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: Gary Woodland was just starting to feel comfortable with his new Butch Harmon-engineered swing as 2012 season wound down. Further complicating last year was a ruptured cyst on his left wrist that forced the big-hitting Woodland to withdraw from the Masters and miss the next four weeks. But he'll be healthy in 2013 -- so watch out.
2012 DEFINING MOMENT: In some ways, seeing Woodland walk the fairways at Augusta National with an ice pack on his wrist between shots told the story of his season. Looking for the positives, though, consider those three rounds in the 60s that produced a tie for ninth at the Frys.com Open -- his first top-10 in more than a year -- and sent him into the offseason with hope. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: The 2012 season was a year of change for Woodland. He changed agents, which led to a change of coaches, followed by a swing change. That’s a lot of adjustment for one season. He had the longest single drive on the year on the PGA TOUR: 450 yards on the 18th hole in Hyundai. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: A commitment to swing changes and an injured left wrist limited him to one late top 10 in 22 starts. Naturally, the exceptional news is that he costs just $592K in salary games, so stick him at the top of your list of most desired. If he didn't turn in a phenomenal 2011, I'd be cautious for 2013, but there's nothing about his makeup that suggests that he's a flash in the pan. Sure, his putting can improve, but look for that to come around once he settles into a groove with his swing. It'll happen. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert
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2012 QUICK REVIEW
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|By the Numbers
Cuts made: 16
Rounds played: 69
Top-10 finishes: 1
Money List rank: 90th
Driving distance: 18th
Driving accuracy: 172nd
Greens in regulation: 124th
Strokes gained-putting: 178th
Scoring average: 182nd
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