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The Tour Report

December 9 2012

9:24 AM

No. 70: Greg Chalmers

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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: A year that featured seven top-25 finishes but just one top 10 brought Greg Chalmers within five spots of making the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time. If the Aussie veteran is to pick up his first PGA TOUR victory, though, he'll need to put himself in the hunt more often next season.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Chalmers' lone top-10 was well-timed as the tie for ninth at The Barclays boosted the veteran to 38th in the FedExCup standings. He was only able to move up three spots in the next two events, though, so East Lake remains an elusive goal. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Chalmers had a great winter in Australia in 2011 and used that as a springboard to a good spring on the PGA TOUR. He is a very good putter and bunker player. Chalmers’ nickname is “snake.” I asked him why and he replied, “You know, it’s like snake charmer … Snake Chalmers.” -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Standard-issue 2012 for the lefty. While he climbed to 81st on the money list -- his best finish in 11 years -- the difference from his usual spot around No. 100 was due to starts in all three World Golf Championships. In fact, if you remove the earnings from those guaranteed paydays he clinched thanks to two wins in Australia late in 2011, he'd have ranked exactly 100th on the money list. He'll turn 40 just after the 2013 Presidents Cup. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


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Regular Season ranking
Final Playoffs ranking
Best finishes 9th The Barclays
By the Numbers
Starts: 25
Cuts made: 20
Rounds played: 87
Top-10 finishes: 1
Money List rank: 81st
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 163rd
Driving accuracy: 80th
Greens in regulation: 181st
Strokes gained-putting: 17th
Scoring average: 46th


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