Jonathan Byrd ... It's been quite a season for the 36-year-old and a long road back from surgery on his left wrist. After meeting the terms of his medical extension in the penultimate start, he bobbed in and out of the top-125 bubble in both FedExCup points and earnings. With five wins and veteran moxie, he cannot be overlooked to crash the Playoffs. Following a solo third in the Barracuda Championship, he's now 132nd in points (and 129th on the money list). In 10 rounds at Sedgefield, he's carded 68 or lower eight times.
Kyle Stanley ... Like Byrd, Stanley is a Clemson product enduring a challenging 2013-14, but the younger Tiger has rebounded sharply of late. With a T12 in Canada and a T8 in Reno -- his top two finishes of the season -- Stanley is 155th in the FedExCup standings. Statistically one of the worst putters on the PGA TOUR, he hadn't logged a positive measurement in strokes gained-putting all season until the RBC Canadian Open (0.831) where he ranked 14th. That improvement alone is reason for his spot here. However, he's 46th overall in greens in regulation and T30 in proximity to the hole, so the putter had been the missing ingredient until recently.
Bryce Molder ... A good fit for a shorter course. With top 20s in two of his last three starts and top 20s in two of his last three trips to Sedgefield, the converging trends are in place. Sits 115th in the FedExCup standings, so he's playing more to climb the ladder than to save a spot in the Playoffs. Ranks T34 in proximity and T52 in strokes gained-putting.
Joe Durant ... He'd have been excused if his attention turned full-time to the Champions Tour after becoming eligible in April, but he arrives in Greensboro having connected three top 20s. Sticking to his reputation, he leads the PGA TOUR in fairways hit, ranks seventh in greens in regulation and T9 in proximity to the hole. Putting is his nemesis, but he's getting his fifth look at Sedgefield where he placed T12 in each of his last two trips.
Chad Campbell ... The PGA TOUR's leader in greens in regulation shared fourth place at Sedgefield in 2012. It remains his most recent top five. All three of his top 25s this season are top 15s, and all occurred in his last five starts. This includes a T14 in Reno and a T13 in the Quad Cities where he spun a third-round 62. Ranks inside the top 25 in both par-3 and par-4 scoring.