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    • Alistair Presnell finished runner-up at last week's Chile Classic. (McDermott/Getty Images) Alistair Presnell finished runner-up at last week's Chile Classic. (McDermott/Getty Images)

    John Schwarb is the Web.com Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Schwarb will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.

    Last year’s Brasil Classic Presented by HSBC is now the Brasil Champions Presented by HSBC. A subtle change in name, but not so subtle in the purse.

    The field this week at Sao Paulo Golf Club will battle for $800,000, a big jump from the $675,000 at last year’s inaugural event. The Brasil Champions is now one of the three biggest purses in the Web.com Tour’s Regular Season; the Albertsons Boise Open and WinCo Foods Portland Open (both presented by Kraft) will put $800,000 up for grabs this summer.

    Players looking to grab the lion’s share of the cash will have to go low in Sao Paulo. Each of the top four finishers in 2013 fired all four rounds in the 60s, with winner Benjamin Alvarado shooting 19 under.

    Power Rankings: Brasil Champions Presented by HSBC

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    1 Adam Hadwin Adam Hadwin

    In 2012, the Canadian opened his Web.com Tour season with two missed cuts. Last year, three missed cuts. This year? A T8 and his first win, last week at the Chile Classic.

    In 2012, the Canadian opened his Web.com Tour season with two missed cuts. Last year, three missed cuts. This year? A T8 and his first win, last week at the Chile Classic.

    2 Andrew Putnam Andrew Putnam

    Finishes of second and T6 to start the year will go a long way toward following older brother Michael to the PGA TOUR.

    Finishes of second and T6 to start the year will go a long way toward following older brother Michael to the PGA TOUR.

    3 Alex Cejka Alex Cejka

    Making his second start after winning the opener in Colombia. His last multi-win season was in 1995 on the European Tour.

    Making his second start after winning the opener in Colombia. His last multi-win season was in 1995 on the European Tour.

    4 Alistair Presnell Alistair Presnell

    The Aussie returned to the Web.com Tour after spending last year on the PGA TOUR; a second in Chile is a good step toward going back.

    The Aussie returned to the Web.com Tour after spending last year on the PGA TOUR; a second in Chile is a good step toward going back.

    5 Dawie van der Walt Dawie van der Walt

    Second in Sao Paulo last year and will welcome a birdie-friendly track after finishing 65th at tough Trump Doral in the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

    Second in Sao Paulo last year and will welcome a birdie-friendly track after finishing 65th at tough Trump Doral in the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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