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May 6 2013

3:07 PM

Wild card: THE PLAYERS

Ernie Els hits his approach shot to the par-5 11th during the 2011 THE PLAYERS. (Lecka/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 ...

Ernie Els 

Making his 20th appearance at TPC Sawgrass where he's missed his last three cuts, but has survived 14 and posted four top 10s. Fatigue could be an issue since he hasn't rested since sharing 13th place at the Masters. After missing the cut at Harbour Town, he tied for 15th in New Orleans, and then traveled to Asia where he was the runner-up by one stroke at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Sunday. Ranks 59th on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained-putting and 41st in adjusted scoring.

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