Power Rankings: Midwest Classic

August 14, 2012
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

The fortunes of a Web.com Tour player can be turned around at any time.


A perfect example came Sunday at the Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr. Pepper, when Chris Wilson put it all together at the right time to earn his first career Web.com win.

Wilson was languishing at No. 165 on the money list but heading into this week's Web.com Tour event, he's now 23rd on the money list.

The tour moves to the Kansas City area for the Midwest Classic presented by Cadillac. This week's stop will be played at the Nicklaus Golf Course at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kan.

Wilson became the 11th different winner in 17 tournaments this season, but his victory is something a lot of players can look to for motivation.

"When you have confidence in your putter it just frees up every other aspect of your game," Wilson said after his victory, in which he beat Scott Harrington in a playoff.

This week's tournament will be the fourth of six straight weeks. Here are this week's rankings:

Power Rankings: Midwest Classic presented by Cadillac
Rank   Player Comment
Strike while the iron is hot. There are two other players who have two wins, so Wilson would make it three if he can continue his hot putting. The former Northwestern player had missed three straight cuts coming into last week, but now his season has turned around in a big way.
He was a Web.com Tour member in 2004 and 2008 but now he has temporary membership for the rest of the season. Like Wilson he's also from Northwestern and last week's showing has kick-started his season. His only other Web.com Tour tournament was the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation in May, and he missed the cut.
The Australian comes into this week as the defending champion. He tied for 10th on Sunday, which should give him a little momentum because he could surely use it. Before his tie for 10th, he had missed six of seven cuts. Remains 108th on the money list.
The former Clemson star tied for fourth on Sunday and is hoping to find consistency. He also had a tie for sixth in mid-June but then missed three cuts in his next six tournaments. He shot a 63 and a 66 in the Price Cutter Charity Championship that helped him to his best finish of the season.
The former University of Illinois player is now 3-for-3 in making cuts on the Web.com Tour and he's also finished in the top 10 in each one of those tournaments. He tied for 10th on Sunday, and in his 12 rounds on the Web.com Tour he's a combined 49 under par. He's been very good at making lots of birdies.

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.