To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.
2013 PREVIEW: A can't-miss kid out of UNLV, Ryan Moore has made steady progress in seven seasons on the PGA TOUR. After a career year in 2012 that saw him win for the second time and post eight top-10s, Moore stands on the verge of what could be a breakout campaign.
2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Moore made a strong run through the FedExCup Playoffs, posting three straight top-10s, including a tie for third at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola after owning a share of the lead with three holes left. Armed with that burst of confidence, Moore returned home to Las Vegas and blitzed TPC Summerlin for a first-round 61 on the way to win one-stroke victory in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Ryan kept flirting with wins during the FedExCup Playoffs until he finally broke through and won in his hometown of Vegas. Ryan told me he was taking the fall off so he could enjoy being a father for the first time. Ryan made a birdie every 3.9 holes last year, 11th-best on TOUR. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: I suspect that we're going to eventually look back at 2012 and see that he was just scraping the surface. Expectations are dangerous, of course, but he logged career highs in earnings ($2.858 million) and top 10s (eight). He also polished off his season with progressively improving results culminating in a win (and tournament record) in his college town of Las Vegas, all just a couple of weeks before the birth of his first child (a son on Oct. 19). He ranked seventh in the all-around, marking his first time inside the top 45. In a compressed season, the new daddy sets up as a bargain across the board. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert
2012 QUICK REVIEW
Regular Season ranking
Final Playoffs ranking
|Best finishes||1st||Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|By the Numbers
Cuts made: 21
Rounds played: 89
Top-10 finishes: 8
Money List rank: 26th
Driving distance: 117th
Driving accuracy: 29th
Greens in regulation: 61st
Strokes gained-putting: 22nd
Scoring average: 38th
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
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