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The Tour Report

December 7 2012

10:10 AM

No. 82: Jhonattan Vegas

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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: Jhonattan Vegas wasn’t able to duplicate his rookie success but his two top-10s last year did come in high-profile events. Even so, he ended the 2012 season on the outside looking in -- the only player who was inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings at the start of the Wyndham Championship to be knocked out. So getting back into the Playoffs will be top priority this year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: The affable Venezuelan posted two top-10s last year, and both came at high-profile events at THE PLAYERS and AT&T National. Vegas was the only player to shoot par or better in all four rounds at Congressional as he tied for fourth. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I have a vivid memory of talking with Jhonattan on the putting green at The Sony Open. He explained how he went to a shorter shaft putter because his arms were so long. The change helped; he went from 157th to 99th in strokes-gained putting. Jhonattan remains one of the longer hitters on TOUR, averaging 304.6 yards per drive.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: All in all, a typical sophomore regression, specifically because he tore out of the gates early as a rookie in 2011. What was most intriguing this year was how he flashed some mettle on TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS) and Congressional Country Club (AT&T National), recording top-10s on each track. The Venezuelan still missed 12 cuts, but he illustrated marked improvement with his putting. Best reserved for long-term formats where he deserves a roster spot, but salary gamers should consider a nibble at just $801K.. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finishes T4 AT&T National
By the Numbers
Starts: 25
Cuts made: 13
Rounds played: 77
Top-10 finishes: 2
Money List rank: 113th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 10th
Driving accuracy: 180th
Greens in regulation: 75th
Strokes gained-putting: 99th
Scoring average: 145th


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