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    • Power Rankings: BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation

    • Jason Gore hasn't made many starts this year but has played well each time. (Stan Badz/Getty Images) Jason Gore hasn't made many starts this year but has played well each time. (Stan Badz/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 an off week, the Web.com Tour returns this week with its most unique event of the season. The BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation is a long name, but the kicker is in the middle – Pro-Am.

    Each pro will have an amateur partner for the first three rounds, with 27 of those amateur partners being celebrities. Actors John O’Hurley to Dennis Haysbert, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon are among the big names scheduled to appear.

    Last year, 14 teams made the cut for Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club, but this year the number has been bumped to 16, consisting of the lowest-scoring pro-am teams' six low celebrities.

    Green Valley Country Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee will also be used during the first three rounds. The tournament will also be the first of the season televised on Golf Channel.

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    1 Andrew Putnam Andrew Putnam

    Second in earnings but the highest in THE 25 playing this week with Carlos Ortiz taking some time off. Followed a win at the WNB Golf Classic with a T14 at the South Georgia Classic.

    Second in earnings but the highest in THE 25 playing this week with Carlos Ortiz taking some time off. Followed a win at the WNB Golf Classic with a T14 at the South Georgia Classic.

    2 Blayne Barber Blayne Barber

    Native Southerner will arrive in South Carolina with sky-high confidence after win in Valdosta, Ga. Jumped from 29th to sixth on the money list with the win.

    Native Southerner will arrive in South Carolina with sky-high confidence after win in Valdosta, Ga. Jumped from 29th to sixth on the money list with the win.

    3 Jason Gore Jason Gore

    Making just his fourth Web.com Tour start of the year, but finished second, T17 and T3 in the other three to rank ninth in money. Finished T19 last year at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

    Making just his fourth Web.com Tour start of the year, but finished second, T17 and T3 in the other three to rank ninth in money. Finished T19 last year at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

    4 Max Homa Max Homa

    Last year’s NCAA medalist, now pro, has split time between the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, with his best Web.com finish coming two weeks ago at South Georgia (solo seventh).

    Last year’s NCAA medalist, now pro, has split time between the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, with his best Web.com finish coming two weeks ago at South Georgia (solo seventh).

    5 Nathan Tyler Nathan Tyler

    After missing four of five cuts to start the season, the 31-year-old has two top-10 efforts in his last three events including T8 two weeks ago at Kinderlou Forest.

    After missing four of five cuts to start the season, the 31-year-old has two top-10 efforts in his last three events including T8 two weeks ago at Kinderlou Forest.

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