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December 6 2012

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No. 95: Charlie Beljan

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2013 PREVIEW: Thanks to his win at the PGA TOUR's season-ending event, Charlie Beljan won't be headed to the final stage of q-school for the second straight year. He now has the luxury of a two-year exemption on TOUR as he looks to gain some consistency and improve his comfort zone.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: For Beljan, this category should probably read dramatic instead of defining. During the second round of the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, he began experiencing heart palpitations and an acute shortness of breath that became so severe he had to lie down between shots. He said later he thought he was going to die. Beljan gutted out a 64, though, spent the night in the hospital and came back to win the tournament. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I don't know if I'm impressed or concerned about Charlie's anxiety attacks. For a player to feel like he's "going to die," and still finish the round and then win the tournament is remarkable. On the flip side, it's tough to have a long PGA TOUR career if you have to battle anxiety attacks. I hope Charlie's two-year exemption will ease any stress. He has big-time game. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: In hindsight, his inspiring win at Disney to close out 2012 made a lot of sense. The rookie ranked second on TOUR in distance off the tee, 33rd in par breakers and inside the top 25 in birdies or better on both par 4s and par 5s. His putting needs some work, but he was still able to cherry-pick two top 10s before the breakthrough.-- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking

160th

Final Playoffs ranking

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Best finish 1st Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
By the Numbers

Starts: 22

Cuts made: 9

Rounds played: 57

Top-10 finishes: 3

Money List rank: 63

TOUR ranking

Driving distance: 2nd

Driving accuracy: 139th

Greens in regulation: 56th

Strokes gained-putting: 176th

Scoring average: 144th


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