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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
Masters 4th is solid showing despite heightened expectations. Match play performance builds on #1 ranking. Tiger won more than Rory contends.
2 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
Solidifying his role in the game at 21. Masters may just be the starting point. Eight top 10s, three wins and a green jacket before June.
3 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
New Orleans continues Rose's run of consecutive years with at least one Tour win to seven. Prior to Masters, three MC and out of top 30 all but once.
4 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
Like Rose, suspension year the only one without a win since 2007. Six top 10s and a win in 2015.
5 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
May has been a little bit of a black hole on Watson’s resume. Disappeared after Masters wins in ’12 and ’14. More popular with the public than the players.
6 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
Doesn’t appear to have a schedule for putter transition. 2004 win at the Players was his coming-out party.
7 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
Health problems knocked him off his stride in late March. Prior to that was knocking on every door for five consecutive weeks.
8 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker -
Winter and Fall Wonder as a player. Needs that classic win when everyone is giving golf their attention. Most consistent winner on Tour last two years.
9 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk -
Heritage brought a halt to five years of great play with no finishing wins. Never long, always straight off the tee. Can he sustain on the greens as he did in South Carolina?
10 Jason Day Jason Day -
Too old to talk about potential. Too young to talk about overrated. Can be magical from off the green. Too often needs magic from off the greens.
11 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
Along with Bubba not the most respected of the elite players. Plays golf like a death match.
12 Martin Kaymer Martin Kaymer -
This time a year ago, he became unbeatable for four weeks. 2014 Players was the opening act for US Open win.
13 J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes -
Went second, cut, win, cut in March and April. Sixth in distance on the Tour but 178 in accuracy. Simple formula, when JB’s driver is on, look near the top of the leaderboard.
14 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
Golf’s version of an ATM machine. Has Furyk’s length. Lacks Furyk’s accuracy.
15 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
The generic Tour pro. Wins in five of the last six years. Ranks 177 in fourth-round scoring.
16 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
Won the Players in ’08. Finished third in ’15. Has never figured out how to take his Ryder Cup swagger to the Tour week after week.
17 Keegan Bradley Keegan Bradley -
More consistent in 2015 but only two top 10s. If he didn’t have a major on his resume, would probably be more recognizable for his red shoes.
18 Paul Casey Paul Casey -
Quietly putting his career back in place. Needs a win to get him over the hump.
19 Billy Horschel Billy Horschel -
▼ 19
Needs to validate his run through FedEx series in 2014. Could go toe to toe with Reed for intensity.
20 Ryan Moore Ryan Moore -
▲ 8
Four career wins make him respectable. All after August makes him less a threat at this time of year.
21 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▲ 8
Masters performance shows he has all the parts he needs to be the real Phil. Would like a win before Chambers Bay and US Open heartache.
22 Lee Westwood Lee Westwood -
▼ 22
42 career wins, including nine in Asia. May be a better big fish in a small pond rather than the inverse.
23 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▼ 1
Looks like an NFL player in a PGA Tour world. Punishes the ball off the tee. Paid his dues in Europe and now cashing checks in the US.
24 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods -
▲ 10
Two Players wins and five Memorials should put Tiger in a winning frame of mind. Answered critics about his chipping at Augusta. Needs answers about his driver to get all the way back.
25 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▲ 1
Has gotten more mileage out of one career win than anybody on Tour. 63% in GIR and 77th in strokes gained putting may be the difference.

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