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    • Daniel Berger finished in a tie for third at the Panama Claro Championship. (Halleran/Getty Images) Daniel Berger finished in a tie for third at the Panama Claro Championship. (Halleran/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.

    After a four-event swing through Central and South America, the Web.com Tour makes its 2014 stateside debut at a familiar spot.

    For the 23rd consecutive year, Le Triomphe Country Club in Broussard, La., hosts the Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by NACHER. Its list of past champions is impressive, including three-time PGA TOUR winner this season Jimmy Walker.

    Le Triomphe plays to a par 71 and has a reputation for allowing players to go low – last year Morgan Hoffmann shot a Saturday 62 to get into the hunt, eventually finishing second to Edward Loar. Loar last year won at 17 under after a weekend of 64-69.

    Power Rankings: Chitimacha Louisiana Open

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    1 Carlos Ortiz Carlos Ortiz

    The rookie’s win last week at Panama Claro couldn’t have been more impressive, as a Sunday 64 capped off a week where he was two shots better with every round.

    The rookie’s win last week at Panama Claro couldn’t have been more impressive, as a Sunday 64 capped off a week where he was two shots better with every round.

    2 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger

    If the Tour is to have a rookie winner for a third consecutive week, he might be the one. Talk about a progression – his four starts this season, in order, are T29, T12, T7, T3.

    If the Tour is to have a rookie winner for a third consecutive week, he might be the one. Talk about a progression – his four starts this season, in order, are T29, T12, T7, T3.

    3 Jon Curran Jon Curran

    Faded on Sunday in Panama with a 2-over 72 to finish T15, but hit the ground running after winning the week before in Brazil. Ranks third in The 25.

    Faded on Sunday in Panama with a 2-over 72 to finish T15, but hit the ground running after winning the week before in Brazil. Ranks third in The 25.

    4 Alex Cejka Alex Cejka

    The Tour’s leading earner has played at a high level since taking the season opener, now with three top-15s in as many starts following a T11 in Panama.

    The Tour’s leading earner has played at a high level since taking the season opener, now with three top-15s in as many starts following a T11 in Panama.

    5 Andrew Putnam Andrew Putnam

    Has been a fixture in the Power Rankings all year and his worst finish of the season won’t change that for Chitimacha Louisiana, considering said finish was a T15 in Panama. Fifth on the money list.

    Has been a fixture in the Power Rankings all year and his worst finish of the season won’t change that for Chitimacha Louisiana, considering said finish was a T15 in Panama. Fifth on the money list.

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