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    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.

    Happy endings don’t come much better than last year’s Rex Hospital Open.

    A year ago at TPC Wakefield Plantation, Chesson Hadley shot a final-round 64 to come from behind and win for the first time on the Web.com Tour. Hadley was not only a Raleigh, N.C., native, but he was born in Rex Hospital. Great stuff.

    That said, this season keeps delivering great stories with seven first-time winners in nine events including three rookies. Those winners will be in good shape to earn their PGA TOUR cards for next season, whereas the rest of the field will start taking closer looks at The 25 as summer approaches.

    The Rex Hospital Open is the 10th event of the season on Tour and virtually the midpoint of the 21-event regular season. The top 25 money winners in the Regular Season get TOUR cards, while everyone else will then have to make hay in the four-event Web.com Finals.

     

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    1 Carlos Ortiz Carlos Ortiz

    Opted not to play at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, so the leading money winner is rested and ready to go for win No. 3 and an instant promotion to the PGA TOUR.

    Opted not to play at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, so the leading money winner is rested and ready to go for win No. 3 and an instant promotion to the PGA TOUR.

    2 Max Homa Max Homa

    Final-round 63 secured his first win last week. Credited some extra work with his putter, if that carries over he could become the Tour’s first back-to-back winner of 2014.

    Final-round 63 secured his first win last week. Credited some extra work with his putter, if that carries over he could become the Tour’s first back-to-back winner of 2014.

    3 Jonathan Randolph Jonathan Randolph

    His Sunday 63 would have won last week had Homa not turned in his own 63. But the solo second was his third top-3 finish in five events, and he’s the highest on the money list (seventh) without a win.

    His Sunday 63 would have won last week had Homa not turned in his own 63. But the solo second was his third top-3 finish in five events, and he’s the highest on the money list (seventh) without a win.

    4 Andrew Putnam Andrew Putnam

    The Tour’s No. 2 earner has been so consistent that a T27 at the BMW was his worst finish of the year, save for a missed cut in March. Only four of 32 rounds have been over par. T7 last year at Rex Hospital Open.

    The Tour’s No. 2 earner has been so consistent that a T27 at the BMW was his worst finish of the year, save for a missed cut in March. Only four of 32 rounds have been over par. T7 last year at Rex Hospital Open.

    5 Kyle Reifers Kyle Reifers

    Wake Forest grad is moving in the right direction, last three starts have been T22, T19, T3. Sits 11th on the money list. Finished T30 last year at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

    Wake Forest grad is moving in the right direction, last three starts have been T22, T19, T3. Sits 11th on the money list. Finished T30 last year at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

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