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The Tour Report

December 14 2012

9:58 AM

No. 35 Robert Garrigus

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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: Robert Garrigus did everything but win last year as he posted four runner-up finishes on TOUR (and another at the unofficial CIMB Classic) on the way to career-highs in earnings and FedExCup points. Already one of the biggest hitters on TOUR, Garrigus improved from 72nd to seventh in GIR and 105th to 23rd in scoring average. If he can continue putting himself in position, that second win will come.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Those five runner-up finishes were impressive, particularly the one at the RBC Canadian Open where Garrigus held a one-stroke lead entering the final round and had a birdie putt on the 72nd hole that would have forced a playoff with Scott Piercy. But let's go with the tie for fourth at the BMW Championship that moved Garrigus from 31st to 20th in the FedExCup and sent him to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Robert is honest to a fault. He is very blunt in assessing his game. Garrigus was tough on himself after losing the RBC Canadian Open. I admire his willingness to experiment -- going from a short putter, to long putter to conventional length. Garrigus is such a hard worker he will find the answer. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Five times a runner-up in 2012, including the unofficial CIMB Classic. Shattered career highs across the board, exceeding the expectations sculpted by his firepower. He adds so much character to the fantasy game beyond his impressive splits, go ahead and invest in him with equal parts head and heart. However, at $3.2 million, salary gamers should shop elsewhere. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finish 2nd Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
Transitions Championship
RBC Canadian Open
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
By the Numbers
Starts: 26
Cuts made: 19
Rounds played: 89
Top-10 finishes: 8
Money List rank: 20th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 3rd
Driving accuracy: 157th
Greens in regulation: 7th
Strokes gained-putting: 146th
Scoring average: 23rd


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