Power Rankings: Greater Gwinnett Championship
April 15, 2014
By Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM
- Miguel Angel Jimenez will make his Champions Tour debut at the Greater Gwinnett Championship. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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.
Bernhard Langer will defend his title this week at the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf.
Langer won the inaugural event by three strokes over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice, Jr. A second straight victory would give Langer his 20th career win on the Champions Tour.
Langer shot a final-round 67 last year at TPC Sugarloaf for his 18th win.
“It’s gratifying to see all the hard work that pays off,” Langer said after making birdie on the 54th hole of the championship. “Sometimes it doesn’t pay off. I’ve had stretches in my career where the more I practiced, the worse I get. Lately, the more I practice the better I get.”
John Cook is on course to return to the Champions Tour at TPC Sugarloaf after missing two months with sore ribs. Cook is just $28,000 short of becoming the 17th player to win over $10 million in Champions Tour earnings.
This week’s Champions Tour Power Rankings for the Greater Gwinnett Championship presented by Mitsubishi Cooling and Heating.
… and one more to keep an eye on
Kirk Triplett – The winner of the ACE Group Classic is fifth on the Charles Schwab Cup points list and No. 8 in Scoring Average (68.67).