Charlie Wi ... Only Phil Mickelson's brilliant closing 64 at Pebble Beach in 2012 thwarted Wi's bid for a wire-to-wire title. Wi settled for his fifth (and most recent) runner-up finish in a career still absent a victory. It was arguably his best shot at one, too, given he entered the finale with a three-stroke lead. He opened with a 61 on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, still a course record. Now 41 years of age, the Cal-Berkeley product looks to piggyback former fellow long-time non-winner, Kevin Stadler, who finally broke through in Arizona last week for his first win in 239 starts. Wi arrives this week having survived 144 cuts in 213 starts. His 7-for-8 slate at the AT&T also includes a T16 last year.
Bryce Molder ... Known primarily as a guy that keeps his tee ball in play off the tee and can putt with the best of them, it makes sense that he's fared well in this tournament, although it took some time. After missing the cut in his first four trips, he's survived four straight, including a T10 in 2010, a T6 in 2011 and a T12 last year when his closing, bogey-free 64 was the day's best round. He enters this week with a consecutive cuts made streak of 10. Tied for 29th at TPC Scottsdale last week where he ranked fifth in strokes gained-putting and T1 in scrambling.
Spencer Levin ... Sparkling record here with four cuts made in as many appearances. After a share of fourth place in 2011, he backed it up with a T9 in 2012. Didn't play at all during the 2013 to allow his left thumb to heal following surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament that had detached in 2012. A T29 at last week's stop in Scottsdale was his seventh cut made in eight starts this season. He's inside the top 40 on TOUR in fairways hit, greens in regulation and scrambling. William McGirt ... Coming off his fourth consecutive cut made and season-best T19 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open where he ranked T37 in greens in regulation but T10 in par breakers. Currently 42nd in adjusted scoring and T27 in par-4 scoring average. Tied for 16th at last year's stop at Pebble Beach, finishing T10 in greens hit for the week and 12th in strokes gained-putting (during his two looks at the host course). Mark Anderson ... Buried in the reshuffle and off to an 0-for-2 start, the Web.com Tour grad is back on the PGA TOUR after losing his card following his rookie year of 2012. Ranking just 54th in distance off the tee and T112 in going for the green that season, he nonetheless placed T5 in par-5 scoring average (4.31). That skill set was on display at Pebble Beach as he averaged 4.33 on the par 5s to rank second in field en route to a T35 on the leaderboard in what was his only appearance.