January 8 2013
Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Golf columnist Rob Bolton offers his Power Rankings for the weekly TOUR event as well as his Sleeper picks. But what about the players who don't make the Power Rankings but who can't really be considered Sleepers?
Starting with this week's Sony Open in Hawaii, Bolton will make one "wildcard" selection from the large group of players who fall into that middle range but might rise up to claim the title. This week's pick is ...
Bolton's explanation: The 2012 Rookie of the Year flashed his mettle and aptitude for ball-striking at another windy seaside track -- El Camaleon -- en route to victory in a playoff at the Mayakoba Golf Classic last year. It became his calling card as he finished the year ranked 11th in fairways hit and 53rd in greens in regulation. Of course, his game extends beyond just keeping his ball in play. In his PGA TOUR debut at Waialae last year, he played the pair of par 5s in a bogey-free 8-under with an eagle and six birdies. He'll need to clean up elsewhere (16 bogeys) to improve on his solo 53rd from a year ago.
You can also check out Bolton's other predictions for the Sony Open:
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