Power Rankings: News Sentinel Open

August 20, 2012
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

When rookie Shawn Stefani closed with a 64 on Sunday to win the Midwest Classic in Overland Park, Kansas he became the 14th different winner on the Web.com Tour this season.


The Web.com Tour rolls on this week with the News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. PGA TOUR veteran Kirk Triplett, who is not in the field, won the tournament last year to become the oldest winner in Web.com Tour history.

There are two major champions in the field: John Daly and Lee Janzen.

This week's tournament is the fifth of six straight weeks on the Web.com Tour:

Power Rankings: News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot
Rank   Player Comment
List is warming up again after his move back into the top spot on the money list. He has one missed cut and two top 10s in his last three tournaments. It wouldn't be a shock to see him win for the second time and become the third player with two victories this season.
The Tour rookie jumped from 67th to 12th on the money list after winning the Midwest Classic. He has now set himself up for a great season. His length off the tee -- he's averaging 308.5 yards -- has helped him in a big way.
With the FedExCup Playoffs starting this week and only 125 players going to The Barclays there are a lot of PGA TOUR players competing on the Web.com Tour. Knox, who made the cut at the Wyndham Championship, will play in his third Web.com Tour event this season.
He also fell short in making the FedExCup Playoffs and will be playing in his first Web.com Tour of the season. He's made 10 cuts in 20 tournaments on the PGA TOUR. He shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship for a little shot of momentum.
He wasn't too far off at the Wyndham even though he missed the cut. He'll definitely have the most outrageous pants this week, but if he stays around for four rounds will be anybodys guess. If his putting is better he could make some noise.

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.