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The Tour Report

December 15 2012

3:18 PM

No. 28: Bo Van Pelt

To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: Only one person had as many top-10 finishes as Bo Van Pelt did on TOUR in 2012. But Rory McIlroy converted four of his 10 into wins and Van Pelt's best was solo second at the AT&T National. Van Pelt, who has an overseas win each of the last two seasons, is a victory waiting to happen, though, and next year could be the one.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: The temptation would be to pick that runner-up finish to Tiger Woods at Congressional. But let's go with the 64 he shot in the first round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in his home state of Indiana. Granted, he couldn't convert that share of the lead into a win but it was certainly an emotional day. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Talk about improvement, BVP went from 144th in strokes gained-putting to 11th. He is third on TOUR in total driving and is set up for a huge 2013. I thought he was going to win AT&T National but faltered on the last three holes against Tiger Woods. I doubt he falters the next time he's in that position. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: It's not the first time I've written it, but it demands repeating. There are fantasy champions chanting "B-V-P! B-V-P!" this offseason. When a guy racks up 24 starts and 10 top 10s, the absence of a win is almost irrelevant. It's just more of the same, really. Since 2010, he's gone 63-for-79 with 23 top 10s and another 20 top 25s. It's also unfair to state that he hasn't won because he's done that, too. Since the conclusion of the 2011 season, he hoisted hardware at the CIMB Classic (2011) and in Australia on the European Tour in October 2012. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finishes 2nd AT&T National
By the Numbers
Starts: 24
Cuts made: 20
Rounds played: 91
Top-10 finishes: 10
Money List rank: 23rd
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 40th
Driving accuracy: 44th
Greens in regulation: 40th
Strokes gained-putting: 11th
Scoring average: 12th


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