers.
Dec 19 - 6:11 PM

Justin Leonard is leaking oil ahead of the 2015 calendar year.

The veteran has missed five of his last six cuts and is not getting any younger. After three starts this season Leonard ranks 134th in strokes gained: tee-to-green and 126th in strokes gained: putting. Not an ideal start for a golfer that has gone 35-for-46 over the past two seasons. Gamers should prepare for a bounce back, but hold off until then.
Dec 19 - 5:52 PM

Zac Blair made a rookie splash over the fall and currently sits at 47th in the FedExCup standings.

The BYU product is making a great first impression on the PGA TOUR. He finished T12 in his season debut at the Open and went on to post a 4-for-5 record during the Fall Series. He even took his talent abroad and cashed for a T25 at the BetEasy Masters in Australia before missing the cut in the country's national open the following week. Blair earned his TOUR card through the final event of the Tour Finals. Suffice it to say that it looks like he's here to stay.
Dec 19 - 5:27 PM

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