By Jeff Shain, PGATOUR.COM contributor
After a one-week break that followed its Latin America kickoff, the Web.com Tour makes its annual visit to Cajun Country at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. This year marks its 22nd edition, and it has been the Tour's first stop on U.S. soil since 2004.
Casey Wittenberg set tournament records last year with an eight-shot romp and four-day total of 24-under 260. The Memphis native carded just two bogeys on the week at Le Triomphe Country Club, and went bogey-free for his final 48 holes.
Wittenberg not surprisingly wound up capturing last year's money title and won't be around to defend his crown. Four of the previous five champions, though, are back at Le Triomphe.
The field also features a handful of PGA TOUR mainstays whose priority numbers weren’t enough to get into the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Chris DiMarco makes his first Web.com Tour start since 1997; others include Billy Mayfair, Joe Ogilvie and John Daly.
Only three courses on the Web.com Tour played easier than Le Triomphe a year ago, when the par-71 layout yielded a 69.525 scoring average. No course that hosted a full-field event gave up fewer bogeys (908).
|Power Rankings: Chitimacha Louisiana Open|