Power Rankings: The Rex Hospital Open

May 28, 2012
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

One thing is clear this season: It's hard to be a two-time winner.

There have been nine different winners so far and that trend could continue this week at The Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, North Carolina. This week's tournament will be played at the TPC Wakefield Plantation with a purse of $550,000 with $99,000 going to the winner.

Kyle Thompson, who won last year's tournament, is among those in the field.

There have been nine of 27 events played so far and after this week the Tour moves to the Mexico Open.

Power Rankings: The Rex Hospital Open
Rank   Player Comment
He was unlucky at the BMW when he lost in a playoff to Nick Flanagan, after Flanagan got a lucky bounce off a cameraman. Percy will get a chance to get it done this week in his own backyard. He lives less than a mile from the course.
The Nationwide Tour veteran, who lives in the Pinehurst area, tied for third at the BMW. He's quietly had four finishes inside the top 12 and wouldn't mind playing well in North Carolina. He is sixth on Tour in driving accuracy and 17th on the money list.
It's been a tough year for Thompson, the defending champion. On the PGA TOUR Thompson has missed nine of 10 cuts. Maybe he can find his game this week at a place where he was successful a year ago.
It's not easy being a grandson of Arnold Palmer, but Saunders, who at age 24, is making strides on the Nationwide Tour. Saunders tied for fifth two weeks ago at the BMW and he also has a tie for 10th in Panama. He's 46th on the money list.
The Nationwide Tours leading money winner has four top 10s, including a win. He missed the cut at the BMW but that shouldnt slow him down this week. List leads the Nationwide Tour in driving at 323.7 yards.

John Dell has covered golf for the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina for the last 18 years. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the PGA TOUR. You can reach him at mailto:johndell@triad.rr.com.