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    • Jay Haas has been playing great golf but is looking for his first win of the season. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Jay Haas has been playing great golf but is looking for his first win of the season. (Scott Halleran/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.

    Bart Bryant became the Champions Tour’s 1,000th champion last year when he won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

    Bryant’s first victory on the Champions Tour came in his 14th start. He joined brother Brad in the winner’s circle, making the Bryants the third set of brothers to win on the Champions Tour.

    Bart Bryant fired a second-round 62 at En-Joie Golf Club to claim a 4-stroke lead, then held off Russ Cochran and Corey Pavin by a stroke with a closing even par 72 in Endicott, New York. Cochran posted a final-round 67 and Pavin had 69. Gene Sauers and Duffy Waldorf tied for fourth with 202 totals.

    This week’s Power Rankings for the Champions Tour’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open:

    POWER RANKINGS: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN

    RANK

    PLAYER

    COMMENT

    1 Bernhard Langer Bernhard Langer

    Two of his Champions Tour-best four victories have come in majors -- the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and Senior Open Championship -- and he leads the Charles Schwab Cup points race.

    Two of his Champions Tour-best four victories have come in majors -- the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and Senior Open Championship -- and he leads the Charles Schwab Cup points race.

    2 Colin Montgomerie Colin Montgomerie

    Also the winner of two majors this year (U.S. Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship), he’s No. 2 in Birdie Average and No. 3 in Scoring (69.09). Ranks seventh in both putting categories.

    Also the winner of two majors this year (U.S. Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship), he’s No. 2 in Birdie Average and No. 3 in Scoring (69.09). Ranks seventh in both putting categories.

    3 Jay Haas Jay Haas

    Looking for the elusive first victory of the year but there’s no denying the level of his performances this year. With 11 top 10s in 13 starts, he is fourth in the Charles Schwab Cup points race.

    Looking for the elusive first victory of the year but there’s no denying the level of his performances this year. With 11 top 10s in 13 starts, he is fourth in the Charles Schwab Cup points race.

    4 Michael Allen Michael Allen

    Allianz Championship winner has six top 10s, solid putting numbers and is top 10 in six statistical categories. No. 3 in Putts Per Round, 28.69; No. 5 in Putting Average, 1.737.

    Allianz Championship winner has six top 10s, solid putting numbers and is top 10 in six statistical categories. No. 3 in Putts Per Round, 28.69; No. 5 in Putting Average, 1.737.

    5 Fred Funk Fred Funk

    A two-time runner-up at Dick’s, in 2009 and 2010, he’s looking to rebound to early-season form.

    A two-time runner-up at Dick’s, in 2009 and 2010, he’s looking to rebound to early-season form.

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