Martin Flores ... This is a home game for the 32-year-old and he arrives toting some of the best form of his career. Five top 20s in his last eight starts, including a career-best third at Quail Hollow where he shared the 36-hole lead. He's longer than average off the tee and ranks T42 in scoring average before the cut. As a sophomore in high school, the Texan won the individual state title in Class 5A in 1998.
Justin Hicks ... Third appearance in the feature and second in three weeks (Wells Fargo). Coming off a T17 at THE PLAYERS where he carded his first red number in a final round (68) since the WM Phoenix Open three months ago. Led the field in greens in regulation (56) and finished second in putting inside 10 feet (62-for-65). Placed T14 in his debut at Las Colinas in 2011, and then backed it up with a T21 in his return last season.
Freddie Jacobson ... The Swede is 7-for-7 since the beginning of the Florida Swing, a streak that he opened with five top 20s. Currently fifth in strokes gained-putting, 42nd in adjusted scoring and T15 in par-4 scoring. Also second on TOUR in putting inside 10 feet. Tied for 17th here last year. Also has a T7 on the books in 2007.
D.A. Points ... Despite only one cut made in his last seven starts (T52, New Orleans), Las Colinas has served as the site of good fortune during his career, so perhaps he can find a spark at 174th in the FedExCup standings. Competed in each of the last five editions and registered four top 20s.
James Driscoll ... Something will give this week. He's riding a career-long-tying 0-for-5 skid, but he's earned a paycheck in each of his last five trips to Las Colinas. A pair yielded top 20s (T8 in 2011; T19 in 2012). Still a non-winner on the PGA TOUR in 230 starts, he's also in pursuit of his first top 10 of the season. May need to tap into his proficiency on par 5s (T17 on TOUR at 4.58) and putting. The 36-year-old ranks 14th in strokes gained and eighth in average distance of putts made.