Power Rankings: Cox Classic

July 30, 2012
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

The grind on the Web.com Tour is underway.


The tour is in a busy stretch, with tournaments in 12 of the next 13 weeks. This week the tour, moves to Nebraska for the Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha.

With the second half of the season under way, it's a good bet that players will be starting to watch the Web.com Tour's money list a little closer.

This past week at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ben Kohles, a former All-America at Virginia, won in his pro debut on the Web.com Tour. When he beat Luke Guthrie in a playoff, he became the 14th different winner in 15 tournaments this season.

Power Rankings: Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha
The only two-time winner on the Web.com Tour flirted with winning again last week -- he tied for third and will try again this week to win his third tournament of the season. One more win, and Wittenberg will get a battlefield promotion to the PGA TOUR.
Among THE 25 on the money list and sitting at No. 14, he's one of six players inside THE 25 who has played in all 15 tournaments this season. The former Stanford star had missed his last two cuts, but on Sunday he tied for seventh. He's been very consistent, making 11 cuts this season.
Hes another player inside the top 25 who has played in every tournament this season. Williams, who is fifth on the money list with a victory this season, has two straight top-10s. He tied for ninth in Utah and on Sunday, he tied for seventh. In 15 tournaments, he's made 12 cuts.
Despite missing the cut last week, Hicks has put together a very good season. That season also included a tie for 45th at the British Open earlier this month. Before his missed cut, Hicks had made seven straight cuts on the Web.com Tour, with his worst finish at tie for 39th. He sits eighth on the current money list.
Not a lot has gone right for Piller this season, but he was the 2010 champion at the Cox Classic. This season Piller has played 13 tournaments, but has made just five cuts and is a distant 123rd on the money list. Maybe seeing Champions Run will get him going in the right direction.

The Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha will be on Golf Channel this week. For TV times, click here.

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.