Power Rankings: Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of GolfApril 22, 2013
Editor's note: Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.
Michael Allen and David Frost will team up again this week to defend their Legends Division title in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor.
Allen and Frost shot a final round best-ball 10-under 62 to win by one stroke last year over John Cook and Joey Sindelar.
The Demaret Division will feature a team of Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. They will compete in the Demaret Division, Monday and Tuesday. The tournament offers free admission on those two days.
“I don’t play competitively anymore but I still like to compete, and there is nothing I will enjoy more than doing so with my longtime friend Gary Player as a partner,” Nicklaus said.
“Last May, Gary and I reunited with Arnold (Palmer) for a one-day event as part of the Insperity Championship in Houston, and we had a great time. After that event, Gary and I talked about getting together in the Liberty Mutual, and here we are. Because I don’t play much golf these days, I don’t know how good the golf will be, but I can promise you that Gary and I will have a good time. I look forward to it.”
The Power Rankings in the Legends Division for this week’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship:
Power Rankings: Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Rank Player Comment B. Langer/T. Lehman They finished 1-2 at the Greater Gwinnett Championship to erase any doubt about which is the team to beat. Langer, off to the best start of his Champions Tour career, won for the second time and has five top 3 finishes in six starts. M. Allen/D. Frost The defending champions each have a victory in 2013 and those have come in two of last four events, so they’re in fine form. Frost won the Toshiba Classic and Allen the Mississippi Gulf Resort Championship, both events in March. S. Elkington/R. Mediate The two rookies are combining this week. Neither was at his best at Greater Gwinnett but both are looking forward to the format. Elkington is No. 4 in Driving Distance at 286.8 yards. J. Cook/C. Pavin Cook is a two-time runner-up here, in 2010 and 2012. He has a new partner in Pavin, who finished T6 last year with Gary Hallberg. Cook is No. 3 on the Money List behind Langer and Frost. F. Couples/J. Haas They tied for sixth last year at 26-under. Couples is returning after taking a week off following the Masters. Haas won back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007 before the two-man format was resumed.