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The Tour Report

December 6 2012

10:15 AM

No. 91: George McNeill

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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: George McNeill won for the second time and snapped a five-year victory drought at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com. But it was his only top-10 of the season after a career-high four in 2011, so the Florida State product will be looking to put himself in the hunt more often this year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: McNeill closed with a 69 in Puerto Rico to hold off Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa -- winning for the second time in three tries when he held the third-round lead. The win snapped a string of six runner-up finishes since his inaugural TOUR victory in 2007. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Here's a man who was folding sweaters in a pro shop not all that long ago and is now a multi-tournament winner on the PGA TOUR. George had one big week and turned it into a victory at the Puerto Rico Open. Otherwise, he struggled with his iron play, hitting just 63 percent of his greens in regulation. That ranks 148th on TOUR.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Except for the hiccup that was 2010, he's been a serviceable investment deep in rosters. That said, he failed to post a top 35 in his last 13 starts this year, but he had suffered from a back injury in late July. When healthy, he's sneaky, so toss him onto your flier pile. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finish 1st Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com
By the Numbers
Starts: 25 Cuts made: 18 Rounds played: 85 Top-10 finishes: 1 Money List rank: 91st
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 105th Driving accuracy: 99th Greens in regulation: 148th Strokes gained-putting: 56th Scoring average: 113th

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