2009 PGA TOUR preview: Top 100 Players to Watch

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Is your favorite PGA TOUR player among the top 100 players to watch in 2009? Check back each day as we count it down.
December 04, 2008
PGATOUR.COM staff

We thought long and hard about which players to include in our list of the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2009. We argued over a few names. Regrettably, we had to leave out some players who were certainly worthy. But we finally got it down to an even 100.

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And now it's time to count it down.

With the 2009 PGA TOUR season just around the corner -- Jan. 8 to be specific; that's the first day of the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii -- here are PGATOUR.COM's 100 TOUR players we think will make the most impact next year, both in on-the-course success and off-the-course interest.

Top 100 countdown: From 100 to 1
1 Tiger Woods Click here for Tiger's preview
2 Anthony Kim Click here for Anthony's preview
3 Sergio Garcia Click here for Sergio's preview
4 Camilo Villegas Click here for Camilo's preview
5 Vijay Singh Click here for Vijay's preview
6 Padraig Harrington Click here for Padraig's preview
7 Boo Weekley Click here for Boo's preview
8 Phil Mickelson Click here for Phil's preview
9 Adam Scott Click here for Adam's preview
10 Ernie Els Click here for Ernie's preview
11 Jim Furyk Click here for Jim's preview
12 Mike Weir Click here for Mike's preview
13 Hunter Mahan Click here for Hunter's preview
14 Trevor Immelman Click here for Trevor's preview
15 Stewart Cink Click here for Stewart's preview
16 Geoff Ogilvy Click here for Geoff's preview
17 Sean O'Hair Click here for Sean's preview
18 J.B. Holmes Click here for J.B.'s preview
19 Justin Leonard Click here for Justin's preview
20 Zach Johnson Click here for Zach's preview
21 Robert Allenby Click here for Robert's preview
22 Ben Curtis Click here for Ben's preview
23 Brandt Snedeker Click here for Brandt's preview
24 K.J. Choi Click here for K.J.'s preview
25 Luke Donald Click here for Luke's preview
26 Chad Campbell Click here for Chad's preview
27 Tim Clark Click here for Tim's preview
28 Aaron Baddeley Click here for Aaron's preview
29 Andres Romero Click here for Andres' preview
30 Rory Sabbatini Click here for Rory's preview
31 Stuart Appleby Click here for Stuart's preview
32 Retief Goosen Click here for Retief's preview
33 Carl Pettersson Click here for Carl's preview
34 Ken Duke Click here for Ken's preview
35 Ian Poulter Click here for Ian's preview
36 Kenny Perry Click here for Kenny's preview
37 Stephen Ames Click here for Stephen's preview
38 Steve Stricker Click here for Steve's preview
39 Jeff Quinney Click here for Jeff's preview
40 Billy Mayfair Click here for Billy's preview
41 Steve Marino Click here for Steve's preview
42 Bubba Watson Click here for Bubba's preview
43 Mark Wilson Click here for Mark's preview
44 Paul Casey Click here for Paul's preview
45 Scott Verplank Click here for Scott's preview
46 Justin Rose Click here for Justin's preview
47 Dustin Johnson Click here for Dustin's preview
48 Ryuji Imada Click here for Ryuji's preview
49 Davis Love Click here for Davis's preview
50 Mathew Goggin Click here for Mathew's preview
51 Nicholas Thompson Click here for Nicholas's preview
52 Dudley Hart Click here for Dudley's preview
53 D.J. Trahan Click here for D.J.'s preview
54 Kevin Sutherland Click here for Kevin's preview
55 Woody Austin Click here for Woody's preview
56 Daniel Chopra Click here for Daniel's preview
57 Jerry Kelly Click here for Jerry's preview
58 Pat Perez Click here for Pat's preview
59 George McNeill Click here for George's preview
60 Fred Couples Click here for Fred's preview
61 Heath Slocum Click here for Heath's preview
62 Johnson Wagner Click here for Johnson's preview
63 Kevin Streelman Click here for Kevin's preview
64 Ben Crane Click here for Ben's preview
65 Charles Howell III Click here for Charles' preview
66 Ryan Palmer Click here for Ryan's preview
67 Paul Goydos Click here for Paul's preview
68 Bart Bryant Click here for Bart's preview
69 Rocco Mediate Click here for Rocco's preview
70 Dean Wilson Click here for Dean's preview
71 Chez Reavie Click here for Chez's preview
72 Matt Kuchar Click here for Matt's preview
73 David Toms Click here for David's preview
74 Tom Pernice Jr. Click here for Tom's preview
75 Jonathan Byrd Click here for Jonathan's preview
76 Tim Herron Click here for Tim's preview
77 Briny Baird Click here for Briny's preview
78 Mark Calcavecchia Click here for Mark's preview
79 Charlie Wi Click here for Charlie's preview
80 Arron Oberholser Click here for Arron's preview
81 Angel Cabrera Click here for Angel's preview
82 Peter Lonard Click here for Peter's preview
83 Rich Beem Click here for Rich's preview
84 Nick O'Hern Click here for Nick's preview
85 Rod Pampling Click here for Rod's preview
86 Parker McLachlin Click here for Parker's preview
87 Brian Gay Click here for Brian's preview
88 Ryan Moore Click here for Ryan's preview
89 Steve Flesch Click here for Steve's preview
90 Jason Day Click here for Jason's preview
91 Marc Turnesa Click here for Marc's preview
92 John Rollins Click here for John's preview
93 Lucas Glover Click here for Lucas' preview
94 Troy Matteson Click here for Troy's preview
95 Cameron Beckman Click here for Cameron's preview
96 Vaughn Taylor Click here for Vaughn's preview
97 Will MacKenzie Click here for Will's preview
98 Brett Quigley Click here for Brett's preview
99 Bill Haas Click here for Bill's preview
100 J.J. Henry Click here for J.J.'s preview

We'll start with players 91-100 and work our way down to New Year's Eve (see the calendar below) when we unveil our No. 1 player on the list (you get one guess!). For each player, we've created an in-depth preview, with an overview by Helen Ross, a quick analysis by John Maginnes, a statistical look at various aspects of each player's game, and a five-year performance overview.

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