Power Rankings: Knoxville News Sentinel Open

August 23, 2010
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

After a week off, the Nationwide Tour gets back into action this week at a familiar spot in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Knoxville News Sentinel Open will be played starting on Thursday at the Fox Den Country Club. It's one of the Nationwide Tour's original tournaments that has been on the schedule for 21 straight years.

The tour will embark on a 10-week stretch with still plenty to be decided on who finishes inside the top 25 on the money list.

Here are this week's Knoxville News Sentinel Open power rankings.

Power Rankings: Knoxville News Sentinel Open
Rank Player   Comment
He has two wins this season, but in his last two tournaments has had a WD and a missed cut. Hes due to play well, and the week off came at a good time. Heading into this week he's second on the money list and could overtake Jamie Lovemark for the top spot.
He also has two wins, and one more win will get him a promotion to the PGA TOUR, where he could finish out the year in the Fall Series. He is well-rested having not played since Wichita. The week before that, he won in Omaha.
Instead of taking last week off he played at the Wyndham Championship on the PGA TOUR and did very well, tying for 41st. He says he's playing and swinging very well so that could give him an advantage this week.
One of the tour's iron men, having played 18 tournaments this season. However, he hasnt had much success, but he did tie for ninth at the Price Cutter Charity Championship earlier this month. He finished second last year in Knoxville.
He won in Knoxville in 2008, but missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship. He's also missed two cuts in a row on the Nationwide Tour but maybe he can make a move at a place where he's won before.

John Dell has covered golf for the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina for the last 16 years. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the PGA TOUR.