Chez Reavie ... Three consecutive top 30s have him inside the bubble for the FedExCup Playoffs at 119th in points. The highlight was a T11 at Colonial. Also tied for 11th in last year's Travelers Championship. Ranks sixth in fairways hit, T47 in greens in regulation sixth in proximity to the hole and 39th in adjusted scoring.
Cameron Tringale ... Polishedoff a T15 here last year with a 64. For the week, he ranked T7 in greens hit, sixth in strokes gained-putting and co-led the field in par breakers. Also went 53-for-54 from six feet and in. Quietly gone about his business this season with a solo third at the Tampa Bay Championship sandwiched by four more top 25s. Ranks 51st in FedExCup points, 19th in GIR and 41st in adjusted scoring.
Patrick Reed ... The 2012 Travelers Championship was the fourth event into which he open qualified last season; he was the medalist in the four-spotter. He'd go on to tied for 47th at TPC River Highlands. Had last week off following a career-best solo fifth in Memphis where he was perfect on 58 attempts from six feet and in. Also ranked eighth in proximity to the hole.
Andres Romero ... Just 4-for-13 on the season with one top-35 finish (T6, Puerto Rico), but in his only previous appearance at TPC River Highlands, he tied for sixth in 2011. He didn't miss any of 46 attempts from five feet and closer and co-led the field in one-putt percentage.
Chris Williams ... Making his professional debut. The former first-team All-American at the University of Washington exits the unpaid ranks atop the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Winner of the 2013 Ben Hogan Award. Forgoes an exemption into the British Open by turning pro. TPC River Highlands surrendered a course-record 60 to then-amateur Patrick Cantlay, who broke through that barrier in 2011. With a talent boasting the pedigree that Williams brings with him to the play-for-pay level, he couldn't have chosen a better site to break in.