||Because he came out of nowhere, he'll still be undervalued among many veteran gamers that are saying, "Show me that again." You might as well ride shotgun.
||The elephant in the room is if he can continue to reward owners with a busy schedule and a flurry of top 10s despite the omnipresent concern about injuries.
||While we're still riding the learning curve, the 2012 rookie proved (twice) that when he gets hot, he sustains. Still needs to qualify for the WGCs and first three majors.
||Entering his third year on TOUR. Statistical splits remind me a bit of Brandt Snedeker. Already exempt into the Masters and U.S. Open.
||Reliable and cheap. Consecutive starts streak in majors (31) is in jeopardy as he's just on the outside of the bubble to qualify for the Masters.
||Automatic purchase in salary games because he's fully exempt through 2013. Only top 10 came late at the Frys.com Open, where he led the field in total driving.
||Charles Howell III
||He's at an all-time discount in salary games and he finished the year very strong. You know what you get here, too, so invest in the commodity, not the potential.
||Maintains a moderate schedule, but he's logged 27 top 25s since 2010. Despite his length off the tee, he's performed more consistently at a higher level on shorter tracks.
||Cruised at q-school, finishing T4. Would be difficult to find an emerging talent more confident in his ability. He's sold me, but so have his results.
||Flourished in his return to the PGA TOUR, and acknowledged that he's embraced the opportunity. A satisfying own.
||Safe to say that the corrective surgeries on his brain worked. Recorded eight top 20s. Just need to dial in his irons to contend more.
||Thoroughly enjoyable own. Always smiling and turning the page. Overcame a predictable springtime slump with a steady dose of top 25s in the second half.
||No telling what his late-season, come-from-behind victory will do for his confidence. We know it won't affect his humility. Commits to just about every event he can.
||Late-season thumb surgery bumped golf to the back burner late in the season. Sets up as the classic rebound from injury. Go ahead and nibble here.
||Ran in place in 2012, but it's better than the alternative. Still underpriced in salary games and ripe for a breakout. He's too good for it not to happen.
||Canada's top-ranked player validated a torrid 2010 Fall Series (pre-back surgery). Transcendental style caters to any course. Must improve putting, however.
||Enjoyed a quietly efficient year surviving 19 of 24 cuts, but it was his worst since breaking in in 2005. That's your cue, salary gamers.
||He is who we think he is, and that's marginal cornerstone value. If he's still available before you crack the rank and file, go ahead; otherwise, you won't miss him.
||Flipped infamy on its side with a win at TPC Scottsdale the week after losing at Torrey Pines, but failed to back it up with a top 15 the rest of the year. Give him time.
||Competed in the first two majors of his career in 2012 -- U.S. Open (T21) and the PGA (T7). Wrapped them with another seven top 25s. Plays more often than most.
||A back injury led to a 2-for-8 finish; otherwise, a typical season overall. Mid-draft value with the peace of mind that he's regularly inside the top 70 in earnings.
||Climbed to 18 starts in 2012 thanks to Special Temporary Membership. Still very young and on the rise, but headed for a career year.
||Would be a steal if his salary isn't adjusted. Lingering pain in his left knee limited him to six starts. Has a Major Medical Extension to earn $562,470 and retain status.
||Banked just over 75 percent in 2012 of what his 2011 Valero Texas Open title paid alone. Par-breakers split dropped nearly three points to 17.35 percent (180th on TOUR).
||Rookie. Shared runner-up honors at q-school. Expected to play Desert Swing on Euro Tour in January, which limits his chances in the first phase of the reshuffle. Let him come to you.
||For full-season formats only. Amid swing changes, ground out four top 20s post-Masters, but missed career-high 16 cuts. Lower back injury bumped him from the Shriners.
||Rank-and-file stalwart has averaged a top 25 in three of every 10 starts throughout his career. Missed a career-low five cuts in 2012.
||Of his 81 cuts made as a pro, 41 have gone for top 25s, including nine of 17 in 2012. Overcame a neck injury midseason; posted two top 15s in his last four starts.
||Handy rank-and-filer still carving out his niche on TOUR. Improved value now that he's exempt from the reshuffle for the first time.
||Spent the year working with a shorter putter. His strokes gained-putting improved and he posted top 10s at TPC Sawgrass and Congressional. Relative sleeper.
||Clearly comfy on the West Coast, but he's also played well on big ballparks east of the Rockies in recent years. Nevertheless, he tailed off drastically after the WGC-Match Play.
||Richard H. Lee
||Finished 138th on the money list as a rookie in 2012, but coasted at q-school (T4). Impressive late season bodes well for his sophomore campaign. Smart in all formats.
||Entering the final year of his exemption for winning the 2008 Masters, so he's playing for his card. That added motivation in his prime could prove valuable.
||Standard-issue season, but he's shaved his schedule to 23 starts. Always battling a malady of some sort, so surround him with guys with more favorable health records.
||Fourteen of his 19 cuts made in 2012 resulted in finishes outside the top 25, including his last eight after his breakthrough at the Travelers.
||Becomes eligible for the Champions Tour on Feb. 22, so expect a slight drop in starts on the PGA TOUR, but invest with no fear. His back isn't an issue either.
||Set or tied career marks across the board in 2012 in a career-low 25 starts. It was a long time coming, but he's entering his prime, so the timing made sense.
||Capped a comeback year with a win in South Africa in November. Sets up as a must-own, but has played only 15 events each year since 2010.
||Davis Love III
||All things considered, he enjoyed a successful season while infusing a demanding Ryder Cup-related duties and distractions. One more full year before he turns 50 (April 2014).
||Gritty victory at Disney aside, his candor was refreshing in its wake. Eminently confident in his ability and excited for more.
||Missed 10 of his last 15 cuts but nursed a sore back that forced him out of THE PLAYERS. Loves a busy schedule.
||Just keeps on keepin' on. Never sexy, but never disappointing.
||Closed 2012 stronger than he pulled the curtain on 2011, which was impressive in its own right, but now needs to pile on in a compressed schedule.
||Rookie. Finished 19th in Web.com Tour earnings. This is the stud in the bottom third of the reshuffle you grab and then protect in 2013-14. Needs to start strong though.
||Learning how to close, but still picked off three top fives and another top 10 among 15 cuts made. Dynamic value given strong splits in GIR and bounce-back.
||Career-low 19 starts in 2012 but still managed five top 10s. Clearly set in his ways in terms of scheduling, but it doesn't influence his form negatively.
||Rookie. Finished third in Web.com Tour earnings. Broke through with two playoff wins late, surprising even himself. Soaring with confidence. Has all the tools.
||Regressed considerably with his irons, and now needs to qualify again for all of the big events.
||Rookie. Finished second in Web.com Tour earnings. Won in consecutive weeks in September. Also posted three top 20s on the PGA TOUR. Could thrive in shootouts.
||The Southern California native parlayed his strong play on the Web.com Tour from 2011 into three top-four finishes, all west of the Rocky Mountains.