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December 24 2012

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No. 5 Justin Rose


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.


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2013 PREVIEW: Justin Rose picked up his fourth PGA TOUR victory when he won for the third straight season. He also posted career-highs in top-10 finishes and earnings. The Englishman ranked first on TOUR in greens in regulation but dropped from 96th to 129th in strokes gained-putting. Imagine the possibilities in 2013 if his flat stick becomes more cooperative.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Rose has shown a penchant for coming up big in the big events and the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, where the softspoken Brit rallied from three strokes back with a final-round 70. He nearly won a second time at the all-important TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola where he took a share of the lead into the final round but was relegated to second by Brandt Snedeker's 68. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I remember leaving Florida in March thinking Justin was the best player on TOUR. Easily has the game to win a major championship, as he is very tough mentally. Rose is a better putter than his 129th ranking in strokes gained-putting would indicate. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Suffice it to say, he's on the long list of best never to have won a major, but his arrow is still tilted upward. Coming off his most efficient season to date -- $4.29 million in just 19 starts. Won't turn 33 until after the British Open, so his prime is now. Hop aboard. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
12th

Final Playoffs ranking
6th

Best finishes 1st WGC-Cadillac Championship
By the Numbers
Starts: 19
Cuts made: 17
Rounds played: 68
Top-10 finishes: 8
Money List rank: 7th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 80th
Driving accuracy: 28th
Greens in regulation: 1st
Strokes gained-putting: 129th
Scoring average: 7th

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