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December 7 2012

9:30 AM

No. 90: Dicky Pride

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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: The popular 43-year-old will be fully exempt on the PGA TOUR for the first time since 1999. That way he can plan his schedule in an attempt to capitalize on the opportunity that presents.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Consecutive top-10s to start the season set the tone for the resurgent Dicky Pride, who advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his career. He had a chance to break a 17-year victory drought at the HP Byron Nelson Championship but finished a shot behind Jason Dufner -- marking a career-high three top-10 finishes. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Why not Dicky Pride? He almost snuck back into the winner's circle before Jason Dufner made a snake of a putt at the Nelson to win. Dicky turned to Dufner's wife, gave her a hug and said congratulations. It was a classy way to handle disappointment. Pride is a huge Alabama fan who often wears a Crimson Tide belt.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: UUntil his return to the spotlight in 2012, gamers new to fantasy golf may not have been aware that he toiled on the PGA TOUR for a decade or so before settling into the Past Champion category more often than any competitor wants. The only time he finished inside the top 105 on the money list was in his rookie season of 1994, and that was due to his only career victory that accounted for over 73.5 percent of that season's earnings. Now 43, he's a great comeback story and he's fully exempt once again, but leave him for the late rounds if you must. There's just not enough evidence that he'll give you anything more than a couple of solid weeks. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
79th

Final Playoffs ranking
70th

Best finishes 2 HP Byron Nelson Championship
By the Numbers
Starts: 19
Cuts made: 12
Rounds played: 58
Top-10 finishes: 3
Money List rank: 70th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 130th
Driving accuracy: 94th
Greens in regulation: 113th
Strokes gained-putting: 70th
Scoring average: 84th

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