Photo Gallery

    • Power Rankings: South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank and Trust Company

    • Kris Blanks won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open earlier this season. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR) Kris Blanks won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open earlier this season. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

    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.

    The Web.com Tour returns to the deep south for the eighth South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank and Trust, where players would be well-served to take it deep off the tee.

    Host Kinderlou Forest Golf Club stretches out to 7,781 yards, the longest course on this Tour or just about any other tour you can find. On the PGA TOUR, only the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play was on a longer course, though the Golf Club at Dove Mountain is in the high desert and not used for stroke play.

    Will Wilcox rolled to a four-shot win last year, even with a final-round 73. Not coincidentally, he was sixth on Tour for the season in driving distance. Of course driving isn’t the only factor to winning at Kinderlou, but it’s the best place to start.

    1 Carlos Ortiz Carlos Ortiz

    The rookie played in Midland with the knowledge that a win would mean an instant PGA TOUR card. Didn’t happen, but a T9 showed he was up for the challenge. 

    The rookie played in Midland with the knowledge that a win would mean an instant PGA TOUR card. Didn’t happen, but a T9 showed he was up for the challenge. 

    2 Andrew Putnam Andrew Putnam

    With a runner-up to open the year and two other top 10s, was already closing in on TOUR card. Win at WNB Golf Classic sealed it. Now chasing brother Michael’s Player-of-the-Year 2013 season. Ranked 16th in driving distance.

    With a runner-up to open the year and two other top 10s, was already closing in on TOUR card. Win at WNB Golf Classic sealed it. Now chasing brother Michael’s Player-of-the-Year 2013 season. Ranked 16th in driving distance.

    3 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger

    Rookie was T41 last week but had T3 finishes in two of his last three starts before that. Native Floridian and Florida State University product should be comfortable in South Georgia. T10 in driving distance.

    Rookie was T41 last week but had T3 finishes in two of his last three starts before that. Native Floridian and Florida State University product should be comfortable in South Georgia. T10 in driving distance.

    4 Kris Blanks Kris Blanks

    Making just his second WCT start of the season but the first one was a win at Chitimacha Louisiana in a playoff after a Sunday 62.

    Making just his second WCT start of the season but the first one was a win at Chitimacha Louisiana in a playoff after a Sunday 62.

    5 Richard Johnson Richard Johnson

    The Swede was a full-timer on the PGA TOUR from 2003-11. In six starts this year on Web.com Tour, has made every cut and finished T2 at weather-shortened WNB Golf Classic.

    The Swede was a full-timer on the PGA TOUR from 2003-11. In six starts this year on Web.com Tour, has made every cut and finished T2 at weather-shortened WNB Golf Classic.

    comments powered by Disqus
  • file