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April 22 2013

4:44 PM

Wild Card: Zurich Classic

Nick Watney's big-hitting game has always been a good fit for TPC Louisiana. (Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Insider 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? Bolton will make one "wild card" 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 ...

NICK WATNEY

Will turn 32 years of age the same day as the opening round. The 2007 champion at TPC Louisiana has fared no better than a T20 in four return trips, but he's coming off a T13 at the Masters that ended a drought of four starts without a top 25. Currently 23rd on the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation, but it's an improvement in putting that lands him here. He ranked as low as 149th at one point during the Florida Swing, but has since climbed back to 93rd with three consecutive positive performances. For a guy arguably best known as a streaky putter, his latest progress could be a harbinger.

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